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Can't decide -- Typhoon 2 or Flatout Flatana or Yak 55 3D

Old 06-06-2008, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SkunkyMagoo View Post
Really? I do not think it is flimsy one bit. The ONLY part of the plane that IS semi-flimsy is the v-stab, but the same can be said for many planes. It is also not just a 3D plane, it is an aerobatic plane that can perform 3D and has MORE than enough power to do so at its size. Its power system is designed for its size.

For what is is worth I crashed the CRAP out of mine and the only repair to be done was to tape over the aileron!


The flatout and yak are not profile?

The stryker, is an 80mph plane, of course it has a stiff wing. It is only due to the huge spar, it is the SAME foam as the Typhoon.

Never had a problem with my electronics either Although the only pz bird I have that is stock is the Typhoon.

Also I am not defending PZ or calling favorites, I just dont want any false truths out here when it is someone elses money we are talking about. But to each his own as well!

I've never had any plane... from the videos I watched the Typhoon looks fairly sturdy... I'm sure its a bit heavier/bulkier than it COULD be... good for crashes, not so much for flight I'd think.... I guess it makes sense the more weight the more battery draw and motor power needed, though the battery is 1800mah isn't it? motors i don't know yet, still learning
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:38 PM
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umm cause the brushless esc is $13, So I put brushless in everything...LOL

untill recently (hobbycity eagle brushed) I haven't seen a good brushed esc for under $30... Thats the cost of my motor and esc...

Oh yea, and I don't like gearboxes..LOL
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:23 PM
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I am not a fan of gear boxes either.

I run an 1800 and 2200 in my typhoon, get pretty good flight times if all you will be doing is flying around. It has a brushless inrunner with gear reduction.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:28 PM
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? hehehe... You ever seem me "just flying around"...LOL

I think my nitroplanes mini-girl is the least acrobatic flying I do...I'm taking it easy with that one... its too perty...
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:48 PM
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I say stick with the yak55, its cheap, you can use cheap electronics and still fly great, it can be built PNP for less than $100, and if you set it up like mine you can reuse the electronics in a very wide variety of stuff... (400 sized motor 30amp esc)
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:51 PM
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yak 55 overtook the flatout I think in my preference... though having seen the airfoilz now i like them too
http://www.3dxhobbies.com/Airfoilz_W.../wattextra.htm

lol too much choice
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:29 PM
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Airfoilz planes come highly recommended from many sources... I've thought about getting one of those too...
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:37 PM
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Airfoilz planes come highly recommended from many sources... I've thought about getting one of those too...
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Whats the difference between the motors they give you as options to select? I know zero about whats a good brand and what has the best power, or bang for the buck...

anyone know? any good reviews1 I could read?
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:42 PM
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http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/sear...archid=1075476
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:12 PM
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hehe, i know how to do search , just wondered if there was any head to head reviews or stuff like they do with computer components
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:16 PM
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All of those motors are similar in specs they are just giving you options. From the looks of it you will be wanting a 1000-1100kv outrunner.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:20 PM
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hehe... yea, I know what your talking about...unfortunately they don't have that, every person seems to have a different opinion and with the magazines there just aren't any unbiased reviewers out there...LOL

Actually the best way to figure out how a plane does, is to check searches, and see how people like them, if the mass majority loves them, then they are usually pretty safe bet, but if they hate them, then the reverse is true...

if you check out this one, it will show you alot on how its built...It requires quite a bit of building... thats why I've never bought one... I'm a messy builder...
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...light=airfoilz

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Old 06-06-2008, 09:23 PM
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Cheaper place to buy that turnigy motor...
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._23A_Outrunner

and these 9gram servos are a blessing to us...$3.50 each and they work really well...hxt900's - I've purchased at least 30 of them... that tells ya how much I love them...

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...ec_Micro_Servo
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
Cheaper place to buy that turnigy motor...
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._23A_Outrunner

and these 9gram servos are a blessing to us...$3.50 each and they work really well...hxt900's - I've purchased at least 30 of them... that tells ya how much I love them...

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...ec_Micro_Servo

Ok, humour me... if you were advising me how to make the airfoilz ARF what components from that site would u advise me to buy? I guessed on these....... (BTW: I took 6 servos in case I destroy a couple)..... good buy? Can u recommend better?

