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Feb 18, 2006, 06:11 PM
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Great planes Flatana

First thoughts on this model.I hated the linkage connectors,can't remember what they call them but there fiddly and weak.The tape free hinge idea works ok but takes a lot of time,On the whole tape is better imho.The depron is super fragile,easy to damage with a careless move or a gust of wind.Aileron connection to wing is far too easy to break.Flys ok with a nice knife edge,minimal coupling.Power is just ok,knew i should have put a brushless in it.On the whole a reinvention of the wheel that does not roll.Try her inside on Sunday and expect a good time,fragility issues aside.Al.Ps the name is just so silly,so i call mine "Flat Anna ".
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Feb 19, 2006, 07:11 PM
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First time indoors,flys fine breaks easy.Lovely hover,just enough power,axial roll.Hard landing which most depronish planes would have shrugged of and the elevator broke off [only one half though] and the naff aileron fixing broke again.Poor design in some respects and too brittle to take the slightest hit.Al.
Feb 19, 2006, 08:03 PM
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The Foamtana is much sturdier.
Feb 20, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Thanks mark,I'll look into that.Still searching for the perfect indoor plane,light strong enough,good knife edge ,good hover.Oh and ideally cheap and pretty.Al.

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