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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:27 AM
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Nice review Ronnie. The FA-18 sounded solid in the air and on the ground. Thanks for the grass segment. By the way when done did you meet the AUW as suggested? More or less?
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:51 AM
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FlyBye.... we will have to shot another video... only this time I will work the camera...
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 06:46 AM
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Excellent review Ronnie!! Is there such thing as a perfect review? Sure there is and it definately looks like this plane/review is one of them.

- The airplane looks great in the air and in the photo gallery.

Nice work bro!!

Tim
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 07:54 AM
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Very good review!!! I just built mine and hope it flies lol. Any idea about how much controll throws??

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Old Nov 29, 2007, 08:06 AM
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Which F-16 is that???
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 09:10 AM
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it is the phase3 f-16 from Hobby People there is a huge 170 page thread about it here

New f-16 from phase3
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Its closer in size to the F-18 then my Kyosho F-16...
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Great review.
Just one question. How do you guys think this would work as a belly lander? The main gear I could just not install but could the nose gear be removed without having to cut anything?
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 11:45 AM
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I don't remember exactly but I think you can take the canopy off and get to the linkage that connects it to the servo, I think that is what holds the gear in from the inside, you could also pull the servo out and save a little nose weight. Several people use them as handlaunchers without gear and say they work great.

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Great review.
Just one question. How do you guys think this would work as a belly lander? The main gear I could just not install but could the nose gear be removed without having to cut anything?
Cheers Mike
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 02:06 PM
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Thanks for the info Frank.
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Where is the Gemini review you finished.. Great now I have to get this too. What a great hobby
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 05:01 PM
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michael, I took the gear off mine and it belly lands and hand launches fine.

bryan, I lost bind while in flight today, right over the bathrooms at the park.
never had that happen before.
f-18 nose destroyed up to the canapy, elevator left side cracked, wing broke clean off.
I guess edfs dont glide too well without some power.
had my ar6000 receiver in it and had no problems in almost a year up to this. maybe something from the airport?
repairs underway, but its going to look rough, scott.
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 06:02 PM
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Scott... That sucks and is weird.. I have never lost bind with my DX7... heck not even a glitch... I wonder if its the AR600 RX... I only use the AR6100's. The Bathroom area has alway glitched standard RX's... I would contact Horizon about it...on a side note... did you hit LVC? I have heard of a few guys hitting LVC and the RX resets itself... and they were using AR600's...
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 06:10 PM
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yeah, I have a dx7 and am using 6100's v1.2 and haven't had a problem yet, but, I get nervous hearing about these things.

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Scott... That sucks and is weird.. I have never lost bind with my DX7... heck not even a glitch... I wonder if its the AR600 RX... I only use the AR6100's. The Bathroom area has alway glitched standard RX's... I would contact Horizon about it...on a side note... did you hit LVC? I have heard of a few guys hitting LVC and the RX resets itself... and they were using AR600's...
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Old Nov 29, 2007, 06:19 PM
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no lvc, it was about 45 sec into the flight. this was flight 7 and up untill now I have never had a hint of any kind of glitch, period. this receiver has been in so many planes I have lost count. maybe when you bind the thing 50-60 times it wears them out, lol. anyway its comming out and I am installing a 6100 as the 6000 is the only one I have, its going byebye.
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