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Tensor, shockflyer, hellraiser

Old 03-01-2005, 09:28 PM
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Hello,
Im looking for an aerobatic parkflyer to practice/learn 3d with. I have a large backyard and would like to be able to use this space to fly. I have heard good things about the shockflyers and their ability to fly in small spaces. I was wondering if anyone had a better suggestion such as the eflite tensor or hobbylobby hell raiser. I dont want to tie too much up in the airframe because im pretty sure i will bury it in the ground more than once before i get things figured out. Also curious if people are running brushless setups and what equipment you reccommend with them.

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OK, I am gonna catch ^%#$# for sayin this but, go to www.spadtothebone.com and watch the movie of the espa3d and the look at the plans for it, I am actually building a new one, my buddy crashed the helli right on top of it. I used sturdy foam board from Wall-Mart and 3/8x3/8 poplar from the local hardware store, powered by a gws 400 d gear and 12-80 prop and 3cell lipo kokam 1500. Belive it or not, this is actually a very simple to fly plane. Its incredible and just set it at 1/3 throttle and a tiny toss and you can float this thing at a stand still, and outside on a calm day, let her RIPPPPPPPPPPPP, this plane on speed 400 and 3cell will go twice as fast as any eflite tesor could ever dream. This plane sets you back about 20 dollars and 2-3 hrs to get going. I used a glue stick and aluminum foil shiny side up to cover it with and it comes out gorgeous. Feel free to build a quick foamy and not waste the $$$ on kits that take longer and more difficult to build, If you are just starting dont risk destroying a great expensive plane when you can trash a cheapy till you learn 3d pretty well. Mike
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Default RE: Tensor, shockflyer, hellraiser

I'd go with a Shock flyer. I have had three of them so far and they are great for doing aerobatics and learning how to 3D. I have flown mine both indoors and outside and does great. I try to keep my shock flyers at about 5.5-6 oz. The Tensor is a good flying airplane too but you have to get use to the way the plane flies. It's different from your normal bipe but it's a lot of fun to. I've tried one great. I hope this helps.

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I'm on my second Shockie. The first had an Axi 2208/34 and was really good, but the new one has a cd rom brushless and is lighter. I have the Hell Raiser also. I have flown a friends Tensor. Of the three I recommend the Shockie for the backyard. The Hell Raiser needs more room. The Tensor doesn't "feel" right to me (may be a builder problem though). I fly in an area of my backyard about 80' X 100' with no problem w/ the Shockie. 5mph and less breeze.

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