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Old 07-22-2021, 10:36 AM   #11
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Um, OK.
Not sure there is any better flying jet out there ready to fly.
I have easily flown 5 minute aerobatic flights with over 3.7 volts per cell left over with Avantiís.
I agree the Avanti is a nice flying jet, I knew flight times would be short before I bought it but went ahead and ordered anyway, nice to have around for the occasional flight. I'm still thinking about the new Viper.

I apparently don't have the same discipline in my left thumb as you do, but that's ok too😊
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:25 AM   #12
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Okay, this is some new (to me) and interesting/useful info! Not having flown an EDF before, and having seen only one or two in person, I’ve been reliant on manufacturer’s talking points and occasionally forum discussions when I wander into EDF threads. 5-6 minutes is not unreasonable in my mind. That’s on par with my prop flying, which is all I’m after. It also gets me thinking about that T-33 again… it’ll be cheaper than the new Viper and should be a pretty straightforward plane, for an EDF. Hmmm…
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:34 PM   #13
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Re: E-flite's 90mm Viper

The FW T33 is a really nice flying jet. I have the larger Lander version but I’m sure the FW has better manners. No need to go fast. Slow looks so much more realistic IMO.
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Biggest stumbling block is the sticker price. Thatís a lot of $$ for a lump of foam. Itís hard to remember that itís not the airframe thatís the expense, itís the components.
Precisely. I just worked out the cost of the components on another thread, and I got to $710 before servos, and without the airframe, lol.

This stuff is pricey.
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:06 PM   #15
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I was getting 5 minutes on my 70mm Viper on a 4000 6S in mixed flying and landing just below storage voltage.

As for the twin 5000 6s capability, the only reason they say it can be done is that those who buy the ARF plus version to install their own power system might want to run 8, 10, or 12S, and it will handle it. I'll be using 5000, 5500, 6000, and my two 4000s in parallel. I think twin 5000s would be a bit heavy. I flew my 70mm with a single 5000 and it will fly but it's not as fun, for sure.

For the size, it's 55" wingspan and 50" long. The Avanti is 48" wingspan and 51" long.

I loved my 70mm, and it flew incredibly well, but I did feel it was a bit small. 44" wingspan, and probably 40"ish long. This new Viper will be right in the sweet spot for size for me, I think. I want to build a larger one, but they get exponentially more expensive when you hit the next size up.
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:13 PM   #16
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Re: E-flite's 90mm Viper

Just as an update, the date has been officially set at August 13th, now.
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:45 AM   #17
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Re: E-flite's 90mm Viper

Nice to see you are still stirring the sticks Ron! That's what its all about!
Our LHS ordered 6 of them and anticipates being sold out quickly. Demand is there apparently.

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Re: E-flite's 90mm Viper

Dean , bet your net step will be to slip in an X45 for even longer flight times ! !
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The Avanti flies 3 minutes on a 6s-5000 pack, flies great but I wouldn't rate that as excellent.
I dunno about that...i had one and could fly 4-5.5 minutes with some full throttle runs
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:45 AM   #20
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Re: E-flite's 90mm Viper

Wondering if anyone here has bought one yet and is going to fly it at the Burlington, Ontario airfield?
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