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Kyosho Texan

Old 06-07-2004, 12:50 PM
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Anyone have any recent success with these? They are on sale now at Tower for $192, I think. I was considering buying one, but researched here and it appears people have trouble with them being tail heavy and stalling on takeoff.

What is the verdict? What size/type engine would balance it without nose weight? I have seen pictures of it and it is a smart-looking plane, but don't want a hangar queen. I am looking for something I can put 1000 flights on!

Any ideas?
Old 06-07-2004, 01:16 PM
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i have 2 of them.
Planning on OS 70 engines.
Looks like a super plane.
Very easy to get tail heavy.
Lot of posts on this plane do a search
I think it is worth the 192.
Although a while ago they were 164.00
thats when I bought 2
Greg
Old 06-07-2004, 08:23 PM
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And, you get $20 off for spending $150.
I installed a Super Tigre .61 on mine. 1400ma battery pack against the firewall (vertically) and a Harry Higley Ultra Heavy hub (4.5 ounces) - Balanced right on. The .61 was adequate but a .75 would be ideal. Don't even think a .40-.46. I'm talking 2-strokes of course. A .91-1.00 4 stroke would work as well. In my opinion, the best (scale) looking AT-6 out there. You'll be happy!
Old 06-08-2004, 07:36 AM
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Gotta find my darn Tower discount codes...

You say it is better than the H9 Texan then? I am considering this also, as there is a retail ad in the marketplace for the H9 for $189. I was considering the Thunder Tiger .91 FS... and some kind of an AT6. JR or Futaba servos... yada, yada, yada.

I appreciate the advice (with a C). Advise (with an S) is a verb.

No, really thanks!
Old 06-08-2004, 10:50 AM
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Haywood, I can't speak on the H9 texan other than it's appearance. The nose looks too long to me. But from all accounts I've read, it performs ok. It's a 67inch span vs. 62 for the Kyosho.

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