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Old 03-04-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys.... just wondering if any of you have any experience with this model. It's a 120 sized ARF and I was wondering what size of Gasser would give decent performance. I'm getting into some extreme 3D so i need lots of power. They say that the plane weighs about 12-13lbs ready to fly... but with what type of engine is used when they get these measurments? I need unlimited vertical for ground level hovers and what not. So is a 4lb gasser too heavy? I'm very experienced in 2 stroke Mods from my boat racing days but would perfer to leave the engine stock for easier starts.
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Old 03-05-2005, 12:57 AM   #2
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Mine weighs 13.25 lbs with a Moki 1.8, Bisson pitts, and a Dubro isolation mount up front. I have 5 oz of lead in the tail for balance.
If I took the Moki out and hard mounted an OS 1.60 the airplane should weigh over one lb less.
A complete Brison 2.4 installation actually weighs about the same as a complete Moki 1.8 installation. I've actually weighed both! The 2.4 installation ready to fly is less considering it uses a 8 oz smaller tank. Lots more power than the 1.8 too!
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:00 AM   #3
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Hi there. I've had this plane since Christmas and have just recently test flown it. I have a Webra Speed 1.2 in it with Standard Ball bearing servos and it weighs 12 lbs and 4 ounces.

The test flight went pretty well. There won't be any 3-D with this engine but its good for standard aerobatics.

There is a LOT written about this aircraft on RC Universe. There are also a few recommended mods to keep it from falling apart.

From what I've read on RCU and what I know so far about the airplane, here are the basics:

1. DON"T put a gas engine in it. Too heavy, too much stress on the structure, and too much airspeed required for landing. It becomes a brute on landing real fast as you add weight.

2. See the thread(s) on RCU outlining methods of reinforcing the fuselage. Some guys have had the fuse crack in half on rough landings. Also, some guys glass the centre section of the wing. I just went with the stock wing and reinforced the fuse.

3. Its a great sport flyer, and good at 'traditional' aerobatics, but its not really light enough for hard-core 3-D.

I hope this helps. Some of this was taken from RCU so I would recommend that you do a search ther for more info.

Happy flying.

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So the a/c must be built like the Funtanas and the twist 3D then. Both a/c's a member on here named " popcan " has bought and I was extremely disappointed on how they where built. Seemed like they cut too much of the plane away to reduce weight.

Thanks for the info.... think maybe I'll stay away from this kit :P
Damn .. thought it would be a good one for me
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:25 PM   #5
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If you want a good light weight 1.20 size a/c for 3D then you would be hard pressed to beat the EF 68" YAK 54.

The fact that there are over 120 pages on RCU about this plane speaks volumes. Check it out.

You can checkout some of my build pictures here

Pinnacle Hobbies in Markham have one in stock for CDN $519.95.
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