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Old 08-25-2012, 02:10 AM
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Default Good sport jet for a fair price ?

Hello guys,

im looking for a good sport medium size jet, something like the Ultra Flash or Bandit, preferabely fully composite (as it needs to be tough) for a fair price.
I would love an Ultra Flash relaly but the price is steep so im having second thoughts.

Does this exist at all ? it seems like the market is lacking in this field.

thanks for reading.
Old 08-25-2012, 02:34 AM
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Default RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?

Ah the ever asked questions..........depends on what you mean by 'fair' price. Flash is very well made, a very good flyer that also looks really cool. It will take lots of abuse and last for years!! (as mine has). So is it expensive, well not really, considering it is very very good value.
Can you get cheaper jets well yes .........and they are in finish and ability.

Buy one and love it.................!

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Consider the all composite Reaction from Bruce Tharpe Engineering. It's on sale now for $1295 which includes shipping.
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Consider the all composite Reaction from Bruce Tharpe Engineering. It's on sale now for $1295 which includes shipping.
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Gotta be a MBA Tornado but there I am biased.

But honestly as a sports model which does need a but of "building" it's a first rate model
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Default RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?

OK i will emphesize that im looking for a high speed high performance aerobatic jet.

So far i thought about flash (pricey), bandit (pricey) and Dragon (which is too big to fit in my Toyota Corolla).

The reaction looks much more like a floater than high speed high performance machine?
Old 08-25-2012, 04:17 AM
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OK i will emphesize that im looking for a high speed high performance aerobatic jet.

So far i thought about flash (pricey), bandit (pricey) and Dragon (which is too big to fit in my Toyota Corolla).

The reaction looks much more like a floater than high speed high performance machine?
I have a Classic Flash (Which I love) and I had a Reaction ARF which I sold for that very reason!

Get the Flash.... best value for the money.
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Default RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?

i3dm,

Sounds like Champagne wishes and Caviar dreams on a Mad Dog 20/20 and Ramen Noodles budget !!!! ..... I can relate to that !!! Let me know you secret if you crack the code on this deal. I'm all in !!!!


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i3dm,

Sounds like Champagne wishes and Caviar dreams on a Mad Dog 20/20 and Ramen Noodles budget !!!! ..... I can relate to that !!! Let me know you secret if you crack the code on this deal. I'm all in !!!!


Danno
definitely. i just dont see why some chinese manufacturers dont make some better priced sport jets, but who knows ?
honestly the Dragon from Xtreme jets does look good and priced fair i guess, just too big for my car.. hehe.

So far it still seems the pricey UF wins !
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There is a ready for paint CAI Raptor in the classifieds for a good price. If I had the money I'd grab it. Has the strength and durability of the flash with better speed and precision than a bandit. My Raptor is equaled only by my firebird. I've had a bandit, had a flash, had lots of sport jets, and the raptor outshines all but my firebird. It's truly a shame cai is out of business.
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Bandit needs a nice flat runway!!
Old 08-25-2012, 06:07 AM
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what about a jet legend viper jet, i know it is a scale model but it would pass as a sport jet with the right paint work
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its hard to try and find a place to fly jets>>> but i can buy 10 > 90 size nitros and planes for less then one jet and have more fun i had i jet sold it after 3 flights
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RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?
You could look at PAF-de!
They do some nice sports jets (kits) for a low budget, but you will have to build them!
Seen them fly at jet power last year and they were quite impressive!
Ultra Flash is a great plane for the money if you've got it!
If I hadn't of bought a Super Bandit I would of had the UF!
You could see what comes out at Jet Power 2012, I understand there
will be a few new sports airframes to be launched!

JT
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I've got a CAI razor that I'll sell you, ready to go with servos, gear, valves etc just need to drop a turbine in it. I think that will meet
Your criteria its a 200mph bird and looks like its doing every bit of it standing still.
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I've got a CAI razor that I'll sell you, ready to go with servos, gear, valves etc just need to drop a turbine in it. I think that will meet
Your criteria its a 200mph bird and looks like its doing every bit of it standing still.
please send pics and price info to my email: i3dm@hotmail.com
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E-Flite Habu 32 with a Jetcat P20?

Good pricewise and will fit your Corolla pretty good


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They really need to make that in an 18 lb size!!
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Default RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?

HI Guys, most are not pricing a jet right, the up front money is not a good way of pricing a jet. The proper way to price a jetis the total cost to get it in the air, subtract the resale value, then divide the number of flights you got on it.
In other words, its the cost per flight.
My BVM jets are the cheapest, and FEJ's, the most expensive.
The best entry jet and first flight of the day jet is the Boomerang Sprint.
The second tough , allround jet is the Flash.
And next is the BVM Bandit and Bobcat.
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Hi friends:

Another good option is a Easy Jet, here you can get info:

http://www.aerocarcontrol.com/site/i...oducts_id/1517

http://easyjettrainer.blogspot.com.es/

BR from Spain.

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HI Guys, most are not pricing a jet right, the up front money is not a good way of pricing a jet. The proper way to price a jetis the total cost to get it in the air, subtract the resale value, then divide the number of flights you got on it.
In other words, its the cost per flight.
My BVM jets are the cheapest, and FEJ's, the most expensive.
Rcpete
Bingo! Exactly why I keep a log book - BVM Bobcat = $5.50/flight, 400 flights, deal closed, new owner. You really don't know how expensive or cheap a jet was until you sell it, or crash it

Same thing with engines BTW...

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Strap a P120 size turbine on the Reaction and you'll have your high speed jet with reasonable landing speed and a plane that can handle paved and grass runways.
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Strap a P120 size turbine on the Reaction and you'll have your high speed jet with reasonable landing speed and a plane that can handle paved and grass runways.

True John, but a Reaction will NOT fit in a Toyota Corolla.
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theres no such thing a s a cheap Jet Plane
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Default RE: Good sport jet for a fair price ?

the discussion is a bit beyond what i intended.

the topic is a high speed aerobatic jet (such as the flash etc) with better cost - it might very well not exist, but its certainly no reaction or easyjet !

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