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Old Jan 03, 2012, 09:12 PM
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This looks like a great model for my first excursion into 3D flying. I have a warbird, glider, and PkZone Stryker, but this will be my first 3D plane.

I'm thinking about this plane with the following electronics, does it look OK? I'll be flying this with a OrangeRX and a DX6i. I'm hoping to keep this first build under $120.
I have one <for sale> that is a Eflite Park 400 and I use Rhino 3S750 bats. The secret to keeping this plane happy is KEEP IT LIGHT. It is a 3D and knife edge sweet heart. Heavy motor and lipos are hard on this chassis.

If you are doing your first Fly Low 3D, this may not be your best first plane.
http://www.3dhobbyshop.com EPP Extra or Edge
http://www.wmparkflyers.com/ EPP MX2 or Yak

I always recommend a bouncetastic EPP for a 3D trainer.
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 05:56 PM
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waste of money

Don't bother to purchase this plane! your wasting your money if you do. It breaks apart every time you touch it. It will not withstand even a soft landing! The fuselage compartment is so narrow that even a 10 year old child can not fit their fingers inside.
The motor mount firewall pulls apart from the foam, the servo install for the elevator and rudder are lacking any support so when you try to install the servos, the foam just falls apart! Poor design and just a piece of junk plane!

Very frustrating to build and worthless to fly. I must say that after 10 years of RC flying and over a dozen planes, this one is the worst ever! This plane is not 3D it should be called 1FTD (one for the dump) :~((
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Don't bother to purchase this plane! your wasting your money if you do. It breaks apart every time you touch it. It will not withstand even a soft landing! The fuselage compartment is so narrow that even a 10 year old child can not fit their fingers inside.
The motor mount firewall pulls apart from the foam, the servo install for the elevator and rudder are lacking any support so when you try to install the servos, the foam just falls apart! Poor design and just a piece of junk plane!

Very frustrating to build and worthless to fly. I must say that after 10 years of RC flying and over a dozen planes, this one is the worst ever! This plane is not 3D it should be called 1FTD (one for the dump) :~((
Wow your first post and u bash this plane. Ooook. Let me just say it is fragile but mine lasted 100's of flights and taught me alot. I just recently stripped it and tossed it. Could have still flown it really.

Crazy hover, knife edge and rolling harriers plane. I couldn't touch what this plane could do but a guy at the field beens flying for 30 yrs and said its the best flyer hes seen....He did amazing things with it.
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Wow your first post and u bash this plane. Ooook. Let me just say it is fragile but mine lasted 100's of flights and taught me alot. I just recently stripped it and tossed it. Could have still flown it really.

Crazy hover, knife edge and rolling harriers plane. I couldn't touch what this plane could do but a guy at the field beens flying for 30 yrs and said its the best flyer hes seen....He did amazing things with it.
I would agree, its a great flyer, 3D with no question. The inside is tight, this is why the Canopy Mod was so popular. It seem most people that have issues with the plane holding up, use too big of a motor, too big a lipo, or both and the chassis is not made to take going over the suggest parts weight.

I would like to welcome langsethnw to RCG and hope he has gotten all that negativity out of his system, so he can become a productive member of our online community.... Was that a tad over the top?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Selling Mine

For Sale - LPU in St. Louis MO area

See it here > http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1690472
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Can you post a detailed parts list fo the ones you'd reccomend? Looks like a great plane.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Looks like a great plane. Saving up for it right now. (I'm 13) I've got a DX6i, and from what i've been told, it wont work with a Futaba receiver. I decided to use an old receiver from FancyFoam, and some Hitec servos. HOWEVER: If anyone knows of a way I can use the Futaba stuff with my DX6i, please please PLEASE let me know.

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I've owned 2 of the airplane, I have to say if you are 3d beginner. I would strongly recommend you to stay away from this airplane, because the fome meterial is so fragile and the airframe construction is so week that it won't survive any slight mishap . I kinder agree with langsethnw that It breaks apart every time you touch it. Skywing 39" and 48'' flat fuse series look similar, but they are waaaaaaaay more durable than the Silhouette .
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:37 AM
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I've owned 2 of the airplane, I have to say if you are 3d beginner. I would strongly recommend you to stay away from this airplane, because the fome meterial is so fragile and the airframe construction is so week that it won't survive any slight mishap . I kinder agree with langsethnw that It breaks apart every time you touch it. Skywing 39" and 48'' flat fuse series look similar, but they are waaaaaaaay more durable than the Silhouette .
True. Also take a look at the west michigan park flyers epp 3d planes. Thats how I learned.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Indoor Capabilities?

This model can fly indoors, correct?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:45 AM
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This model can fly indoors, correct?
Yes....
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