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Postby RoyP » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:22 am

So i keep finding myself looking at what i could get as my next plane.

Looking at one of these and would like your thoughts please

http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/p3366/Hangar_9_Pulse_XT_40_ARF/product_info.html

Guessing a 52 engine would suit this just fine
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Re: Next plane

Postby TimR » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:59 am

I always feel that Hangar 9 stuff is at the pricier end of the market, but:

1 - I'm sure all the Pulse XT range fly very well without any nasty traits.
2 - The ASP 52 2T will pull it around very well - probably vertical!
3 - I've no idea if the undercarriage will stay on any better than anything else, but the one on Scott's H9 Katana proved fairly durable...
4 - Chris and I still enjoy flying our parallel chord low wing sport models, so if it stays together it could last you many years.
5 - It will be fully aerobatic, but its not really a stunt and definitely not a 3D model.

Of course, this is all just my opinion, and definitely not a recommendation or anything!
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Re: Next plane

Postby RoyP » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:15 pm

But would it be a good choice of second plane?
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Re: Next plane

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:40 pm

I think if you ask TimR he would definitely recommend it !!!
I have not flown this specific plane so would encourage you to purchase for evaluation purposes they are on the more expensive end of things but I would imagine a reliable performer of a suitable low wing sport plane.
It is however as I remember quite a big jump from a high wing trainer to a low wing sport plane although when I made the change no such thing as a buddy box existed.
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Re: Next plane

Postby RoyP » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:46 pm

I'm happily flying them on the sim and defo want to move forward in the future
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Re: Next plane

Postby ScottH » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Some good advice from Chris and Tim as always.
My advice, go for it " what could possibly go wrong" lol
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Re: Next plane

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:13 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Next plane

Postby RoyP » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:06 pm

Well after a bottle of wine i more than likely buy it :lol:
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Re: Next plane

Postby TimR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:56 am

RoyP wrote:But would it be a good choice of second plane?

OK, here's the thing. By the time you've exhausted the flight envelope of your current plane, I'm sure you will be able to manage the performance of the Pulse. However, by that stage, whether you actually still want something like the Pulse might be an entirely different question...
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