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04-23-2011 08:19 PM  7 years agoPost 1
boheli

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I know CY flys the ENV in contests, but most mainstream flys Kyosho's and Hirobo's. Out of the three listed on the title, which one would makes a good F3C set up? I am just trying to see other options.

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04-23-2011 08:44 PM  7 years agoPost 2
F1 Rocket

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The Rave ENV is starting to show up more and more in contests. It can be set up as a very affordable F3C machine, is easy/inexpensive to maintain, and flys the current maneuver schedules very well.

Danny

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04-23-2011 08:46 PM  7 years agoPost 3
xcell1

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MA Whiplash

Home Grown in South Carolina

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04-23-2011 10:03 PM  7 years agoPost 4
ErichF

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No one knows for sure yet, but I would say the Whiplash is the last option, here.

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04-23-2011 10:07 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Dr.Ben

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In order for a Whiplash to be most appropriate, you would have to have MA specially configure a kit for you with the Tempest FAI head. The stock FB head with that model is less than optimum for precision hovering due to its optimization for 3D; the bell-hiller ratio is a bit low.

Ben Minor

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04-24-2011 12:46 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Jim Woodward

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With the Rave ENV, all you need is the kit and FAI paddles. I've used Hirobo Freya ($26/pair), and the Funtech ($90/pair). The Freya paddles work quite nice. You can even use the stock flybar length of 500mm. I have two ENV's and are very satisfied with them.
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Jim

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04-24-2011 01:35 AM  7 years agoPost 7
heliwreckr

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tell me, grasshopper, is it the sword, or the swordsman, that makes the great warrior??

It's not crashed 'til it hits the ground

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04-24-2011 01:48 AM  7 years agoPost 8
boheli

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These are great info guys. Keep them coming. CY suppose to come out with a dedicated electric 700 that uses the same head and tail as the ENV. Not much info about it yet that I know of, but I assume since the head is the same as the one on the ENV then this should be a good F3C able heli as well?

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04-24-2011 03:08 AM  7 years agoPost 9
l4rg0

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All the pictures I have seen of the Rave Ballistic ha e shown an FBL head. For F3C, you would need the ENV FB head

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04-24-2011 05:48 AM  7 years agoPost 10
chas1025

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Currently flybarred yes, but I bet you will see a new class for fbl very soon at the US level. We already have a provisional fbl class for sportsman, advanced, expert. So unless you are jumping straight into F3C, then look at the flybarless as it gives you much more flexibility than a single dedicated contest setup.

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04-24-2011 11:44 AM  7 years agoPost 11
iangurney

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But the FAI schedules still determin that a flybar is needed, i wouldn't go FBL just because localised schedules have been adopted to suit. I don't believe we are at the stage yet flybars will be dropped so i have no reason to even consider a FBL machine and wouldn't suggest anyone does if they want to do F3C

Out of the x3 machines, only x2 are viable, the third is a 3D machine requiring substantial modifications. I probably wouldnt go with the RexF3C, to me its just another machine in the their fleet however it will be well supported with parts at most stores.

I would go with the RaveENV, if i was choosing this would be my choice, i definetly am considering my current options for a Rave fleet instead.

My current decisions revolve around a couple of options, Buy a Rex700E standard kit, purchase F3c mixing arms etc (still cheaper), ENV and both kits i'd have x2 of. Or go with one out and out F3C machine like a Sylphide90(E) i'm also looking for a Caliber90 though as i've seen one go for about 600 and was gutted to miss it.

decisions decisions decisions

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04-24-2011 04:08 PM  7 years agoPost 12
GM1

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Tallahassee, Florida US

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Rex FAI
I got a chance to fly the T-Rex 700 FAI this weekend and found it to be very competitive with other models in this price range. The Hobos are hard to beat but can be $$ as can Sylphides and Calibers (if you can find any) but the ENV and Rex FAI are certainly an option.
Gordie

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04-25-2011 12:59 PM  7 years agoPost 13
CHiatt

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Winter Garden, FL

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Rave ENV all the way!
I've made the switch to the ENV, from a Hirobo Eagle 3 AOCC EP, and I have to say it's the best flying F3C machine I've ever had. Yes, I'm part of the Rave 'team', but this opinion was formed long before that transpired.

As mentioned here, to make the ENV more contest ready you'll need some suitable paddles and blades and may have to tweak the dampers and perhaps the flybar length to your own head speed/feel preferences. I'm using Fun Tech FT-90 F3C paddles and Radix FAI V2 blades. I sand the O.D. of the dampers down so that I can run the hover head speed I want without any tendancy to 'wiggle' or have a 'disconnected' feel. These modifications are not out of the ordinary, most make these same changes to every brand to suit individual requirements.

Regards,
Cliff

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