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Old 03-21-2011, 02:29 PM
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Hello all, Went out flying yesterday. It was a great day here in the east yesterday for flying. Temp was about 60 and winds were lite at 5 to 10 mph. Wanted too fly my Simprop Piaggio Avanti that I picked up at a R/C flea market the week before. It was sold to me rec ready. She came with 2- Suppo 2217/8 motors, 2-30 amp ESC's, 2-Hitec HS-81 servos and 2-8x6 APC props. So after checking her all out she was going out to fly. Let me tell you it's one great flying plane. Rolls, loops and turns are great the planes flys like it's on rails. Landing are fun floats right in no problem. With this set up I was leaving some 40 size glow planes in the dust. It flys on a 3s 2200 30C pack for about 6 min no problem and I have some 3s 2650 40C packs comming in this week for her. So I hope to get about 8 min flying time with the larger packs. Here are a few pic's of her and the other planes I took out yesterday to fly. The others are H/L Fury jet, Starmax F-5 and Cermark Fantasy Racer.

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Old 03-21-2011, 02:37 PM
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Hi Herb
Pleased to meet you
Some mighty fine looking birds ya got there
Very nice
So very happy that you had such a great day
Thanks ever so much for sharing them with us
Take care
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:50 PM
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Thanks Hank, I have been looking for one of these canards for a long time. It's a hard plane to find as they stoped making them years ago. Plus they were a good bit of money when they did sell them. But well worth it as she flys as good as she looks.

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:32 AM
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Herb, the Avanti was a hoot to build and fly. I had one when Hobby Lobby carried them.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:59 AM
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Hi
Would just like to say again your Avanti is quite gorgeous
I would love to have one of those
I do have a UM stand off scale version, but she pales in comparsion
Do enjoy
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