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Old 04-21-2009, 02:41 PM
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Not sure if this is the right section but how is the Electrifly Mini Delta. I love to fly it on Realflight G4.5 and it seems the perfect size and price for me with every thing I need for it and I could just take it by walking a few blocks(about 2) to the field where I run my trucks for a plane . Reason I want it? I saw a speed plane flying at the field, pretty sure it was either a Slinger or a Parkzone F27C Stryker but I've seen the guy before and I'm friendly with him and even got him into trucks but that's besides the point. So is it good? These are what I plan to put into it without too much cost for me. Tell me if you would suggest something else or whatever.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKZC3&P=M
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I'm sure I have one of them screw drivers that size but whatever
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two of those and two of these
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:45 PM
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We raffled off one this past weekend, it is small and it looks like it would fly well, and it is a good deal...
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I'm still in the early stages of learning to fly my Mini Delta, but from what I've seen so far it does indeed fly well.  It's pretty agile and likely isn't the best choice for a beginner.  However, it's so cheap that if you totally destroy it you can get a whole new one for $25...that's why I bought it.  My advice is to pick up at least a few extra props for it and DON'T get the recommended Nimh pack.  With the Nimh battery it is way underpowered (It wouldn't even fly with it).  I replaced the battery a 3S 800mAh Blade CP LiPo and now it's got tons of lift.
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1st of all, do not use the GP RX, buy a Berg RX for $30. I think this plane has potential to be fast and fun, the big fuselage "pod thing" only adds drag and weight. Deltas in this size range can be built without that extra bulk. Once you realize how little talent, time and effort go into building your own little speed planes, you will "turn up your nose" at offerings like this.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:23 PM
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Just looked through your list. Why not just get the [link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXLGF4**&P=7]Hitec Neon[/link]? That's what I bought and it works great. It'll be a lot cheaper than what you've listed.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:28 PM
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By the time you buy a Neon then upgrade to a rechargeable battery pack, you could have bought a 4 channel radio.
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By the time you buy a Neon then upgrade to a rechargeable battery pack, you could have bought a 4 channel radio.
Even if you add in $15 for rechargeable Nimh batteries (which some people already have BTW) that still only comes to $75 for the Neon, which comes with a receiver and two HS-55 servos. I don't think you'll be finding a 4 channel TX with elevon mixing, a rechargeable pack, a receiver, and two decent servos for $75. Also, the transmitter pack you'll get with a TX is likely going to be 1500mAh or possibly even much less. I wouldn't even want a low capacity TX pack like that anyway.
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I've got a Neon collecting dust in my shop. IIRC, the aftermarket packs don't even fit the compartment. IIRC, you have to open the radio up just to reverse the servos [turn the plugs around inside the RX]. What I originally thought was going to be "a deal", really wasn't.
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I will admit the design of the Neon is disappointing - having to open it up like you mentioned...but if you're using it just for one plane, it's a one time deal. If he wanted a TX for more than one plane I'd say don't get it. For the batteries, just use some 2500mAh Nimh AA rechargeables...no big deal there. If the OP does go with the Mini Delta, make him a good offer on your Neon...maybe $20 shipped. Then he could pick up some Hextronik 9g servos for $4 apiece.
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