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Old 05-01-2009, 03:14 AM
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Exclamation New E-Flite RV-9 450 ARF

Just saw this hit the E-Flite website:

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2775

Seems they have a trend here -> Taylorcraft -> PT-19 -> RV-9. Nice!

Every time I manage to finish a project and start to save $$ again E-Flite drops another ARF bomb. Life could be worse! This is on my to-buy-when-can-afford list.

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Old 05-01-2009, 03:40 AM
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Thanks for the heads up, *rider!

Man, that sure is a good looking model.

I like the idea of internally mounted servos and extra details in the cockpit!


I wonder how the late June release date will turn out. .
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:20 AM
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I agree - it is good looking, and I'm curious as to performance. I like the Taylorcraft yet the PT-19 never appealed to me. I have wanted to build another ARF this size as I have most gear on-hand to complete. RX, servos, lipos, etc. just need to think about the motor / esc combo.

I'll call my LHS tomorrow and get one on the board. It's going to be rainy here for the next couple weeks.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:09 PM
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Body seems very wide and there's a lot of wing surface for just a 450 motor - I can't imagine it will be real fast, and it might roll quickly with those short wings.

The simulated panel and cockpit is quite nice though.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:27 PM
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Wow does that look nice......
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:31 AM
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So I did talk to my LHS owner yesterday and he says he has one on the way via the "fast track" program. He put me down for it whenever it arrives.

The manual has yet to be posted to the e-flite site.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:08 PM
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Very nice looking model! I like the PT-19 also, shame none of the local shops carry it. Nice to see something other than Mustangs and Cubs, much as I like them.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:02 AM
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Yup, I'm really looking forward to this one. Manual is up:

http://www.e-fliterc.com/ProdInfo/Fi...-9_Manual_.pdf

Just perusing through it at the moment.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:36 AM
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anybody notice the smoke in the video at about 1:15??? kinda strange!

This indeed does look like a very nice plane...i'm gonna get one and use the 480, or possibly a hacker...
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by *JCB* View Post
anybody notice the smoke in the video at about 1:15??? kinda strange!

This indeed does look like a very nice plane...i'm gonna get one and use the 480, or possibly a hacker...
There was a tractor discing (plowing) the field that day, and on that pass you caught a glimpse of the exhaust.

I've flown it. It's a real sweetheart, and landing with flaps is a blast.

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by David Eichstedt View Post
There was a tractor discing (plowing) the field that day, and on that pass you caught a glimpse of the exhaust.

I've flown it. It's a real sweetheart, and landing with flaps is a blast.

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Ha! that's pretty funny!! I stopped by the LHS and ordered one this afternoon. How much difference is there between the 450 and 480 power setups? I'll be using 3s 2100's in this plane.

I really like the looks of this plane...i'm actually hoping to build a full sized RV-7 someday. The full scale RV's are really nice planes!

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:08 PM
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Does anyone know when these are expected to hit the shelves?

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Old 06-22-2009, 05:04 PM
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It says Due late July at Horizon.

These look like they're going to be super cool, but just a little too much cash for me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by *JCB* View Post
Ha! that's pretty funny!! I stopped by the LHS and ordered one this afternoon. How much difference is there between the 450 and 480 power setups? I'll be using 3s 2100's in this plane.

I really like the looks of this plane...i'm actually hoping to build a full sized RV-7 someday. The full scale RV's are really nice planes!

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Yup, looks like July for this one, I'm still on the board at the LHS, waiting for that happy phone call

The Park 480 has more punch than the Park 450. I have the 450 in my Taylorcraft and the 480 in my Hawker. Honestly can't really say how much of a difference for this particular application as there are variables such as prop, battery, etc. and I have the motors in 2 different aircraft. But there is a noticeable difference in power output. At least that's my perception The 480 is only a few $$ more and I'm going that route for the RV-9. I wanted the Taylorcraft to have more "scale-like" performance so I went with the 450. And it does just fine for me.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:42 AM
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Oh I almost forgot - one more variable - **DISCLAIMER** I have not flown this plane, period lol I say go with the park 480, and we'll rock out! Since we both have pre-orders from the LHS I'm looking forward to this thread becoming a build / flight report / review thread *Devil on your shoulder lol* get the 480!
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:06 PM
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Ha! I was leaning toward getting the 480, but you just solidified it for me!

thanks!
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:16 AM
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How will the 450 do in this one???
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:32 AM
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No one has one yet so ummm probably just like every other e-flite ARF for Park 450 / 480's means -

450 = it works just dandy. Happy times.

480 = yee haw! Big man on the scene. Have fun with that.

I'm sure the 450 will be great for "scale-like" performance.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:34 AM
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Nice cant wait, LHS said this week sometime possibly
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by KIMBERWHIP View Post
Nice cant wait, LHS said this week sometime possibly
You and I both will love this ship I'm sure! Hoping we get 'em soon.

Boat from china - hurry up already!!
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:59 PM
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The one flown at SEFF and the one in the videos is powered by a Park 450.

The 480 would take it to ludicrous power levels.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:19 AM
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Perfect! I want "ludicrous speed"
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:32 AM
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got the motor, speed control and servos...now all i need is the plane!!
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:46 AM
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Sweet! My gear recently showed up as well. Hopefully we'll see this in the next few weeks. By then, I'll be out of projects once more
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by *JCB* View Post
got the motor, speed control and servos...now all i need is the plane!!
You got the Park 480, right? Also, which servos did you choose?
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