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Old Oct 20, 2014, 04:52 PM
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I find it odd that this plane was only available for a very short time period. Hobbyzone claims they replaced this model with the Duet and Delta Ray, but honestly this plane gives more bang for the buck in that you get a big plane with two engines for only $130. It's like a king-size Duet! The Delta Ray looks like a jet or flying wing to me, and I'm more into the basic plane shape…yeah, I know the Delta has SAFE, but I don't want SAFE. I don't want a jet-looking plane, and the Duet is cool (love it), but it's a micro.

After spending quite a bit of time on the internet yesterday morning, and digging around through pages of Google searches, I finally found a hobby store that still had one of these babies in stock. They are a true rarity to find anymore. I couldn't believe that I found it brand new, still sealed in a box. Now I'm just waiting for it to arrive. I'm not a beginner anymore, but this plane looks to good to pass up. Can't wait to fly it.
I agree, this was my first plane and I have about 15 now, but I always fly this one first. My neighbor has a delta and I hated the way that thing flew. This in my opinion is the best starter plane
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:51 PM
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I'm thinking of flying this plane without the landing gear, but I am worried that the little clip that holds the battery door shut will get scraped off by belly landing. Has anyone had an issue with this? if so, what mod did you make to protect the battery door clip?
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 11:15 AM
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I'm thinking of flying this plane without the landing gear, but I am worried that the little clip that holds the battery door shut will get scraped off by belly landing. Has anyone had an issue with this? if so, what mod did you make to protect the battery door clip?
Never had a problem with the clip coming off during my belly landings, but you could always put a little piece of tape to cover it if your concerned about it snapping off or getting caught on something during a belly landing. I would imagine making the latch close magnetically might be a good solution too.
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Old Oct 23, 2014, 02:43 PM
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Well, I found the solution. I picked up some "wing skids" at Hobbytown yesterday, and they are big enough to work perfectly at protecting the battery door latch.
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