RCPowers



“Round of applause from the rest of the club””
Well this plane flies very nice! Thanks to Dave and the team for this design, I got about 5 minutes of flight at more or less full throttle and did some nice circuits to land to a round of applause from the rest of the club members. My instructor was very impressed by the very stable and slow flying style, ideal for learners. The only negative comments was about the amount of noise from the prop but there is not much I can do about that and the crazy roll rate from the massive control surfaces.
By WolstonFlyer | May 22, 2012 | Full review here

“Extremely easy to launch”
It's considered one of the easiest and most forgiving planes to fly on this site. It's not the easiest one to build, I would say medium difficulty here. Overall, it's a great plane. It's also extremely easy to launch with a side toss, mine always takes straight off like on rails.
By bobbyperu | November 29, 2011 | Full review here

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ESC:
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2200kv, 30A max
30A
6x4 APC
11.1v, 1600mAh, 20C
2-6 metal gear
2.4 GHz 6CH
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46.6” (118.5 cm)
34.7” (88.1 cm)
4.24 sq ft (0.4 sq m)
20-30 oz (570-850 g)
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“All and all good plane, very tough also”

I just wanted to say I built the eurofighter, I find it to be a good flying plane. The only thing I didn't like was the way the nose of the play always goes up every time I throttle it up. I smashed the nose in the ground couple of times landing, So I built a new nose for it and left the canards off the plane, wow what a difference. It is a whole new plane. It's faster 'more control in the wind. or at any speed. Looks like the space shuttle with the conards off. All and all good plane, very tough also. Good job Dave and Scott.
By lindsey | September 12, 2011 | Full review here

“Nose design is very durable”
The nose design is very durable on this one. I haven't really tested it yet, but I did get a few bumps here and there. I also have been using carbon rods nose to tail on the "spine" of the last couple RCP planes and that has helped. If you really want to make it a lawn dart, 2mm carbon rods from the wing to nose, in that fold channel, will give you hours of lawn darting fun!
By F1wanabe | Sep 15, 2011 | Full review here


“Difficult to accidentally crash”
So I'm sure you agree F1 that this plane is perfect for the beginner flier as it just floats and can actually be difficult to accidentally crash but is not for a beginning builder.
By jcrankshaw | July 19, 2011 | Full review here

“Perfect for beginning fliers”
Maiden was a success! This plane is made for you hi-alpha lovers. It just floats and with that canard angled the way it is, the high alpha was spectacular, so the EDF unit was not right for the plane as I achieved maybe 35 mph. This plane is not made to break the 100mph barrier that I love. So 8 out of 10... The plane is perfect for beginning fliers and as Dave said "dial down the roll". The plane is suitable for intermediate to experienced builders. I don't recommend it for a first built plane as it involves somewhat challenging scoring and attention to detail.
The CG can be manipulated and is not sensitive. Many people go nose heavy on a maiden, I prefer tail heavy because all of my tail heavy crashes are light and limited damage occurs unlike a tail heavy crash. F1wannabe is correct about down trim. I noticed that if you balance an inch nose side the CG (at 7" from wing break) very little down trim is needed.
By jcrankshaw | July 18, 2011 | Full review here

“It does corner a lot better”
It performs almost as fast as the MiG-29 V2 with the SMJV2 and doesn't have that instant "punch" like the MiG-29 but it does corner alot better than the MiG. Tomorrow me and my dad will have a dog fight between the two planes to see if there is a real performance difference.
By Wsamoset | November 2, 2012 | Full review here
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ScottLott
Hey guys, we're real excited to release this plane. It's honestly in a class of it's own when it comes to design. I pulled ALL the tricks I've learned over the years to get this one together.
- Scott Lott
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Grey
Sweet! I know a lot of people have been waiting on this one.

