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Feb 02, 2012, 12:41 PM
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In video it looked like it had very nice speed though, but they could've tried a couple, used the most powerful one and flew at wot the whole time.
I agree, i doubt that the 4 bladed prop is efficient, i was surprised becuase the 480 spit has two blades, so i was expecting another 3 blade. I guess its just a vain hope, like release dates that are prompt after the announcement.
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Feb 02, 2012, 01:24 PM
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In video it looked like it had very nice speed though, but they could've tried a couple, used the most powerful one and flew at wot the whole time.
I agree, i doubt that the 4 bladed prop is efficient, i was surprised becuase the 480 spit has two blades, so i was expecting another 3 blade. I guess its just a vain hope, like release dates that are prompt after the announcement.
LOL!! That was funny!!

Yeah, in the promo video, she seemed to be plenty fast and appeared to have enough thrust for nice, big loops. However - with a few of the previous 1s UMs, the production versions seemed to lack the performance of the demo planes. A notable example of this was the original Sukhoi 26m. I hope that I'm wrong in this case. I really hope that HH has found the magic combo to maximize performance with the scale prop. However, I am not holding my breath on that. I think that with the Sukhoi XP, they've already taken their current 8.5mm motor program about as far as it can go...

In a few months, we shall find out...

Joel
Feb 02, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Thinking about the spitfires weight, I would guess it has a 3g dead weight in the nose.

The Brick has to be more Rearward than other micros to get on the CG And I there really isn't anything in the nose to get the weight up there.

If this is true the dead weight could become batteries.

Of course this is all just me guessing.
Interesting! That would also explain the battery cover and magnet. They didn't mind the extra weight!
Feb 02, 2012, 01:55 PM
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AS3X ????? Has it got AS3X or not

Gosh it has got AS3X Cool AS3X on a 2 amp 8.5mm size brushed motor .. Nice
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Feb 02, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Must have!!!!
Thanks god!
Feb 02, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by UNGN
Thinking about the spitfires weight, I would guess it has a 3g dead weight in the nose.

The Brick has to be more Rearward than other micros to get on the CG And I there really isn't anything in the nose to get the weight up there.

If this is true the dead weight could become batteries.

Of course this is all just me guessing.
There is no added weight in the model.

In order to balance the model properly, the board mounts directly behind the motor (almost touching), and the battery mounts in the nose under the motor/board. The reason for the plastic hatch is because the battery wouldn't fit with a 3mm foam hatch.

Seth Arnold
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Feb 02, 2012, 03:19 PM
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i seriously am going to need this plane!!!!
Feb 02, 2012, 03:33 PM
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That's a nice looking plane, I'll probably grab one in the summer. I have yet to try this "x" stuff.... I hear it's the best thing since sliced bread?

Cheers

Jdog
Feb 02, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 3D-Seth
There is no added weight in the model.

In order to balance the model properly, the board mounts directly behind the motor (almost touching), and the battery mounts in the nose under the motor/board. The reason for the plastic hatch is because the battery wouldn't fit with a 3mm foam hatch.

Seth Arnold
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Thanks Seth.

It looks great.

Can't wait until Summer.
Feb 02, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Thanks Seth.

It looks great.

Can't wait until Summer.
Did they really bump the release date from mid-February to may or is that just when the backorder is cleared? I hope the motor/brick clearance is robust enough for nose bumps ala original Polecat
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Feb 02, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Oh man!
Great idea putting this brick in the Pole Cat
Feb 02, 2012, 04:19 PM
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damnit all......i thought i would be happy with just getting the MiG, but noooooooo. now i have to get the Spitfire too. if they come out with a 109 or 190, ive had it, lol.
Feb 02, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by brushless55
Oh man!
Great idea putting this brick in the Pole Cat
The Spitfire's board is mounted vertically (due to spacing in the fuselage), and the ASK's board is mounted horizontally. I don't own a Pole Cat but I think the board is mounted horizontally too? So a ASK receiver would likely be the ticket.
Feb 02, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Did they really bump the release date from mid-February to may or is that just when the backorder is cleared? I hope the motor/brick clearance is robust enough for nose bumps ala original Polecat
The date originally posted was incorrect when it went live, we have it fixed now, and late May is the correct date.

Seth Arnold
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Feb 02, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 3D-Seth
In order to balance the model properly, the board mounts directly behind the motor (almost touching),..
Hopefully not as close as what causes the PoleCat motor to cut the rudder trace during a nose impact when the motor contacts the board!

Gene K


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