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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:26 PM
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I need some suggestions

So my flying field has been relocated farther away and I find myself not being able to fly more due to my schedule. I am thinking I want to buy a smaller edf with no landing gear to fly in my backyard. Keep in mind I have an acre and a huge field behind me. I want something I can land in front of me. I'm not looking for anything that has a lengthy build process since I already have my hands full with my 90mm F-18. I want something cheap and fast. The reason I am asking for suggestions is because my transmitter is the Aurora 9 therefore I can't just go buy a stryker or any BNF's give me options that you guys like!! Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:49 AM
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Have a look at the FMS 64mm Rafale. Take the gear off and you can hand launch it just fine. it flies nicely on a 3s 2200. Great performance, not vertical but really good fun and nicely aerobatic and good for proper jet style fly bys. Also, because its a delta, it can slow down to a crawl for landing. Mine is my "Take anywhere model". I will fly it in most small spaces because it will out climb most trees, and then you can wind it down in tight turns and level out at low level to put it down again in just a small space.

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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Any of the J Power (Sky Angel) 50mm jets
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Phase 3 F-16. Cheap, fast, and fun. Will hand launch easily. Stock setup only needs 2 9g servos to complete and will do 75-80mph without any mods (looks pretty fast for its size).
I run mine on a 2200mah 3S battery and it has good vertical (but not quite 1 to 1 thrust).
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I appreciate your response. Where can I find that rafale?
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I appreciate your response. Where can I find that rafale?


Try HobbyPartz

http://www.edfplanes.com/464ran3daera.html


I can vouch for this plane as well. My first EDF and loads of fun. Nothing overpowered but just a good, fun jet to fly. I recommend the gray camo version if you can find it. Makes it very easy to see. I miss this jet!

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Old Mar 26, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Anyone else have any suggestions? I'm eyeballing the fms f-16 and the j-power L-39.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 11:41 PM
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If you've not got your heart set on scale, try the HK Jetiger. Enough grunt to have fun on 3S, and easy to upgrade to 4S later if you like changing your underwear often
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