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Laser Engines (all sizes, please state)

Manufacturer: Laser Engines

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No. of Reviews7
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robert green 3 wrote on 02/09/2015:
LASER 150
Strengths: Build quality.
Weaknesses: Can't get fuel tank low enough because of position of carb when engine is mounted upside down. Fuel syphons though carb.
Overall: Strong motor. Still needs Nitro to get the best out of it.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
100%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

JR XG6

Manufacturer: JR

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews1
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Robert Powell 1 wrote on 01/09/2015:
EXCELLENT BIT OF KIT
Strengths: Light, cheap(ish) and with superb JR DMSS tech, with telemetry. plenty of mixes. The perfect DLG radio? Also, the dry cell battery makes it an excellent 'travel radio'.
Weaknesses: None, at the price
Overall: I love this radio. I own a 12X and a 28X and whilst they are entirely different kettles of fish, the XG6 hits the spot on many different levels. If you don't need more than 6ch, or if you want a radio to take abroad (with your Alula Trek) with excellent DMSS RF link and telemetry, why chose anything else (it's small, comfortable in the hand, light weight, but feels better built than the competition, too.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Stearman

Manufacturer: Maxford USA

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No. of Reviews2
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Wingman wrote on 01/09/2015:
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!
Strengths: Good woodwork. Good covering. Looks good.
Weaknesses: Poor undercarriage - mine was twisted and poorly drilled. Cabane struts had to be considerably fettled to fit. Hardware is rubbish. Ended up really tail heavy although it was bought with recommended power train. Had to put a ring of lead (own cast) weighing 10oz on firewall and even then still slightly tail happy even though I fitted steel home-made undercarriage legs and heavy Robart scale wheels to add forward weight. Power it with a 3S 4000maH batt across the CG to get some decent flying time.
Overall: Bought this to replace my much loved E Flight PT17 which was a beauty in every sense but same can't be said for this - only buy it if you are absolutely desperate for a leccy PT17. Flown once and flew OK after lots of down trim added (bit of a sweaty maiden!) Tipped over on landing and sheared off fake engine fastenings because bottom cylinders hit the ground first - easy fix but annoying - tywrapped engine on for future flights. Weighs 6lbs in flying trim and I use a 13X10 prop.
Ease of assembly
40%
Build quality
40%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
40%
Overall
40%

Luciole by Peter Miller

Average Rating
No. of Reviews1
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Joe Beavis wrote on 27/08/2015:
INTERESTING, BUT.......!
Strengths: Quite a 'different' build, with an all-flying tail and a curvy fus, as well as vast flaps.
Weaknesses: I don't think you can call difficulties "weaknesses". The fus needs extra care to control straightness during building.
Overall: Makes a nice electric conversion. Not a first-timers build. Newcomers should treat the powerful flaps with respect. If mishandled it will bite. I crashed mine!
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

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