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Oct 27, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Flylite, my new "3D" plane


Rimfire 300, 28-22-1380 kv.
Electrifly 10A ESC.
Dynam 6g servos, $3.50 / two.
2s-500mah for indoor, 2s-800mah for outdoor.
Prop: 8x4 Sloflyer
AUW: 8.4oz without lipo.

Small, cheap, but flies well (no aileron) and very fun.

Flylite Night Flying, 33F, 15 mph Wind (0 min 43 sec)


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Nov 05, 2011, 10:33 PM
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FlyLite


Have the same plane and have been flying it for almost a year. It has the scares to prove it, lol.
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Nov 12, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Have the same plane and have been flying it for almost a year. It has the scare to prove it, lol.
It has more flights than anything else I have got.

A 2s-500mah gives me close 15 min of flight time whereas the 5s-3300 only give me 8 min on the Slick 59".

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Nov 28, 2011, 12:35 AM
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Looks like a great starter plane for my 7 year old!

What do you think?
Nov 28, 2011, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gabrielisrael
Looks like a great starter plane for my 7 year old!

What do you think?
I think so. 3 channel, easy to fly, very light and durable.
I built it for way less than $100 using parts from Hobbypartz.

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Nov 28, 2011, 11:48 AM
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FlyLite - A Starter


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Looks like a great starter plane for my 7 year old! What do you think?
It can be a great starter, but you will still want a buddy box set-up since handing the Tx back and forth can be tricky during a dive. I normally use a 2s, 800-900 mAh battery pack in mine. I also had to add more than an once of nose weight to reduce the tendency to nose up if I cut power from more than half throttle. Of course you may already know this, but it is a plane for very calm days with winds below 5 mph. I tried to get away with windy day flights, but most of my battle scares are from it getting flipped over on it's back after I slowed down either on take-off or landings. I have a RimFire 300 motor in mine, but I believe a 250 is recommended and the 250 may give longer flights when the throttle is managed properly.
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