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Griffwerks MX 3D Foamie Plane - Mini Review

Old 08-22-2013, 02:43 AM
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Default Griffwerks MX 3D Foamie Plane - Mini Review

Here's a mini review of the Griffwerks MX 3D Foamie Plane.

More info can be found here - http://griffwerks.com/

Complete kit came with all parts and electronics to complete the plane.
Only needed to supply:

Battery - 2s 500ma Lipo with JST connector
Rx - Spektrum A6100
Glue - Foam Tac and medium CA with kicker

Overall impression that it has very good quality EPP foam, low parts count and a lot of pre-built parts including; pushroads with z-links installed, servos with EZ connectors installed, ESC connectors pre-soldered and aileron and elevator pre-hinged.

full instructions can be found here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1970034

Plane went together fast and parts quality and fit were excellent.
Instructions were easy to follow and complete.

The flying characteristics are very good from first impressions although a calmer day (less than 8-10mph winds) will be more enjoyable I think.

Plane flies true with no bad tendencies. Floats well due to light weight and suggested motor ESC combo provides more than enough power to go vertical and hover (even on 2S with 9x4.7 prop). It can be flown in a limited space (baseball/soccer field) with confidence

This is my second 3D foamie (I have a TH Crack Pitts 12) and this plane was easy to put together and my initial impression is that it flies well and a little faster than the Pitts but not by much. It does roll faster but I haven't had enough time to evaluate all of the flight characteristics nor its "crash sustainability"

I would recommend this for someone looking to start 3D flying and want an economical, easy to build and fly foamie for indoor and/or low wind days.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:09 PM
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Just finished one this weekend. Well put together kit and a beautiful paint job IMO.

Maiden this morning. Files nice, floats on a 2s 450.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:24 AM
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Those all look really awesome, and looks like they do custom work too.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:55 AM
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Hehe... Just ordered one...
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:06 AM
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Got the plane today. Looks awesome!
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:59 AM
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I need one i think...
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:03 AM
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Ok... This officially has the mark of a really good plane...

(I treed it on the second flight.)

It tracks straight, needed some down elev and some CG adjusting, but flies really well on 3S 500mah.

I really like the motor mount too. Simple, light, and effective.

My only gripe is the rudder being totally separate from the vertical stab. (Tape does not like EPP much.

All my really good planes have a boo boo in the first three flights. (This on sleeps in the tree tonight )
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:40 AM
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Got the plane down with a tennis ball, duct tape, and about 100 feet of yarn.

No damage, but had to straighten the tail back out.

Got two more great flights on it too.

This is a great little plane.
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