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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Best F5D airframe for a weekender speed freak!

Ok so here it goes the question that has come up so many times but I never read the answers the satisfied me.
I am not looking to win F5D races, I just want to scare the snots off the old farts at my flying field... Don't worry i'm not that young either

My criterias are:
1- Big big big battery compartment 3000mha 6S if possible
2- Capable of 200mph+ (I know it will cost probably more than 1000$ when its all said and done)
4- Solid, durable
5- Crazy fast
6- Oh and I would like to use the wing's trailing edges as a tomato slicer

For power I was thinking a Typhoon 1W-40 on 5S or a MEGA 16/45/1 on 6S or something along those lines.
Esc would be a 200amp and the biggest battery possible. I don't mind if she is heavy

So far I am considering:
1- the Swist. I like the big battery compartment but what the biggest battery that will actually fit?
2- The Summit has a really nice tail assembly
3- The Jibe 2, I can get this one locally for a decent price
4- The Jolt, I like the price but its not my 1st criteria anymore

Could anyone help me out here? basically which one of these would take the biggest batteries I guess?

Thanks
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:14 PM
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The summit and jibe are $$$ and more competition oriented(ie. smaller fuselages). The swist and jolt I think are roughly similar in fuselage size. I have a jolt and it can fit a 6s 2600 easy. I haven't tried, but 7s(4+3) 2250 or 10s(3+3+4) 1300 TP cells should fit(depending on esc size).

I don't know what pricing in canada is like, but in the US the jolt wins the price war by a huge margin.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:12 AM
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I can only speak for the Swist, it's a great flyer. Launches and lands very easy at ~3lb. Only drawback I know of might be deliverytimes.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Launches and lands very easy at ~3lb..
With A turbine YES
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:19 AM
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The summit and jibe are $$$ and more competition oriented(ie. smaller fuselages). The swist and jolt I think are roughly similar in fuselage size. I have a jolt and it can fit a 6s 2600 easy. I haven't tried, but 7s(4+3) 2250 or 10s(3+3+4) 1300 TP cells should fit(depending on esc size).

I don't know what pricing in canada is like, but in the US the jolt wins the price war by a huge margin.
That battery room goes away real fast if you need to use anything but an Ice Light 100.....In my Swist,now that I had to jump up to a 150amp esc (unless you spend 500 for a Kontronic Fai18) It maxes out at 2200mah 6S....But that is more then enough to get any job done.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:36 AM
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The big plus of the Jolt is you save enough money to cover shipping,and buy a motor......If money is no object,go for the Swist.But you will not find an airframe that will take a 3000+MAH 6cell,not in the F5D size range....plus that is just a lot of weight.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:44 AM
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.plus that is just a lot of weight.
and useless, cause no 180g inrunnermotor will take all the accu capacity at high powerlevels!

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I just want to scare the snots off the old farts at my flying field...
Don't know about F5D but 200 mph got my attention. How about unique and scare the pajeebers out of the O-F's. Wait a minute, I'm an O-F too!


4800 60c 5s/ 36-65-1/ 7x7
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:06 AM
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IF....and that is a big if...your eyes are good...a 400 class pylon racer will accomplish the same effect and they are a whole lot cheaper

I heard an OGG (old grouchy guy) say one day at my old field..."they should ban those things." He was talking about a 400 Slipso that I had built and was running 450 class heli outrunners on the nose. That plane did 140 and because of its size looked like it was doing 200....man that was fun

BUT...if the peepers arn't as good as they used to be...like mine...F5D size is the way to go....or if you want even more Vis F3S but prepare to empty the wallet

Oh yeah if you decide to get the Swist don't put a Volkswagen Beetle motor in it (Typhoon) go with the MEGA!

Video of the Slipso about 133mph and loads of OGG fun!
Slipso 400 Speed Runs (1 min 52 sec)
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:55 PM
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I just got a GP rifle(just for fun).
My highly carbonized, thunder tiger velocity 2 was clocked at 164mph running a 5S setup and pulling 1700watts through a Mega 16/25/2.
Now that same plane has a 3300mha 6S with a 4.75 x 4.75 carbon apc....At 2300watts GEEEEZZZZZ!!! I always bungee lauch I haven't clocked it but you do the math...
Its also got balsa/carbon ailerons and .020" thick inboard vertical fins

The only video I have is with a 4S setup when I 1st put it together
Thunder Tiger Velocity 2 on 4s with Mega 16/25/2 (6 min 22 sec)


I guess I just need to play with the bigger boys now
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Oh and Arctic.
I really like your Monster 1.1 but thats a bit much for me!!!
Kids are 2 and 5 but crap I want to go fast while my eyes can take it
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:06 PM
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... a Mega 16/25/2.
Now that same plane has a 3300mha 6S with a 4.75 x 4.75 carbon apc....At 2300watts GEEEEZZZZZ!!!
Even a good 6S1800mAh is able to kill a 16/25/2 at 4,75x4,75 in less than 40 sec!

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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Yeah after my 5th flight with the 6S setup, I noticed the motor had a funny smell I was starting to think that little Mega was invincible!
I just held the stick too long
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:01 AM
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That burned caramel smell....know it all to well
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Or when they spit out molten copper!
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