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Parkzone Vapor

Old 08-14-2008, 01:20 AM
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Default Parkzone Vapor

I have had a Blade CX2 now for close to a year and want to get into planes also.

I could not resist getting the BNF Vapor a week ago. I got it home, opened the box and was almost afraid to take it out of the box. It looks quite flimsy.

The included battery operated charger charges the battery in about 20 minutes. you plug in the battery and the red LED goes solid. After a while it starts flashing and the flash rate slows down as charge nears completion. When the LED flashes about once every 20 seconds the battery is done. I would prefer another LED to turn on solid to show a complete charge rather than have to time flashes. But anyway...

Binding is fairly simple, plug the battery in the plane and turn on the LP5DSM Tx WITHN 5 SECONDS. Wait about 8 seconds it's done. Sometimes the bind does not appear to take very well, there is a lot of gliitching, just unplug everything and try again. Once bound do the usual turn TX on then Rx sequence and you are ready to go.

The Vapor is a nice slow flyer that I can fly in my backyard in no wind conditions, I am not good enough to try it inside. It may look flimsy, but it is so light that slightly rough landings won't damage it. This is fortunate because it appears that it would be difficult to fix any structural damage, it looks like it is glued together.

Very slow flight is possible at high angles of attack. It can almost hover, it probably can piloted by someone with more skill than I have.

I find I have to unlearn some Blade CX2 habits, but it was not a huge difficulty in getting down the basics.

Highly recommended!

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Last edited by Mike Parsons; 02-26-2009 at 06:44 PM.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
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Get us some pics or video please.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:43 AM
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Here are some videos of the Vapor:

Here are 23 Vapor photos:

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:01 PM
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I bought a Vapor as my first plane. I love it. It takes a hell of a pounding; I've belted it into trees, I've centre punched the earth, I've kamakazeed into my wife, I've bounced of ceiling beams and brick walls. It hasn't suffered any damage at all.

Mine shipped with a dettached wing membrane on the leading edge. The hobby shop gave me a new wing which was easy to fit using CA debonder to remove the old one, and the unserviceable wing was easily repaired with CA on a tooth pick and a felt tip CA activator pen.

Not sure if I'm teaching myself any good flying habbits, but it's fun trying.

I thoroughly recommend this cool little plane.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:53 AM
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I have one too and I fly it more than my helis.
I just love doing touch & go's in the street out in front of my house.
This is one fun little plane!!!
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Default great little plane

hard to find 0 wind conditions
but a kick to fly when conditions are right

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