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Old Jun 07, 2007, 09:53 AM
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EDF Sports Jet (Estes?) for 50$ at Discovery Store

First post, great forums...

I bought a couple of planes recently, which has made the 12 year old in me come back to life, so now I am looking for more...

The Discovery Store is selling a RTF ducted fan jet for 50$.

http://shopping.discovery.com/product-61567.html



Has anyone seen/flown this model? The model number given on the page, 4190, sounds like one of Estes'. Looks like a cheap way to get basic, 2 channel EDF electronics. Also, as the Discovery Store is closing its brick and mortar stores, there may be sales of these when I go to Maine at teh end of the month...

Nicolas
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 10:44 AM
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i would only get it to do a 3ch mod becuse knowing estes their products look cool but dont fly
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Indeed... What I have gotten from lurking on these forums in the last month or so is that the real fun starts after the plane is destroyed and the electronics are freed to be reused...
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 11:13 AM
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The description also says its a single stick controller. So NO, dont get it
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 11:18 AM
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and if its one stick that means its only 1 ch so NOOOOOO! waste of $$$$$
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 11:27 AM
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it's a great conversion bird
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 11:30 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526539 btw these guys havent flown one i have
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Old Jun 07, 2007, 12:13 PM
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That's the one!

Thanks for the link.
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 06:20 PM
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and if its one stick that means its only 1 ch so NOOOOOO! waste of $$$$$
Its 2 channel, throttle/rudder, EPP construction, flies nice out of the box and as others have said it is fantastic for conversions
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Might be able to find one in B&M cheaper, they are closing all their stores. All the inventory has been sold to a liquidator and they are selling everything off the usual way...which means by the time the discounts hit decent levels, all the good stuff is gone.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 03:54 AM
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This is the same plane as the Estes Blue Angels jet.
I think $50 is actually a fair price. The plane is very
minimalist, especially the controls (bang bang rudder
and **NO** throttle control -- once you launch it, you
can't even shut it off by killing the TX). However, if you
do everything just right, you can get a fantastic flight
out of it -- and it is, after all, an EDF jet.

But as everyone says, it's best as a candidate for 3 or 4
channel mod. I bought a second one just for that purpose.

PS: don't forget, you're going to pay another $10, $20 or
even $30 for shipping. You can often find these planes on
ebay, and sometimes beat that price (combined with
shipping).
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 04:03 AM
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Might be able to find one in B&M cheaper, they are closing all their stores. All the inventory has been sold to a liquidator and they are selling everything off the usual way...which means by the time the discounts hit decent levels, all the good stuff is gone.
Where's B&M? Got a link?
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 11:46 AM
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>Where's B&M? Got a link?

If he means Brick&Mortar - there is one in Westfield/Valley fair Mall.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:06 PM
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Oh jeez, and here's me googling for "B&M Hobbies"...
;-)

Valley Fair has a hobby shop?
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