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Old 09-15-2005, 05:04 PM
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I really enjoy the Fliton Prodigy 3D.....as recommended, its a bit undepowered, but with a Hacker A-30-16M, X-30 controller, TP1320 or 2100 3 cell pack, and APC11x5.5E prop, it really moves. A real nice flying pattern style plane in a small package (AUW 22-25oz) depending on battery.

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http://www.dodvideos.com/ProdigyPattern.wmv

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:57 PM
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Mine has the Himaxx 2816-1220 turning a 10x3.8 with Koman 1,250 Mah 15C batt, I got unlimited vertical. It will prop hang so well ...
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:02 AM
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Hey ... what do you mean a little under powered??!!! I just watched the video and I dare not think what you call OVER POWERED!!! Hehehehe ... good stuff.
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:09 AM
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tIANci...do you have a video of yours flying with the Himaxx setup?

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Dude ... no video but looking at your power mine is about the same as yours ... its a nice little 200W motor but the can is a little too long and it sticks out a little but then it helps with the darn CF, all Fliton planes are tail heavy, this is the price we pay for super light planes.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:14 PM
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Whats your AUW weight? Wiht a 10x3.8 slowflyer prop, hard to believe this will have the same speed and thrust as the Hacker with a 11x5.5E prop? I hover at about 1/3 throttle, then again, my AUW with the tp1320 pack is 23oz and 25oz with the TP2100, so I'm sure I'm a bit heavier than your setup.

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Old 09-20-2005, 11:16 AM
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I hover at about 45% throttle so I guess your motor must be giving you a lot of power! I have yet to weigh my plane, will try to do it. But you plane has a lot of power as I can see. My problem is that I need bigger capacity batteries, the Kokam 1,250 is giving my about only 6 mins of flying time, not really hard flying but slightly hard.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:40 AM
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have you tried the Thunder Power Pro Lite 1,320 Mah, 3 cell packs? I switched to this pack from the Kokam 1250 (they are the same weight) and noticed a substantial improvement in run time AND could run longer bursts. Worth a try perhaps?
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Looking at this plane I will wanna go with some Kokam 20C batts. They will give better performance. Also this plane is tail heavy. Also in Malaysia choice of lipoly is limited. I tried the new XPower, 1,700 Mah 12C, its slim and not much heavier than the Kokam 1,250s. Its nice ... bought it for my Fliton ICON, not got her up yet, all ready but for motor and servos.
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How well does the Fliton Prodigy hover? can it torque roll?
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:06 AM
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After having flown the plane for the last 3 months I think I can safely say that it's strengths are how smooth it flys and how well it does the F3A schedule. To me it's like trying to hover a 2 meter pattern plane. Yes it will but why? If your looking for a true 3D plane there are far better choices. If you are looking for an absolute fine flying plane for precision aerobatics this is the plane. Mike
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:40 AM
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The Prodigy will hover really easy. Take the CG far back and it will be so sweet to hover yet its not pitchy. This plane is for Freestyle Aerobatics or whatever they wanna call it. She will fly pattern, 3D or aerobatics for you. Totally nice plane. Only 'bad' things is that they did not make a bigger one! Seriously ... it will snap a little, not much but a little if you try to do a hard wall. I used a lot of flaps mixed into elevator and when I try to whack it hard the plane will snap but its easily recovarable. This is a keeper like all Flitons.
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If it has a tendency to snap, would that make it worst if the CG is taken further back just to make it hover well?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:14 PM
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The snap is not that bad, not really, just slight and you can easily catch it. What happened is that I once had a hard landing and the UC block came off, recent repairs have not been able to full secure it, I really need to glass it back on. I went to fly this weekend and the UC came off again as I came in bad for a landing. I was at a grass field this time so I took the UC off, that changed the CG a lot but the plane was not pitchy and was good to fly. Doing a hard wall had the same snap tendency, not worse but about the same.

I think the snap tendency is due to aerodynamics more than GC. Its usually the wing tip stalling that causes it. Go for it radio rookie!!! No regrets for sure.
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I am looking for a good plane to practice IMAC or F3A over at the local school. Time keeps me from getting to the field until the kids are a little older. I was looking at the Prodigy or the Mini Extra both from Fliton. Does anyone know how they compare?
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:42 PM
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I doubt anyone knows ... none in the States yet or even here in the Far East. You can rest assure that the Prodigy is really good to fly.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:43 PM
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:57 AM
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I don't need this until spring (about 3 months), so it would be smart to wait. I am leaning towards the Prodigy, but I am concerned about the motors that I have. I did not want to buy a new motor for this plane. I currently have a couple B20-31S hackers, and a Himax 2015-4100 in a gear box. I'll just try them and get one later if I need it. I did not notice you were from KL when I originally replied. I have a friend/coworker that moved there about a year ago. Small world.
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jvdii - yeah the world is getting much smaller in many ways! As for the motor selection, I think the 2015 is a little under powered for the plane, the best combo is something that can turn a 10x3.8 @ 8,000 RPM. Come here for a visit, the food is truly amazing and so are the girls! Hahahaha ...
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Ya, I was afraid of that. Maybe Santa will bring me a bigger motor and a 3s 2100 mAh lipoly. I have plenty of speed controllers, receivers and servos. The phoenix 35 should be good. I have a lot of hand me downs from Dad. That is why I have a Phoenix 35 and no motor for it. I am a bit spoiled these days. My Dad recently gave me a 30% Carden Extra 300s with a 3W 70 Twin. It has flown in many IMAC contests. I beleive Billy Hemple has flown it. The ironic thing is, I don't have time to fly it until the kids get older. That is why I need the Prodigy for the nearby school. I have about 20 flights on the Carden. Though, I need tons of practice to actually compete.

The food sounds good, but my wife may not appreciate me talking to the girls.[&:]

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Jim - stick a cute Pooh Bear in there and it will be a Babe Magnet! Hahahahahaa ... Anyways, mine is powered by the Himax 2816-1220, another one of the guys here used the Hacker A30 and I think that is even better! The PHX35 will be more than fine for sure.
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Thanks for all of the information. From what I have seen, this is exactly what I need. I need precision more than I need 3D. I have attached a picture of my Extra 300s. The guy in there is old, and he said he doesn't like pooh.


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This is how Pooh Bear looks like flying inverted in a WM Super Chipmunk!
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Looks like Pooh knows how to fly. I'll send pictures of the Prodigy when I get it done. I am going to get the prodigy, but that mini Katana from Precision Aerobatics looks really good too. There is a good video at Atlanta Hobby's site.

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Oh yes ... I am going to get the Kanata Mini in January, my friend is bringing it out to me from Australia. That plane looks good too. I think its going to be a nice one but I think it may not fly IMAC as well as the Prodigy, the Katana may be a little more floaty.
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