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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:19 PM
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hey buddy.. let me know how she FLYS i might get one based on your mini requested review
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Hey Blink,

I logged two flight yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. The aircraft flew nice and the power was good. It was faster than I expected. Roll rate was impressive and loops were clean. Landings were painless. Like many small models, this one required 60-70% expo in the ailerons and elevator to reduce sensitivity. The large prop causes a little left roll, so be ready to trim right. My flight times were 3:30. The aircraft is a little nose heavy with the the 1000mah but that's a good thing with this model. More flights today!

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:26 AM
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niceee. hopefully you post some videos of it.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Nice model Tony,

I just picked one up (ordered, actually). Was wondering if you could post some flight comments/impressions as to what to expect when I throttle her up!

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Nice model Tony,

I just picked one up (ordered, actually). Was wondering if you could post some flight comments/impressions as to what to expect when I throttle her up!

Thanks,
John

and crash the party?? no way man!! its better if you see it first

is this going to be your heaviest plane 5-6 lbs?

what motor did you ordered? power 32 or power 25?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:54 AM
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jesus!! sorry.. this is for the small one.. jumpe at it too fast. i thought this was for the eflite mentor
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Yup,

I'm going to try it down at the dry lake first, until I get used to it, and then eventually start flying it at my local field....that is if it's still in one piece !

This is a very nice, scale model so I hope it flys well....

John
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 01:46 PM
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but you know how to fly brother
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:03 PM
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I appreciate that; with this little model, let's hope so...they're usually very twitchy !
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:07 PM
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yeaah i know.. get expo on it. it helps a lot with the sticks on twitchy models
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Hey John,

Unless you're lakebed is really smooth, with no cracks or debris, I would not recommend that location for the first flight due to the small wheels and prop clearance. During the roll, throttle should be increased slow and smooth otherwise she will torque/pull left. Just be ready on rudder. This model requires a long takeoff roll unless you have a headwind of 4-6 mph. As you know, ample ground and landing speed is life until you get the feel of this T-34. Once airborne, she's quick yet transitions smooth during power changes. I found the aircraft required a little more back pressure in the turns to maintain altitude, not uncommon for small aircraft with a short span. Rolls are quick and loops are clean. Slow flight requires 1/2 to 3/4 power depending on wind. During shallow stalls the nose drops and recovers nicely and right wing drops during deep stalls. Landings require more concentration than landing a PZ T-28 and power is required for a nice touchdown. I modulate between 1/4 and 1/2 right to touchdown. Knock on wood, all my landings have been painless. I took mine to the Valley Flyers Fun Fly in Van Nuys, CA on Sunday and received great feedback and interest in this little T-34 Mentor. She handled the 7-10 mph wind just fine. Hope this help!

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Thanks very much Tony for the detailed flight briefing...

I'm going to try to figure out where else I can maiden her given my location. Where did you maiden yours? Is the runway down at your club field paved?

Otherwise, still waiting to get mine in; I did receive the Hurricane....! If the Mentor is anything like the Hurricane, than this thing's a winner. The scale details and ease of assembly are incredible on that model so I can only imagine what this one looks like in person. I've flown smaller models before, so I'm ready for the inherent "twitch-factor"...this one looks so good, and is so rarely modelled, that I had to go for it.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:12 PM
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Where is the thread for the Hurricane?

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