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Old Mar 09, 2011, 08:01 PM
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TechOne F3P???

Hey all,

I normally fly EPP foamies outdoors, but have been eyeing the Techone line of F3P's offered by 84Hobby. I was wondering if anyone has flown them, and if so, how they perform. Is it worth it to pick up a kit and power combo, or would I be better off to get some foam and carbon and scratch out a plane from the free plans section?

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 10:45 AM
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I prefer to scratch build them. These little foamies don't take long to build (compared to nitro planes), plus its much cheaper. Not initially, as you'll have to buy enough foam for several planes, but then when you're ready for a new one, you have the parts, and you don't have to buy a new kit.
As far as EPP planes go, the Axis v3 is pretty popular. The post is one first page right now. For depron I would suggest the Index.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Thanks guys. I have scratched out quite a few planes thus far, the Axis V3 being one of them. I have actually been toying with the idea of an Index 4 from 9mm EPP, using a blue wonder, 9g aileron servo, 2, 5g tail servos, and 10A speed control (similar to the twisted hobbys combo.) Weight would come out to be under 7.5 oz, which while not F3P weight, would still fly well outdoors.

Only reason I asked about the Techone kits is because I saw them online for a reasonable price and was wondering if they were worth it.

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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:34 PM
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If you don't want a competition plane they are OK. You haven't mentioned that it is just for fun
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Yeah, I only fly for fun, though I do want something that will fly with some precision because a smoothly flown pattern is a beautiful thing.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Techone planes are great quality and pretty darned inexpensive. They are absolutely worth the price.
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