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Old May 02, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Pricing is a tough thing to figure
The plane ain't cheap .
However ,it flies extremely well with or without the 635 rx.
haven't seen anything else in it's class size which is better - or in my opinion as good
the 47 " stuff too small - the 62" stuff costs more . and doesn't fly any better -

I just got another one ,which I am going to try powering differently.
It's a hobby- Been at it a long time and pattern planes have consumed the most time and experimentation.
As the model comes , it is way too "bright" for doing the FAI stuff - but reducing mechanical setups on servos and fiddling a bit on cg and expo- -it flies well, tracks well and has very little couple .
I have fallen in love with the new all foam concept - -I always wanted a plane which was "one piece"
. Lord knows I built enough wood n glass ones ---
I have this plane, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1834096 $159...a hair over 60 inches and flies great. Not hijacking, but just giving an example of a budget FAI/pattern capable airframe.
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Old May 02, 2013, 01:37 PM
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What did you mean by "way too bright for FAI"?

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Originally Posted by richard hanson View Post
Pricing is a tough thing to figure
The plane ain't cheap .
However ,it flies extremely well with or without the 635 rx.
haven't seen anything else in it's class size which is better - or in my opinion as good
the 47 " stuff too small - the 62" stuff costs more . and doesn't fly any better -
I just got another one ,which I am going to try powering differently.
It's a hobby- Been at it a long time and pattern planes have consumed the most time and experimentation.
As the model comes , it is way too "bright" for doing the FAI stuff - but reducing mechanical setups on servos and fiddling a bit on cg and expo- -it flies well, tracks well and has very little couple .
I have fallen in love with the new all foam concept - -I always wanted a plane which was "one piece"
. Lord knows I built enough wood n glass ones ---
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Old May 02, 2013, 02:18 PM
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I have this plane, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1834096 $159...a hair over 60 inches and flies great. Not hijacking, but just giving an example of a budget FAI/pattern capable airframe.
You can buy the airframe piece by piece - but the model comes ready to fly inc rx .
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Old May 02, 2013, 02:20 PM
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What did you mean by "way too bright for FAI"?
As shipped -it has servo throws which are fine for flailing around but more than double what is needed for any of the FAI pattern
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Old May 03, 2013, 12:04 PM
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You can buy the airframe piece by piece - but the model comes ready to fly inc rx .
I bet I have less than $400 total in her airborne. The advantage for the Splendor is it's assembled.
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Old May 03, 2013, 03:20 PM
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While I do like the E-Flite Motors, I have both their Inrunner and out runners in various sizes. I don't buy their planes that come with the electronics already installed. I'd rather put the electronics of my choice in any plane that I chose to fly.

For those of you that this isn't a problem, The Splendor would be a good option. If you figure what it would cost to outfit a plane of this size, you would come fairly close to the price, If you used the same components. However, You can outfit it for a lot less, If you go across the pond to get your electronics.

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