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Old 06-12-2015, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm looking for a replacement for my Floater jet. Basically a fast, aerobatic powered glider with 4 channels and a sub 1.2M wingspan. Unlike the FJ I want something a lot quieter because it sounded like an angry bee in flight.

I have a Radian Pro but I like to fly that gently and focus on longer, unpowered flying. This would be my all purpose fun flyer when I just want to let off steam

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Are you looking for the same general style as the floater jet?
If you are then you'll have to live with some noise. It's inherent in the pod pusher design. Pushers just tend to be noisy.
If not then there are a number of choices but the glide/sport combo of the floater jet is hard to beat.
You might want to look at a warm liner. Many will glide nicely and can definitely get speedy.
It also depends on your skill level and your budget.

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Are you looking for the same general style as the floater jet?
If you are then you'll have to live with some noise. It's inherent in the pod pusher design. Pushers just tend to be noisy.
If not then there are a number of choices but the glide/sport combo of the floater jet is hard to beat.
You might want to look at a warm liner. Many will glide nicely and can definitely get speedy.
It also depends on your skill level and your budget.
Thanks for that. I know the AXN FJ is a hard package to beat, its just that I had a very bad experience with my previous one and the appalling customer service from HobbyKing so won't be giving them any more of my custom.

I guess it doesn't have to be a pusher, a foldable prop would also do. I just want it to be strong enough to withstand some reasonable aerobatics, but also light enough to glide when I want to take it easy. At the moment I'm mostly flying my Apprentice, ArtiZan or Radian, so this should be the middle ground. Budget wise I was thinking around $150 PNF, and in terms of skill level I am fairly intermediate.
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l'd recommend the Bixler...but guess who sells it? All the versions are great, but all from the same company.

Here is another, a really great plane overall:

http://www.motionrc.com/dynam-hawk-s...ceted_search=0

Banana Hobby also makes a Skysurfer. I've had a few of those too, very nice overall.
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