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Marlin 64mm EDF PNP

Marlin 64mm EDF PNP

Arrows AH009P Airplane Electric PNP
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$179.99

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This plane is a Plug N Play version and includes servos, motor, ESC, but does NOT include the transmitter receiver, battery or charger.
  • Marlin 64mm EDF PNP

    Something different! The Arrows Marlin 64mm EDF is an ALL NEW design with the beginner to intermediate pilot in mind. This plane has a more robust fixed landing gear than most, to handle bumpy landings. More importantly it is the only plane in its class to have flaps to shorten takeoff, and to make approaches and landings more like those of a high wing trainer. The 3150kV motor combined with a 40 Amp ESC, and a powerful 64mm 11 blade EDF, ensure plenty of power for takeoff and maneuvers. The fan sounds like a real turbine.

    This plane basically has eight screws and some servo connections to complete assembly. No glue is necessary, and because we use 8 servos we are not running a lot of control rods around. Even the nose wheel has it's own servo. Flap and aileron connections are made with ball linkages, for greater strength at higher speeds. A latch type canopy makes in flight canopy loss a thing of the past.

    If you are looking for a first EDF to try, or are looking to move up to a EDF without spending a bundle, this plane is for you.

    Features

    • Sleek aerodynamic airframe
    • Screw together assembly
    • Flaps
    • Ball linkages
    • Latch type canopy
    • Ultra durable EPO foam
    • The perfect beginner jet!

    Needed to Complete

    This is a PNP rc plane and requires a radio system, battery, and charger to be complete.

    Specifications

    Wingspan
    900mm (35.43in)
    Length
    995mm (39.17in)
    CG (Center of Gravity):
    72-75mm from leading edge
    Power System:
    3150kV - 2840 size
    Electronic Speed Control:
    40A
    Propeller / EDF:
    EDF 64mm 11 blade
    Servos
    9 gram servo x 7, 9 gram 54 degree servo x 1
    Landing Gear
    Robust fixed
    Required Battery:
    4S 2200-3300mAh 35C XT60 Connector
    Required Radio:
    6 Channel transmitter and receiver required
    Ailerons:
    Yes, separate servo for each
    Elevator
    Yes
    Rudder
    Yes
    Flaps
    Yes
    Lights:
    No
    Hinge Type:
    Fabric
    Material:
    EPO Foam
    Skill Level:
    Beginner to intermediate
    Build Time:
    10 minutes
    Recommended Environment:
    Park, School, or AMA field

    Videos on YouTube

    All New Design! Robust landing gear. Only plane in its class with flaps to shorten take-off, and to make approaches and landings more like those of a high wing trainer. INTRO VIDEO CORRECTION: 11-blade EDF not 12, 3150kV 2840-size motor

  • Arrows Marlin 64mm EDF PNP Parts List (18 items)

  • Arrows Marlin 64mm EDF PNP Hop-Ups & Optional Accessories (8 items)

  • Manuals and Support

  • Marlin 64mm EDF PNP - Reviews

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    A great first EDF

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    I have flown my Marlin 11 times using Roaringtop 2700 4S batteries with excellent results. The battery is positioned approx. 1/4" from the front of the battery tray. I set my timer at 4 min. 30 sec. and then land. I have flown as long as 5 min. 10 sec., a go around, and still had 50% left in the batteries. I fly around 60% throttle about 75% of the time and higher the rest. I thought the surface travels were very conservative so I set my surface travels at 50% higher than suggested and this works great for a intermediate level flyer like me. If you are a more experience flier then you may want to increase them, but start low and then go higher.

    I been in the hobby slightly less that 2 years. This is a great first EDF and the flaps option is a nice extra for getting used to bigger EDF planes, if that is in your future. The flaps do not have any suggested settings so I have my takeoff flaps set at -55% and landing flaps set at 7% on a Spektrum DX8. I and the group at the field are amazed at how well the plane flies and I have no problem setting her on the runway. There are a couple of other guys now looking at the Marlin as a first EDF.

    I am using a reprogrammed AR636A receiver with 3 flight modes. Not sure if stabilization is needed, it flies very stable in near calm conditions. I do have the receiver setup in 3 flight modes, zero setting in mode 1, and stabilization set in flight modes 2 and 3. Mode 2 has 40% rate gains across the board and mode 3, has 55% rate gains across the board. Priority for mode 2 and 3 are set at 110. The plane flies with no flutter at full throttle on those settings and is rock steady in winds to 15 mph.

    If you are looking for an EDF, get this one to start, it has an excellent price and is easy to fly.

