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Old 05-27-2003, 12:23 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Anybody built/flown the Fun Air 40 or 20?
Old 06-01-2003, 04:14 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I've got one. First impressions are of good quality, and the price can't be beat - $140 Can = ~$100 US. From jet-hobbies.
Proportions look very simiilar to the modeltech magic.
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:58 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Who makes this? Website? Looks very interesting....
Old 06-02-2003, 10:13 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

http://www.jet-hobbies.com Good customer service if you contact them tell Micky I said hi....Dan Powell
Old 06-04-2003, 07:27 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

FYI:

You can now get Fun Air 3D 40 with FREE SHIPPING to US !!! Not bad for a $98 ARF ! And a free Pilot too.



www.jet-hobbies.com
Old 06-06-2003, 12:44 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

i just ordered one you cant beat 98 bucks shipped mine will be here in a week i will let you guys know more when i get mine
Old 06-06-2003, 12:50 AM
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That looks just like the Magic with different covering to me
Old 06-06-2003, 01:01 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I was thinking it looked more like the Weston Cougar with different covering..might be a choice for guys looking for a Cougar.
Old 06-06-2003, 01:23 AM
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Default cougar

i was looking for a cougar but i found the
fun air so i got it instead
Old 06-06-2003, 11:06 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I was going to buy a Magic, but I dont like the magics flat bottom wing. The fun air appears like a Magic but lighter with a symmetrical wing. I have heard rumors of them hovering with a TT .36pro. My Fun Air will be here next Wed, and I will be writing a review on it. My engine of choice is a Saito .72 (close to the same weight as a TT .46pro or OS .46). More info to come. Has anyone flown this plane yet? What was your engine choice, final weight, and flying characteristics?
Old 06-06-2003, 01:20 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I was going to buy a Magic, but I don't like the magics flat bottom wing.
The magic don't have a flat bottom wing aerodynamically, and mine is only 3.6Lbs
The Fun air 40 looks like a copied cougar 2000 with a longer tail.
The magic just has characteristics like non other that I like. It's my STOL, Funfly, and, hovering plane all in one. The symmetrical airfoil lacks the extreme slow speed flight of the Magic's unique airfoil, but offers better inverted performance. There tow very different airplanes. I've flow both and can't what to try the Fun air 40 to see what if any unique characteristics it may have.
Old 06-06-2003, 01:36 PM
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i have a tt 36 pro that i am goin to try on mine
Old 06-11-2003, 05:23 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I received my Fun Air 3D-40 today, I must say I am impressed with the construction, it is amazing light for an ARF. The covering looks great, a few wrinkles, but no more that any other arf and a low heat iron should make short work of them. The hardware package was ample (especially for a $98 with shipping plane), there was even a pull-pull kit for the rudder . I plan to use a Saito .72(same weight as an OS .46).

I wil be writing a mini review for this plane as the assembly progresses, I can't wait to see how it flies. The only negative thing I have to say is the lack of detail in the manual, it is one sheet of paper, with very few words.

Dan

PS: has anyone flown this plane yet? engine? weight?
Old 06-11-2003, 07:45 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I kinda like the 20 size Fun Air 3D for $75. Unfortunately they are sold out.
Might have to check back on that one.

Dan, let us know how she went together, and how well she flies.
Old 06-11-2003, 08:47 PM
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mine should be here anyday i am waiting patiently hehehhe
Old 06-12-2003, 03:49 AM
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Default Fun Air 20

Just got a Fun Air 20 from Jet Hobbies. It packaged very well and survives Fedex Groud. The ARF looks great. One piece wing and hardly any wrinkles. The 20 size use rubber bands to hold the wing down. The instruction is pretty much like the ones from World Model. If you can assemble the ARFs from World Model, you should be OK.
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Micky at Jett Hobbies said that a customer reported that a fun-air 40 hovered with a TT .36 PRO, I can't wait to see what the verticle performance will be with a saito .72, what would you recomment the control throws and CG location to be for precision, for 3D? theit is no indication on the instructions as to what these should be

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Old 06-13-2003, 05:13 PM
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Default got mine today

i was gonna put a tt 36 pro on it but i just ordered a saito 72 but i think i might go with the 36 i think its gonna be light
good built kit and it made it from canada
to louisiana with no damage at all
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

I gotta have one..... I killed my Magic last week and need a replacement FF.

How did you guys order from them. I dont see any order forms/links on the website. If the number they give isnt any different than just long distance I'll give them a call but I dont want to get hit with $25.00 worth of phone charges just to call Canada and order a $98.00 plane.
Old 06-13-2003, 05:42 PM
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just give them a call its just like dialing the usa no 25.00 charge
Old 06-13-2003, 06:01 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Good deal, The number looked like a US long distance number but I just wanted to check. Thanks for the info. I'll be ordering my new Fun-Air 40 in just a few minutes.
Old 06-13-2003, 06:18 PM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Well my plane is now on order. Free shipping AND a free pilot. I dont think I'll be putting the free pilot in the Fun-Air 40 though....just dont seem right.

If this plane as good or better than my Magic I'll be extremely happy with it. I plan on using my same engine combo (TT42 GP w/ MCP) as I had on the Magic since they seem to be comperable in size and weight.

I'll be sure post my thoughts on the plane once I get it and have a chance to fly it.
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

Somebody please post some pics of the actual plane. I wanna see the plane on the landing gear and some of the other details.

Thanks, Scott
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

US BUYERS BEWARE!!!!

You will have to check your credit card statement carefully. Jet Hobbies use old exchange rate to calculate the CAD to USD. They used $1 USD = $1.5 CAD to do the conversion, but the current rate is about $1 USD = $1.37 CAD due to the recent drop of US dollar. So they actually charged $85.33 USD for a $75 USD Funair 20.

On the other hand- the FUNAIR 20 does not have tail-wheel, not even a skid. There is nothing at the tail.

Later
Old 06-16-2003, 10:32 AM
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Default Fun AIR 3D 40

The Fun Air 40 has a skid, but I am considering placing a tail wheel on it, this task may be hard because the ruder is totally on top of the elev and stab, there is not an easy way to get control linkages from the ruder to a tailwheel, good news the fun air 40 comes with a pull pull setup on the ruder. The landing gear is formed aluminum and light, the wheels are about 1.14" foam, but sturdy and light, I may consider larger wheels for flying from grass. the gear is not near as tall as the magic, and does not use music wire.

I'll try and take some pictures and post tomorrow

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