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Old 04-02-2007, 07:51 PM
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Hi, does anybody have experience with this http://www.sapac.com.cn/prodshowe.as...90231&action=2 airplane? Thanks a lot
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:47 PM
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I am the somewhat proud owner of this plane. Ask your question
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:47 PM
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I bought this model from Raidentech as an RTF for $99 -- see http://www.raidentech.com/tme4elrareco.html -- I confess I had pretty low expectations -- given the low price. But it's an INCREDIBLY good flyer!

In fact, it so impressed my most experienced RC buddy that he bought one! (He flew the real T-34 back in military years and was nostalgic.)

Now, I will confess -- I didn't even TRY to fly mine with the stock power system. It might be OK that way, but it looked so neat, I wanted to make it fly really well. So I replaced the stock brushed motor with a $19 brushless motor from here: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/brushless-skatty.htm -- that meant I had to replace the brushed controller -- but I found one for $10: https://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITED...?idProduct=656

My battery is an 800 mah, 3-cell lipo -- which I moved forward (for balance) to right in back of the front wheel (cut a little compartment for it.

Configured like this, this little plane is a fantastic, docile flier, with a soft, straight ahead stall and it floats in gently to a nice soft landing on its tricycle gear.

Given the fact that I didn't use the motor, the ESC, the battery, charger and transmitter supplied in the RTF deal, I should have bought the $40 ARF -- see http://www.raidentech.com/4chtmerareco.html
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for your experience once again
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:37 PM
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Although I don't have the T34, one of the flyers at my field has one. It flew OK with the stock set-up, but like Waterbird, he replaced the stock motor with a small brushless and uses a 1000mah LiPo. The plane now flies really well. You don't indicate your experience level, but if you are a beginner, this is not the plane for you. Like all low wing aileron controlled planes this plane needs to be controlled at all times and is not self correcting. However, its a very good selection for an intermediate level flyer.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiderrr View Post
Hi, does anybody have experience with this http://www.sapac.com.cn/prodshowe.as...90231&action=2 airplane? Thanks a lot
Sorry for the slight delay in responding to your PM. I purchased this model in the RTF package which included the 290 motor. This motor will give you modest performance. It flies OK , but I had to add 1 oz in order to balance. The manual makes no mention of CG. I have mine set at aprox. 3" from the leading edge along the fusalage. Once you get the CG to where you are happy it will fly mild aerobatics like loops and rolls and inverted flight. Keep the throws low at first until you get used to the model. Landings are slow and easy. I like to land dead stick and it handles it nicely. Hope this helps.

BTW- DO NOT fly is winds over 8 mph ass it does not handle it well this should be your calm day flyer
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