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Old 09-19-2006, 08:50 AM
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I was in there just now looking, and they has a SL ripoff for 49 and I believe the battery/charger was seperate....

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Old 09-19-2006, 12:04 PM
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Hummm, anyone here at WF see this yet?
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:44 PM
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hi the vehicle your talking about is called the x.p.v. and its not a ripoff . it only travels on land and air. its real fun i have one . heres my personal review http://www.rchangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12918 clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-20-2006, 06:38 AM
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I've had an XPV for a while now. Pretty fun to fly. I've found that (for me) anyway its too light in the front. That is what makes it rock back and forth on the wings. I've added some weight in the batt compartment and it flys much more stable. I couldn't fly it very well without weight in the front. At first I couldn't find the XPV battery and charger so I ended up with a Thunder Power 480 mah and a Celectra charger. It flys well with either battery and extra weight up front. I am tempted to hollow out the front of the battery compartment some to get the weight more foward and possibly use less weight to balance it. But that soft foam nose takes a lot of hard hits and cushions the impact(s).. I've lawn darted it into the ground, into rocks, I've hit a light pole with and the side of my house with it. With NO DAMAGE to anything. Its really really a durable machine. Lots of fun to fly once its sorted out a bit..
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I've had an XPV for a while now. Pretty fun to fly. I've found that (for me) anyway its too light in the front. That is what makes it rock back and forth on the wings. I've added some weight in the batt compartment and it flys much more stable. I couldn't fly it very well without weight in the front. At first I couldn't find the XPV battery and charger so I ended up with a Thunder Power 480 mah and a Celectra charger. It flys well with either battery and extra weight up front. I am tempted to hollow out the front of the battery compartment some to get the weight more foward and possibly use less weight to balance it. But that soft foam nose takes a lot of hard hits and cushions the impact(s).. I've lawn darted it into the ground, into rocks, I've hit a light pole with and the side of my house with it. With NO DAMAGE to anything. Its really really a durable machine. Lots of fun to fly once its sorted out a bit..
hi im glad to see some else likes this little rocket ship. mine has hit all manner of things and surfaces and keeps bouncing back. i slid my battery as far foward as it would go and filled the back of the compartment with plasticine modeling clay. the weight does help. an added bonus is being able to drive around, take off. fly then land and repeat till the charge runs out. ive been getting about 20 to 25 minutes operating time. clear skies and good flying.

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:02 PM
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Is WMT keeping them in toys or up front at the vision center? Haven't seen them here in W Tennessee yet.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:49 PM
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hi sorry i dont know. i got mine at tru for $59.99 battery, $29.99. the local target has them too. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:15 PM
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Default xpv.... or stormlauncher?????!?!

i've saved up about 100 bucks now. and i don't know which one to get the xpv or the new airhogs storm launcher that can go on land water and air they both look like alot of fun and i've noticed the stormlauncher's priced drop. which one should i get?!?!
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:13 PM
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hi that depends on what you want. if you want the water capability go with the storm launcher. i havent got one yet but thats only because i cant find one. i plan to get both. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:02 PM
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how well does the xpv fly? can it ride on grass?
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:33 PM
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hi have you read this whole thread? a link to my review of it is in the third posting. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:59 PM
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which would you prefer the Storm launcher looks fun for a/l/w and the xpv looks like its flies better. which one is faster ?
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:14 AM
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hi if i could only choose one i would get the launcher. the xpv seems faster due to the video of the launcher i saw. but until i get a one i cant really compare them. ive be waiting for the storm launcher since before it was advertised. i only bought the xpv because i couldnt find one. what a lucky suprise when i found out its really very fun. like i said before if you can, get them both. im going too. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:32 AM
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thanks i'm gonna try one out soon hopefully buy it
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:01 AM
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I just got done running another battery out of my XPV. Fun plane to fly. Make sure you add around 10 grams of weight as far forward as you can to get the balance correct. It flys way way better with weight up front. And it still climbs out smartly. Had might at least a couple hundred feet up earlier. Chopped the throttle and hit the right stick and did a couple rolls on the way down, then full power up again. Much fun!!!
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hi are'nt they awsome. have you had any luck with rog off of grass? i've found the grass has to be very short like a golf course. they are fun in the air twisting and rolling.. best $100 i ever spent. now if i could only get a storm launcher. life would be good. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:48 AM
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i hope my target will have the stormlauncher if not i'll just buy the xpv .. both work for me
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:49 AM
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it seems as if the storm launcher doesn't fly as well. oh well it looks as it rides easy on grass
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:58 AM
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hi check out this video of a modded storm launcher. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575135 that plane rocks. i cant wait to get one and try that out. i love modding aircraft. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
hi are'nt they awsome. have you had any luck with rog off of grass? i've found the grass has to be very short like a golf course. they are fun in the air twisting and rolling.. best $100 i ever spent. now if i could only get a storm launcher. life would be good. clear skies and good flying.

Naw I haven't really tried I usually just hand launch mine in the air..
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:14 AM
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so stormlaunchers can be hand thrown to fligh too? which is best to drive on the water air or land
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:29 AM
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man they look like so much fun to drive
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:07 AM
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hi finally got a storm launcher couldnt find the battery and charger yet heres a couple of pics http://www.rchangout.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13128 as soon as i get the battery i'll let you guys know what i think of it. clear skies and good flying.
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:13 AM
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Finally saw the XPV at WMT. Nice looking plane but it doesn't do water. Have to keep my eyes open for a storm launcher. Looking forward to your opinion Ken.
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Old 09-30-2006, 04:49 AM
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kenchiropoal give me your msn or whatever so we can talk easier
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