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May 09, 2006, 11:57 PM
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EPP Fun Flyer Reno Racers

Hobby Lobby has these going on their Crash Sale in the morning for $39...

EPP Fun Flyer Reno Racers

Anyone know anything about them?

They look cool...

I was thinking about my brothers and I getting all three and setting them up with Esskay 400s... What say ye?
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May 10, 2006, 02:30 AM
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I was thinking along the same lines. I have never heard of them, any experiences out there?
May 10, 2006, 02:36 AM
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gone fishing
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May 10, 2006, 10:04 AM
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They do look fuzzy - I wondered about that! But they do look like a good bit of fun, too. I had the same thought, 'Eagle - at 9.5 ounces, I would be tempted to stick one of those Esskay's in there too (also on sale, I believe). Not sure about the mounting, but they recommend a brushless AXI with a radial mount, so I imagine you could make that work easily....
May 10, 2006, 10:11 AM
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This is what I'm pondering, the 400XT and the AXI they recommend are about the same weight, so lets say for sake of argument, same power. If the 400XT is truly in the speed 400 class, wouldn’t that be way overkill for a 9oz foamy? Guess I'm still stuck in the pervious century, but wouldn't this be a speed 280 class model? Do you really think the 400XT has the power of the speed 400?
May 10, 2006, 11:49 AM
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It probably is on the powerful side for this size model, but right in the description of the motor they state "For lightweight 3D models to 9-1/2 oz. and other airplanes to 16 oz."
May 10, 2006, 03:17 PM
Too little play time...
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Well I was adding items to my cart (too darned many) and the sale ended before I checked out! I called them, though and they were happy to go ahead and honor the price.

That is true customer service.

Regarding the Esskay even if it is "too much" power how would it hurt? Just stay off the throttle, right?
Last edited by WarrrEagle!; May 10, 2006 at 03:25 PM.
May 13, 2006, 01:09 AM
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reno racer..

Here's some shots of the Reno Racer. I wanted something a little hot for the up coming SMALL fun fly and something that would handle some wind. (seems like its always windy at your annual fun fly). Very nice looking. Nice EPP cutting....nice hinge lines....nice painting. Have built a couple of EPP Hackers in the past. Same nice quality and I like the smaller size of this one, 31 inch span. Well be using a AXI 2208/20, 7 x 5e prop. Well let you know how it does. STRINGFLY <>+++++
May 16, 2006, 03:22 PM
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don't put the undercarriage on and put the servo in the top of the wing instead of on the bottom,

undercarriage is terrible and it flys better without it

I run it with a 2208/26, 900ma 3 cell lipo and a 8x4 gws prop and its a blast

also when a 2m elec glider runs its over and chucks foam every where, as long as you pick up the pieces and stick it back together, it still flies great.

When you have finished with this get its big brother the super zoom zoom which is even better.

May 16, 2006, 07:23 PM
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Put the aileron servo on the top of the wing? Which RR do you have? The Bandito has the mid wing design so I assume you are talking about one of the others...
May 21, 2006, 03:08 PM
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Flew my Reno Racer some more today.. Flies great... tracks great in the wind. Wind was 5 to 8 with gust to 10mph. No problems. Handles fine. Pretty fast but not a super rocket or anything. Will knife edge. Nice straight loops and medium fast rolls. Will slow down some with some wind. I like the looks of the landing gear and used it. I just hand tossed for take off though. Great climb out. Im use the axi recommended and prop. I am using a 3 cell 730 pack... like the punch of the 3cell. Flys great at 1/2 throttle. The only mod you have to do is cut a wider engine plywood mount for the axi radial mount ( stock is too narrow). And I used 3mm wide flat carbon for the wing. Not crazy about the soft alu. ones in the kit. Happy with this guy and handles wind great.
May 21, 2006, 08:46 PM
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String, could you post some detail pics of your electronics install? How did you cut for the battery?

I have one I hope to start on this week.

May 21, 2006, 09:25 PM
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Sure..no problem. After getting all the gear in I moved the battery around the wing untill I got the 40mm c/g point, then just cut a smaller hole than the battery for a snug fit. Works fine. I did not bury my esc in the fuselage per the instructions... they get too hot that way. Kept everything on the right side to counter weight prop torque. Reciever as to go pretty far back because of ele. and rudder servo leads. Everything works like a charm.
May 23, 2006, 10:41 PM
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May 26, 2006, 05:00 PM
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gone fishing
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