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  • Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

    I would like to see you guys pick up this line of models... Everyone at our club who flys electrics loves these.
    Jeff (Columbia R/C)

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    Re: Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

    Interesting. We have tested many of their models and had many conversation with them. We need to see some quality improvement on these planes. Do the guys at the field have any issues?

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      Re: Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

      i have 2 of the Skyangel 50mm edf's...1 or both always goes to the field with me !!

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        Re: Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

        I bought the giant sized j-power p51 big beautiful doll last summer. I hate to say it but it was terrible. The control horns were just glued, the retracts looked good..but were just glued to the foam..did not even survive a take off.I had to go in and make some actual mounting rails out of Balsa and cut them into the foam and epoxy them, which is my bad I should have thought to have looked at the mounting closer.when I did get everything corrected on the first actual flight the motor shut down, when I got to it the esc had melted through the foam through the wheel well and was on fire.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
          Re: Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

          Interesting. We have tested many of their models and had many conversation with them. We need to see some quality improvement on these planes. Do the guys at the field have any issues?
          I don't know about their propeller line, but their EDFs are in my opinion, on a par with the first generation Freewing 64 mm, such as the F-86, MiG-15 and F9F. The only drawbacks in them are that they come from the factory with low power ESCs that use bullet plug battery connectors. The fols over at Porcupine RC sell them with the ESCs replaced with 30 amp ESCs that have XT-60 plugs. When Toysonics existed they sold them in three types, KIT(no servos or ESC), PNP, and RTF. The only other drawback is that only a few came with fixed LG, and the A-6 and A-7 were characitures of the real plane.

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          • #6
            I've had a couple of these in the past. One was their little F-86 Sabre. It was not very good at all. The only thing memorable about the second one was the last image I had was of it was seeing stuck in the tall grass with its tail sticking up right after it crashed on the maiden. Of all the well over 100 RC planes I've had, those two didn't even count in the bunch. They were very cheap and such terrible examples of RC planes that I forgot I ever had them. I will never buy another one again no matter how much better people claim they've gotten. In my opinion, they are far below the quality and value of the UMX line of Eflite planes. The UMX planes fly well and are fun but even those get boring real fast.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by xviper View Post
              I've had a couple of these in the past. One was their little F-86 Sabre. It was not very good at all. The only thing memorable about the second one was the last image I had was of it was seeing stuck in the tall grass with its tail sticking up right after it crashed on the maiden. Of all the well over 100 RC planes I've had, those two didn't even count in the bunch. They were very cheap and such terrible examples of RC planes that I forgot I ever had them. I will never buy another one again no matter how much better people claim they've gotten. In my opinion, they are far below the quality and value of the UMX line of Eflite planes. The UMX planes fly well and are fun but even those get boring real fast.
              Yes, they have a better quality, but out of 20 different planes, there are four Piper Cub variants and only one EDF with a "glass jaw". And then their's their quick turnover time, where some of the models are only available for a year or two.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tom.MotionRC View Post
                Re: Jpower/Skyangel EDF's and Warbirds

                Interesting. We have tested many of their models and had many conversation with them. We need to see some quality improvement on these planes. Do the guys at the field have any issues?
                Bananna sells the EDFs for anywhere from $90-95 for the PNPs, and $67 for the Kits. The price for the PNP includes a $20 gyro, but if you just replaced the stock ESC with a ZTW Mantis 25A ESC - ZTW2025101,
                sales would go well. And the Kits would probabl do better than the PNPs considering how many "modders" I see on the boards.

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