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Mar 08, 2006, 09:18 PM
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The SKY FLY FLIES!!!!


I bought my dad a good trainer plane called the SKY FLY. It was a bit windy today, but we did it anyway. It is a very stable plane, however it turns only under power due to it's small control surfaces. I had to take the controller from him a few times in order to get it under control and on the ground. She is a great beginer plane. AND IT ONLY COSTS 100$!!!!!!
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Mar 08, 2006, 09:29 PM
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That's good to know. Yet more competition for the T-Hawk.

Edit: If it's anything like the T-Hawk, it looks a lot better in the air than on the ground or in photos.
Last edited by Jeremy Z; Mar 12, 2006 at 01:50 AM.
Mar 09, 2006, 07:47 AM
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Could you tell us about how the plane is constructed?
Mar 11, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Basically, just put the wing on, and put on the rubber bands and wheels. Its easy. My dad did his first solo today and he did great. IT IS A PERFECT INTRO FOR BEGINER FLYERS!!!!!
Mar 12, 2006, 06:44 PM
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My dad did his first 4 landings today. It was a bit of drizzle. But NO wind. He did awsome. THIS IS A PERFECT INTRO PLANE FOR BEGINER FLYERS!!!!!
Mar 12, 2006, 10:58 PM
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hmm where can i take a look at this plane? got a link?
Mar 13, 2006, 07:51 AM
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http://www.redrockethobbies.com/Hobb...p/hcaa1961.htm

this is the first link i could find. Just search google "sky fly plane" or "rc airplane sky fly" or somthing.
Mar 19, 2006, 08:51 AM
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look under Electric plane talk for "OMG What r the chances"
Mar 19, 2006, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingphil202
http://www.redrockethobbies.com/Hobb...p/hcaa1961.htm

this is the first link i could find. Just search google "sky fly plane" or "rc airplane sky fly" or somthing.

Hey free shipping also! That's a plus.

How slow of a flyer is this? Can you compare it to something like the Slow Stick?
Mar 19, 2006, 05:12 PM
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My nephew just got this plane. We maidened it in 12-15 mph winds. Considering the conditions it flew very well.

It has GREAT landing gear. We did ROG take offs from bare dirt in an school yard.

I feel it has plenty of authory in the advanced/expert mode. I had to owrk it a bit but had not trouble controling it in his much wind, even with gusts. In additiion I was able to cut power and glide it around and brought it in for landing in a glide. I was VERY impressed. Perhaps not quite as responsive as the Aerobird in expert mode, but this was right out of the box. I think you all know how much I like the Aerobird. I would put this in the same league.

Perhaps once the pilot has good control of the plane I might suggest extending the rudder slightly to give it a bit more authorty, but I am not even sure it is needed.

One weakness is that, in that wind, one of the molded in hinges on the elevator broke. We still had control but I would suggest adding some light clear packing tape across that hinge line to reinforce the elevator hinge.

Great Value. It will go on my recommended list.
Mar 20, 2006, 07:32 AM
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My dad crashed yesterday, INTO MY PLANE ON THE GROUND!!!! The full story is here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493681
It was only 5 MPH winds or so. He cant handle wind yet. Yet, after the crash, he flew into the sun and lost it. I took controls and brought it back and landed. I grounded him for a week. No flying for him until a bit of wind training is completed on my sim.


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