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Mar 27, 2009, 03:44 PM
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Phase 3 Mini Spitfire review


I couldnt pass this one up for $49. I have to say I was very surprised in how well it flew. The one thing I did was to move all the servo's to have the max throws since they seemed a bit to small to make any extreme moves. For a beginner its best to leave it until for fly it a few times. For the flight I decided to hand launch into a wind about 7-10mph. The plane had plenty of power to climb into the wind. I was able to do a few loops and rolls. I forgot to set my timer but for the stock battery it must have been at least 10 min. I did break off the landing gear and strut landing in the grass. I should have used the lot. I ended up removing the gear for the second flight which made it look much more scale. Next time Ill bring out my radar gun but the speed must have been around 30+. Overall a great deal for the price and I hope to try a 2 cell and see if it will hold up. At $20 for a single cell thats a bit high.
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Mar 27, 2009, 09:05 PM
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I got another flight in tonight with pretty much no wind. I had the plane at 3/4-full throttle for approx 6 min. So with management 10 min should be no problem. Id like to change out the wing servo since it moves so slow direction change can be tricky if your too low. My only regret is not purchasing two of them since now they went up to $79.
Mar 27, 2009, 11:37 PM
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Wow! that is a nice little spit... chek out the video.

Phase 3 Spitfire (5 min 33 sec)
Mar 28, 2009, 01:58 AM
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Now that was cool.
Mar 28, 2009, 06:18 PM
Headed to Naval Flight School!
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Single cell? It can't be...
Mar 28, 2009, 06:30 PM
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single cell 1300 pack. Sucks since you cant fin them anywhere.
Mar 28, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Wow. I've never heard of a plane like that flying on 3.7V.
Mar 28, 2009, 07:04 PM
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I did a search for 1300 mah 1s and couldnt find anything.

You could get a 2600mah 2s pack and split it to get 2 1300mah single cells! Just a thought.
Mar 28, 2009, 08:05 PM
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That sounds like a good idea. Im pissed I was flying today and when I landed it I didnt look behind me and it skidded into a goal post. It took a good hit but it still flew. I cracked the wing and body. A little ca and it will be good to go. Im pissed since its such a cool little plane. They dont sell spare parts either.
Mar 28, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Nice vid Rico, thanks.
I also picked one up from Hobbypeople for $49.00 during their sale. Mine arrived today. Hopefull the weather will be nice enough tomorrow for a flight. Can't wait
Do you add up elevator while you are turning to make a sharper turn?
Mar 28, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Bunch of options:
http://www.all-battery.com/10cli-polymerpacks.aspx
Mar 28, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Nice find,
WOW! 3.7v 8000mah, holy cow . I didn't know they made such an animal
Mar 28, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I did a search for 1300 mah 1s and couldnt find anything.

You could get a 2600mah 2s pack and split it to get 2 1300mah single cells! Just a thought.
If you do this you'll have 2 - 2600mAh single cells

Think about it
Randy
Mar 28, 2009, 09:26 PM
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If you do this you'll have 2 - 2600mAh single cells

Think about it
Randy
Of course... I wasn't thinking

I'll try again.

If you get a 1300mah 2s or 3s pack then just split the pack to get 1s 1300mah individual cells!
Mar 28, 2009, 10:25 PM
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The small EDFs out there (ARF and RTF) come with a 1300 3S pack. I have split 2 packs and now have 6 extra batteries. Finally a use for the 1300 packs.


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