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  • Originally posted by RCjetdude View Post

    Are you KIDDING! What is causing your hesitation?
    Hesitation:

    1) Price - this is an expensive EDF (as most go).
    2) Batteries - needs 2 big batteries. That's about $200 in batteries for each flight
    3) A-10 - not my all time favorite.
    4) Was wondering how it flies. Everyone seems to say they love it, so that's cool.

    Temptations:

    1) It's big - the bigger the better....size really does matter
    2) It's a twin - twin EDFs are cool

    That's about it.

    I should have pulled the trigger on the new F-4 right away. Now it's mid-May before the next batch comes in. Don't want to wait that long for a new plane, so I'll probably get this one.

    Thanks everyone for their input.

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    • Originally posted by AZFlyer View Post

      Hesitation:

      1) Price - this is an expensive EDF (as most go).
      2) Batteries - needs 2 big batteries. That's about $200 in batteries for each flight
      3) A-10 - not my all time favorite.
      4) Was wondering how it flies. Everyone seems to say they love it, so that's cool.

      Temptations:

      1) It's big - the bigger the better....size really does matter
      2) It's a twin - twin EDFs are cool

      That's about it.

      I should have pulled the trigger on the new F-4 right away. Now it's mid-May before the next batch comes in. Don't want to wait that long for a new plane, so I'll probably get this one.

      Thanks everyone for their input.
      Fortunately, you don;t really need the $200 set of batteries.
      30C Turnigy packs from Hobby King are adequate. Appx 1/3 the cost. Minor reduction in max power. (you'd need a wattmeter to see it)
      FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

      current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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      • Yeah, the stock power doesnít require the highest output capable Lipoís (budget LiPoís can be found) to fly well. Two batteries per flight can be a negative in some aspects, but the model flies so well that is completely worth it in my opinion. For an A-10 of its size and features, itís a great price. If itís not your favorite airframe or not close to it than you may want to give it more thought before dropping the coin. Iíve been nothing but impressed with the model, and if it went bye-bye tomorrow, Iíd buy another.

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        • Originally posted by AZFlyer View Post

          Hesitation:

          1) Price - this is an expensive EDF (as most go).
          2) Batteries - needs 2 big batteries. That's about $200 in batteries for each flight
          3) A-10 - not my all time favorite.
          4) Was wondering how it flies. Everyone seems to say they love it, so that's cool.

          Temptations:

          1) It's big - the bigger the better....size really does matter
          2) It's a twin - twin EDFs are cool

          That's about it.

          I should have pulled the trigger on the new F-4 right away. Now it's mid-May before the next batch comes in. Don't want to wait that long for a new plane, so I'll probably get this one.

          Thanks everyone for their input.
          Well, as long as you put it that way.
          Flying or RTF - Freewing 70mm Hawk, 80mm A-4's "Green Knights" and Blue Angels #6, F-86, Mig-21, Twin 80mm A-10, Twin 90mm A-10, 90mm F-15C on 8S; FMS Fox 2320mm glider, FHX-800 Trainer (FPV), 90mm Super Scorpion; Eflight 1200mm Spitfire Mk XIV; Twisted Hobbies Clik R2; LX 64mm F-117 Nighthawk on 4S; Strix Nano Goblin.
          Coming soon - Scratch built indoor Eurofighter

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          • The A-10 is the best flying plane I own. That's why I'm not hesitating to replace the one I crashed yesterday.
            Pat

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            • I'm delaying both the A-10 and Phantom until I clear a bit of space. Maybe in time for the 2nd shipment of Phantoms.
              FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

              current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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              • Originally posted by crxmanpat View Post
                The A-10 is the best flying plane I own. That's why I'm not hesitating to replace the one I crashed yesterday.
                I have to agree with you, it is the best flying EDF out there in my opinion, it doesn't do anything wrong, flew it in some wind the other day and it handled it no problem, mine is all stock with no mods done to it, it is so easy to fly and land. Those who don't have one, get one, you won't be disappointed.

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                • I love my A-10, great flying plane.

