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Old Nov 30, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Question
how good are the picoo-z and x-twin

ok

I wanna hear it from the pro's
from
1 to 10
how would you describe the Picoo-z and X-twin
1. overall quality
2. fly eze
3. crash resistant
4. convertability

thanks and please reply
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:14 AM
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X-twin

1. overall quality: 10
2. fly eze: 10
3. crash resistant 10++++
4. convertability: 11
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:50 AM
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thankya
i was alittlebit curious
but now im sure
cous the x-twin and picooz are CHEAP im probable buying both


thanks


ps. and now replies from for the picooz
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 11:26 AM
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I don't have much experience with other models
But my opinion of PiccoZ
1. quality: 9 (losses a point for the tail)
2 fly eze : 7 (takes some good hand-eye and a soft touch)
3. crash : 9 (again losses a point for tail)
4. conver:?? haven't done it

Oh and where do you get the X-twin
and can it really be flown in-doors
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 12:01 PM
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just take a look at the number of threads that are in this forum for the AA/X-Twins and the PicooZ and you'll notice they're quite a hit. both craft are incredibly durable, and both have their little downfalls. the AA RX can crap out on you, or the motors, and like dbergen said, the tail prop on the picoo is the weak point. but considering both can be found for 30 bucks, its a great deal.

the picco electronics cant really be converted into much, except other style helis, but the AA can be made into about a million differant kinds of planes.

as for whether the AA/X-Twins can be flown inside, it depends on your definition of flying. if going around in fast circles count, then the AA can indeed fly indoors http://www.rcgroups.com/gallery/show...cat=500&page=1

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:30 PM
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So far so good for my Picoo-Z Have had no problems what so ever have more than
40 flights on it and still works great

Had some minor problems with X twin was pulling to the right a bit I adjusted motors and it works great now about 20 flights on it

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Okay and again, where have you people been finding the Xtwin and what price.

40 flights and no issues, either you are real good at flying or just being to careful
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 05:34 AM
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I will be having an picoo/picco Z or x-twin on December the 5th
i am 11 years old and experienced with esky lama first run ,and x-twin cant be hard to control with easystar and cessna 182 parkflyers
Experience enuf
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 04:06 PM
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dbergen: Cant honestly say Possibly Just lucky

But I can say I have had no issues with my Picoo Z Honestly. I do crash mine into stuff
and even once had my cat swat it outa the air. I suspect I will need a new battey soon as my flight times aren't as long but, I dont consider that an issue.

BTW Batteries can be had from here very cheap http://www.indoorflyer.co.uk/ and I got um in 1 weeks time. Battery is a Full River 50 Mah

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Old Dec 01, 2006, 09:21 PM
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Are you doing the 1/2 hour wait after a run before recharge.
I'm interested in the lifetime of the battery.
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 10:27 PM
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dbergen:

Yes I am. I also wait 1/2 an hour after a recharge. I bought some 1mm bearings for the main shaft mod but it's still not to sloppy for good flight But, atleast I have them when the time comes. I was thinking of doing it on my spare Picoo havent run that but 2 times maybe ill do it and see if it makes it better
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Old Dec 01, 2006, 11:30 PM
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After I replaced the foam shell and itsy-bitsy stock battery with a 130mah Atomic cell and a bit of piano wire to hold it in place, my Piccoz flew like a dream.

The X-twin is the best plane ever, period. I reccomend the Sport Flyer variant - I only lost mine because it got stuck in a tree, but that was after having crashed it enough times to turn a lesser airplane into bits of lumpy foam.

Go buy both.
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 02:59 AM
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thanks for the great info and URL's
buying both is a GREAT idea and thanks again and again
keep posting



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Old Dec 02, 2006, 04:03 AM
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hey i dont know what version better is ,the picoo-z tower shaped box or the side by side box and what (if ther is)is the difference
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Old Dec 02, 2006, 04:57 AM
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I've heard that the 'tower' is the later gen picoo with slight improvement.

(yet to buy a picoo)

My x-twin is fantastic. i can fly it in my backyard! Mine was a bipe but is now an extended monoplane... battery lasts forever as it is trimmed to fly with the throttle just open or off. Landed it in trees, on the roof, straight into the ground - and it still flies great!
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