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Old Aug 18, 2012, 05:43 PM
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(What happened to the MiG box, in the third photo? Crikey!)

Probably the US Postal Service.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Turned out pretty decent, got some wringles here and there. But not bad for never working with foil. Now the wait for hobbyking. Pretty sure they ship via row boat.
Beautiful! What a beauty!

Row boat... lol
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Poor migs been in the weeds since Sunday evening. Was flying on 3s. Esc cutout. I wasnt 3 seconds high, so couldnt reset the esc.
In southern Germany we have regions like this, good to hear you found the MiG even after thunderstorms!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Awe you shouldn't call yur plane a fagot! Remember who "stuck" who in the weeds

Bummer on the crash! What are you planning to do with he 10A speedy?

Seems im always waiting on a HK order lol

Flew the mig today after the second bath! Still going strong!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efoNX6oNWQ8
Nice to see her flying!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Probably the US Postal Service.
I never use the box jist the foam cradles they come in, just a lottle rain damage lol.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Thanks for the video Eastcoast.

Finished the transplant of the MIG into a new fuse today, flew perfectly first time hardly any trim needed!

I used clear packaging tape to strengthen the battery area and all over the underside of the fuse.... So if I need to land on grass with no landing gear I should be ok.

But what really pleased me was the paperclip front landing gear.
Not only does it take the punishment of harder landings easier it has a kind of springiness so it kind of make the front of the plane "bob" up and down as it lands or takes off. Sort of like a shock asborber. So well done Eastcoast and thank you.

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Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Horizon on price point?

Does anybody else think Horizon may have missed the boat on pricing on these? I picked mine up crunched and used and cheap, patched it up and everybody at our local field is absolutely amazed at it especially when the breeze gets up. 12-15 mph and gusty is like non existent. But when they find out that it's $170 + tax + some extra batteries, they instantly balk. And have to admit I had decided I would not pay that either, but might come nearer considering it now that I have one. Every one that has seen it and shown interest says at 125-135 or so, they would pick one up today, no questions asked. So just in my little local situation that would mean probably 8 sales compared to 1. Just something about getting around the $200 range for a um that stops folks in their tracks. One friend that flies turbines just loves it and loves to fly mine, and with the turbines, cost is not a compelling thing, but he went to lhs, had one in his hand and still put it back. Just couldn't bring himself to go for it. Maybe I should just quit letting him fly mine.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Worth every penny IMHO.

But I paid less at the LHS. I get it at a $130 price point it would be awesome - no question but is has a good deal more technology than your average micro.

I just get such a kick out of this little dude.

Mike
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 09:06 AM
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After the first flight I have had no regrets about paying full price for this bird. For a second one I will wait/shop for a savings.

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Old Aug 19, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Well if you try to make your own "as close to micro as posible" MIG-15 with a stabilization system you'll spend more than 200$, you'll have a larger weight and a bigger plane that won't be nearly as sturdy, as well built as this one or fly in 30km/h wind speeds.

I got it for ~160$ from an UK vendor and considering it won't get damaged as easily as other UMs with a front engine and prop, the price is worth it.
What pisses me off are the spare parts that cost an arm and a leg.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Bobly,

I think it's a state-of-mind problem. I call it 'commodity-thinking', and it seems to be all too prevalent nowadays. (The 'bigger is better' advertizing that has been incessantly shoved down our throats for the last 30+ years has brainwashed many people, I think.) We're not talking about a bottle of milk, a sack of flour, or a bag of potatoes. Size has never been a linear measure of worth with electromechanical things. With electronic & mechanical things, prices tend to bottom-out in the mid-scales, and typically increase dramatically as size moves toward the micro & macro ends of the scale. For instance, a high-performance laptop usually costs far more than a desktop PC with similar capabilities. The situation is no different with ultra-micro aircraft & associated systems.

Joel
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Turned out pretty decent, got some wringles here and there. But not bad for never working with foil. Now the wait for hobbyking. Pretty sure they ship via row boat.


That looks way mega triple spectacular!!!!
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 04:52 PM
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That looks way mega triple spectacular!!!!
what he said.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 04:53 PM
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I broke mine two days ago, fast pass over tallllll grass about 60 yards out, the seed stalks grabbed it and pulled it in!!!


I broke the horizontal and the elevator, I got new ones, but I have never worked on this stuff before...
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Bobly,

I think it's a state-of-mind problem. I call it 'commodity-thinking', and it seems to be all too prevalent nowadays. (The 'bigger is better' advertizing that has been incessantly shoved down our throats for the last 30+ years has brainwashed many people, I think.) We're not talking about a bottle of milk, a sack of flour, or a bag of potatoes. Size has never been a linear measure of worth with electromechanical things. With electronic & mechanical things, prices tend to bottom-out in the mid-scales, and typically increase dramatically as size moves toward the micro & macro ends of the scale. For instance, a high-performance laptop usually costs far more than a desktop PC with similar capabilities. The situation is no different with ultra-micro aircraft & associated systems.

Joel
Completely agree. I used to collect mode trains, just look at the cost of N-gauge (1:160 scale) compared to HO gauge (1:87). Those N-gauge locos are more expensive than the HO locos.
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