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Old Feb 16, 2010, 09:28 PM
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i have ordered four jets from philip at pw-rc......awesome customer service each and every time. highly recommend getting your airbus there.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 09:50 PM
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I picked up my Airbus A380 yesterday from Banana Hobby and it's impressive! Here's a few photos I took while unpacking it.

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Old Feb 17, 2010, 03:22 PM
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I have ordered a few planes from BH and have had no problems with the orders. All were sent out pretty quick and arrived as described. If I was looking to order an A380 Airbus, I would not hesitate to order from BH again. Just my experience.
When is your shipment expected to arrive? Have you decided on a market price yet? I'm eager.
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 06:08 PM
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Anymore info or pics?
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 06:50 PM
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sweet tony!!!! cant wait to see this one! yo umay need to let me take the sticks and do a couple t and G's with that one!
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 09:02 PM
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sweet tony!!!! cant wait to see this one! yo umay need to let me take the sticks and do a couple t and G's with that one!
Brent - When I give you the sticks, you can do a one foot inverted pass! More pics coming tomorrow since I'll be grounded due to the incoming rain.

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 09:37 PM
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ha! i dont know about that. i love doing touch and goes with flaoters. there was a guy(cant remember name) that i flew his airbus at a event...man, i was doing non stop touch and goe's. it was awsome!

yeah, drove by the lake bed yesterday...i knew it was flooded....but geez....that was FLOODED! you could float a carrier on that baby! well not exactly....but would be cool to fly some float planes out there!
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 11:14 PM
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ha! i dont know about that. i love doing touch and goes with flaoters. there was a guy(cant remember name) that i flew his airbus at a event...man, i was doing non stop touch and goe's. it was awsome!

yeah, drove by the lake bed yesterday...i knew it was flooded....but geez....that was FLOODED! you could float a carrier on that baby! well not exactly....but would be cool to fly some float planes out there!
Yeah....touch and goes with landing lights, anti-collision lights and flaps would be cool! Maybe one day, right now, I have too many home and hobby projects. I'm hoping to get a few knocked out this weekend.

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 06:17 PM
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More pics

Here's more photos.

The Airbus A380 from Banana Hobby is nicely packaged and parts well wrapped. No damage found on mine. The entire airframe has a clear coat evenly applied which gives the jet a beautiful shine and protects against dust & dirt from getting into the foam, unless you crash of course! No amount of clear coat can protect it then.

NOTE - Make sure to apply loctite to fan mount screws

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:12 PM
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I really like this plane. FYI, my stickers started pealing off after the 10th or 11th flight. Might be a good idea to apply some additional spray coating over them, before they start to rip. Once mine started to go, I took them all off and am now in the process of giving the plane a new paint job. Going with the DHL logo and paint scheme. I have about 40 + flights on the plane so far and only experienced one motor mount failing and and one motor shaft snapping.

One other note, I lost a fan housing ring while in the air on one of the flights. I then ran some tape around the others, so they would not fall off. I rerouted one of the elevator cables to attach to the servo on the other side. The way my plane came, it required elevon mixing for the elevators. I wanted it to work as standard elevators and ailerons, so I remounted one of the elevator cables to the opposite side of the servo arm, so both servo arms turned in the same direction. You could also replace one of the servos with one that moves in the opposite direction or mix the servo by using it as a slave on another channel.

I am running a 5800 mAh lipo and get about 4 ~ 5 minute flight time. I bring it in and have about 11.5 volts left on the battery.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
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I like this plane. FYI, my stickers started pealing off after the 10th or 11th flight. Might be a good idea to apply some additional spray coating over them, before they start to rip. Once mine started to go, I took them all off and am now in the process of giving the plane a new paint job. Going with the DHL logo and paint scheme. I have about 40 + flights on the plane so far and only experienced one motor mount failing and and one motor shaft snapping. One other note, I lost a fan housing ring while in the air on one of the flights. I then ran some tape around the others, so they would not fall off.
RCP -Thanks for the feedback. Very much appreciated!

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:33 PM
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is there two esc's two per motor or four one for each motor?
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:49 PM
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is there two esc's two per motor or four one for each motor?
j3tman -Four ESCs, one for each motor. By the way, thanks for the feedback on my blog. How's your Sapac T-45 coming?

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ha! i dont know about that. i love doing touch and goes with flaoters. there was a guy(cant remember name) that i flew his airbus at a event...man, i was doing non stop touch and goe's. it was awsome!

yeah, drove by the lake bed yesterday...i knew it was flooded....but geez....that was FLOODED! you could float a carrier on that baby! well not exactly....but would be cool to fly some float planes out there!
Go with an R/C Aircraft Carrer, Scale it just right and drive it into the wind and fly R/C on it as well...

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