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                  • Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post

                    Alpha is a little premature with this. The oleo nose gear are in production but have not yet left he factory. ETA on those is likely 6 weeks. The main landing gear upgrade is not ready for production yet. I talked to the Freewing last night and we cannot yet order the upgraded mains and they don't have any ETA just yet.
                    Hello Tom,
                    Been steadfastly awaiting the oleo main gear upgrade.
                    Alpha posted this last July 30th on the Oleo Mains with a price/delivery date speculated for 6-8 weeks which would make for approx. the end of last Sept.
                    Almost 2 months ago you sort of inferred that availability is up in the air on these.
                    If FW had a finalized pre-prod run 8 months ago what seems to be the hold up
                    Do you have any further insight ?
                    There's money to be made on those buggars

                    Best regards,
                    Warbird Charlie

                    ScaleTech OV-10 Bronco; HSD A1 Skyraider; FlightLine: F7F-2D, P-38 Allied Green, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51 Marie, F4U Olathe, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1500 Razor, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-10 Artic Thunder(100+ parts to rise again), A-6, P-51 Iron Ass; VQ: P-39, JU-52; LX PBJ-1(B-25), P-40E; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco, Catalina; Phoenix Spitfire; Maxford Antonov AN-2; Starmax L-4 Grasshopper; Eflite 1100 T-28 float; Tech1 P40; NP O-2 Skymaster; ASM A-26 Invader

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                    • Originally posted by crxmanpat View Post
                      The A-10 is the best flying plane I own. That's why I'm not hesitating to replace the one I crashed yesterday.
                      So sorry to hear about yours Pat - never good when it happens. I'm just about done building my A-10 (just decals left and then CG check), and can't wait for her maiden when it warms up just a little. Good luck with your next A-10.

                      Jim

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                      • Thanks Jim. But I won't need luck with the next one, they fly so good!
                        Pat

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                        • Update on my grandson Noah and will be 1 year old the 23 of Feb. He is starting to see some light.

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                          • Very sweet.
                            Flying or RTF - Freewing 70mm Hawk, 80mm A-4's "Green Knights" and Blue Angels #6, F-86, Mig-21, Twin 80mm A-10, Twin 90mm A-10, 90mm F-15C on 8S; FMS Fox 2320mm glider, FHX-800 Trainer (FPV), 90mm Super Scorpion; Eflight 1200mm Spitfire Mk XIV; Twisted Hobbies Clik R2; LX 64mm F-117 Nighthawk on 4S; Strix Nano Goblin.
                            Coming soon - Scratch built indoor Eurofighter

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                            • Originally posted by ColtPilot View Post
                              Update on my grandson Noah and will be 1 year old the 23 of Feb. He is starting to see some light.
                              That's the best news I've heard in a long time, thanks so much for the update and the picture...what a blessing
                              TiredIron Aviation
                              Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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                              • Originally posted by TiredIronGRB View Post

                                That's the best news I've heard in a long time, thanks so much for the update and the picture...what a blessing
                                Thanks TI still a long road for my daughter and Noah.

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                                • Originally posted by RCjetdude View Post
                                  Very sweet.
                                  He is a joy. Thanks Hope to make it out your way one of these days.

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                                  • My A-10 with the Model Sounds Inc sound system. 2 25 watt speakers operating from a separate lipo. Last summer.

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                                    • Originally posted by ColtPilot View Post
                                      Update on my grandson Noah and will be 1 year old the 23 of Feb. He is starting to see some light.
                                      How very awesome!!! Thank You LORD for healing little Noah!!! Many blessings to you all!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

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                                      • Originally posted by Hardway View Post

                                        How very awesome!!! Thank You LORD for healing little Noah!!! Many blessings to you all!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
                                        Thanks a bunch and greatly appreciated.

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                                        • Originally posted by ColtPilot View Post
                                          Update on my grandson Noah and will be 1 year old the 23 of Feb. He is starting to see some light.
                                          Praise the Lord for answered prayer! We will continue to lift your family up!

                                          On another note, here's what guys like me do when we're grounded due to weather...make chalks for the next static display! Rob

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