    Bern - Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (10) No (0)

    Great value

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    This little jet flies great,very stable in the air even without a gyro. Short takeoffs with flaps or will hand launch easy enough. Gear is rugged & doesn’t bend with not so perfect landings. I have many EDF’s - the Marlin is one of my favorite’s.

    Flyingwayada - Minnesota
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (5) No (0)

    Marlin My First EDF

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    The Marlin is my first EDF plane I have been flying Warbirds and Sport planes since 2011. I would classify myself as an Intermediate Pilot . After seeing this airplane on Pilot Ryan and Captain Mike’s YouTube podcast and talking to Ryan he convinced me to try this as my first EDF plane. I have a lot of 4s batteries and didn’t really want to jump into the 6s realm so this appeared to be a good option to get started in Jets. Now for a review of the Marlin. 
    Pros 
    The assembly could not have been easier it literally took less than 10 minutes to assemble. 
    All the screws are the same so no searching for the right screw. 
    All the screws are 2mm hex no worries about stripping screw heads. 
    The fit and finish of the pieces were nice no big gaps. 
    Ample room in the battery bay for the battery, receiver, and gyro if you want. The battery tray has enough room to use several sizes of batteries and still be able to move the battery forward or back to achieve proper c/g. I preferred an Admiral 3000 4s 35c about 3/4 to 1 inch back from the front of the battery bay. 
    Ball linkages on all control surfaces for positive control with no slack. 
    Flaps for shorter take offs and nice controlled landings. 
    No retracts for those who are newer to EDF’s less to worry about. 
    Flight characteristics on this airplane are amazing. It does whatever you in put with no weird tendencies and is very stable in all flight modes. The wing loading is nice and light. 
    Power is ample. It has plenty of power to do any maneuver with a little in reserve if needed. 
    Good flight times. With my preferred battery an Admiral 4s 3000 mah 35c I could fly 4 minutes at 60 to 75 percent throttle with a couple of full speed passes and land with 3.8 per cell. This would allow you enough battery reserve to go around again if needed. 

    Cons 
    The nose gear strut wire is very soft and bends easily. The top wire piece above the connection collar will bend if you have the slightest bounce on landing or land on grass. The upper wire will break where the flat is for the grub screw after you straighten it a couple of times. 
    The steering servo is also weak and should be an all metal gear servo. Mine stripped the first time I went of the side of my paved runway onto the grass. 

    Conclusion
    I would strongly recommend the Marlin to anyone who is comfortable flying most Warbirds and  Sport type airplanes. It is a great option for anyone like me that wanted to try EDF Jets but wasn’t ready to jump into the bigger 6s powered  EDF Jets. 


    Farmflier - Texas
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

    Great New Favorite Plane

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    My jet arrived in perfect condition. I did have a problem connecting the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage. If you grab the rudder and gently move it forward the stabilizer will shoehorn in perfectly.

    For the maiden flight I used a 4 cell 2200 LiPo.  My clubs field is grass covered and is 600 X 300 feet, eliminating the need for flaps on takeoff. Ground handling is great with the steerable front wheel.

    I was surprised at how easy the takeoff was.  The Marlin is very stable and tracked nicely even in a 5 to 8 mph wind. The speed and jet sound make it great fun to fly. To play it safe I set the timer to 3 minutes and measured the power remaining. After 32 flights I determined (based on how I fly) 4 minutes for the 2200s and 5 for the 2500s.

    You will be amazed how far this plane will deadstick without landing flaps.  I used the right out of the box setting (about half flaps) and made nice 3 point landings. This is a great plane at a great price.

    On the down side (and I'm nitpicking here) a front wheel the same size as the main wheels would improve landings and takeoff s on grass.  Also on one flight I experienced a power loss after takeoff which quickly disappeared.  After landing I noticed grass clippings around part of the belly intake screen and grass clippings in the tailpipe.  It might be a better idea to locate the intake on top of the fuselage.  All in all, if you buy this EDF you won't regret it, the fun factor is that high.

    Fortader - Pittsburgh,Pa
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    Great EDF

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    This is my 11th edf jet and this is my favorite, easy build, easy electronic setup, very stable flight characteristics, very robust landing gear, Hobby Zone has a winner here.....

    Richard - Key West, Florida
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
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    Great beginner EDF

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    Really a great beginner EDF. If you can fly a warbird plane, you can definitely fly this plane.

