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Old 11-26-2006, 11:49 PM
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I have an extra OS46 AX waiting for a plane. What ARF would you recommend that would fly the fastest with this engine.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:03 AM
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....the Viper.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:47 AM
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Default RE: Fastest ARF

The Weston Magnum or the Whiplash would be faster with that powerplant but a hassle-free airframe is the Quickee arf's as Dave mentioned...

I suppose it depends on your criteria, price, ease of assembly, type of runway etc.
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Yep! It's pretty fast! Great combination of ARF and engine (Viper and OS .46FX) if you need a quick speed fix for not a lot of money. It will put you in the 130-140 mph range depending on what prop you use. Start with a 10x6 APC to get use to it and then go to the 9x6 APC.

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....the Viper has the small "racing style" ailerons, and the V-tail. Almost any decent 40-46
will be OK for starters....the Tower .46 will scream, as well as the screaming K&B .48....

....Rossi has a screaming 40 as well as the 45.
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Has anyone tried the new Lanier Pedator II??
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A 9x6 is too small for the 46 IMHO. A 9x7 would be quick I bet-
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I've got the new Predator II and it flies fairly well and fairly fast, in the 130 mph range with an OS .46 SF, and
more recently with an MVVS SHO .40 Quickie motor. The main disappointment on the plane is the wing; mine
needed nearly 1/8" of up-aileron trim in the left wing panel, and 1/16" of down-aileron trim in the right wing
panel to fly straight. So far I have not been able to see where or how it is warped, very strange, it is not at
all obvious. I am absolutely certain the tail is on straight. I will have to break out the incidence meter to check,
but no idea how or if it can be straightened. Surprisingly, the trim does not change from idle to full throttle(!) and
the plane handles and tracks pretty darn well, even in hard turns, but it is just not as "locked in the groove" as I
am used to with the other Q500's I have had and flown (Scat Cats, Doddgers, Hobbico Vipers, Dominators,
Spickler Quickie 500's).
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How about the Oakdale Phenom.
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ORIGINAL: MustangAce

Has anyone tried the new Lanier Pedator II??
I have built 5 of them now. All have flown well, no complaints.

All were set up for 424 racing (TT40pro engine).

One currently is flying with my SS40 up front, and it seems quite at home with that engine as well.

The only mods I made were
1) adding tri-stock behind the firewall
2) gluing the tank hatch in place
3) re-working the wing attach locations a bit and using 1/4-20 nylon bolts
4) three were built using carbon pushrods for the V-tail. Just smaller, lighter - in some ways easier to rig.
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Oh yeah, the Oakdal Phenom Delta looks real slippery...Sure is a LOT cooler than these quickee things -
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ORIGINAL: MustangAce

Has anyone tried the new Lanier Pedator II??
I have built 5 of them now. All have flown well, no complaints.

for the V-tail. Just smaller, lighter - in some ways easier to rig.

wow bob i hope you havent had to build five of them because, well you know lol
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Has anyone tried the new Lanier Pedator II??
I have built 5 of them now. All have flown well, no complaints.

for the V-tail. Just smaller, lighter - in some ways easier to rig.

wow bob i hope you havent had to build five of them because, well you know lol
Actually, two were mine.... I put the others together for a few other folks
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