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Posted by PeterVRC | Feb 28, 2016 @ 07:19 AM | 13,135 Views
I "needed" a 3D specific plane....

Unfortunately I made a poor choice!!

The Bravado is to costly normally! Not worth it. But it was on special for $137, down from $197, so that sucked me in.
Before buying it i read the forums info about it, and read reviews, and watched videos... as I always do for aircraft I might/will buy. And there were reports of ISSUES, as usual, and the reviews suggested it was more a half/half 3D and pattern aircraft - and not overly good at either task! But all other options cost a fair bit more, so I got the Bravado...
Now I wish I had not.......

Posted by PeterVRC | Feb 28, 2016 @ 06:49 AM | 13,143 Views
Another DC-3/C-47 !!...???
As much as my Dynam DC-3 has turned out really great, I always saw the Hobbyking version as 'better'. Seeing it is a bit bigger, but also has Split Flaps, Retracts and various other 'better' things.
But when the KIT version was on special for AUD$99 with Free Shipping, well that made it a very good buy!

When I got the plane and looked over what it had and was, I was very surprised at all the great design methods, and all the detail it has! WAY more than the Dynam... it makes the Dynam look like the "2009 toy model aeroplane" that it is. Chalk and Cheese!

I had got the Dynam DC-3 on special also, I think for $163 for the PNF with shipping.
I bought all the HK DC-3 extra parts (motors, retracts, servos, etc) for approx $100. This makes the HK DC-3 close to $200 all up. So for the $37 more I will end up with a FAR, far, better DC-3!!!

But if you paid the normal "full" prices, then they are more like $240 and $435 with shipping. So then you are paying quite a lot more, for the lot more the HK DC-3 has. I would never pay that much for it!!