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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Anyone know the dimensions of the battery? Looking to buy an aftermarket one.
haven't seen any size anywhere yet, they had extra battery for 9.99 can you get cheaper than that shipped? Just curious when I get mine I will measure it if your still looking
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Mine shipped out today can't wait. Now hoping for nice flying weather this weekend
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Mine shipped out today can't wait. Now hoping for nice flying weather this weekend
Great news, G!

Just curious -- How did you find out that it shipped?

Good weather, and happy flying.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Great news, G!

Just curious -- How did you find out that it shipped?

Good weather, and happy flying.
they sent me an email with tracking number
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 08:00 PM
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.....I am getting one of these sent to me next week from Mike our Australian importer OMP to do an un-boxing /maiden video

Oy, Chuck, were you ever able to do this one?


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Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:02 AM
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mine will be in Wed per tracking order....I have never done an unpacking vid.but hell yeah I will try..still windy here on that day, maybe Friday winds are forecasting at 7 mph As a novice that maybe my best maiden...
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:07 AM
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and of course reading through the 6 keys to success in the meantime..Thanks for the great thread
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:20 AM
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go ginohio! thanks for doing the vid.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Oy, Chuck, were you ever able to do this one?
i struck a problem, it was about to be sent to me when i remembered something, that Mike and myself had forgotten when he asked me if i wanted to do a review. I'm a Mode 2 flyer I live in Australia Aussies use Mode 1
these things can't be bound to your own Tx, you have to use the supplied one and this being Australia was a Mode 1 sample
so that was the end of that Review/Maiden

sorry guys

cheers chuck
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:33 AM
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i struck a problem, it was about to be sent to me when i remembered something, that Mike and myself had forgotten when he asked me if i wanted to do a review. I'm a Mode 2 flyer I live in Australia Aussies use Mode 1
these things can't be bound to your own Tx, you have to use the supplied one and this being Australia was a Mode 1 sample
so that was the end of that Review/Maiden
sorry guys
cheers chuck
Too bad, mate.

Would've been brilliant!

(I'd thought that Mode 1 in Oz is he same as Mode 2 in the northern hemisphere, due to the coriolis effect......like, beer from a tap swirls in the opposite direction down there, right?.....very confusing.....)

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:30 PM
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I don't mind the radio or the mixes. They make sense. I need a nice no-brainier flyer I can fly with friends that won't crash my nicer planes. I also want something large enough to handle some wind. I average a 10-15mph out here in the Illinois flatlands!

I just picked up the Cessna from Tower Hobbies as my nicer plane. Will be flying it this weekend! The Stratos might be a fun plane for a friend to fly along side me!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:48 PM
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This new plane jumped out at me too when I read my recent Electric Flight magazine - looked really cool! Then just now I got an e-mail from Horizon Hobby announcing it's available - couldn't resist! It's on order!

I'm interested in what you guys come up with for a compatable battery. The stock battery at $18.99 is a bit steep.

Also interested in any videos you guys can post when you get your planes flying.

One of my concerns is wind! How well does the Stratos handle wind?
  • Better than a Champ?
  • Better than a UM J-3 Cub
  • Better than a Hobby Zone Super Cub?
  • Better than an Eflite Apprentice?

Gus
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:36 PM
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I'm interested in what you guys come up with for a compatable battery. The stock battery at $18.99 is a bit steep.
Gus
This is what I ordered...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17826

based off of the dimensions someone sent me in this thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post21417624
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:28 PM
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This is what I ordered...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17826

based off of the dimensions someone sent me in this thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post21417624
that looks like a decent price...just curious what is shipping cost...when I ordered the stratos they had extra battery at 9.99 so got that..but extras are always handy if they cheap....As you allmay know I am newbie at rc flying can't wait for the stratos to come in tommorow....out of haste due to the back order of this plane..I bought a mini super cub weeks ago...yet have never taken it up for a maiden...anytime I not working wind seems to high...and hate to crash just cause I want to fly....I know calmer days are coming and will have 2 birds to pratice on and gain some control..
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:39 AM
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This is what I ordered...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17826

based off of the dimensions someone sent me in this thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...3#post21417624
That's a really good price, but the shipping cost might negate the savings.
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