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Nov 23, 2012, 02:54 PM
what makes that thing go
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That price is pretty nice, a person could almost just about afford to put servos in it.

It's pretty damn good looking, and not made in China.

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Nov 23, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Yes, its a sweet plane, and the craftsmanship/build quality is STELLAR.
The plane is just under 2.5m, and comes with 36oz of ballast capability.

If they make a 3M version, I'd be all over one.
I have to wait and see how the smaller on goes. It might be great for tight in on technical F3F slopes.

The fuse front appears very similar to all the newer planes with the triangular cross-section forward (Cyril, Fosa, FS3, etc), but its STIFFER! The nose has some stiffening longerons encapsulated in glass that make it extremely stiff.

Tom Watson-
This second batch is even better than what you saw at Visalia.

R,
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Nov 23, 2012, 08:38 PM
Just Fly would ya!
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Nice!


Great size for everyday flying. I should take a look at this one. I like this price point. It makes it more possible for more pilots to get a high end model experience. It keeps the resale price reasonable too.

Awesome offering Bob @ Soaring USA! Really nice price and quality on this model.

Phil
Nov 24, 2012, 06:26 AM
F3B and F3K
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Originally Posted by wakumann
HI Ian

I taught it doesn't look like the newer designs at all, fuse rather short and wing shape also a bit old style.

Cheers
Thomas
I have to agree with Thomas, the wing planform looks a bit like the good old Calypso Cobra. But that is maybe not wrong for a sports slope model (forgiving behavior due to generous chords and easier to get torsionally stiff).

I saw on the pictures that it has a ballast tube in front and behind the joiner, which might enable CG neutral ballasting. Why do other manufacturers not do the same?

Cheers,
Reto
Nov 24, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Energic


Howdy,

"A" quality mold work. A very nice package.
And, an E version as well!

Best,
Bob
Last edited by Bro; Nov 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM. Reason: sp
Dec 13, 2012, 03:48 PM
Heavy's good, heavy's reliable
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I have no idea how I ended up with one of these! I went in for some ballast and servo covers!

Unbelievable finish and quality!!
Dec 13, 2012, 04:42 PM
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haha.. lucky I dont live near SUSA !!! post some pics, I'm very keen on one
Dec 15, 2012, 09:54 AM
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All right Brandon which color combo, the manafactures web site has a complete build. Ian
Dec 15, 2012, 09:26 PM
Heavy's good, heavy's reliable
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Well, it looks like the same as yours. Is that a deep red?

Pretty quick build. Need to get it going after a little problem at Fermin today.

Know anyone who can scale cliffs?
Dec 16, 2012, 12:34 AM
Sure it'll work
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Originally Posted by BDK74
Well, it looks like the same as yours. Is that a deep red?

Pretty quick build. Need to get it going after a little problem at Fermin today.

Know anyone who can scale cliffs?
I've only had one plane go down at Fermin over the years that I couldn't get to by walking (carefully) to it. I ended up getting my 10' fishing pole, went to the bottom, and casted up to it with a 6oz sinker. That cracked a wing tip when I pulled it down, but better than a total loss

The side of the cliff isn't that bad once you get familiar with it.

Bill
Dec 16, 2012, 03:40 AM
Heavy's good, heavy's reliable
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Just the wing. But I need both! Its in a narrow spot between the shear cliffs and slight slope about 30-40' from the top, just above another shear cliff. I think a mountain goat would pass. Going in the morning with a few ideas.

All things considered, Im pretty lucky to have what parts I have and an easy repair.
Dec 16, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Which plane going to bluff around 1 we could head down to fermin to help if needed. Ian
Dec 16, 2012, 12:36 PM
Sure it'll work
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Originally Posted by BDK74
Just the wing. But I need both! Its in a narrow spot between the shear cliffs and slight slope about 30-40' from the top, just above another shear cliff. I think a mountain goat would pass.
That sounds like the very same spot. Don't forget your fishing pole

Good Luck, and be careful

Bill
Dec 16, 2012, 01:43 PM
Heavy's good, heavy's reliable
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Thanks Ian. Went this morning. Tried a few things. Had it in a 5 gallon bucket on a rope but it just didn't work out. It's in a real tempting spot but not safe at all.
Dec 25, 2012, 10:48 PM
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I just picked one of these up, white with red and bare carbon stripes. I should have it flying in a couple of weeks. I'm just not a big fan of the current trend of different colored nose cones, mine's a white fuse with red nosecone. Anyone have a white nosecone they'd want to trade for a red one?
Last edited by BigSwede; Dec 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM.


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