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A little help choosing a pylon please

Old 08-04-2008, 07:54 PM
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I have been looking at pylon racers since I saw a voodoo flying at seff.

There are a few I have been looking a little harder at, but I have some reservations about a carbon fuse and using a spektrum radio.

I had my addiction just fall out of the sky, and was told it could have been all of the carbon interfering with radio signals.

All of the planes I am looking at seem to have limited space internallly, so I am wondering if..
Is there room for the dual receivers?

Would it be possible, and or would it help to drill small holes in the fuse to place one of the antennas from each receiver stickinng out from either side of the fuse?
Or would the carbon still intrefere with reception?

Are there any other planes similar without carbon fuses?

Also, I am thinking about the neu motors. Any suggestions?

Here are a couple I have been leaning tward.


http://www.soaringusa.com/products/p...ategory_id=265

http://www.soaringusa.com/products/p...ategory_id=265


http://www.soaringusa.com/products/p...ategory_id=265

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:52 AM
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Hello Tanglblu,
I've seen the models you linked fly, and my suggestion would be the Sunracer.
Several reasons, first, the smaller models are hard to see and orient during the far turns. The Sunracer is the largest, and easiest to see in all attitudes.
Being larger, there's more room for electronics.
It's as much a small Hotliner as a pylon racer. It will actually glide and can be flown (relatively) slowly when you need a breather. It will do mild aerobatics like split S's and rolls without stalling. It is more of a multi-purpose plane.
If you're new to Pylon racing, it would be a much easier first plane to fly.
While it may not be as blazingly fast as the smaller models, it is very quick and stable.
I've seen this model fly with a NEU 1105/3.5Y. On 3S (20C) 2100 LiPos, it was as fast as I would want a plane to be. And the power-off, whistling flybyes were a joy to see and hear!
If you're a builder, there is an all-balsa "Short" kit from Mountain Models that you might consider;
http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...fb0a9ddb4bdd09
Can't help you with the Spektrum questions, I don't own one.
Good Luck, whatever you choose,
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:53 AM
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Thanks Sky sharkster. Nice looking plane
Unfortunatly, I'm more of an arf builder.

I've been flying a little over a year and biult several arf's, but I don't think I'm quite ready to take on that much building ( YET )

Another concern I have is built up/ balsa wings. I have heard they are more likely to come apart in hard banking.

I have killed enough planes now that I know that I need to start slowly and learn each plane before pushing things.. BUt I also know me And as soon as I am comfortable with things, Well....... You know how it is.

This is why I'm taking time to ask for help instead of the usual, " Hey y'all, look what I just got.

Anyhow. Thanks again. I will investigate things a little more, and add the slipso400 to the short list of possibles.
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Was still hoping for some info on using spektrum with a carbon fuse, and if extending it through the fuse would solve the problem?
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Originally Posted by tanglblu View Post
Was still hoping for some info on using spektrum with a carbon fuse, and if extending it through the fuse would solve the problem?
Hi,
Speak with Bruce De Chastel in Australia (www . bigbruceracing . com )

Bruce is the designer/manufacturer of the Voodoo.
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