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Old 08-28-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Was nervous about flying this one out of my small local grass flying field but was no problem. It's a very unique and distinctive looking jet! Get the nose wheel off the deck for the positive AOA and it's airborne quickly on the stock power system. Maybe 10mph of semi-gusty wind when I flew which does move it around a little when cruising. I think a rudder gyro would help with that but if you keep the speed up that disappears. Full flap slows it up nicely for landing with a bit of power to keep the nose up. All in all lots of fun and looks so good in the air. With 2 other pink SkySwords at our club we're looking forward to some formation flying. Action down the flying field starts @ 3:32 and was filmed as always in 4K60FPS.

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Quite possibly the coolest looking R/C plane ever. I was seriously interested until I went to HK and looked at the price. I almost fell over dead. WAY over $300 for as much foam as what is in a $10.00 beer cooler!!!

Make one in balsa without any of the the crappy el cheapo electronics and ship it for a reasonable price to USA and this balsa snob MIGHT be interested. I already have everything I need to complete the build in stock.

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I think its the weirdest, strangest most ugly model ever.

Definitely not for my hangar ...............

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I think its the weirdest, strangest most ugly model ever.

Definitely not for my hangar ...............

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And you know that's the beauty of R/C and the diversity of our personal tastes. I for one am not a fan of anything made of foam no matter how cool. Call me weird but this design I happen to like and would maybe consider buying for a realistic price. No way in hell I'd pay the listed price for a glorified beer cooler though!

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And you know that's the beauty of R/C and the diversity of our personal tastes. I for one am not a fan of anything made of foam no matter how cool. Call me weird but this design I happen to like and would maybe consider buying for a realistic price. No way in hell I'd pay the listed price for a glorified beer cooler though!

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I have to agree with you about pricing on foam models. When you consider how many models will sell out of the moulds ... I basically cannot see why the price.

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Yet they sell like hotcakes. Foam, the ultimate profit generator......

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Yet they sell like hotcakes. Foam, the ultimate profit generator......

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Because for many today - its literally near instant in hand to fly .. with good looks out of box. The myth of easy to repair compared to balsa etc.

Its funny that once people get past the first stages - so many actually look at 'real models' in wood !!

Sorry "Ditchit" for the off-topic !!

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Out with the SkySword again this time exploring how aerobatic it is on the stock setup. Didn't all go to plan. Onboard shots from the Runcam2 positioned on top of the tail !

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Some close calls there, looked like a bunch of fun to fly.

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I concur with Nigels comments. And who would buy a pink one... OMG.
Not for me at all let alone the price.
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