TR2217/16 - Turnigy 2217 16turn 1050kv 23A Outrunner $19.79 109g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5690
HXT900 - HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo $21.90 114g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idProduct=662
TR_P30A - TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller $30.56 55g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=2164

LP20-1300-3 - LM Loong max 1300 3S1P 20C Lipo pack $15.40 130g
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5513
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:08 PM
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Of the 3 choices the Typhoon 2 is the obvious choice. Assuming you don't have your own radio etc. It flies great and my buddy has over 1000 flights on his.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post
Ok, humour me... if you were advising me how to make the airfoilz ARF what components from that site would u advise me to buy? I guessed on these....... (BTW: I took 6 servos in case I destroy a couple)..... good buy? Can u recommend better?

TR2217/16 - Turnigy 2217 16turn 1050kv 23A Outrunner $19.79 109g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5690
HXT900 - HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo $21.90 114g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idProduct=662
TR_P30A - TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller $30.56 55g X
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=2164

LP20-1300-3 - LM Loong max 1300 3S1P 20C Lipo pack $15.40 130g
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5513

Hehe... You got me all right... Looks Like a fun setup to me...lol, Although I'm a cheap ba$*^d, So If it were me, I'd prob skimp on the esc and go with either the supersimple 30amps or the Towerpro 30amp...lol
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:20 AM
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hmm... does that model take more than 4 servos , they're 3.65 each, thats $14.60

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Old 06-07-2008, 12:28 AM
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Man... $14.60 would break my bank... :o

(Just kidding!)
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:41 AM
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oh... I didn't read it right... he wanted 2 extras for "In-case"...lol
I've used them in everything up to a Great Planes extra 330s EP balsa 42" Arf with a 480 sized motor, they hold up well... I've never stripped even one...
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
oh... I didn't read it right... he wanted 2 extras for "In-case"...lol
I've used them in everything up to a Great Planes extra 330s EP balsa 42" Arf with a 480 sized motor, they hold up well... I've never stripped even one...
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for $7 for 2 you can't go wrong imho
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
Hehe... You got me all right... Looks Like a fun setup to me...lol, Although I'm a cheap ba$*^d, So If it were me, I'd prob skimp on the esc and go with either the supersimple 30amps or the Towerpro 30amp...lol
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u mean these 2?
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...eed_Controller

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...Simple_30A_ESC
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:47 AM
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yes those are the ones I was talking about... I've only used 1 of the SuperSimple and it worked fine, But I have 3 more new ones in my bin.... I have at least 6 of the Towerpro ones in planes, and about 2 extras left in my parts bin... they also work good...

Just wait till ya start ordering those servos in 10packs... Just tell youself "it would cost the same for 2 reg priced servos at LHS...LOL
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Lieutenant Loughead View Post
Well, I'm late to this thread, but here are my thoughts:

Flatana Flatout
http://www.electrifly.com/flatouts/gpma1111.html
Extremely flimsy material -- the only thing these airplanes are good for is using as a template to cut out the same airplane on a sheet of 6mm Depron.

Typhoon 2 3d (RTF)
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ4300
I've never flown one, but I know the ParkZone brand very well... The electronics are sub-par (which is okay, but ParkZone charges high-end prices for their sub-par electronics). The airframes are extremely heavy, when compared to competitors products. The airframes are extremely flimsy (can not survive a crash), when compared to competitors products. The only ParkZone exception to the ParkZone rule is the Stryker.

Yak 55 3D
http://www.electrifly.com/parkflyers/gpma1190.html
I've never flown one, but of the three, I would choose this one. The only drawback to this airplane is the BRUSHED motor... :o

I hope you are doing well with your purchase!
Parkzone airframes flimsy? I would have to disagree with that, I've abused my 3 PZ planes a great deal, and have always been able to use a bit of ca and packing tape to repair to a nice solid condition. I do agree about the electronics though, they are overpriced for replacements.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by humboldt guy View Post
Parkzone airframes flimsy? I would have to disagree with that, I've abused my 3 PZ planes a great deal, and have always been able to use a bit of ca and packing tape to repair to a nice solid condition. I do agree about the electronics though, they are overpriced for replacements.
Well, now, wait a moment...

When you needed to repair your 3 PZ planes, what kind of accident did you have? Would an E-Flite, or GWS airplane have survived the punishment better?

Also, maybe it's just me, but if you need to use packing tape to repair an airplane to a "nice solid condition", maybe the airplane isn't solid to begin with!
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:43 PM
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I vote for the gp yak-55.I have one and I enjoy it,it's my windy day plane.I flew it with the power setup that came with it and it did well.Now I have a uf-b-6-10 in it and it does fine,I use 2 or 3 cell paks in it depending on my mood.I did add a landing gear to it ,I hate belly landers.Since I have out,in runners brushed motors and gearboxs I'm not chosey about power plants. Thank you.
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