    MJ4RC - Northwest, IL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)

    Best 64MM performance

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    This jet is nothing short of amazing, especially for the price. It flies so solid, almost like my Avanti 80MM. Plenty of vertical and aerobatic performance, and over 4 min on 3300 battery. Assembly is easier than any plane I've put together, fit and finish is just flawless., you can't tell where the fuselage ends and canopy begins, it's that seamless. Overall weight was 34 oz with 2200 battery, not much heavier than my stinger 64, but I enjoy the flights better with this one. Flaps slow plane down to a crawl. Only weak point is the front landing gear servo, mine makes a noise when turning sharp and gets a little stuck. Has not failed yet though.

    Tom H - holland, MI
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Great airplane

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    I really enjoy flying this aircraft, flaps at this price is unheard of. It handles great in the air with very good stability. You don't need a huge take off and landing area to fly this plane. The one wing construction is great and it is built to last.

    NightFlyer - Plymouth MN
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    15-29
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Exceptional Value, Great Support

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    This is my first EDF and I'm glad I chose it. I've been flying for quite some time, but mainly focused on aerobatic planes. Many 64mm EDF's are under-powered, lack a rudder, and do not seem very durable. Virtually no other has flaps, which are helpful to slow these slippery planes for smaller landing areas. The Marlin is a peach, with plenty of power, an effective rudder (knife edge flight is straightforward), and responsive flight characteristics, while being a great first EDF with which to have a good experience. The jet flies better than many of my other planes and looks terrific. All the normal aerobatic maneuvers are straightforward. One of my flying buddies says it looks like a baby Avanti S, which is a big compliment. After a few bouncy landings, the nose gear failed. A quick call to Dan was all it took to get the parts needed on the way. He was extremely helpful and quick to both admit the weakness and have improved parts ready to go. As a side note, Dan says they are going to be bringing out additional EDF's soon. I'll keep a watch for them.

    SDGJW - Clemmons, NC
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Marlin maiden

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    I flew the marlin off a dirt run way, it jumped up in the air with half flaps, in low rates. It flew great, easy to fly i have a gyro in and it made it look like there was no wind at all. It's rock solid flight even for a novice like me was effortless. All in all a great plane but you do have to fly it to a landing.

    Fly hard - Arizona city half way between Phoenix and Tucson
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Great EDF and Great Service

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    I love flying the Marlin because it tracks like it's on rails and the sound is great. No whiney fan noise just smooth air trusting out of the rear. Keep the nose high on approach and come down on the mains for nice greased in landings. One more thing; I had a slight problem with the nose gear as I was one of the first to buy the Marlin from Hobby Zone. I called them up to talk about the gear and they promptly sent out new and improved
    gear at no cost. That is what I call great service!!

    Mike S - Sarasota FL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
    Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

    Great First EDF

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    The Marlin is my first EDF. This is a quality plane that is stable, easy to fly, and highly recommended. I initially had problems because the new receiver I installed in the plane was defective. The Hobby Zone staff provided outstanding service in assisting with troubleshooting and resolving the problem. Best customer service I've experienced with any hobby shop!

    RC FlyingFun - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Great First EDF

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    This is a great EDF trainer. This airplane fly's great and you cannot beat the price. I have seen this recommended as a great first EDF, and that is true. It also would not upset me if someone picked this up as a first low wing trainer, the flight characteristics are that stable. Plane glides great and flaps make for controllable landings. Very satisfied with this plane. Great job Arrows!

    WheelsUp - AZ
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    GREAT VALUE!

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    I have been looking for a first time jet that I would not have to buy 6 cell batteries for and the Marlin fit the bill. Very easy to assemble and the foam finish is very good. My only complaint is the plane manual calls for CG between 80- 90 and with a 4s 3000 it was almost impossible to balance. Then I looked at the Hobby Zone site specs and it says CG should be 72-75. Now it balances at perfectly. I've seen this problem before with manufactures specs specifically with FMS. Dealers should bring it to manufacturers attention.

    Boomer - Chicago IL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
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    Outstanding EDF

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    The rave reviews on the Marlin are true folks! Not only is it both forgiving AND a capable aerobat,  This plane can take a punishing with little damage.  The Marlin's landings in gusty winds were well behaved but my lack of skill still ended up flipping it and cartwheeling it and bouncing it....all with just some minor road rash.  A lesser plane would have gone to the hospital.  I LOVE this plane!!!

