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Mar 19, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Whats the best bang for the buck RTF?

Whats the best edf rtf thats give or take $100
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Mar 19, 2011, 10:30 AM
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"Bang" is what you'll eventually get with an RTF. Cheap Chinese components fail, sooner rather than later. I'd get an airframe, and put your own good stuff in it.

F'rinstance, you can get several of the JPower (Venom/Skyangel,etc) 50mm airframes for $30.00 from BH. You'll have a nice flying little EDF made of durable EPO foam for WELL under $100.00 when you're done.

That having been said, you can't go wrong with the Freewing (HL) F-86, Mig-15 and/or F9F Panther, receiver ready for $120.00
Mar 19, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Well lets say I did get the sky angel for 30

what electronics would you recommend that would be under 70. FM rx, battery, esc, servos, motor?

cause when I add things up, the power system budget alone gets up there.

perhaps IM not looking in the right place, but Im open to suggestions.

Id like something in the very least 70mph range closer to 100 would be nice but for budget reasons, Id go lesser.
Mar 19, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Get a dynam meteor at nitroplanes...109$ for the receiver ready version, and use a decent radio system...one of the best values in the market now IMHO.
I like mine very much...very similar to the habu for a third of the price.
I like them both very much.
Mar 19, 2011, 02:06 PM
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Any RTF for $100.00 is by definition going to have a very low grade Tx and Rx.

Do you have a TX? For instance, you can get an "Orange" Spektrum compatible Rx for $20.00. A little outrunner might be $20, and a 30 amp ESC about $15.00 from HC.
Add a couple of decent servos for $10.00-15.00. A good 1500 3S pack would be about $20.00. All that is under $100.00, but assumes you have a Tx.
Mar 19, 2011, 03:39 PM
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reliable tx~nope

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