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Aug 08, 2019, 11:56 PM
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FMS 70mm F-18, Avanti or something else??


I'm looking to buy a new 70mm 6S jet but can't decide which one to get.
My preference is for military planes and if there was a single 70mm fan F-15 available, I'd buy it in a heartbeat but as there's not, I'm considering the FMS F-18 instead. Main priority is that it must be hand launchable by myself and suitable for belly landings. That's why I'm not including an F-16 because I suspect that big scoop underneath will get all chewed up.
Another factor is the price which is why I'm ruling out anything that costs more than about 250 euro. If I can use my current stack of 6S batteries, that would also be a bonus, they range from 3300 to 4000mah.
Never flown a sports jet and the FMS 6S Avanti in the red scheme looks pretty cool, similar to a Red Arrows Hawk. How does it fly though?
Any help or other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Aug 09, 2019, 12:35 AM
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The Avanti is likely one of the best EDF jets of the decade. Easy to fly, making the pilot look like an Ace. Not sure how it would stand up to belly flopping as the nose is pointy and angled downward.
Aug 09, 2019, 01:08 AM
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Yeah I read that the Avanti is a great flyer.
If it had trailing link landing gear, I'd be sold on it by now because I forget to mention that the park where I fly has grass short enough in the summer to land on the gear. Taking off would be problematic though.
Aug 09, 2019, 01:20 AM
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It has trailing link legs all round.
Aug 09, 2019, 02:19 AM
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Doesn't look like it.
Aug 09, 2019, 03:28 AM
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Sorry, I thought you meant the popular FW Avanti. It does indeed have trailing link gear. Missed that part of your post...
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