Grats on a job well done.
May all your crashes be spectacular!
Planes: RCPowers X-31EB V1, F-18EB V1, F-35EB V1, F-22EB V1 x 2, T-50 V1, EzFly Bomber (e-foamy.com), FunFighter 600mm F-4u Corsair, Mig 29 V2, Mig 29 v1.
Currently working on: Mig 29 v3, F-22 v3 To Do list: Rodrigo's OV10 Bronco; I swear I will get there one day .
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jcrankshaw
Wow that looks way better than the Tom hellberg version. May have to stick an edf unit in it just because I can
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Jeff Crankshaw

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F22v2 EDF:

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F1wanabe
Ooh. Just caught me before my next build which I was going to start tomorrow! I happen to have everything i need to get started!

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt.
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F1wanabe
If I remember correctly, Dave said this would be included in the master course? I don't see it listed in my pdf plans.
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If I remember correctly, Dave said this would be included in the master course? I don't see it listed in my pdf plans.


Thanks guys, glad you like it, its just silly fun to fly.
Yes, we seriously considered and wanted to include it in the course, but we decided at the last minute to not. The reason is though its very easy to fly a couple of the build techniques might be a bit much for the beginner. We just don't want to overwhelm the beginners getting that course with too much to try and tackle all at once.

We've also now made a experienced scratch builder page with just the PDF plans for guys looking for those only.
http://www.rcpowers.com/PDFs.php

We have a weird mix of bran new beginner and advanced guys and working to get things to work best for all.
Dave Powers
The Parts I Use
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respr11582
Yes they say the plans for the Eurofighter will be included in the Mastercourse, this is a main reason i have paid the course like many others... ???
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sukhoi69
Gotta have it. Nice work Scott and Dave. Who is going to have working canards? I know I am going to try, maybe throw in a gyro or two.
Parkzone BF 109
Starmax MX2
RCPowers Mig 29 V1 70mm EDF
Parkzone Ultra Micro Corsair
Parkzone SE5A
Pheonix Glider
Shumate Sukhoi Su-37
UMX SBACH
RCP F 117 V1
Boxermad84 F4F Wildcat
https://www.youtube.com/user/rcpilot69?feature=mhee
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sukhoi69
Scott speaking of gyros I can't seem to find the esky ek 0704. Everywhere seems to have an Esky ek 0704b gyro. Is this the same or will work the same?
Cheers
Parkzone BF 109
Starmax MX2
RCPowers Mig 29 V1 70mm EDF
Parkzone Ultra Micro Corsair
Parkzone SE5A
Pheonix Glider
Shumate Sukhoi Su-37
UMX SBACH
RCP F 117 V1
Boxermad84 F4F Wildcat
https://www.youtube.com/user/rcpilot69?feature=mhee
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ScottLott
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Scott speaking of gyros I can't seem to find the esky ek 0704. Everywhere seems to have an Esky ek 0704b gyro. Is this the same or will work the same?
Cheers


Not sure, I havn't tested it.
- Scott Lott
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dtribby
The 0704B is a head-lock gyro that they use on helis. My CPX has one. BUT, it DOES have a rate mode when used at 50% or less gain. At $35 a pop I think there'd be cheaper ones out there for your application, though. Like maybe a Detrum.
Yes, I've known that I'm "different" for some time now...
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The 0704B is a head-lock gyro that they use on helis. My CPX has one. BUT, it DOES have a rate mode when used at 50% or less gain. At $35 a pop I think there'd be cheaper ones out there for your application, though. Like maybe a Detrum.

I see. I will check around. Not sure if it's just where I am looking but the others seem to be going out of production or they are very popular cant find a single one. Anyway i will just try others.
Parkzone BF 109
Starmax MX2
RCPowers Mig 29 V1 70mm EDF
Parkzone Ultra Micro Corsair
Parkzone SE5A
Pheonix Glider
Shumate Sukhoi Su-37
UMX SBACH
RCP F 117 V1
Boxermad84 F4F Wildcat
https://www.youtube.com/user/rcpilot69?feature=mhee
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DavePowers
Yes, that Esky Gyro can be tricky to find at times. We get them off ebay quite a bit too.
Dave Powers
The Parts I Use
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