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Im not sure of the rest of the name of this plane, all i know is its called
powerline 3-D profile plane, has any one heared of this plane?
Ive got it ordered, just wanted to know anything about this plane.
Ive heard its 3-D crazy.
Thanks, BryGuy.
 

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can you tell us, from where you bought this thing?? maybe a website ??
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hey,
ME and my buddy have been flying these eagle 3d's for a couple of weeks now and i love it. the plane it just amazing we where doing rolling harrier figure 8's in the in about a 6' area very tight. hovering with my evolution 46 is well below half throtle. I do not know if you are the guy I met at Sleeth the other day or not but you will love it for shur.
Come down to the Ozark Mtn. Barnstormers some tues or fri and se the thing in action. My friend can really wring his out.
unfortunatly though I ahve the problem of it flying better than my omp edge. I thought it was the greatest untill I flew the eagle.
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we need a link :wink:
 

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YA man (edge540flyer) im the guy you met at Sleeth the other day and i got one ordered it will be here tomarrow. As soon as i get it together ill go down there with mine, and you can show me how to really wring this thing out!!! They are made in Joplin Mo by Powerline hobbies i think.

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Link? Pictures? Specs? Is this plane vaporware or does it actually exist?
 

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powerlinehobbies.com the plane on the site has a diff color scheme than i have seen so far. but it would not surprise me to see one that color so far i have seen them in 3 colors trans red, yellow, and blue.
I would post some pics but am having difficulty figuring out how.
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The site doesn't say much, does it. Can you post some pics of yours? I've never seen tat one.

I've also not often seen an age suggestion for planes, that's kinda neat. I guess that plane is rated PG-12.
 

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I have pictures of Jeff Phiefer flying his but can't figure out how to post them if you could help me out with how to post them I will. I Have pictures of mine but it dosn't look to good because of a broken back and lack of anything but white covering not to good loking. let me know how to post pics and I will.
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Actually, I've never posted here either. I usually post at RCGroups and link to here. I (as do many folks) have unlimited gallery space there.
 

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I don't mean to formally bash anybody in the r/c business, however powerline hobbies has some issues that myself as well as others in the area are concerned about. The guy peddling these planes actually lives somewhere around my home town in and comes to bother us at the flying-field every now and then. He claims to have huge connections overseas with bearings, airplanes, etc.. The bottom is that line after dealing with the owner of Powerline, our club and local shops are somewhat leery of doing business with the man. His stories (and trust me he is full of them) just don't match up. Also the quality of the arfs that we've seen first-hand (not the eagle, the float plane and trainer) were quite poor.

I know that powerline started as a "hobby shop distribution business" only, and he has only recently relented to attempting to sell these planes himself.
 

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Hobby Lobby is not going to carry the Switch Blade but the Eagle is the Switch Blade. I can say it is right there with some of my other profile. Gator/Jess/Swany have already flownt this bird.
 

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So, it sounds like a good plane, but can anyone else comment on the integrity issue? Sounds like the guy has a rep in his home town, so is there anyone with a positive experience with the company?
 

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Hey guys, Bry has one that's screwed. See the end of "balancing 3D" thread or something like that. those of you who have seen this plane might help him out.
 

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Hey, "Billy Hell" What did you mean about 85 mg metal gears? And what engine did you have? How much did the engine weigh? Mine is the Magnum XLS .46 BB ABC, weight is @ 1lbs w/ muffler.
I found out that "Power-Line Hobbies" had left out the last page on the manual that told the balancing and CG stuff!!! If you could e-mail it to me that would be the best thing in the world!!!! Or just type out the info on it, PLEASE that would be such a help!!!!
Thanks Brian
 

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85 mgs are Hitec servos. Smaller than standard but not the super small ones. The CG isn't so critical that you can't figure it out. Very rough measurement would be to measure the cord at the root and tip and average them. start at 30% of that, but you'll probably go back from there.

Did you say if you can move the engine forward? As severe as this is, you might need to extend the nose to get it balanced.
 

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This is interesting I thought mine was severely tail heavy. That's why I went with the 85mgs. I had a TT. 46 pro in the nose as far forward as possible and it worked out to the be the perfect placement.
 
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