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May 24, 2017, 10:50 PM
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Rage Spirit of St. Louis Micro RTF Airplane RGRA1100


Does anyone have this one yet?

If so then, can you provide key owner review?

I am surprised that RCGroups and RCU doesn't have anything on this one yet?


Key Features:
-Ultra-micro sized scale model of the historic Spirit of St. Louis airplane
-Smooth and capable flight performance that's perfect for sport or expert pilots
-Full-airfoil wing design with rib details and fuel tank vents
-Highly detailed scale 9-cylinder Wright Whirlwind dummy engine
-Beautiful, realistic scale water slide graphics
-Detailed landing gear and struts
-Extremely light weight at just 1.4oz (41g ready-to-fly)
-Up to 7-minute flight time on single 150mAh battery
-4-channel capable transmitter with 2.4GHz & convenient built-in LiPo battery charger
-3-in-1 control board includes receiver, ESC, and 2 proportional servos
-Packaging functions as storage and carry case eliminates hangar rash.

Specifications:
-Wingspan: 22-3/4" (577.85mm)
-Length: 13-3/4" (349.25mm)
-Wing Area: 75.5 sq.in. (4.87sq.dm.)
-Weight with Battery: 1.5 oz. (41g)
-Battery: 1S 3.7V 150mAh LiPo
-Transmitter: 4-channel capable 2.4GHz with integrated LiPo charger
-On-Board-Electronics: 3-in-1 Receiver (2 servos/ESC)

Spirit of St. Louis R/C Airplane by Rage RC (1 min 27 sec)
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May 24, 2017, 10:59 PM
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Close Up Pictures!


Some Close-up pictures!
May 25, 2017, 02:27 AM
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That looks very nice. I do hope that it uses a protocol that is accessible to a computer radio such as the Taranis QX7. My biggest disappointment with some of the other RTF UMs such as the excellent Ares Fokker DVII is that the supplied transmitter is so poor. It's difficult to find a way to fly it with a "real" transmitter without spending an outrageous price on a hard-to-get module.
Last edited by 1auriec; May 25, 2017 at 02:35 AM.
May 25, 2017, 01:38 PM
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That looks very nice. I do hope that it uses a protocol that is accessible to a computer radio such as the Taranis QX7. My biggest disappointment with some of the other RTF UMs such as the excellent Ares Fokker DVII is that the supplied transmitter is so poor. It's difficult to find a way to fly it with a "real" transmitter without spending an outrageous price on a hard-to-get module.
It is a shame. All I need is more transmitters or chargers.
May 25, 2017, 03:20 PM
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looks like a light wing loading in flight. I like the scale looks. Probably an easy conversion to Spektrum equipment.
May 26, 2017, 07:52 PM
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My biggest disappointment with some of the other RTF UMs ... is that the supplied transmitter is so poor.
Same here! I'm not familiar with "Rage" brand.

My sentiment is the same as DaveG's, but the looks of this one may be worth the trouble of converting "if necessary" (in my case to Spektrum).

Anyone recognize the battery connector (1:03 in video)?

Gene K
May 27, 2017, 07:03 PM
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I'm surprised there isn't a little more chatter about this plane going on. I guess the audience that it appeals to is small.
May 28, 2017, 05:23 AM
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I'm surprised there isn't a little more chatter about this plane going on. I guess the audience that it appeals to is small.
Exactly my thoughts and reason for opening the thread.
May 28, 2017, 10:29 AM
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I'm surprised there isn't a little more chatter about this plane going on.

1auriec said it all - unknown protocol.

Gene K
May 28, 2017, 11:07 AM
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I'm surprised there isn't a little more chatter about this plane going on. I guess the audience that it appeals to is small.
Do not be surprised. This is a closed cockpit. Most pilots are claustrophobic people. Not all of us can do what Lindbergh did.

Nice plane.
May 28, 2017, 05:06 PM
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How did he see forward?
May 28, 2017, 07:47 PM
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"The pilot could see forward only by means of a periscope or by turning the aircraft to look out of a side window."

https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...rles-lindbergh
May 28, 2017, 09:25 PM
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Do a search for The Spirit of St. Louis movie with Jimmy Stewart. It is a great movie.
May 29, 2017, 08:00 AM
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Do a search for The Spirit of St. Louis movie with Jimmy Stewart. It is a great movie.
Yes, well worth watching.
May 29, 2017, 10:54 AM
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Charles Lindberg was a great aviator, but did you know that he doubled the range of the P-38 Lightning during ww2, just by teaching the pilots how to save fuel.

From 900 miles round trip, to 1800 miles!

He was also one of the few civilians to shoot down a Japanese during the war...

Start watching at 28 minutes in this Tube, there are some photage of the "Spirit"
P 38 Lightning Strikes Documentary (1 hr 1 min 52 sec)


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