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Old Jun 09, 2012, 12:59 AM
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agreed. I don't know why everyone is so hung up on EPP. I agree it's nice to have the durability, but I can have the depron CA'd and ready to fly again in 5-10 mins typically. And I love the crispness of the depron flight characteristics.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 12:57 PM
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agreed. I don't know why everyone is so hung up on EPP. I agree it's nice to have the durability, but I can have the depron CA'd and ready to fly again in 5-10 mins typically. And I love the crispness of the depron flight characteristics.
Not really arguing here but I build and sell a 27" EPP foamie. I have about 80 out in the wild right now and the benifit is for the pilots wanting to learn 3D.

EPP allows the pilot in trouble to just shut off and let it fall to the ground with little or no damage. It repairs quick with Hot glue if needed and your back up.


Don't get me wrong, I love Mike's kits and the way they fly, and for several of my customers I have told them to buy the DW kits once there skills have gotten better.

I learned 3D on the DW kits and let me tell you it was not fun snapping a fuse from a simple mistake. Yeah I glued it back together at the field and flew again, most times, but other times it was back to the shop for the repair.

Soo there is some value to the EPP for begginers.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 07:16 PM
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I really like my Fusion Extra 300L. tuff little plane.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 06:19 PM
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last friday I was invited to an elementary school to do a few demos for the kids,I had a ton of fun flying(wind was pretty bad for indoor planes lol) and talking to the kids.It was great to be able to teach the kids a little about rc and hopefully ill see some of them at the field.

i brought my 34" raven pro,micro cub with AS3X,and 34" extra 330 pro with vpp(kids loved the vpp)
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 06:41 PM
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last friday I was invited to an elementary school to do a few demos for the kids,I had a ton of fun flying(wind was pretty bad for indoor planes lol) and talking to the kids.It was great to be able to teach the kids a little about rc and hopefully ill see some of them at the field.

i brought my 34" raven pro,micro cub with AS3X,and 34" extra 330 pro with vpp(kids loved the vpp)
Let's just be clear here, Santiago...you can't toss around "kids" like you did up there until you're at least half way to 45 yourself. LOL.

With skillz like you show, I'm sure it was a pretty good show, even with the wind...
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 09:29 PM
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last friday I was invited to an elementary school to do a few demos for the kids,I had a ton of fun flying(wind was pretty bad for indoor planes lol) and talking to the kids.It was great to be able to teach the kids a little about rc and hopefully ill see some of them at the field.

i brought my 34" raven pro,micro cub with AS3X,and 34" extra 330 pro with vpp(kids loved the vpp)
Whers your spotter? Huh? LMAO,.

Good for you bud!

Mike R
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Heres something new I think you guys might like....micro vpp!!!Mike has been working on this for a while and its almost done.Right now it has a t-motor 1306 but I want to see if it will work with the smaller 1304.I was hoping to maiden it this weekend but wind was horrible so im going to have to wait a little more

As for the plane it is a 22 inch juka,2 gram servos servos all around.
Is there issues with the weight with the micro VPP? Is that what you meant when u were talking about the bugs? Or is it just not powerful enough?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Is there issues with the weight with the micro VPP? Is that what you meant when u were talking about the bugs? Or is it just not powerful enough?
there is a VERY fine line between over powered and under powered with this micro vpp,to much power and it vibrates and explodes when changing pitch.i think i almost have it,i just have to find some good batteries that can handle the amp draw and are light enough
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:34 AM
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last friday I was invited to an elementary school to do a few demos for the kids,I had a ton of fun flying(wind was pretty bad for indoor planes lol) and talking to the kids.It was great to be able to teach the kids a little about rc and hopefully ill see some of them at the field.

i brought my 34" raven pro,micro cub with AS3X,and 34" extra 330 pro with vpp(kids loved the vpp)
Nice work Santi!!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Let's just be clear here, Santiago...you can't toss around "kids" like you did up there until you're at least half way to 45 yourself. LOL.

With skillz like you show, I'm sure it was a pretty good show, even with the wind...
hahahahahaha thanks
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Nice work Santi!!
thanks eran!!!
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Extra 300 bites the dust

I had a little encounter with the ground on Saturday. We walked up to the crash and this is what we saw. A nice little pile to pickup and take home .
Repaired it that night and it flew great the next day. That's about the 10th crash so she's getting pretty heavy with all the glue!

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Old Jun 18, 2012, 02:13 PM
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DW yak around the tree (4 min 26 sec)
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Very cool video! Cool back ground as well ;-)
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 02:42 PM
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I had a little encounter with the ground on Saturday. We walked up to the crash and this is what we saw. A nice little pile to pickup and take home .
Repaired it that night and it flew great the next day. That's about the 10th crash so she's getting pretty heavy with all the glue!

Blu
Sorry to see that Blu :-( but she is in good hands as always ;-)
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