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10-27-2011 05:26 PM  6 years agoPost 1
MagicFingers

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10-27-2011 05:57 PM  6 years agoPost 2
McKrackin

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That's almost identical to the Air Taxi by E-Flite.

Pretty cool for a plank.lol...

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10-27-2011 06:54 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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That's nothing like that POS Air Taxi. That think is cool. Gotta love the Japanese for thinking this stuff up.

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10-27-2011 07:01 PM  6 years agoPost 4
McKrackin

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The control system is identical.
The sphere is weighted to keep the bottom down which is actually its tail.

They are both controlled by four wings with a mid-ship mounted motor and fixed pitch prop.

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10-27-2011 07:04 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Yeah, but this looks like something out of Star Wars, and the new Eflite Taxi is something I would be embarrassed to be seen with outside of my home.

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10-27-2011 07:09 PM  6 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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That's just body parts.
The inside is the same.

Get the cheapo from Horizon and a sheet of foam or thin CF and make your own sphere.

And a lead sinker from the fishing dept at Walmart.lol...

EDIT: I think I will

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10-27-2011 07:21 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I've been an advocate of using flybarless systems on planks for a long time. Before that, it was three separate tail gyros on a plank. By moving the CG on a plank way back, you make hovering effortless--and by using a 3-axis gyro to stabilize it, you can make it fairly easy to take off and land as well.

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10-27-2011 07:28 PM  6 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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You should have got in the game with the idea

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10-28-2011 02:15 AM  6 years agoPost 9
ncostes

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Horizon Hobby has it for $169
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPSbs3_10TQ

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10-28-2011 03:09 AM  6 years agoPost 10
max232

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A couple guys got these last year when we were flying in the local high school gym they didn't last too long like a flying egg shell.

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