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Old Apr 14, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Awesome! I'm diggin' the military scheme.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 07:26 AM
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In Stock!!

Looks like these are in stock... limited quantities.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXYWV3

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Old Apr 18, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Placed my order. Its good to see there making this jet with such a nice cheater hole.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:35 PM
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any servo suggestions?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:39 PM
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The manual recommends some stronger metal geared, either digital or ananlog. Makes sense to me, given the speed this one will be traveling at!
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 08:10 PM
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We've flown it with the lowest servos in our recommendations in the manual and they hold up fine. It's a matter of flight precision though--better servos are recommended because simply, the plane flies better with them.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Mine will be here Tuesday. Finally a nice, small, fast fiberglass jet that doesn't break the bank. Would definitely like to see more stuff like this in the future.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 09:30 PM
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We've flown it with the lowest servos in our recommendations in the manual and they hold up fine. It's a matter of flight precision though--better servos are recommended because simply, the plane flies better with them.
Which servo would you recomend? and I think I saw only 2 required...is that correct?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Mine will be here Tuesday. Finally a nice, small, fast fiberglass jet that doesn't break the bank. Would definitely like to see more stuff like this in the future.
Hey uben, I am considering this Evader, can you give us your thoughts and opinions when you get your first flights in. I was thinking this may be able to take off from grass like my Alfa Mig but after seeing the large cheater hole on the bottom right in front of the fan it may be more of a lawn mower. So looks like a hand launcher for me. It certinly looks like a great price thoughfor an ARF with glass fuse with motor.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 11:10 PM
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Guys, sorry if this is a little off topic. In the video of this plane I see it is bungee launched without a ramp, just released by hand. I've never seen this done before. I've got a Sniper I haven't started yet, mainly because of the need to bungee launch. I'm wondering if the hand launch bungee method would work with the Sniper? It will be a bit heavier with a 70mm fan.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 10:50 AM
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I have bungee'd a Sniper, and I bungee'd the Evader yesterday for the maiden. I would not try a hand bungee launch with a Sniper. The Evader is much smaller and lighter, so you do not need as much tension on the bungee to get it airborne. Even then, it was a little touch and go getting it set up, radio in one hand, and getting it launched in a orderly fashion.

To the the Sniper airborne, you need much more tension. I would be afraid the it would slip out of your hand too early. Also, I think it would likely bounce off the ground before you got enough airspeed to have control.

I use the two-wheel bungee launcher, and it works great.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Got my Evader today and I must say it does look good
I was going for the Habu but it was back order.

I dont think I will use their decals to have it different even if they do look good.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 08:48 PM
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113m.p.h.

If you watch the video you will notice that the guy holding the RADAR
unit is moving along with the airplane well that is called panning effect
and you cannot obtain an accurate speed measurement.
the RADAR beam is cigar shaped and it does not bend or
pan very well. The beam is traveling at 186,000 miles per second. The best way to handle
the RADAR unit is to hold the unit directly down the runway
and allow the airplane to pass through the beam.
I hope this helps for all you RADAR guys. I just happen to be a State certified RADAR instructor.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for the feedback Russ. How do you like your Evader? Maiden went well I hope?
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:39 PM
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If you watch the video you will notice that the guy holding the RADAR
unit is moving along with the airplane well that is called panning effect
and you cannot obtain an accurate speed measurement.
the RADAR beam is cigar shaped and it does not bend or
pan very well. The beam is traveling at 186,000 miles per second. The best way to handle
the RADAR unit is to hold the unit directly down the runway
and allow the airplane to pass through the beam.
I hope this helps for all you RADAR guys. I just happen to be a State certified RADAR instructor.

P. Richards aka SwatTeam
Are there any decent and cheap radar guns out there?
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