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Old Sep 07, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Top 5 Micro RTF cheapie planes.

I wrote a laymans editorial for the non RC enthusiast looking for a cheap way into flying RC, an I'd thought you guys might care to take a look.

I've submitted to a social bookmarking site called digg.com. If you feel like helping a guy out, get a free account here and "digg" the story here

If you don't want to get quite that involved, here's just the article.
http://www.quazen.com/Recreation/Mod...nder-$100.1912


Input ALWWAYS welcome.
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 01:49 PM
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Nice little write-up Plue, although maybe mislabeled as "Top 5 RC Planes..." when you have the Picco Z in there. I understand it's really RC flight you're talking about though.

Count my digg (already a member). Good job.

Wait, now all of Digg will be buying up AAs and SLs too! Good thing I already have an SL!
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Much appreciated sir.
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 02:33 PM
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got 4 of the 5. hmmm. I must be cheap.
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Old Sep 07, 2006, 02:38 PM
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Personally I don't like the tone of your writting style, but sarcasm has always been wasted on me.

I think number 5 should have been the Aero Soarer, a much nicer and inovative plane.

Solid effort, and let us know if you write any other articles. Now that all the ladies have read that R\C is for the rich, i'm going to cruise the parks with a couple of my planes.
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 09:13 AM
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I appreciate the legitimate input, any further description of what you didn't like would be appreciated. What did you find sarcastic, for example?
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 03:16 PM
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The information is good but there were a lot of typos.
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by plue
I wrote a laymans editorial for the non RC enthusiast looking for a cheap way into flying RC, an I'd thought you guys might care to take a look.

Input ALWWAYS welcome.
What's a Hyrdo?

Also I'd consider AA jet and Biplane to be the same toy, just a variation in execution.
Drop one of them and add the Aero Soarer as suggested.

Edit: the AA Jet is not a ducted fan, just propellers revolving through a slit in the wing.
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 07:35 PM
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A good initiative but whether these are truly the top 5 or not is a subjective matter. I would call it "5 good models that cost below $100". And please get your facts straight if you want to sound credible. There is no such thing as a "Nickle" battery. Spell checking would be a good idea too.

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Old Sep 08, 2006, 08:49 PM
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Mistake on the jet: it does not have "ducted fans" . . that is a complete different animal.
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 08:50 PM
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And on the bipe, I've taken the lower wings off 2 planes and they were more stable after. .
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Old Sep 08, 2006, 11:21 PM
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I agree the AA and Jet are essentially the axact same thing, just in a different package. Put those 2 in the same spot (#1 if you like), and give something like the Aero Soarer a place on your list...
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner have been busy.

I would have tried to focus on the fact that these aircraft represent some of the breakthrough R|C technology regardless of the price. Remember some of the best technology (ie a hammer) is also the simplest and inherently the lest expensive.

Did you change the subtitle? It looks great now.

To the non-R\C modeler, you want to get the idea across that these aren't just cheapo planes that you fly cause your broke. That would infer that they are children’s toys or not very good.
I fly mostly 3D electric and have a bunch of other goodies ranging from a 30-size chopper and a glow Hydroplane and yet I have most of the listed Aircraft.
Why?

Cause they are so much fun to fly!!!!!!!!
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 12:23 PM
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It's a Picoo Z, not a Picco or Pico.

I feel that the entire Aero Ace / X-Twin series could have been a single entry, with a preference given to the Biplane.

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