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Old Dec 11, 2001, 09:43 PM
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Speed 400 Slow fly??

Hey guys,

I've been looking at the Virus 400 and the EZ-400... I'd love to be able to use the battery packs that came with my ZagiX... Would this work in either of these and could either of these planes ACTUALLY be flown in my backyard? It's a large back yard, i fly the Zagi in it all the time.. But I'd like to fly it "up close and personal."

Anyone know of any other speed 400 slowflyers?

Thanks

jeff
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Old Dec 11, 2001, 10:11 PM
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Hey Jeff,
Check out http://www.hobby-lobby.com/fokke3.htm
There having a 12 days of Christmas sell and I'm waiting to see if it comes up.I posted a question on this plane a couple of weeks ago and was told its a good flyer.
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Old Dec 11, 2001, 10:58 PM
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Jeff,

I bought a Pogo stick (they sell them at hobby lobby) which is setup like:

6v sp400
7x600AE pack
5x2.5 prop
GPS 4P receiver
2 HS55 servos

I'm extremely happy with the plane. It's only rudder and elevator, but it's so light (about 13oz. AUW) and aerodynamic that I can just let it float around at 1/4 throttle for about 8-9 minutes.

If I want to open it up it will also move out (but not too fast).

Always get questions about the plane at the field.

Hope this helps.

Rooster
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Old Dec 11, 2001, 11:24 PM
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I have a Pleaser 400, an EZ-400, and an EZ-400G. If you can keep a Zagi in the confines of your yard/field you will have no problem with these. Nice and slow with great power to weight ratio for really steep climb angle. The Pleaser was my first R/C and it is still alive. I fly them in a very small little league field surrounded by tall trees, homes and a freeway.
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Old Dec 11, 2001, 11:34 PM
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backyard...

I guess I should explain my backyard a little better..

I can fly 40 size funfly ships no problem in my backyard... I live on a farm.. I taught myself to fly in this area on a Aircore 40 Trainer...

However, I have a smaller patch of "yard" directly next to my house.. I'd like to fly in..

I am REALLY leaning toward the Virus Acro.. I'd love to have ailerons.. I've never really flown rudder/elevator planes too much and from the few I've flown, I'm not partial to them...

Although, the virus appearantly comes with CRAPPY instructions, which I'm sure i vould overcome without much problem.. I'd also like to be able to use the packs that I have for the Zagi, and I think this would work out nicely.. Now if I could just find someone who has flown the Acro....
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Old Dec 12, 2001, 03:00 PM
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Sunwheel Biplane http://www.hobby-lobby.com/sunwheel.htm
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Old Dec 12, 2001, 03:07 PM
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Hi Jeff,

Check out this Speed 400 size "Lite Stik" called the Dragonfly from Diversity Model Aircraft.
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Old Dec 12, 2001, 08:34 PM
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This one looks better, based on the aileron desire. Looks like several others I've seen around.... an overgrown Tiny

http://www.flydma.com/planes/butterfly.html
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Old Dec 13, 2001, 03:15 AM
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Butterfly.. hmm :)

Ahh now that butterfly looks nice...

Is it a "parkflyer" though? Looks like I might have to try it out... off to find some info about it.

Thanks for the tip..
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Old Dec 13, 2001, 01:09 PM
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That plane needs a few more lightening holes!

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Old Dec 13, 2001, 02:49 PM
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Swiss Cheese?

Heh.. Yeh, I suppose it could. I assume your being sarcastic.. But you could also know something I don't about this ship, so I have to ask.. Does this build up heavy or is my assumption correct?
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Old Dec 13, 2001, 03:21 PM
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Jeff -

Looking at the Butterfly and its long nose moment, I remembered the Radar which was reviewed in S&E Modeler recently. Take a look. I have a Tiny which flies nice and this is the obvious next step for s400. I think it's pretty inexpensive, too. Here's the link: <http://members.aol.com/rcav/>
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Old Dec 13, 2001, 03:29 PM
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Ron Williams...

Ron Williams huh? I didn't know my dad was on the EZone...

Anyway.. That Radar looks nice.. Now I just need to make a decision I suppose..

Thanks for the link..
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Old Dec 13, 2001, 05:39 PM
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I wasn't being sarcastic. (Oops I did it again) :-)

It's advertised at 12.5 oz, and that seems pretty light for a S400 plane to me. Should be able to fly quite slow.

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Old Dec 13, 2001, 06:24 PM
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Welp..

I've had the website for the butterfly sitting here the whole time i've been studying for finals. Every now and then I'll catch a "peek".. I think i'll snag me one and see what happens.. hopefully it'll fly slow... realllll slowwwwww....
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