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Old Aug 21, 2015, 06:45 PM
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Air Hogs Star Wars X-Wing Fighter EDF

I just spotted these at myTypo local Walmart. They look pretty cool, but they're a whopping $60. They're powered by twin EDFs in the lower nacelles - differential thrust. I fear a wide turning radius with the motors so close to the center line. I'm sorry, but as cool as they are, I just couldn't cough up the dough.

They've got the Millennium Falcon in heli and quadcopter, also.

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Old Aug 21, 2015, 06:54 PM
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the "hidden" front wings destroy the illusion for me
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Old Aug 21, 2015, 08:15 PM
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Ha! With my poor vision, I didn't even see them until you pointed them out. I guess that means they don't destroy the illusion for me.

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Old Aug 21, 2015, 09:48 PM
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That's sweet!
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Old Aug 22, 2015, 04:20 AM
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Ha! With my poor vision, I didn't even see them until you pointed them out. I guess that means they don't destroy the illusion for me.

Rick
Sure .... when the sky is the same dark color as in the box photo
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...finally...
I don't really even care if this is up for upgrades, as long as it flies.
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Old Aug 23, 2015, 01:13 PM
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Regarding the "hidden" front wings:

When an artist, as opposed to an engineer, designs a flying machine you've got to accept that it might not fly without some changes being made.

I like the Air Hogs stuff. I buy them, play with it and modify it until i can't make it any better.

Then I rip it apart and use the guts to make something of my own creation, which yields a more satisfying experience even if it doesn't fly any better.
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Old Aug 23, 2015, 06:51 PM
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Regarding the "hidden" front wings:

When an artist, as opposed to an engineer, designs a flying machine you've got to accept that it might not fly without some changes being made.

I like the Air Hogs stuff. I buy them, play with it and modify it until i can't make it any better.

Then I rip it apart and use the guts to make something of my own creation, which yields a more satisfying experience even if it doesn't fly any better.
I like your attitude!!!......How about somebody buy one of these and install a couple of standard ESC's, an upgraded RX, and a couple of micro servos for elevons...You could even hinge the "hidden wing" with a servo for a forward canard elevator......

I've got too many irons in the fire or else I would try it...I do have the complete electronics from a UM Stryker that would work...

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Old Aug 23, 2015, 07:30 PM
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How about a Hobbyzone duet or a Blade Scout for a radio?

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Old Aug 28, 2015, 09:36 AM
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I found some Air Hogs Titan models and made a basic RC Trainer :-)

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I like your attitude!!!......How about somebody buy one of these and install a couple of standard ESC's, an upgraded RX, and a couple of micro servos for elevons...You could even hinge the "hidden wing" with a servo for a forward canard elevator......

I've got too many irons in the fire or else I would try it...I do have the complete electronics from a UM Stryker that would work...

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Hi Kevin,

I found some Air Hogs Titan models and made a basic RC Trainer.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=Air+Hogs

These are amazing models for conversion.

All the best.

Mal :-)
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For some reason, your link takes me to the main menu.

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Old Aug 28, 2015, 09:54 AM
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My Bad :-)

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For some reason, your link takes me to the main menu.

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Hope this works :-)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post32536098
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Ha! With my poor vision, I didn't even see them until you pointed them out. I guess that means they don't destroy the illusion for me.

Rick
Haha I second that!!
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the "hidden" front wings destroy the illusion for me
If you think that's bad...



Semi Related note to this conversation:

THIS IS AWESOME:
http://www.airhogs.com/site/product/fury-jump-jet
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