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Old Aug 18, 2011, 09:35 PM
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wow 400$ for a bnf and 119$ retracts you could almost get a 25 sized balsa wood arf and all the required electronics for that price! Im sure it will fly well though, cant wait to see the video!!
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:20 PM
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this thing is SICK !

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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:26 PM
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LMAO!! I remember back when folks complained about the price on the PZ brushless Mustang. Pretty sure they'll get over it on this one to.

I think it looks great. Can't wait to see the video.
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:30 PM
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LMAO!! I remember back when folks complained about the price on the PZ brushless Mustang. Pretty sure they'll get over it on this one to.

I think it looks great. Can't wait to see the video.
But we are talking at least twice the price here. I agree it does looks great, but definately not twice a great as my current Q. So who's going to do a VT mod for the Q?
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Bastards! another plane I will be forced to buy.
I think it looks cool from all directions.
Now, I wonder how long until its in Australia...
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 10:41 PM
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Bastards! another plane I will be forced to buy.
I think it looks cool from all directions.
Now, I wonder how long until its in Australia...
Chucky made the tread so ,you guys well Prob be the first to get it. Im not sure but some models are available down there for you guys first...But then some are not!!
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 11:44 PM
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Looks like a Stryker Q on steroids WOW
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 12:35 AM
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Which motor?

Hi all,

Do you think the motor will be the higher KV version of this one?

Same length, weight, and diameter?


http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...32A#quickSpecs


Product Specifications for C-Z Scimitar says:
Motor Size: 32-size 1010Kv Brushless Outrunner (installed)

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Old Aug 19, 2011, 12:36 AM
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I do t mind the price so much... I just want to be able to belly land it or it might be a no go for me.

I have 2 of the power 32's and I got to think that the KV is higher on the Scimitar since the recommended setup for my Deuces Wild was a 12x8 or 13x6 is I remember correctly.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 01:24 AM
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.... wow....

Its a time machine ??
looks awesome the future begins now... .... power-to-weight ratio 2:1 ??? ... a must have....
... ordered now...
... maybe i get some problems with my "Mission Control " ( my wife )

... some Vids available ??


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Old Aug 19, 2011, 01:52 AM
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As I sit here looking at my Stryker Q I feel like one of those people in that TV commercial. "BUT, I JUST BOUGHT THIS!" "SON OF A.....!"
This isn't replacing the stryker though. The Stryker will have more speed potential, as it isn't porked up with retracts, TV mounts, Barn doors SFGs and has a slimmer profile.

I imagine this being a very different bird. Dave already said the mission profile doesn't involve any sonic booms, but is focused on maneuverability instead. I've got a hunch she can knife edge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just check the name.


Anyway, after taking a second look at her, she's growing on me. I'm starting to see what they were going for. Note the cockpit: she's a "scale" bird, there just isn't a real scimtar fighter jet out there. One could easily imagine this being an X-plane from the 50's.

I'd be torn between the stock paint scheme (black on red, very sporty!) and going with a military gray USAF marking scheme, playing up the "fighter wing" angle. Part of that is I think the "SFGs" would look better in a military theme. At the end of the day, I think that paint scheme would suit the stryker more.


But as I said, I'll hold out for an airframe only, or move on to a different model. Too many companies out there to spend all my cash on just one. I like to spread the love; HH gets some cash for the airframe, Hitec gets some for servos, castle for ESC's, Hobby city for retracts, and so many options for motors.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Very pretty airplane....very interesting package.

I'm going to wait to see how grass runway bound people deal with this... otherwise, I may be out.

With those looks, it really ought to be really, really fast though. Oh well...
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Isn't there an "On the Horizon" episode this week? I wanted to see the scimitar on it.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Just playing with the numbers in a motor calc. On 4s with a 1010 kv motor and a 10x8 prop, it looks like the speed will be around 90 - 100 mph. But a lot of that will be determined by how draggy the airframe is so this is truly a ball park number.

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I didn't see the 1010 kv motor listed at horizon hobby so I took some numbers from the Power 32 770 kv motor which had .02 for resistance and 2.4 amps for lo. The 1010 kv motor will probably have a slightly lower resistance and slightly higher lo.
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Old Aug 19, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Video:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...FL10180_Hi.wmv

Carbon-Z Scimitar BNF & PNP by E-flite (1 min 37 sec)
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