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07-12-2008 06:00 PM  9 years agoPost 1
sheva

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West Harrison, N.Y.

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I have a hobby shop, and have been selling the Pantera kits for about 2 years now, and I am truly amazed at how strong this heli is. I was recently trying some new tricks, and proceeded to kaos into the ground from about 200 feet up, and then down. I put a 1 foot crater in the ground. I did hit dirt though, not concrete. But for the impact I received main shaft, feathering shaft, boom, struts, 1 main blade was still good, I bent the skids but could have straigtened them if I wanted to, radio tray, and tail links, and popped 1 pitch link, which I found. I have to say no carbon machine would have walked away as good as this one did. Great machine John..

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07-13-2008 12:41 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Sonic88

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Murfreesboro, TN

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I have heard good things about these birds and the price is great. Thats the thing with a carbon fiber frame -- it wont flex so its either straight or broken. I would say the pantera flexes more thus saving the frame.

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07-13-2008 01:05 AM  9 years agoPost 3
jaycab

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The Magic City

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It's the Mercedes Benz of the average heli flyer.
I have two of them, very reliable machine for the price
Very stable

Jaycab

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07-13-2008 07:42 AM  9 years agoPost 4
sheva

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West Harrison, N.Y.

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RE: struts

I was quite amazed at what abuse the struts have been able to take. At our flying field we have a paved runway, and I have seen a pantera smash into the pavement, bent the skids but not break the struts.

And definately a solid flying machine, we are right off the hudson river, and wind is usually a constant. But doesn't seem to really bother the machine. Assuming that you have set it up properly.

Anyone who might be interested in what the field looks like can check out the website [url=http://www.maaw.com]

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07-13-2008 01:25 PM  9 years agoPost 5
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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I have 3 Panteras in my Hanger. One is the new BBC Pantera.
After 70 hours on Pantera I. I had a dumb thumb and stuffed it into the ground. The normal things got distroyed. Main frame, tail boom, Ya da de ya da de ya da de. If it was my EVO90 on the other hand. My Visa card would of gone into shock. The Pantera rebuild was 70 bucks not counting the carbon main blades. Heck Audacity called me and let me know of some shipping options to save more money. Should be flying this weekend.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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07-14-2008 05:59 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Dirthead

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Thornton Co.

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I've heard that those Pantera ships develope slop in the linkage rather quickly u guys had this "problem"? if so can it b resolved?

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07-14-2008 11:49 AM  9 years agoPost 7
jaycab

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It could be.I don't fly 3D but the swash will
develop a slop eventually. I've replaced the swash
3 times so far but the Pantera has swallow 32 jugs
of fuel since her first flight.I think is reasonable

Jaycab

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07-14-2008 03:10 PM  9 years agoPost 8
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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some folks say that the stock plastic swash wears after time.
The metal swash upgrade solves this problem for those that can tell the diff.

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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