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Old Sep 27, 2007, 09:37 AM
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New Product
E flite Taylorcraft for 450 or 480

Check it out, even has fabric covered seats!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2625
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Adjustable motor mount—Park 450 or Park 480 motor
Looks like I just found a new home for my "orphaned" 480.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 10:12 AM
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Very nice. If you can find a way to keep the weight down it will be a nice bird.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 05:10 PM
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E-flite is putting out planes like crazy! Only problem is I want all of them. I wouldn't mind this one in my hangar. I want the Pitts 12. I want the AT-6.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 05:27 PM
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I want the AT-6 too. Never mind that I really don't have anyplace to fly it. It's just too cool looking!
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 07:53 AM
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I would like this one to be a bit larger I think. But it is cute.
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 04:35 AM
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One important question , how do you get the battery OUT for charging/change over????
I dont want to have to take the wing off
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Through the battery hatch on the bottom!
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 08:50 AM
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E-flite is putting out planes like crazy! Only problem is I want all of them. I wouldn't mind this one in my hangar. I want the Pitts 12. I want the AT-6.

While I agree I love the way the kits look finish wise, and handling wise, I find them to be utterly weak, and extremely fragile.

They gut the living hell out of the fuse's to make them light enough to perform good, and unfortunetly it makes the airframes to week imo......

They look like swiss cheese, and no nitro plane would ever fly with a structure this poor.

My mini pulse is a testament to there overly lightned designs. The plane weighs barely a pound but I can rip the whole tail section off the plane just landing it roughly.

Does fly like a dream, but thats because it weighs nothing lol.

They need to beef up 90% of there kits before I buy a single plane more from them. I'm going to buy more "electrifly" kits from Great planes, there's are tough often glass fuse's, heavier, but more scale flite characteristics, and they don't crumble under rough landings for the same comparable price.

I was amazed when the tail came off my mini pulse to see inside the fuse at just how flimsy this plane was, its a miracle it even flies without coming apart, others have had the elevator's snap during mavuevers I'm told.....

Maybe I should static display it and take the electronics to another plane, it's a sweet looking plane to keep flying it and ripping parts off of

You know something is wrong when it floats better then my foam PZ typhoon
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Maybe I should static display it and take the electronics to another plane, it's a sweet looking plane to keep flying it and ripping parts off of
That's what I'm doing with my Mini-Funtana (yellow version).....that thing won't stay in one piece unless you grrrrreeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeeee the landing.

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Old Oct 25, 2007, 03:40 PM
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Through the battery hatch on the bottom!
Has anybody got photos of the battery hatch ???
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 04:07 PM
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If you look at the hangar 9 website, download the manual (http://www.horizonhobby.com/ProdInfo...t450manual.pdf). The battery hatch is shown on page 33.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 05:33 PM
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I've had several "rough" landing with my mini funtana (yellow ver.) and it handled them all just fine. I think Eflite makes pretty good ARFs for the money. And I will be getting the Taylorcraft 450 when it comes out (any day now!) It's one of their heavier models as far as parkflyers go at 28-31oz, which I actually like because I tend to fly in a lot of 10-12mph winds sometimes and that 46" ws with that weight (which might be even heavier for me if I use A123 batteries) should handle the wind with no problem.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 01:26 AM
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I've had several "rough" landing with my mini funtana (yellow ver.) and it handled them all just fine. I think Eflite makes pretty good ARFs for the money.
i guess i'm just a bad pilot

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=3201263

http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/278849-post5.html

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...45&postcount=7

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...16&postcount=7

etc., etc., etc., .....................


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Old Nov 22, 2007, 02:01 PM
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I've flown the Mini Funtana X and the Mini Showtime all season , and both planes have been very durable and have taken everything I could throw at them , including a whole bunch of harrier landings and a whole bunch of 3d flying , including blenders for giggles. I set up both planes with the Park 480. The planes are not fragile , IMHO. But they aren't trainers.

Just started building the Eflite TCraft this morning. At first blush , I can't believe how much quality is in the box. I'll power mine with a Park 480 . I'll report back on the build , including weight.

I think Eflite is putting out excellent product at a reasonable price.

I'll let you know on the Tcraft.

Dorin Luck
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