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Old Oct 06, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Hobby King A4 Blue Angels EDF Jet


I ordered the Banana Hobby F-35 w/ retracts and VT as my first EDF jet. I have flown quite a few prop planes both pusher and pull props but never an EDF. So I picked up the Hobby King A4 EDF for like $70 to practice flying on a little bit. I looked up some reviews on it and it seemed to be the only EDF that the first review wasn't "Severely Underpowered."

Anyone have this plane?

What are your thoughts?

Can it be hand launched?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 09:20 PM
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I guess no one has any experience with it.

After doing some research I have found out that the only downfall is that it falls like a brick when the motor is off. Seems obvious since the wingload is so low, shouldn't be a problem, just gotta set a timer and land with plenty of power.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Well hopefully she flys as well as she was packed just got her today whcih is great considering I ordered last Thursday, will start putting her together after work.
Old Oct 12, 2010, 10:47 PM
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Everything is put together, all the servos work fine, the motor runs fine. Tomorrow will be the maiden. Below is a picture. To tired to put on the Waterslide Decals tonight.
Old Oct 13, 2010, 12:21 AM
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nice plane, but I think you would get more interest in the foamie forum...
Old Oct 13, 2010, 12:24 AM
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oops, my bad.
Old Nov 01, 2010, 04:41 PM
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Oh yeah btw if anyone is planning on buying this plane. Don't slow down or you will crash. She is pretty much a WoT full time bird. Small wing load = bad slow flight.

Its fun but I wouldn't buy it again, I would get the f-18 instead.
Old Nov 03, 2010, 09:40 PM
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Has anyone the user manual ?

I need to know where is the CG in this model.

Thank you !!!
Old Nov 05, 2010, 12:37 AM
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I had my CG set to a little behind where the grey starts on the wing. Seemed to be spot on, make sure you set up your dual rates for her. You want lots of elevator because it doesn't have a lot of elevator authority, not so much aileron because she has a crazy roll rate.

I am going to take mine up again tomorrow.


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