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best value eflite plane

Old 05-06-2007, 03:57 AM
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looking for a roughly 40inch give or take electric to fly aerobatics and some 3d, eflite is most prefreble but open to other options already got jr digital trany need to know what plane is best value and what to put in it also prices would be great
Old 05-06-2007, 09:56 AM
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i just got my tribute flying and it really does prety good. its all foam, with a real fus and wing with air foil. goes together quickly and fly's almost as good as my flinton 330. it has just a bit of roll coupling in yaw but needed only about 6-7 % on dx7 radio. i am flying with park 480 and 10x4.7 way over powered and the 480 is under proped. so go like the instructions say and run a 450 and evo 1500 3 cell. it will do most 3d stuff or all that i can do with no problem. 350 sq on the wing area and with 480, 2100 common sense batts it right at 20.25 ounces. airframe with everything minus batter is around 13 ounces. the nice thing i like is its only 60 dollars.
Old 05-16-2007, 06:34 PM
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without a doubt the best value is the ministick or minipulse PNP..everything is there and I would ise a tp extreme battery 3cell 2070 .awesome..
Old 05-17-2007, 04:55 PM
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without a doubt the best value is the ministick or minipulse............
Without a doubt either one of those is the best bang for the buck in the industry. However, that new Extra 230 sure looks like it's going to be sweet.

Hey, I flew the big nitro pulse XT46 today. I love that plane. Ben, Steve, Don Wilson, Gene and I will be taking our Pulse XT46s out tomorrow and it's going to be Pulse mafia day......................and something else, but I can't remember what offhand.
Old 05-17-2007, 05:47 PM
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For mostly aerobatics and some 3D the Mini Ultra Stick is the way to go.
Old 06-14-2007, 04:36 PM
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MUS PNP without a doubt.
Old 06-14-2007, 11:37 PM
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If you really want e-flite I'd say the mini ultra stick or the mini pulse. But if you wanna take a look at other brands, how about the 3d hobbyshop aspera?
Old 06-14-2007, 11:51 PM
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I would stay away from the PNP versions of the Mini Ultra Stick and the Mini Pulse XT. The PNP 450 motor is less than adequate, has a smaller motor shaft, and is not close to the standard Park 450 outrunner. The whole PNP setup leaves something to be desired.
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If you really want e-flite I'd say the mini ultra stick or the mini pulse. But if you wanna take a look at other brands, how about the 3d hobbyshop aspera?
Fabulous airplane. I love mine and I'm building another. It's just fabulous.
Old 08-16-2007, 09:53 PM
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Doc: Can you post photo of the plane you talk about? Thanks john P.S. What do you think of this one?
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:42 PM
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I would stay away from the PNP versions of the Mini Ultra Stick and the Mini Pulse XT. The PNP 450 motor is less than adequate, has a smaller motor shaft, and is not close to the standard Park 450 outrunner. The whole PNP setup leaves something to be desired.

I was thinking if they would just sell the plane with the control surfaces installed and the servos, that would be perfect. Everytime I look at a PNP, I get that feeling that the motor is not going to be quite enough.

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:43 PM
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I have the PNP MUS and have zero complaints. It has plenty of power enough to be able to hold the plane straight up, go full throttle and let go. The plane climbs straight up and has basically unlimited verticle. I've also flown a MUS w/ the 450 and 20 amp esc and I feel this setup has less power that the PNP version. I love the PNP MUS and would highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a good sport airplane. I would reccomend that if you are able add flaps to the airplane, to me at least, the plane seems to have a fast approach speed for its small size. And get rid of the tail skid and ad a dubro 40 size tail wheel, that the only problem w/ the plane.

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