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Old Jul 27, 2010, 10:37 PM
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20minutes of flight time!?! Thats a lot with a small lipo! Is the 70mah HH has is new?
It's 20 minutes with Turnigy's 160mah lipo. The 70mah has been around for some time.
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Old Jul 27, 2010, 10:41 PM
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So the 70mah that comes with the night vapor is the same as the original vapor? If so then that means the motor is the same and the website had a typo of 70mah 14C battery, I suspect.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 01:07 AM
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I do believe so.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:43 AM
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It's 20 minutes with Turnigy's 160mah lipo. The 70mah has been around for some time.
That is correct...seemed to still have a lot of power when we decided to land. The stock lipo (70mah) flew for over 10 minutes before I noticed a slight drop in power. These night vapors are a blast!!
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 08:07 PM
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I find them to be a great training tool. This was the first airplane I flew in years and I found it really easy to fly. I actually just bought a micro 4-site and started having some fun with it.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:02 PM
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I find them to be a great training tool. This was the first airplane I flew in years and I found it really easy to fly. I actually just bought a micro 4-site and started having some fun with it.
It is a good trainer as long as the wind is calm...so easy to fly! I think I can even get my wife to fly this one...maybe
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Old Jul 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
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One of my buddies is highly uncoordinated and had no problem flying it. Then I take mine out and couldn't recover quick enough from a dive and now I have to wait till Monday to get a new propeller and shaft in.
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 01:24 AM
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What's everyone using to repair slices in the wing film (midair in neighborhood tonite


I'm guessing scotch tape but will it add too much weight?
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 06:41 AM
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What's everyone using to repair slices in the wing film (midair in neighborhood tonite


I'm guessing scotch tape but will it add too much weight?
A slice in the film, use scotch tape.
For film coming loose, use CA applied with a toothpick. I've also used glue stick (apply to former then attach film.) But it will come loose again.
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 01:39 PM
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A slice in the film, use scotch tape.
For film coming loose, use CA applied with a toothpick. I've also used glue stick (apply to former then attach film.) But it will come loose again.
OK

How much scotch tape can the wing take before flight starts getting effected?
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 02:03 PM
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How much scotch tape can the wing take before flight starts getting effected?
Based on my own findings, A LOT!!! One of my Vapor had a lot of mid air collisions with small helis. It still fly very well though the dives are scary (extra weight = extra speed). I used to worry about having more weight on one side of the wing, but even that doesn't seem to bother the Vapor that much.
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Old Aug 01, 2010, 01:13 AM
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NV a first airplane?

I had the opportunity to fly one of these tonight, and it was a complete blast. Ill be picking my BNF up tomorrow!

Im also thinking about buying one of these as a gift for a couple of boys that are close friends of the family (who were there when I flew it). They were fascinated by it (9 and 11). Actually, so was I

To me, it seemed like the NV was a bit "twitchier" than my Super cub, although since its a slow flyer, there is a lot of time to recover (WAAAAY more time than my T-28!)

Has anyone tried this as a first airplane? How much abuse will it take, and are "noob" crashes likely to be expensive in replacement parts?

Any thoughts appreciated - these guys are headed back home (Oregon) mid week, and if its decent idea, I would like to send it home with them.

jc
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Old Aug 01, 2010, 04:08 AM
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I had the opportunity to fly one of these tonight, and it was a complete blast. Ill be picking my BNF up tomorrow!

Im also thinking about buying one of these as a gift for a couple of boys that are close friends of the family (who were there when I flew it). They were fascinated by it (9 and 11). Actually, so was I

To me, it seemed like the NV was a bit "twitchier" than my Super cub, although since its a slow flyer, there is a lot of time to recover (WAAAAY more time than my T-28!)

Has anyone tried this as a first airplane? How much abuse will it take, and are "noob" crashes likely to be expensive in replacement parts?

Any thoughts appreciated - these guys are headed back home (Oregon) mid week, and if its decent idea, I would like to send it home with them.

jc
I personally wouldn't recommend the Night Vapor as a first beginner plane. Sure it flies slow, but that's mainly from pilot adjustments. When flying in a straight line, the plane can get very twitchy with just minimal movements on the stick.

Also, do to it's construction, the parts are small and are more brittle than say a Hobbyzone Champ, which I would recommend.

Not sure where these boys can fly, but remember the NV is more for indoor flying, and if they don't have much experience that could be disastrous.
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Old Aug 01, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Really quite at 5 AM...

Just finished flying at 5 AM this Sunday morning in the street in front of my house. Pitch black outside and no street lights. Zero wind - perfect flying conditions. 12 minute timed flights with the PZ 70 mAh LiPo.
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Old Aug 01, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I had the opportunity to fly one of these tonight, and it was a complete blast. Ill be picking my BNF up tomorrow!

Im also thinking about buying one of these as a gift for a couple of boys that are close friends of the family (who were there when I flew it). They were fascinated by it (9 and 11). Actually, so was I

To me, it seemed like the NV was a bit "twitchier" than my Super cub, although since its a slow flyer, there is a lot of time to recover (WAAAAY more time than my T-28!)

Has anyone tried this as a first airplane? How much abuse will it take, and are "noob" crashes likely to be expensive in replacement parts?

Any thoughts appreciated - these guys are headed back home (Oregon) mid week, and if its decent idea, I would like to send it home with them.

jc
I had an original Vapor and I would recommend it for a first plane provided they can fly it outside in windless conditions or inside in a large area (at least at first). They are so light that the only time I really broke anything was from handling it carelessly or landing on a hot light bulb- not advised!

I'm tempted to buy this new Night Vapor as my old Vapor's brick died. However, the lhs told me that the NV is a tad heavier and doesn't do high alpha flight as well as the original. I imagine this is from the modular construction (which was needed imo) and the lights. That was a real bummer to hear because super high alpha flight was the coolest thing about the original vapor...not sure what I'm going to do now...
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