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Old Jun 06, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Ive recovered from mine stalling many times

Ive had it stand in end before nose pointint to the heavens like it was in high alpha and still recovered; mind you i was 10 feet or more off the deck lol

It is a great little EDF; mine wont fly inverted for crap now though since nose has been dinged up a few times

Oh well

I wanna mod it for more speed someday anyways

Perhaps someday itll become a goldenhawk!
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 06:05 PM
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You have to turn hard and let the nose drop to release the stall .
I give full up to make the plane "flip" and then relax the elevator with the nose down at full throttle and fly away...If you don't release the up elevator soon enough you will need to do another flip!!!...Meanwhile, loosing altitude with every flip......

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Old Jun 07, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Gotta fly it like a real jet because that's what it is. Keep the throttle on and the airspeed up.

I have two of these - one to fly and one to bash. I'm on my second plane now and it is does fly differently than the first one. Same radio (DX6i) same Anylink device and the newer plane simply requires more speed on landings as well as some up trim to maintain power-on level flight.

Even after repairs the first plane was more stable and easier to fly than the newer one.
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Even after repairs the first plane was more stable and easier to fly than the newer one.
any differences is side by side comparison or weight changes in the different batchs? Just curious, I don't own (yet) but its on the very VERY long list of need items....
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Luckily mine has flown exactly the same after each major glue job I've done.

Weather might be good for the weekend tomorrow here. Looking forward to trying the FPV.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 11:37 AM
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any differences is side by side comparison or weight changes in the different batchs? Just curious, I don't own (yet) but its on the very VERY long list of need items....
The weights and appearances of the two planes were nearly identical.

I think the differences in flight characteristics could be attributed to slight variations in the control linkages between the batch runs. These differences only amounted to a three clicks of "up" elevator trim on one plane.

The new plane weighs in at 70.5grams with battery, landing gear, and about 1.5grams of ballast in the front of the battery box.

My first f86, which basically became a flying collection of glue joints and scotch tape, got up to about 75 grams ready to fly.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 12:48 PM
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For someone perhaps interested in purchasing this plane, what are the major things to consider before purchasing?

Are there any mods that needs to be performed? Does it handle well in the wind? Are the stock batteries up to scratch?

The E-Flite MiG is taking forever to be released, and I am starting to look closer at this plane now.

Thanks
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 01:11 PM
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For someone perhaps interested in purchasing this plane, what are the major things to consider before purchasing?

Are there any mods that needs to be performed? Does it handle well in the wind? Are the stock batteries up to scratch?

The E-Flite MiG is taking forever to be released, and I am starting to look closer at this plane now.

Thanks
good plane, batterys are ok, but i would buy better ones like hyperion, flys great, fast enough, only mod i did was to strengthen the tail feathers, winds about 5 to 6 mph, is do able
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 04:57 PM
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I highly recommend this jet!

The stock 250mah lipo is fine and gives good flight times. Just this weekend gone I tried the new nanotech 300's in the Sabre - it handled the weight no problems but they will give no increase in power. It can handle a good stiff breeze. Mine is very battle scarred now but still flies the same as when it came out the box new.

I can say the Mig Vs Sabre showdown is going to be interesting.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Yes i am looking forward to show down nitro!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:27 PM
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By the time the Mig hits the market, all my F86's will be in shreds.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 08:49 AM
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But at least you can actually buy another:-)
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 01:49 PM
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But at least you can actually buy another:-)
Not down here we cant......
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Not down here we cant......
Is the GP F86 not available for purchase in Australia?

Or did your spouse reduce your spending allocation?
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Is the GP F86 not available for purchase in Australia?

Or did your spouse reduce your spending allocation?
Lol. Both. Lets just say that GP could do a lot better with their distribution down here in Oz.
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