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Old Aug 08, 2010, 04:35 AM
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FALCON EPO Fly Wing

Anybody has this plane ?



Length: 620mm (24.4")
Wingspan: 1340mm (52.8")
Wing Area: 31.3dm2
Wing Loading: 16.3g/dm2
Weight (approx): 510g


http://www.bevrc.com/falcon-epo-fly-wing-p-132.html

http://www.lowpricerc.com/product_in...oducts_id=1029


Seems pretty good ! I'd like to see more videos or flight reviews.
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 04:51 AM
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The big question is whether it is EPS (polystyrene) or EPO (polypropylene), last time I checked this plane was EPS which isn't worth considering in my opinion. And yes, I realize it says EPO, but that's just the vendor being optimistic I think.

Cheers,

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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:07 AM
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Ill tell ya when they arrive, I got a couple.
Apparently its the good stuff...

If its not EPO ill send back...
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:08 AM
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You're right, i didn't tought it could be in EPS !
The 2 vendors says EPO, but nothing about it on the manufacturer website http://translate.google.com/translat...&tl=en&act=url
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:10 AM
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Ill tell ya when they arrive, I got a couple.
Apparently its the good stuff...

If its EPO ill send back...
Which motors will you use ??

I'm looking for a link with a good motor which can be easily mounted on this plane.
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but isn't EPO worst than EPS ? thats what i have read time ago,

EPP is the best,
EPS very similar to EPP
EPO a bit more weak than any of the above

i am wrong?
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:17 AM
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Which motors will you use ??

I'm looking for a link with a good motor which can be easily mounted on this plane.
Apparently this one - http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=2110

But I might go something more... classy

Perhaps a MicroDan, havent decided yet.
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EPS is the worst, i thought, it's like packing foam.

Could be wrong tho.


Cheers, kev.
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but isn't EPO worst than EPS ? thats what i have read time ago,

EPP is the best,
EPS very similar to EPP
EPO a bit more weak than any of the above

i am wrong?
Yes, you are wrong

EPP = expanded polypropylene, soft, flexible, easy to glue
EPS = expanded polystyrene, the stuff they use for packing, brittle
EPO = mix of the above, retains most of the qualities of EPP

Cheers,

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EPS is a waste of money in my opinion...
I just hope this plane can carry some "extra payload" and still fly good.
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Apparently this one - http://hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=2110

But I might go something more... classy

Perhaps a MicroDan, havent decided yet.
But you'll have to reverse the axis ! Not really convenient...
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Alright, BEV just took my order for two of these as well, with specific instructions not to ship if it is EPS, we'll see what happens. Added a FY-20A II as well, figured I'd give that a try, if that doesn't work satisfactionary I'll slap in an Atto v1.9 and be done with it

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But you'll have to reverse the axis ! Not really convenient...
Reverse the axis?
That shouldnt be a problem at all?
What do you mean
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See who gets theirs first Sander!
Mine is still "processing"

Chris also got a couple hehe
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Reverse the axis?
That shouldnt be a problem at all?
What do you mean
I mean "push" the axis to the other away
I did it one time, it was very hard because it was "crimp"... but it wasn't a Turnigy... so disreguard
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