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Old Nov 20, 2009, 05:15 PM
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New Great Planes Electrifly VFO

Hey guys, you may have seen these buzzing around at JR indoor, and now they're finally almost here! This fun little plane definitely isn't your everyday indoor foamy. It was designed to take off and land vertically. This "Vertical Flying Object" makes hovering super easy, literally let go of the sticks and watch it stabilize itself. But that's definitely not all. Frank handed me the controls at JR Indoor festival a couple weeks ago and I had a blast with it. We flew battery after battery through the VFO and never ran out of new maneuvers to try.

They're due in stock at Tower Hobbies next week. Take a look!

Here's a video: http://video1.hobbico.com/gallery/gp...135-action.mpg



RJ
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Mine's been on order since I got back from the JR Indoor Fest. Looking forward to getting it. At $35 this should be a real winner.

RJ, the web site is still showing late Nov - do you have some inside info?

Azarr

Edit: Your link isn't working for me. Maybe this will work.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Oops! Thanks, fixed the link.

Yeahh I might know something. But next week counts as late November, right?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Oops! Thanks, fixed the link.

Yeahh I might know something. But next week counts as late November, right?
Uhh I guess so!!! Time flies when you're having fun. We'll be flying indoors again on Dec 6th, timing would be perfect for that.

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Old Nov 21, 2009, 09:43 PM
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Looks like, yet again, another plane designed for use with Futaba radios..

I don't even think a lot of the inexpensive computer radios out there can program quad ailerons and have 2 of them as elevons, and 2 of them as rudder..
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Off the top of my head, it should only take a radio with 3 P-mixes and an Elevon mode. Most 7ch and up radios I can think of have this capability. However, if your radio didn't have that capability, you could always just set it up with the ailerons only on the elevons and the rudders be nothing but rudder. It wouldn't be as fun, but you could do it...
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 12:12 AM
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^Yeah, my point exactly, that wouldn't be much fun. I only have 2 p-mixes on my optic 6, so i couldn't really do it
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Looks like, yet again, another plane designed for use with Futaba radios..

I don't even think a lot of the inexpensive computer radios out there can program quad ailerons and have 2 of them as elevons, and 2 of them as rudder..
The only aircraft Futaba radio that won't do the quad ail is the 6 ex. Anything higher than the 6 channel works no problem. You can fly it on the 6 just not with all four controls working as aileron.
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 08:31 AM
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Looks like, yet again, another plane designed for use with Futaba radios..

I don't even think a lot of the inexpensive computer radios out there can program quad ailerons and have 2 of them as elevons, and 2 of them as rudder..
You can fly it with a TX that has just elevon mixing in it. The other P-mixes are there to add a faster roll rate if desired. No need for upper end radios.
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 08:32 AM
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^Yeah, my point exactly, that wouldn't be much fun. I only have 2 p-mixes on my optic 6, so i couldn't really do it
Do you have Elevon mix in your TX? Then you can do it, by using the 2 mixes from the ailerons to each of the rudders. That's what we've done.
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 04:30 AM
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I have read the online manual.... but I am still none the wiser... but as I only have elevons and 1 programmable mix on my Futaba 6xa..

Will this plane work properly with such a limited setup....Without the other 2 mixes, is it just the roll rate that suffers
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 05:13 AM
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maybe you could make it work with two v-tail mixers and a y-harness, http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6321
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 09:09 AM
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this reminds me of the pogo model hobby lobby one (still?) had
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 09:10 AM
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btw if you go with onboard mising you can also add gyro's and make flying a bit eazier
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 11:48 AM
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btw if you go with onboard mising you can also add gyro's and make flying a bit eazier
Trust me, no need! This thing is very easy to fly as it is.
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