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12-10-2012 02:49 AM  7 years ago
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Flying Brian

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Sylphide E12
How many guys are flying the Sylphide E12 on a regular basis for practice, or just for fun?

How does the nitro version rate to the E12?
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01-01-2013 04:07 PM  7 years ago

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Since most of the F3C crowd flying the Sylphide have gone electric there are probably (& sadly) fewer nitro version being flown.

That being said (while I did not have the pleasure to fly one - I had the opportunity to see Scott fly his for a couple of years at local funflys) the Sylphide with his unique power transmission unit was definitely/originally build for nitro and was a 'good' machine with a distinctive sound.
01-03-2013 02:58 AM  7 years ago


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I fly my Sylphide E12 for practice, my Trex700 FBL for learning new manuvers, like the proposed 2014 FAI schedule.

I have been flying my nitro Sylphide since 2004 but looking at the current trend that JR seems to focus their effort on the e Sylphide. I think the e Sylphide is still evolving partly depends on the 2014 FAI schedule being finalised.

I felt sad to let my nitro Sylphides go as they are built and fly beautifully. Given that I have access to electricity socket in the flying field, it is a more viable option to fly electrics.
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