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Durafly EDF Vampire

Anyone flown one?

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Seamus O'Leprosy08/02/2012 19:21:40
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Has any one flown one of these?
How did you get on?
 
Flying kicks in at 2.32
 

Eamonn Fahey08/02/2012 19:32:47
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Lusting after one. That video hasn't helped.
StuartC09/02/2012 11:23:41
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Want one.
Just bought a Spitfire so I will have to wait until no ones looking at home..............
Ian Jones10/02/2012 00:27:25
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Yes very nice, love twin booms.
Daithi O Buitigh10/02/2012 00:32:35
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There's another thread Seamus where someone down under says there are two of them in their club - both fly well and do have that characteristic Vampire 'whistle' on flypasts
 
Nosewheel seems a bit weak for landing on rough grass (or a GAA pitch)
 
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=63989&p=2
Seamus O'Leprosy10/02/2012 21:16:06
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It's the big posts and nets on the GAA pitch that catch me out.
Reno Racer10/02/2012 23:47:09
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Very Nice, had one in my HK basket for a while, but not yet presses to commit. I've also noticed a bigger one for 90mm (foam as well) by a swiss Company, can't remeber the website though.
 
I just wish someone would produce a Balsa/Ply or GF version that not super expensive. I had a Aeronaut verion, but that was way off scale and had no undercarriage.
Thomas Barwick10/02/2012 23:58:33
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The 90mm is done by a company called ready2fly. Looks really nice.
Startazz No111/02/2012 22:33:53
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Mine left Hongkong Friday by EMS so should be here early next week and there is a big thread over on that well known USA forum some of us might go to every now and then
All in all they seem to think HobbyKing has done a fine good job on this one and i can't wait to have a look at mine.
 
I went with the there kit version so i could put in a Change Sun 10 bladed fan unit in mine with a around a 2200KV or 2300KV in runner motor,have to go low on the KV because of the 10 blades and i wanted to try and keep the amp draw down.
If you youtube this fan you can hear how sweet it sounds,one of the best i've ever heard.
 
Oh Hobbyking now sell the 10 and 12 bladed fan units (they would after i got mine from some where else)
 
Plus won't need the retracts that the PnP come with because i have to hand launch where i fly from.
 
 
Next week i'll try and post a few pictures,unless someone else does in the mean time.
 
 
Seamus O'Leprosy11/02/2012 22:51:18
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Looking forward to some photos
SO'L
Reno Racer12/02/2012 13:58:59
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this is the 90mm Ready2Fly version. looks very nice, although obviously more expensive than the HK/Durafly version, but is should fly better been bigger.
 

Edited By Christian Ackroyd on 12/02/2012 14:03:01

Seamus O'Leprosy12/02/2012 14:32:26
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That 90mm is a beut alright but three and a half times the price!
I'll see how the guys get on here with the 70mm one
Reno Racer12/02/2012 14:39:34
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Seamus, your right about the price, I just can't take myself to part with that kind of money for a lump of foam, even if it is RTF. Maybe thats just my hardcore balsa and ply affliction.
 
For me foamies must be cheaper. Its like those new 1700mm FMS warbirds. I know its RTF, but for the same initial spend, I could get a Hangar 9 or even Top Flite ARF warbird and most of the engine. I know its cheaper to buy a foam one in the end, but only by about £100 and for a £350 warbird, i'd rather have wood than foam.

Edited By Christian Ackroyd on 12/02/2012 14:41:09

Seamus O'Leprosy12/02/2012 14:50:49
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I've been eying up a 1.6mt foam P51 ready to go flaps, retracts the lot for 145quid been out of stock for a while
Startazz No113/02/2012 13:56:48
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Posted by Christian Ackroyd on 12/02/2012 13:58:59:
this is the 90mm Ready2Fly version. looks very nice, although obviously more expensive than the HK/Durafly version, but is should fly better been bigger.
Yeah that is a sweet looking plane but thats the Venom and the Hobbyking one is a Vampire nearly the same but not quite
A bit like a spitfire and a hurricane if you get what i mean they both look the same to a none rc plane person like my other half,as my missus is always telling me.
There the same so why would you want two she would say then i would have to point out the difference,then she would say oh i see,when i know she still thinks they look the same,bless her.
The Venom was meant to replace the Vampire for the RAF,well here you go check this link out,it will explain it a lot better than i can

Startazz No113/02/2012 13:59:54
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Not sure what happened there,my last post that is, but the writing came out a bit smaller than it should have,sorry for that boys as i didn't know it was going to do that,no doubt my fault
Reno Racer13/02/2012 17:12:43
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I know the difference and never suggested that it was a vampire. I prefer the look of the Venom.
magoo13/02/2012 18:35:31
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Hi guys, just a quickie.when buying from HK they calculate the shipping costs to get it to the UK . Do any of you know how much the charge is to pick it up from the post office or wherever it's delivered to?
Seamus O'Leprosy13/02/2012 18:53:46
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It gets delivered to your house, like any other parcel.
magoo13/02/2012 20:09:00
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Ok, kool. The reason I asked was because last time I ordered a kit from America I had to pay shipping and then had to go down to the local parcel force depot to collect it and they lightened my wallet by ? 35.

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