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Old 09-20-2004, 05:22 PM
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Default Rookie's bad behavior info. needed

I'm looking to get a Rookie and want to know of the bad habits it may have, like weakness on the gear and body, which gear to get ( Robarts? ), and how about a P-70 for power, servos and all that.

Thank you in advance for all your replies.

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Old 09-21-2004, 01:44 PM
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Very interesting no replies, must be a d$$$ good airplane.

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I think you didn't get replies because there really isn't any bad tendencies. The only I can think of is the hop you will get if the plane isn't slowed down enough on landing.

The P-70 should do fine but will limit the 3-D flight and tumbles. All around it is a great plane, gently to fly and very fun with the thrust vectoring hooked up. You can't go wrong with this plane.
Old 09-21-2004, 02:04 PM
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Yup!! Great airplane, and a real value for the money. The only thing I can think of after having 2 of them (and knowing of two others in the area) is that the main gear mounts need a little beefing up, and the space under the canopy is somewhat tight for equipment installation. Just can't beat the value or the performance. I've had a P120 on mine, and also a Simjet 3000 - very overpowered, but that's what the throttle stick is for. A P-70 should fly it fine and do about anything you've got nerve to do.

You won't go wrong with this bird - quick building and easy to fly - enjoy!!

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Thank you Kenny, that is more or less what I'm looking for, something not to hot for the beginning, good flying characteristics and big to be able to see it.

Congratulations on the F-18's maiden flight in Fresno it was awesome.


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No problem! You wil love the Rookie!

Thanks for the congrats! I hope to get more flights on it this weekend and I am going to try to be at Woodland next month.
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Default RE: Rookie's bad behavior info. needed

very good value for the money
go with the ROBARTS pass on the MM (comp ARF) gear
use the thrust vectoring
Old 09-21-2004, 07:27 PM
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You better, I want to see those P-120 fly the heck out the F-18 again, it will be nice to see you again.

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PS: Is Composites-Arf the only comp. selling the Rookie and if they are, then is it an ARF, right?.
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very good value for the money
go with the ROBARTS pass on the MM (comp ARF) gear
use the thrust vectoring

I agree with the above.

I think Graupner is selling the Harpoon, which is a Rookie with a different name. I am guessing though. It is an ARF and can be assembled very quickly. I just made the Elevons one and use one servo. I have had over 120 flights and no problems.
Old 09-21-2004, 07:42 PM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11...tm.htm#1127794


Check out this thread, it answers a lot of questions.
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How much fuel can you carry inside the Rookie?

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Old 09-21-2004, 08:03 PM
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I carried just over 100 ozs.
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Man, it does have all the answers for the Rookie.

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Kenny Which servos are you using on the Elevons?.

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Thank you for the advise Less.

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Crazy4flight I will do just that, get the Robarts.

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Which rep. to choose from Composites-Arf. Any one have a suggestion?.

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Kenny the Woodland event is on October 9th & 10th.

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I have 5 flights on mine. Airplane is great, but, go with the robart gear. I'm slowly converting mine to robart. Lessons learned. I have 3/4 gallon of gas with a P80 and get 8-10 minute of flight. I made my own fuel tank with baffles, and have not experienced the hop at any speeds. One post mentioned space under the canopy. It is a little tight, but I even managed to fit in TAM's smoke system with tanks.

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Kenny Which servos are you using on the Elevons?.

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I am using some Hitec servos. I cant remember the number on them. I will be changing them out for 8411s soon though.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: Rookie's bad behavior info. needed

Well, that's depends.....I have a friend of mine who is a rookie, and he can carry about 5 galons of beer [8D][&:][:@][&o][X(]
Sorry......5:40PM stress release stupidity

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How much fuel can you carry inside the Rookie?

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Jed, I really like your colors simple and very easy to see.

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Kenny that's and awesome paint job, are you going to bring the Rookie to Woodland?

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Thank you! I am trying to line up another motor for it. Used the P-120 in the Twin. Hopefully I will have another by then.
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Miguel,

Your Rookie is a light weight. If I had a Rookie he would carry a lot more then 5 gallons of beer. And it would be Presidente beer too!

Cheers!

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