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02-02-2010 05:06 PM  8 years agoPost 1
EASYKILL

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I'm looking for a decent ducted fan plane. Foam is OK but not a must, easy build would be a plus. Any one have any experience?

Hello, my name is Tony and I'm a heli addict...

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02-02-2010 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Dblex

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I bought my SAPAC L39 RTF just add RX for $269

The T-45 with fixed gear is fun too its about $189 add rx

Composite 70mm your looking at $600 plus with everything. and they just keep going higher.

My buddy got a HABU, I think you would love that jet. He gets about 8 mins of flying on it no problem.

They are on sale a bunch of places cheap

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02-03-2010 01:35 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Spitfire1

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There are some cheap composites, Eflite composite bae hawk with 70mm fan and motor included is on special $160 I think Horizon hobbies, and the HET f18 is pretty cheap.

Im currently building an RC Lander f16, its a nice plane but has turned out to be a pretty costly project, maybe would be better going composite, thing i like about the landers is the metal ducted fan sounds like a real turbine.

The best money I ever spent was on my Freewing f35, it costs about $80US just add receiver, can use anything from 1300 mah 3s to 2200mah 3s, because its so small it goes like a rocket, I love it, they sell it at HK and all over the place.

I also like the Habu, but i thought it was a bit expensive.

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02-03-2010 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 4
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Foam's OK but not a must,
easy build would be a plus.
You're a poet who don't yet knowit.
Choose a foamie, then just throwit.

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02-03-2010 01:58 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Spitfire1

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This F16 I have will be my last foamie, Ive bought a 1.4 mtr foam cessna to try and get my wings so I can fly at our club, I dont think they handle the wind very well (foamies) I wish I had bout a wooden trainer instead of the foam cessna now.

And the ammout of money this RC Lander has cost I could have gotten a decent composite for maybe less or similar money.

With the foam cessna, Im sick of haveing to repair the front nose gear on every 3rd landing, with the foam jets that have gear its the same, have to find something with strong landing gear.

EASYKILL: Check out the RC lander jets, there not the same crappy quality as cheap foamies, almost look like wood and quite heavy duty, Im guessing there about $400US with servos, 60 amp esc and a metal ducted fan, they run 4s 3700`s or 6s 3000`s with the 6s fan unit, Iv heard 6s dont make much difference to speed just a bit more vertical.
I think the main selling point with RC landers is they actually sound like turbines, I think due to the metal ducted fan unit they use.

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02-04-2010 02:02 AM  8 years agoPost 6
EASYKILL

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Thanks for the help guys. I'll look into the RC Landers. One of the things that would be nice is to not have to buy new batteries as I have a bunch of 3s lipos for my 450s, also a couple of 4s all of wich are only 2200-2400 ma. This is one I was considering, thrust vectoring looks kinda cool.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/f_35_lig...176888_prd1.htm

Looks like all I would need is rx. I'm sure the lipo included isn't worth a piss, but I do have a couple 4s outrage I'm not using. Any thoughts?

Hello, my name is Tony and I'm a heli addict...

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02-04-2010 04:22 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Spitfire1

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It looks nice and if you have 4s packs maybe a good option.

Have you flown one before?

If not maybe try something cheaper without retracts first or remove the retracts and belly land, there easy to fly but landing is very hard.
I only started flying a couple of months ago, landing a jet with retracts for me is still out of the question at this point, they would be ripped of the first landing, those bigger 70mm jets come in so fast you need to be pretty good not to trash em, if you try and slow down too much you lose all control over the wing surfaces.

Dont let me put you off getting a jet for a first plane I did, but be prepared for a 5 minute hell ride! Specially if you get a 4s 70mm, pretty big adrenalin rush with one of them.

I have an Freewing f35 that uses 3s 1300mah - 2200 mah, I would think its about the cheapest thing you can get in the air and still alot of fun, $89 at Hobbyking but they sell em everywhere, it will get you used to flying a fast jet with hardly any wings, and I can personaly vouch that it is fast out of the box unlike alot of the 3s jets you can buy, being able to use such a big variation in packs is a huge bonus I find.

Theres a different method to handlaunching it than other jets, so if you do get one let me know and I can fill you in.

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