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Old Aug 18, 2015, 01:55 PM
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Aerobatic Warmliner

I'm looking for a 1.5m-2.0m "warmliner" with sheeted wings and 3-axis controls for under $300. I'm not interested in soaring the plane. Looking for something to do large scale aerobatics and "whistling" fly-bys. I am an experienced builder/flyer, but would prefer an ARF (been there done that on boxes of sticks). I can supply power system and electronics. I've ruled out built-up film covered and non-sheeted foam wings because of their flexibility and the need to trim them differently every time up.

Extensive research has only turned up one option -- the TopModel CZ Twister Acro Hotliner, which is a hybrid Soaring/Hotliner bird. I would prefer more of a warmliner sans long soaring wing.

Any suggestions for me to follow up on?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 18, 2015, 02:47 PM
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Never mind. I think I just found my dream ship.

Allusive™ 2.2m ARF by E-flite (2 min 6 sec)


+ Sheeted foam wing
+ Fiberglass fuse
+ large battery bay
+ 3-axis control (most warmliners are only 2)
+ I already have the power system and batteries
+ $270 (including HS 10% discount)
+ ARF, including pre-hinged controls
+ E-flite quality
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 11:20 PM
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Check out the Great Planes Kunai as well.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 06:29 AM
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http://www.icare-icarus.com/GEM-ARF-...ner_p_355.html

Oh it's top model by the way. The Nike is popular too. Another TM is the Adrianna and I saw another review on the Beta. All hot/warmlinerish. Would probably fly better than the previous aforementioned models.
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Check out the Great Planes Kunai as well.
I was going to mention Kunai too. Fairly inexpensive and it guarantees to make a "swoosh" noise on high speed passes.
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 01:00 PM
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I've ordered a Great Planes Kunai, but it's back ordered until "early September". Chose it because it has sheeted wings and a controllable rudder. I already have soaring planes, so I'm mainly looking for large aerobatics (rudder needed) and fast fly-by's. Thanks for your inputs.
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I've ordered a Great Planes Kunai, but it's back ordered until "early September". Chose it because it has sheeted wings and a controllable rudder. I already have soaring planes, so I'm mainly looking for large aerobatics (rudder needed) and fast fly-by's. Thanks for your inputs.
It's a fun plane. The only weak point is the area surrounding the front carbon peg on the wing, most of them tend to develop cracks there over time. The wing itself is very strong and holds up well to aggressive flying.
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