jonathan0691
For $69.00 EPP ARF, it's a good one.

I also purchased the MXS, green paint scheme.

These have carbon tube in all the right places!

They use a plywood frame and attach the foam around that.

I didn't like the wing tips so I built up a few layers using MPFOAM and rounded.

EPP is difficult to shape! I've had best results by cutting edges with a razor and or sanding with Dry Wall sanding sheets.

I cannot stand a square leading edge!
Nor square trailing edge.
I suppose this comes from having built my own from kits back in the 80's.

I'll post more pics later on.

Just ordered the motor from BUDDYRC last night. More on that later.

I plan to use the new Lemonrx Stabilizer Plus in this one.

Our group has been running Lemon Feather Lights and others for 4 years now and Never had a single problem!!!

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BadAxeFlyer
Very nice. I have thew Value Hobby Acrocub (TH Crack Turbo Beaver clone). I am not a fan and want the TH version. Not dissing the brand though, they are VERY affordable and people have very good luck with them. I think I need to revisit my build as I can not bank to the right, it immediately wing tip stalls and drops straight down. So something is very off.

I do have the Twisted Hobbies MXS and its one of my favorite 2 current planes. Look forward to seeing some flight video if you post it.
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jonathan0691
I apologize but I've never done flight video.

Strange I realize, my father did audio/video, stills, all his life!

I'll ask a friend if he'll do video...

Also I have a good quality key chain camera, NIB, I need to strap it on and let er rip!
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JettaManDan
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Very nice. I have thew Value Hobby Acrocub (TH Crack Turbo Beaver clone). I am not a fan and want the TH version. Not dissing the brand though, they are VERY affordable and people have very good luck with them. I think I need to revisit my build as I can not bank to the right, it immediately wing tip stalls and drops straight down. So something is very off.

I do have the Twisted Hobbies MXS and its one of my favorite 2 current planes. Look forward to seeing some flight video if you post it.


the Crack beaver is worth it..love mine. With a stability board it is amazing to fly in any conditions.
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bogusbandit56
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For $69.00 EPP ARF, it's a good one.

I also purchased the MXS, green paint scheme.

These have carbon tube in all the right places!

They use a plywood frame and attach the foam around that.

I didn't like the wing tips so I built up a few layers using MPFOAM and rounded.

EPP is difficult to shape! I've had best results by cutting edges with a razor and or sanding with Dry Wall sanding sheets.

I cannot stand a square leading edge!
Nor square trailing edge.
I suppose this comes from having built my own from kits back in the 80's.

I'll post more pics later on.

Just ordered the motor from BUDDYRC last night. More on that later.

I plan to use the new Lemonrx Stabilizer Plus in this one.

Our group has been running Lemon Feather Lights and others for 4 years now and Never had a single problem!!!

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The reason the LEs are blunt is to slow it down. This is a 3D plane so all out speed is not required. the reason for the square wing tips are for quicker rolls.
Maybe you should have flown it before the mods.
You should be able to fix some velcro to a baseball cap and with some experimentation be able to film the flying yourself. I have a mobius velcroed to my hat and it works.
If this is your first 3D model turn the throws WAY down and give it around 60% expo at least.
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BadAxeFlyer
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the Crack beaver is worth it..love mine. With a stability board it is amazing to fly in any conditions.


Yep, bought the VH Acrocub before I became a Twisted Hobbies fan. I now have 5 TH Planes.

The 24" Edge
The 24" Crack Mini Pitts
The 32" MXS-C
The 32" Crack Yak
The 32" Laser

I am going to add the Beaver at some point for sure. I like their foam better than Value Hobby's, but it does come at a cost increase.

I would never tell anyone the VH planes are bad in anyway. I do plan to figure out my issue with the Acrocub. I put it aside when I got frustrated, but have seen enough videos to know it does fly well.
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JettaManDan
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Yep, bought the VH Acrocub before I became a Twisted Hobbies fan. I now have 5 TH Planes.

The 24" Edge
The 24" Crack Mini Pitts
The 32" MXS-C
The 32" Crack Yak
The 32" Laser

I am going to add the Beaver at some point for sure. I like their foam better than Value Hobby's, but it does come at a cost increase.

I would never tell anyone the VH planes are bad in anyway. I do plan to figure out my issue with the Acrocub. I put it aside when I got frustrated, but have seen enough videos to know it does fly well.


if you get around to it the puddle star is great too with a few mods. Love mine.
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BadAxeFlyer
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if you get around to it the puddle star is great too with a few mods. Love mine.



Ahh yes, have looked at that a time or 2. And now that I have 2 water birds, a 3rd would be great.

ANd I cant believe i forgot, I actually have 6 TH planes. I forgot the 35" Twisted Fokker.
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jonathan0691
I've been flying & building since the 80's.

I don't doubt the design is for slow flight but the way I see a lot of these ARF foam planes, some edges are rounded, from the better more costly makers.
Assembly of the foam like it comes, square, results in square edges.

I see many builders here putting together RCPOWERS designs leave the edges square. That's cool, for them, it's just not for me, rounded edges produces smoother airflow... don't see square edges on modern aircraft...

So anyway, to each his own.

Appreciate the responses!
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BadAxeFlyer
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I've been flying & building since the 80's.

I don't doubt the design is for slow flight but the way I see a lot of these ARF foam planes, some edges are rounded, from the better more costly makers.
Assembly of the foam like it comes, square, results in square edges.

I see many builders here putting together RCPOWERS designs leave the edges square. That's cool, for them, it's just not for me, rounded edges produces smoother airflow... don't see square edges on modern aircraft...

So anyway, to each his own.

Appreciate the responses!


I sand out my LE and TE on my RCP Jets, although I am not as good at it as some. But I prefer the rounder edges as well. I have not as of yet however, rounded any kits I might have bought that do not have them rounded. Never even really thought about doing so. weird.
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jonathan0691
I cut the inside of the foam, at the rudder, at a bevel in order to pull it together and to eliminate the huge square edges!!!
Next I'll squeeze together the top side, note bamboo dowl sticking up... and fasten it with RC56.

I used Epoxy on the vertical stab where it was wood on wood and RC56 all other places.

Both ailerons have hinge gaps towards the ends!
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jonathan0691
Pulling the top side together...

Clean airfoil flies more efficient...
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