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Old 02-09-2011, 08:54 AM
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Trying to find if the double canopy comes with it Looks so much better the twin canopy.

Also if anybody has this plane can it be hand launched? Do not want to put any retracts or tanks on it.

My friend has the F16 70mm and there is no problem hand launching


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Old 02-10-2011, 09:22 AM
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URL for the one you are looking at?
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:14 AM
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http://www.nitroplanes.com/69a718-redviper-rtf-24g.html

In one of the video's I found I heard the person demonstrating it that they might have both canopies
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Default RE: New F18 70mm size

I have an older version which comes with the single canopy.

However the replacement parts lists two canopies ( E & F ) so I would assume that it does come with both...

Normally replacement parts only lists those things which comes with the plane, not optional extras.

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Didn't look at replacement parts Will look there

Do yu hand launch yours That is what I want to do
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Yes it will hand launch if you remove the gear and the missles, etc.

I would HIGHLY recommend that you make the first flight off of tarmac, so you get the trims right and you get used to flying the plane.

Also run the engine for a while before you start trying hand launches to wring it out.

For your first hand launch have someone else throw the plane for you.

Bring it up to full power and have them take a running step or two forward and toss the plane at a 10-20 degree angle. like throwing a javelin at a shallower angle.

It doesn't need a lot to get airborn but it is safer to start it out with a bit of extra speed.

I'm considering adding a bungee launch hook to mine...
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:27 AM
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Okay will do that

Thanks for the help. Will order the 2 seat canopy also looks way better with it. Now just the scheme. The blue angel or the red and gray.

Not sure how good the BA is to see in the air
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IMHO the Red and Gray is easier to see...

I would recommend using a sim to try to learn how to determine the orientation of any plane WITHOUT having to resort to visual cues, but rather the plane's behaviour to your stick inputs.

Sims are great for this.

Fly the virtual plane out until it is just a dot in the sky... if smoke is available turn it on to help you out at first... then fly manouvers and stunts.

Then turn off the smoke and try doing the same after throwing the sticks around randomly.

This is an important skill to have... someday you'll discover that you'll have absolutely NO idea how your real RC plane is oriented.

The sim can teach you how to quickly re-establish orientation... just by observing the response to stick inputs.

I've had real RC planes flying inverted going away from me when I thought they were upright and coming towards me...

Instant terror when you realize the plane is not responding as you expect and you may loose your investment!

However a bit of calm and quick stick movements can save your sanity once you are used to this.

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okay  thanks for all the help  I just hope that under parts and the canopy F is the dual seat one
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