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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Looking good Tim. I can't wait to buy one of these!
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Is there a scheduled release date?

IIRC, Hobbyzone often includes a free AnyLink with most Flyzone planes.
This one and the upcoming Eraze look very promising.

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/cgi-bin/...Z&ADD=FLZA3342
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:54 AM
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That Eraze is a hoot - I got the opportunity to fly one on a couple of occasions. Quite "zyppy" (fast!) and really maneuverable, but won't do anything you didn't tell it to (nothing unexpected).

No rigid schedule for the Hadron at this time. Based on what I know presently I'd say early summer.

(Thanks George!)

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Signed up for a pre-order sale on the Eraze. Will need to buy an AnyLink cable, since none my equipment is compatible.

Waiting to find a site that offers pre-order as well for the Hadron.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Signed up for a pre-order sale on the Eraze. Will need to buy an AnyLink cable, since none my equipment is compatible.

Waiting to find a site that offers pre-order as well for the Hadron.
Tower will when they get closer to release. I pre-ordered the Eraze a couple weeks ago.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Tower will when they get closer to release. I pre-ordered the Eraze a couple weeks ago.
Thank you.
I saw the Eraze on both Tower and Hobbyzone. As I posted earlier in this thread, Hobbyzone offers you a free AnyLink module when you purchase the $99 Eraze ARF (if you purchase the RTF, they offer you a free flight battery instead since it comes with the Tactic transmitter).

It seemed to be a slightly better deal from Hobbyzone rather than Tower for this reason. If I already had an AnyLink ($25), then I would have purchased from Tower.

So far, no one has much information on the Hadron.
Has anyone heard pricing estimates for the Hadron? I am assuming perhaps a bit more expensive than the Eraze, simply due to the larger size and VT unit?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Not sure what they will price at. I am thinking in the $250 range but who knows. I joined Towers club last year and it's well worth it. They run free ship on $99 at least 2 weeks out of the month and you get shipping at $150. They also give you disount codes to use which typically amount to 15% discount if you mind the way you make purchases. Good company to deal with.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Yes, I too joined the Tower Club, $9.99 IIRC.
I haven't received any discount coupons/codes (15% as you mentioned), just emails regarding free shipping.

If I was offered a 15% coupon from them, I would immeidately purchase the Futaba 18MZ from Tower.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:55 PM
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The discounts come as rebates for x dollars spent. They usually cap it off so you can't reap those benefits on the big ticket items. Around the hollidays they had big rebates that you could do that with(I have $120 coming off my new Futaba 14fg) but that is the only time I have seen it so far. I usually break up orders to stay at the price point where the rebate makes the most perctent off. If you look at their current offer on the main page of the site you will get what I am saying. As a member you get a bigger discount at each of those levels.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, this looks promising. I had an original Strkyer and it was fun enough but without spending to get a fairly expensive motor mount it kept breaking and I got tired of it. Hoping this comes with a sturdier mount. Love the looks of it so I'll probably be getting one.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Rpstar you should try the Stryker Q. It's is fast and very maneuverable.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Got out with a Hadron prototype during a break in the winter weather the other day and captured some I-phone "spy" video. We'll have the full, professional video up ASAP, but here's something to look at in the mean time;

Flyzone Hadron vectoring thrust electric-powered radio controlled model airplane (2 min 35 sec)
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:33 PM
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The least you could do is offer to share after showing the video.
Looks pretty good.

It's on my "when can I pre-order" list. The Eraze is scheduled to arrive via UPS tomorrow.
A quick receiver change, battery charge and .... then wait for weather
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Got out with a Hadron prototype during a break in the winter weather the other day and captured some I-phone "spy" video;
Looking good Tim, looks like she really moves on 3s! When you get a chance, please share your thoughts on the Hadron's flight characteristics. I would like to know what you are doing with the radio/sticks for the entering the crazy spins and how you get out of them.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 04:42 PM
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The least you could do is offer to share after showing the video.
Looks pretty good.

It's on my "when can I pre-order" list. The Eraze is scheduled to arrive via UPS tomorrow.
A quick receiver change, battery charge and .... then wait for weather
Hey, come on down to Champaign and you could probably give it a try!

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