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Jan 06, 2013, 09:58 AM
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BNF Basic definately makes sense to me. The $50 difference would probably be the deciding factor for me.

If the plane wasn't so ugly, I'd probably eat the $50. As it is, I'll be wanting to wreck it beyond repair ASAP so I can move the receiver to something less embarrasing. I don't think that experience is worth $300.
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Jan 06, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mdv
BNF Basic definately makes sense to me. The $50 difference would probably be the deciding factor for me.
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Just as much BNF Basic makes sense to you, it doesn't for HH.

HK can sell a 2.2Wh 3S "25C" Zippy for 9USD and make a profit. The included charger only costs a few bucks in marginal cost. IOW, offering a BNF Basic even at a mere $30 discount, would severely undermine the contribution margin. That would be the difference between a HH and a HK product. A HH product has been fine tuned by eg. QQ & reday to go, and there's support behind it. HK is much cheaper, but it's a hit and miss and usually quite some time is need, and if you have issues, you can take the boat to Hong Kong - well almost

Having said this, I don't think I can justify 280 for this one, in a 6-10 months when the deals come in - or mint 2nd hand copies - I'll have a closer look.

A 650-800mm Extra/ Edge or BEAST(!) with AS3X in a nice box would tick enough boxes for me at 250
Jan 06, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jtaylor996
Except park zone planes are made in the same factories that make all the other EPO planes (dynam and FMS for certain make some of them). Do you really think the mfgr is going to use entirely new equipment just for one OEM?

Of course not. EPO is EPO is EPO. Call it what you want (elapor, z-foam, yadda, yadda), but I haven't seen any EPO that wasn't high quality stuff from any manufacturer. The only thing they change is the molds.
Yes, I think you've made my point better than I could. Give it what ever name floats your boat, it still has the properties of EPO. Some EPO is better than others, I'm sure Parkzone's and Multiplex are better than FMS but its still the same basic stuff. A friend has a Multiplex Fun Cub and yes it feels a bit different than say a Dynam plane but to me it just seems like an oily, more durable EPO .

Regardless of what it is, there must be millions of guys flying EPO planes, for me I just made a decision to stay away from that type foam after watching guys bust up their expensive parkzone planes. I'm sticking to EPP and Balsa planes, UMX excluded, love those.
Jan 06, 2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mdv
BNF Basic definately makes sense to me. The $50 difference would probably be the deciding factor for me.

If the plane wasn't so ugly, I'd probably eat the $50. As it is, I'll be wanting to wreck it beyond repair ASAP so I can move the receiver to something less embarrasing. I don't think that experience is worth $300.
Haha, yeah, your manhood might take a licking if you show up at the field with this cartoon plane while others are flying Edges, Extras, Yaks, and Slicks. Waiting for a 30 inch Beast with AS3X, I'd go apes*@t over that, the UMX beast 3D is one of my all time favorites. That size with AS3X might mean my other planes begin collecting dust.
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Jan 06, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Haha, yeah, your manhood make taking a licking if you show up at the field with this cartoon plane while others are flying Edges, Extras, Yaks, and Slicks......

LOL

(Not sure whether you meant that seriously or ironically. But, either way, it's funny!)

Jan 06, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I have my doubts about this planes usefulness in teaching someone 3d. As soon as they get a real 3D plane that does not have a gryro and they have to fly it it will be like learning how to fly all over again. Looks like a fun plane and all, but I think it will teach the noob 3D flyer bad habits.


I could be wrong, but just something to think about.
Everyone seems to forget that you can turn the Gyro off. Then it flies just like any other plane. Its your choice! Thank you, Horizon Hobby!

Now please, release it in BNF Basic.....
Jan 06, 2013, 02:48 PM
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I would want a BNF basic package also, AND a park size beast, which i have been asking for for a long time!! Anyway, can't see myself getting one of these at the current price point, will have to wait for a second hand one.
Jan 06, 2013, 09:51 PM
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..I think it's too late for BNF Basic and the first charge is BNF (with Charger ,Lipo).
People have to wait and hope the Basic version will release later...
Jan 07, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Nice....will be watchin this bird.
Jan 07, 2013, 10:37 AM
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is it available now?


anyplace accepting preorder?
Jan 07, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Has anyone read the manual for the AR635. Setting the gains is worse than programming an esc with your transmitter.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/SPMAR635-Manual_EN.pdf
Jan 07, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pasantia
anyplace accepting preorder?
The distributor isn't allowing anyone to accept any sort of pre-orders right now. As soon as it becomes available you will be able to get it here probably cheaper then anywhere else online..

you can be updated about this product on our blog
Jan 07, 2013, 03:13 PM
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preordered


just got done ordering from Horizon and should get it end of the month
Jan 07, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Fentonflyers
Has anyone read the manual for the AR635. Setting the gains is worse than programming an esc with your transmitter.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/SPMAR635-Manual_EN.pdf
With receivers getting this advanced, a USB interface of some sort would be nice...
Jan 07, 2013, 03:20 PM
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With receivers getting this advanced, a USB interface of some sort would be nice...
Just what I was thinking earlier. Maybe that's what will be needed to support twin aileron channels. I know that I'm going to wait till that's a possibility.


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