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Old Jun 28, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Funtana-125 69" Build - Fly - Video

Preface: i want a large carden or 3dhs plane. It's not happening this summer so lets get that out of the way.


I needed a light plane with a budget in mind

plane out the door(LHS) - $299

This looks like a remake of the popular x100 with the addition of an airfoil on the tail surfaces and another take on electric power options.

info here
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HAN4750

Recommended electric setup (per Horizon)
8s & 400kv motor

Additionally, the intended elevator setup will utilize 2-hs225mg, and upon further inspection this could be modified to save weight and money.


The airframe could arrive after 7/20 and if there is any interest, i will post the 2 intended setups.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 07:18 PM
Fly DW foamies!
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YES! i have been waiting for a build on this plane!
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 03:05 AM
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intersting, im thinking electric
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 09:03 AM
Like a boss!
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Just saw this plane in FlyRc yesterday. Bad boy has got a lot of wing! Let us know how it goes.

Ryan
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Bump

I stumbled out of the LHS and came to find out the price is 298.xx with tax . I'm not going to argue with that.

In order to keep the ball rolling, I'll start mentioning - for no real reason, my parts list.

- apc 17/10
- apc 18/10
- velcro
- turnigy programming card
- 6 24" hobbico extentions
- dubro Futaba heavy duty arms
- dubro Hitec/JR heavy duty arms (i need them both unfortunately - $21)

I have some more boxes to open..

I also emailed horizon(hanger 9) tech dept, we shall see if they answer a few Q's.
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Old Jul 15, 2009, 09:30 PM
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#4%^^& they just updated the status to Early August
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Deadline - August now...

Coolboarder / all,
Like you, I've given up on getting anything big/bigger for this summer. Hopefully the Funtana will arrive early August! My call to Horizon just left me wondering if August really will be the shipdate. The rep just kept telling me to "check the website for updates".
I have a Power 110 and CC 85HV esc just waiting to go in this beast.
Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Mike
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 06:54 AM
3DHS Junkie
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Horizons website uses a wierd calculator for delivery dates. Your best bet is to get ahold of some of the hanger 9 reps that are around here. I have been impatiently and patiently waiting on the new 60 sized mustang since may.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Well, if they take too long i will be eating mac-n-cheese while simultaneously painting this spinner yellow to match the fantasy scheme from you-know-what

Here is today's box brought to you by 3dhs

- Extreme Flight 63mm spinner
- Deans
- 2 Hitec 225's
- Testors gloss red
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 09:33 PM
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Status Change: Item coming soon(web site).

Whats disturbing is this thread is on the top page of Google results from "Funtana 125"
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 10:14 PM
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This sure looks like a great model. I think when the funtana's first came out they set a bench mark for the best flying airplanes around in its size. I sure hope this one can do the same.

Andrew
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 11:40 PM
TEAM FUTABA TEAM DURALITE
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three year old video of the FUNTANA 125's Bigger Brother!!!
(FUNTANA 140S, 78" and 10S with Hacker C50-14XL)

Originally offered by http://www.aero-model.com/

Nice flyer... but IMHO, a little weak in Knife Edge.... I still love flying it though... I just flew it saturday!!! Did a little TR Over the Lake action!!

http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/FUNTANA140S.wmv

http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/Ha..._Reversals.MPG




more vids here of flying stuff!
http://www.giantcircus.com/VIDEO_PAGE.htm

thanks for visiting!! lol
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Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:25 PM
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closer.. the LHS claims it may arrive on the 11th.

-Turnigy Aerodrive 380kv
-Sentillion 100amp esc
-Rhino 6s -4900
-3 _ HD 61g servo (ailerons, rudder)
-Turnigy 7amp BEC
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Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:40 PM
55' Edge is too sweet!
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What prop are you planning on spinning?

dp
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Old Jul 30, 2009, 09:56 PM
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I was speculating the 18/10 would be good, but i have a 17/10, 18/8 also.

The recommendation is 16-17/10 on 295kv at 8s.

I would not rule out using a larger cell count, but i think 6s would be sufficient(and more convenient & economical). In addition, other planes in this size have recommendations on 400kv motors at 6s @18" area.
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