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Old Jul 04, 2013, 05:19 PM
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F-1 Rocket EVO ---by Great Planes

http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1030.html
any one have one there flying, cant find much info yet . let us know what it fly's like.
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Old Jul 04, 2013, 05:25 PM
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I actually posted the Rocket June 17 but doesn`t matter. I ordered mine at a Toronto R/C shop and hope to have it next week.

When you see the instrucution manual online you know it is close.

Bill
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 12:22 AM
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There is one of these at my LHS and its apparently a really good price looking at what Tower is selling it for. If I got this I would want to try a 4 stroke engine. Any recommendations? Do they make Pitts style mufflers for fs engines?
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 03:25 AM
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just brought one myself from TH. Looks really good. Here is the thread with review http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1954073
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Old Sep 02, 2013, 09:24 PM
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This seems to be a bit of a Unicorn still. Can't find a single flight video yet Maybe I'll be the first to upload when I finish my build in about 3 weeks, probably.

[EDIT] I take it back, found a video

Great Planes F1 Rocket Evo (4 min 13 sec)
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 10:51 AM
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This is a pretty nice model! I finished mine a couple of weeks ago, and used the recommended e-power components (OS e-motor, 60A ESC, Evo 3300 6S, APC 14x10). I'm getting almost 800 watts and performance is very lively, I can get an easy 8 minutes of mixed throttle per flight. Setup as recommended, aerobatics are easy as are takeoffs and landings. There aren't any nose over tendicies with the gear installed as recommended and I fly from a thick grass runway. On a sunny day the colors really pop and I get a lot of positive comments every time I bring the model out. Overall, very happy with his one!

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Old Oct 23, 2013, 04:11 PM
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So shocked their isn't more information on this plane. Really curious about it.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Here is the product video. Nice looking plane!

Great Planes F1 Rocket Evo Sport Scale ARF (2 min 9 sec)
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Here is the product video. Nice looking plane!

http://youtu.be/80a0FQ5I0No
That's the video that sparked my interest.

I would look for a cheaper alternative motor though. I would like to do a 4s setup also. I have a few 4s 3000mah , 4000mah and 5300mah packs that I rather use (depending on w&b and room). I know that amp draw would be highera vs the 6s setup. I'm willing to sacrifice runtime for cost.

Maybe something like a HK G46 670kv, 60-80 esc range with a 12x10 or 13x8.
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 08:07 AM
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I am using an EFlite P32, 3300 4S Lipo, 13x8 prop, 60 amp ESC in my Rocket. Tons of power.

You can check it out in my build log in this forum that I started over 3 months ago at

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1954073

Bill
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 10:13 AM
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I am using an EFlite P32, 3300 4S Lipo, 13x8 prop, 60 amp ESC in my Rocket. Tons of power.

You can check it out in my build log in this forum that I started over 3 months ago at

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1954073

Bill
Just read your thread. Great info!!!!! Thanks!!!
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 03:00 PM
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OS Electric Motor-F1 Roket EVO

The OS Motor does not fit the electric motor box firewall!!!!! It would take extensive mods to make it work!! As the instruction book shows, Rimfire motor works and weighs less and
and fits! Rivanna
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