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Ripmax Rapier Delta Wing

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Old 09-11-2002, 03:23 AM
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Anyone have any experience with this ARF??? Is it fast, or aerobatic? Any landing gear, or hand-launch? What engine works best....how is the construction???
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Old 09-11-2002, 02:57 PM
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I have been looking to buy one of these myself.
They don't have landing gear and must be hand launched and belly landed. They also come covered with transparent yellow covering, unlike the photo on Towers page.

As far as engines, a Jett or nelson should make it really fast, or some cheaper engine with a pipe might work good. Someone else will have to comment on constuction and flight characteristics.

Where on Long Island do you fly? I was born and raised in Bohemia.
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this thread is for fast planes
the ARTF is nice, the ones i've flown are super smooth and flying under 4' is easy, big smooth circuits are great. having 8 fly at the same time doing fast runs is good too
you need a big engone to get past the drag this thing has, anything from MVVS 40's up, one of the fastest here is a GMS 60 one.
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