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Feb 22, 2008, 05:59 AM
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Beginner EDF jet

Hey, i want to get into edf jets, can anyone recomend a good beginner jet?
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Feb 22, 2008, 06:18 AM
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How long have you been flying for buddy?
Feb 22, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Feb 22, 2008, 07:09 AM
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beginner jet

ive been flying gliders for about a year, all been 2ch stuff
Feb 22, 2008, 07:23 AM
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Good beginner jet

Not the GWS A4, not because of the kit itself. The A4 has a tendancy to do a very fast left snap/torque roll to the left when you get too slow and add the power too fast. The GWS15 I have is a floater very easy to fly and slow approach speeds and very benign stall. However, dry fit your components for CG and do not use GWS speed controls on this. and get the 20mm heatsinks for the motors.

Feb 22, 2008, 07:33 AM
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Feb 22, 2008, 07:38 AM
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IMHO, even though it is a foamy, the Phase 3 Fantom is a good one to start with. There are a few threads in the foam section.

Feb 22, 2008, 08:26 AM
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beginner jet

a hand launchable jet i would prefer as the field where i fly has not good area for take off.
Feb 22, 2008, 06:58 PM
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i'm getting a het f4 phantom from the videos looks like a baby in the air
Feb 22, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Maybe you should pick up a pusher jet to start...YBRC F-22 with a 2200kv motor on 3s is fast and fun... but if you want an EDF then I would say the HL F-18... she flys great stock and you can upgrade her later for more speed.
Feb 22, 2008, 11:15 PM
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I ditto Dizz,
Phase 3 Fantom is the way to go especially if you are coming from gliders.
It flies very gentle and easy, gentle stall (just mushing nose down), did not try to thermal her but I bet it is possible!
Feb 22, 2008, 11:21 PM
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Multiplex Twister - made of crash-resistant Elapor (EPP) foam.

Agree - get a wing or pusher first to get used to no airflow over the surfaces.
Feb 23, 2008, 07:00 AM
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What do you guys think about the hobby lobby thunderbird df?
Feb 23, 2008, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dizz
IMHO, even though it is a foamy, the Phase 3 Fantom is a good one to start with. There are a few threads in the foam section.

Yeah I'd go with that if I were you. It's a good flyer and if you get in trouble just cut the throttle it has a gooood glide rate. You'd be used to that.
Feb 24, 2008, 02:29 PM
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edf jet

Ok, thanks for all of youre input, i do appreciate all of the help you guys have gave me.

I am going to buy the phase 3 fantom to get used to the jet feel but im also going to buy the hobby lobby F/A 18.

If anyone has any other input i would also appreciate it, and thanks again to all.

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