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Old 06-28-2013, 07:59 AM   #1936
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Dakar - that yak looks cool! But I don't know if it'll be different from the Sbach enough to warrant the buy!! On the plus side, maybe the Sbach will get a price cut..

Dodgerdodger - thanks!! Just takes some practice and a direct deposit from your paycheck to Horizon Hobby!! hahahaaa

Speaking of, picking up a VisionAire tonight!! Doing a trade with a local guy for my old Futaba 9C transmitter. The thing has like five flights on it, basically new. Can't wait!

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:23 AM   #1937
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Dakar - that yak looks cool! But I don't know if it'll be different from the Sbach enough to warrant the buy!! On the plus side, maybe the Sbach will get a price cut..

Dodgerdodger - thanks!! Just takes some practice and a direct deposit from your paycheck to Horizon Hobby!! hahahaaa

Speaking of, picking up a VisionAire tonight!! Doing a trade with a local guy for my old Futaba 9C transmitter. The thing has like five flights on it, basically new. Can't wait!
According to one of the rcgroups.com guys that does reviews on the HH stuff, the Yak weighs 5 grams less than the Sbach and has 14 square inches more wing, so it should be fun! That being said, I haven't flown an E-Flite UMX Sbach.

That VisionAire sounds like a great trade! Please take some video!

Some Nano QX parts are coming into my LHS today so I'll be getting those. This first LHS doesn't have an ETA on the UMX Yak. Another one may already have some in stock! Going to call them right now.

I PMed dodgerdodger as I may be putting my mCPX BL up for sale. I bought it from one of my LHS employee/friends on a whim and I have only flown it twice. So...
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #1938
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My LHS had four UMX Yaks on order so I reserved one. It'll be here Tuesday!

I'm going to fly my 48" Sbach tomorrow, I'll grab some video.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #1939
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Sick! can't wait for the flight report!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #1940
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Sick! can't wait for the flight report!!
I'm excited! Did you pick up the VisionAire? If I didn't get the 48" profile I'd probably have one.

I subscribed to the VA thread on rcgroups and decided to read it. I said hi to you on there. Figured "Connecticut/picking up a VisionAire" it had to be you!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #1941
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No, I forgot my wifey was heading to movies with a friend so I was on kid duty tonight! I am picking it up tomorrow..

I've been flying my Vtail outside from the minute she went to bed till about 10:00.. It looks so sick at night. hahaaa

I want to bring it to a trailer park and fly it over and listen to police scanner. I'm sure it'll get UFO sighting calls. Maybe I can build a tin UFO body for it and add a tractor beam LED spotlight landing light
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #1942
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No, I forgot my wifey was heading to movies with a friend so I was on kid duty tonight! I am picking it up tomorrow..

I've been flying my Vtail outside from the minute she went to bed till about 10:00.. It looks so sick at night. hahaaa

I want to bring it to a trailer park and fly it over and listen to police scanner. I'm sure it'll get UFO sighting calls. Maybe I can build a tin UFO body for it and add a tractor beam LED spotlight landing light
You should do that! I'd love to hear scanner traffic! Look like a lot of fun in the dark!

I should mess with my T-copter settings and get to flipping it!
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #1943
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visionAire is pretty awesome.. Definitely flies very well. Only complaint is it could have a bit more power.. Not needed, just wanted. hahaaa..

But other than that, the thing flies like a dream. Flies very big and precise.

I ordered three more batts. Only having one is killing me!
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #1944
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visionAire is pretty awesome.. Definitely flies very well. Only complaint is it could have a bit more power.. Not needed, just wanted. hahaaa..

But other than that, the thing flies like a dream. Flies very big and precise.

I ordered three more batts. Only having one is killing me!
I'm glad you like it! I haven't flown one but feel it is heavy for its size. I guess I'm used to how floaty my profile foamy Sbach is and don't know if I'd want a heavier wing loading plane. 70% the wing loading of the VisionAire and 3" greater wingspan.

What batteries does it use?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #1945
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It is using 2200 3S.. I'm sure there are better planes out there for the $$, but I got a trade offer I just couldn't refuse. Guy traded me this almost new visionaire, and a Lifeproof case for Iphone 5S, for $50 plus an old Futaba 9C transmitter I've had for about 13yrs.

I sold the LP case for $30 so really the VA cost me $20 and an old TX
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:44 AM   #1946
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Eating lunch on your "lunch break" is over rated!!! ;)



Got some video of windsurfing with the VisionAire will post shortly.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #1947
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Some wind surfing on my lunch break today:
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #1949
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Did you get it??!! Report please!

Some on board video from VisionAire





Grab your barf bag! haha
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #1950
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Well all you flying guys have finally got me to join ya'all. Been doing better and better with my Hobbyzone Champ, it's just a lil too small to go out in any kind of wind. So I'm going bigger.

After getting hooked on FliteTest, I cut out one of their FT Flyer's (Blue Dart from RC Groups) and hot glued it together.

Tower Hobbies was also running a special on the Tactic 650 with 2 free receivers $130 after coupons
Blue Wonder motor, HERC speed control and some servos were ordered from Heads UP RC to get the rest of the electronics.

Looking forward to being able to fly in much more diverse conditions and a bit slower with the huge wing on this. And if I crash, I'm out a buck in foam board

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