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Old 01-19-2010, 08:15 PM
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I have seen a couple of these at various events, but I am not sure what they are called or where to buy them. They are brushless, small, and very fast. They seem to almost be an F3D style, but im not sure.

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If you mean about 30-36" span, then these are probably speed 400 models you're thinking of, and are capable of 150-160 or so on a hot motor like a Mega 16-15-3. Yeah, they hustle.

http://www.icare-rc.com/pylon_racer.htm

http://www.matneymodels.com/vixen.html

http://www.nesail.com/categories.php?subcatID=21

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How about a combo like this:

http://www.soaringusa.com/products/p...ategory_id=265
http://www.unitedhobbies.com/hobbyki...idProduct=5246
http://www.unitedhobbies.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7641&Product_Name=ZIPPY_Flightmax_2200mAh_3S1P_25C__(X-Thin)

Should it work out alright?

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Default RE: Looking for small F3D style electric

That's a decent combo that you can run at up to ~ 275 watts, and that will haul pretty well. I don't want to make a speed guess and have someone say BS - I ain't no lekkie expert - but my best wildarsed guess is that is likely about a 130-135 mph setup? I'm running about 350 watts in a similar sized but draggier model with 15% thick wing, and got a WavoScope Doppler speed reading of 125mph. So take that +- a few and extrapolate. Yes it will fly fast and well I'm sure!

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How about a combo like this:

...Should it work out alright?

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Do you know the size of the equipment area? I am wondering if the battery and other equipment will fit. Should get well over 100 mph if it does fit.
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Default RE: Looking for small F3D style electric

I think you're thinking F5D. Now a days a mild F5D setup is ~150mph and a hot one does well over 200. SoaringUSA is one of the best sources for F5D airframes.
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Default RE: Looking for small F3D style electric

Im thinking more of the speed 400 pylon racing style. I really like the boomerang and the sokol, but the cheetah from icare-rc.com looks awesome! Although, this is on a budget so the price of the cheetah is out of my price range right now.
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This guy has three types/sizes. I had the "Hummer" speed 400 with a hot brushless in it.
I gave it to a friend as I can't throw anymore due to my rotator cup is bad in my shoulder. If you have a good breeze to toss into, than it's easy to get it going.

Dang that thing was quick, turned hard too. Easy and smooth at speed. Very, very good quality, very good instuctions with setups and photos.

http://www.acmeflyingmachines.net/
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That's a decent combo that you can run at up to ~ 275 watts, and that will haul pretty well. I don't want to make a speed guess and have someone say BS - I ain't no lekkie expert - but my best wildarsed guess is that is likely about a 130-135 mph setup? I'm running about 350 watts in a similar sized but draggier model with 15% thick wing, and got a WavoScope Doppler speed reading of 125mph. So take that +- a few and extrapolate. Yes it will fly fast and well I'm sure!

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Do you think this combo will work together? (proper fit). Im not so much worried about the battery, mainly just the motor/ airframe.


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