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11-10-2006, 05:08 PM
TPR Pylon Racer from Ebay guy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pylon-Racer-Fibreglassed-Fuselage-Foam-Wing-blanks_W0QQitemZ280044949435QQihZ018QQcategoryZ191 64QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

has anyone built this kit?

The reason i ask, is because i just flew it for the 1st time. But due to a setup mistake (my bad) i couldn't turn and had to put it down in the field before it got to the road way. The plane is fixable which i will do this weekend.

But i'd like some feed back from anyone......

I was flying it on a 16/15/5 with a 7.4x4 folder, that keeps the plane to about 160watt and only 65mph, :) I selected that prop as the plane is ~21oz and i didn't know if it would pull away okay, so i used a hi thrust setup. Next test i may try a 6x5 or a 6x6?

Background: I got this plane to learn two things, one how to build with glass/balsa/foam and how to fly vfast.
i have a number of "real" pylon racer kits ready for building, i would just like to get this 'test plane' going.....

11-11-2006, 10:45 PM
here is a pic......

11-15-2006, 10:10 PM
okay, then.

Can anyone tell me what's a standard through setup on a pylon racer....

Don Sims
11-16-2006, 12:41 AM
The early ones were a low volt speed 400. I had a 6v on 8 cells one a while back and it was a hoot to fly. The motors got fried quickly though. How about a Mega 15-6-2??

Jason T
11-16-2006, 03:12 AM
I have a Vixen pylon racer (sp400) and I fly it on a Mega 16/15/3 with 8 IB1200 Nimh cells. Its fast but it would be better on a 3s lipo pack if it would fit and balance in the fuse. The prop was an APC 4.75x4.75. Hope this helps.

11-16-2006, 10:40 PM

i'm using the 16/15/5 as that's a motor i have lying around.... But i have a 27/13/4 aveox i can pull out of another plane....

What aileron and Horz movment do you have? I've read the 1/8 up and down on each is okay? Do you use rates or exp setup on your radio?

Jason T
11-17-2006, 11:25 AM
I do not have much movement on the Vixen. I do not remember exactly but 1/8" is probably about right. I can try to check tonight.