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Old Mar 11, 2011, 08:53 AM
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New HobbyKing 70mm Rafale airframe!!!

Finally, a single 70mm Rafale airframe only kit. Had to order one!!

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...dProduct=14791
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Could you do 5s in that model?
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Im sure you could, the description states that there is plenty of battery room.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:00 AM
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functioning canards?
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:14 AM
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No, canards are not functioning. Here is the description:

The Hobbyking Rafale EDF is an excellent, high detail EPS kit of the unique Delta Wing French fighter, which includes features such as, highly detailed, moulded panel lines and scale ordenance, fixed under-carriage if required (also suitable for hand launching or electric retracts - not included), high speed 70mm 4 blade fan unit and a removable fan cover. The battery compartment has plenty of room for a wide choice of Lipoly batteries and a flat canopy underside that does not restrict the depth of the compartment.

This jet is a nice size, big enough to have presence in the air, small enough to be easily transported.

Specification:
Wingspan: 750mm
Length: 1045mm
Height: 305mm
EDF: 70mm

Includes:
Optional Fixed Undercarriage
Hardware pack
70mm Fan Unit
Decal Sheet

Required:
Your own Tx & Rx (elevon mixing required)
2200mah~3000mAh 11.1v 3s~14.8v 4s Lipoly
28mm EDF motor to suit 3.17mm shaft
40A~60A ESC
2~3 9g Servos
1 x 30cm Ext Lead
2 x 45cm Ext Lead

* Please note, the canards are fixed for ease of set up and flying.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:21 AM
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This is a great airframe that could handle high load so there is no
issue with adding the eflight e-retracts :-)
that would be awesome.

And wow I love the light EPS foam :-)

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:17 AM
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What retracts are these from and where can they be purchased? Thanks.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Pretty cool looking man!
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 01:18 PM
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What retracts are these from and where can they be purchased? Thanks.
that is the 70mm Mig-15 retracts but I think
It is perfect for this 70mm rafale. Here it is

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=1735
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 01:57 PM
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almost pulled the trigger on that one...... must resist.....

I really dont have anywhere to put it right now anyways, got a stack of planes to build already.
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Take care in the front area where the nose meets the intakes, this is where it snaps off at almost the drop of a hat, if you're going to use retracts it'll fly ok I believe as the wing will carry pretty much what you put on it with a bit of reinforcement but I'd recommend some stringers embedded through the front fuse to lock it all in. I've rebuilt one a few times fro a friend, now it sports a f-35 nose melded to the main wing part thats left. EDF removed and pusher added? He's happy and it works for him now...
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Take care in the front area where the nose meets the intakes, this is where it snaps off at almost the drop of a hat, if you're going to use retracts it'll fly ok I believe as the wing will carry pretty much what you put on it with a bit of reinforcement but I'd recommend some stringers embedded through the front fuse to lock it all in. I've rebuilt one a few times fro a friend, now it sports a f-35 nose melded to the main wing part thats left. EDF removed and pusher added? He's happy and it works for him now...
Apex, thanks for the insite, any idea who is the real manufacturer of this airframe?

also, HK states the use of optional electric retracts, yet none of the pictures even show where ANY of the landing gears mount. Is there even enough room to carve out foam for the Etracts?

Im very interested in this one but would like more info before i buy it.
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Apex, thanks for the insite, any idea who is the real manufacturer of this airframe?

also, HK states the use of optional electric retracts, yet none of the pictures even show where ANY of the landing gears mount. Is there even enough room to carve out foam for the Etracts?

Im very interested in this one but would like more info before i buy it.
Yes I'm also interested in retracts..
any DSR- that are compatible with this jet?
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the delta wing with canards jet, like this rafale, gripen, typhoon, j-10 or even
the mirage, is perfect for e-retracts and small field.
1/ airframe has great lift but draggy though.
2/ no issue carry extra load of retracts
3/ can take off and land with shorter field with high alpha.
3/ look great in the air doing low speed, high alpha pass

;-)

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still .. any DSR-? compatibles from Hobbyking?
are there ready molded slots or do we need maor mods to install them?
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