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Dec 19, 2001, 01:42 AM
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Harbor Freight F/F E-planes:

I posted this over in the Wattage Lightning thread, but thought it might deserve a thread of its own.

For those looking for an attractive little model for micro R/C experiments:

Was shopping at Harbor Freight today and noticed in the sale flyer that they had the little generic Graupner Mini Taxi type F/F electric model with a 14" wingspan and a 10 5/8" length (genetically related to the Wattage Lightning, but a single engine F/F and not an R/C twin) on sale for something like 7.97. The store people knew nothing about it and had none.

At the website, they had it for 12.99, here....


I may call and see if it is really on sale there, too.

They also have the little F/F Skyhawk or a similar clone of a pod and boom, twin tail model for 12.99:


Which has been converted to R/C by the prolific sr71fan.......details at:


though you guys might like to know.
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Dec 19, 2001, 04:25 PM
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I got the little pod/boom model as a birthday present form a friend who's a FF guru. Flies great stock. I'll have to get another to try the R/C hack; gotta keep the first one stock...
Dec 21, 2001, 05:24 PM
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Not that good of a flyer

I have bought and rc'd a couple of the Harbor Freight planes, they don't fly that well, even at 2 ounces. They fly great with nothing in them, including the motor and battery that come with it.
Dec 22, 2001, 12:23 PM
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I found a better use for these little guys: I used the wings from 2 of the pod and boom planes for the V tail on a 010 powered 60" HLG. The motors will go to a small multi engine scratch built. The 270 nimh cells get added to an existing pack. The pilot goes in a Mini Bell. The 2 cell "charger" is used to break motors in. The canopy and tail boom goes in the misc junk box. The dog gets the fuse. I got my money's worth!

Dec 22, 2001, 05:09 PM
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I have flow the pod and boom model (Skyhawk) F/F for a number of years and it flys great stock. sr71fans R/C version, remotored with GWS direct drive and rigged with an articulating boom, for yaw, and full flying stab for pitch flys well, also.

To each their own, of course.
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Dec 23, 2001, 11:04 PM
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I have one of the little pusher model coming looks like a nice toy for it's price. Seems to have nice reviews too

Might have to order another to make into micro R/C as well.

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Jan 13, 2002, 10:06 PM
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I got a couple of these and found the prop used on a gws motor from a broken drive makes a pretty good direct drive pusher.I am gonna test it on my Kolibri,hung under the fuse,between the gear struts.
Jan 13, 2002, 10:24 PM
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will this fly?

What do you guys think of the model named the ghost.


Its a rubber powered 27 inch wing span high winger.