|Jan 22, 2010, 01:41 AM|
Pontiac/Auburn Hills, Michigan USA
Joined Mar 2009
The foam finish is so smooth that trade attendees at the IHobby show, where we had a booth, found it hard to believe it was really foam and not molded plastic. Smooth as it comes, but very durable.
I changed the phase to " EPO like technique" as I still haven't decided exactly how to describe it.
Glad you mentioned this distinction
|Jan 22, 2010, 03:56 AM|
Well, almost. I bought myself an ST Models Fox and I'm very impressed by it, apart from the motor and prop (and possibly the ESC), which I'll be replacing. It's EPO and very sleek. It might not be stiff enough for windy days but it's a very nice looking plane, and very well put together, unlike the Parkzone PNP Trojan and Stryker I bought recently (nice designs, hastily thrown together with a mastic gun full of bathroom sealant and a roll of sticky tape, that basically needed turning back into a kit and rebuilding).
I'd be interested to hear more about the ST Models Cessna 182.
As Tiffle pointed out, very little has been said about it in this thread, just a lot of stuff about other Cessna 182s. I've nothing against people being off topic, or vendors promoting their own plane instead, but it would be nice to learn more about the actual subject of the thread
I paid £90 for my ST Fox (described as ARTF but basically PNP / receiver ready) and I think it was a very good deal. I haven't flown it yet because the stock prop was unbalanced (so much so, I don't want to try full throttle for long enough to measure rpm) and it seems too much prop for the motor. I'm guessing an 8x6 would be a better choice than the stock 10x6. It is brushless though, and suits a radial mount motor like the Tower Pro 2409-18, which is what I'll be trying in it.
A brushless Cessna 182 with flaps sounds interesting. I noticed them when I was looking for a good price for the Fox but I didn't realise they had working flaps. This ad gives more details than most I've seen:
My only real reservation is the single servo for ailerons. I'd far rather have one servo per aileron. Can anyone show a picture of the aileron servo so we can see how easy it would be to replace with two servos? Anytihng can be hacked, but there's a limit to how much I'd want to hack a scale looking PNP or RTF plane.
I'd be interested to know the details of the stock motor too, and how easy it is to replace - because I'd expect to want to.
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