    Chuck the Crasher - Brandon, Mississippi
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Amazing 64 mm EDF. Very impressive

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     Have to say, I was really surprised at this one. At this price point you’re getting a high-quality 64 mm trainer jet. But you can do a lot more with it, it all depends on your experience level. I flew with a roaring top 3300 35c, and also on a admiral 4000.  Both of these packs are more than the recommended size,  but the plane handled it no problem. Just make sure you push them far back enough so you can get the proper CG .   I installed a lemon Gyro in it.  I maiden the plane on a really windy day, the Gyro really did help it out. I believe you don’t need a Gyro as long as it’s not too windy, hopefully I’ll put some video up without the Gyro if the wind ever stops blowing .  I highly recommend this EDF.  Five out of five stars.   Here’s a link to my maiden video, make sure you check out Don’s RC airplanes for more videos  https://youtu.be/MaFXB0zsgrM         

    Don's RC Airplanes - Manteno IL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Must read

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    Start off great edf for money with flap function is nice have in an economy edf on this current market. Arobatic do all tricks inverted flight was nice knife edging roll rate great fun sports jet only concern i have is i swap out esc put 2,-6 cell 60amp ecs it actually over shoots over 40 Amps on 2 different watt meters i get 47 amps 680 700 watts using 3300 50c RoaringTop 4s lipo. 6 min flight 38% battery left and used admiral 3600mha 50c 4s. 7 1/2 min flight with 40% battery left handles heavy lipos well just have move back check cg

    Kevin Doland - ohio
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a year
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    affordable

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    My first edf, nice little jet. Flew perfect first time out, no trim needed.
    Wheels are to small especially for grass, replaced them and did mod on front gear to fit bigger wheel.
    Used 4s 3300.

    ww - Western NY
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
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    Impressive

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    The Marlin is impressive and a blast to fly. It handles and sounds like a real jet at a very reasonable price.
    The quality is first rate. Mine flew hands off straight and level no trim needed on its first flight.
    My suggestion is to make your first flight using reduced rates (50%) and 50% expo.. It is extremely responsive.

    Wing - Dunnellon, FL
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Great beginner EDF

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    My first EDF, I purchased on a friends recommendation and he was spot on. Great beginner plane. Great price point. Sturdy landing gear and easy to fix or replace if needed. Flys great as expected. Would definitely recommend for a beginner.

    Soma - Katy TX
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Winner winner, chicken dinner!

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    After 4 years of flying RC, this is my very first EDF jet, and boy I picked a winner!  Quality is way above average,  looks sharp, sounds great, it’s a hoot to fly and it flies awesome, plus it didn’t break the bank.  Highly recommend this one!

    Puddle Jumper - Rapid City, SD
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Marlin

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    Great purchase! Fun to fly! Uses 4S-2200-3000 which cost less than the 6s's used on most edf's. Highly recommended.

    WJ - Harlingen, TX
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Marlin

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    Great first jet.  Good run times on 4cell 2200mah.  Flaps and rudders  control a plus . Even looks good with gear down 

    Tex - Monroe, La
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    21-29 years
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    The Marlin is Fantastic!

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    The Marlin is a fantastic airplane. One of the absolute best foam airframes I have seen. It's beautiful. Simple, and cheap. It uses less expensive 4S batteries common to those who fly say the Timber X, many warbirds, and the like.

    The manufacturing is at least as good as FMS, E-Flite, and Freewing. Maybe even better. Decals are applied perfectly and no bubbles. The wing uses machine screws that go through plastic fittings in the wing then mate into brass threads in the fuselage. The fit and finish is perfect. I was truly impressed by the quality. It is extremely light. Much lighter than other similar products and this obviously contributes to its handling due to lower wing loading.

    I only have 4 flights but wow! This airplane flies beautifully. It tracks perfectly and has no bad habits that I could wring out. It is just a joy to fly and I felt very confident with it within minutes. Very stable and plenty of power. I was flying it with an Admiral 3000 4S. I was landing it too fast though. I needed to just slow it down and the landings would have been great. Almost relaxing. The only issue I had was I lost radio contact to it twice on different flights. It happened in the same spot after I turned final. I am not sure if all control was lost or just power. If this is a RX issue, then obviously the airplane is not at fault. The only other thing I could think of is a faulty ESC.

    In any case, not too much damage. She still flies great. I will swap out the Admiral RX and put in an actual Spektrum RX. I have another Admiral RX that I have not had an issue with.

    If you want an inexpensive EDF with very good performance and super fun to fly and uses cheap 4S batteries, then the Marlin is a good choice. Really fantastic airplane. Would love to see it with retracts! ;-)

    I will definitely be looking at more Hobby Arrows in the future.

    BFSmith - Denver
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    Awsome EDF

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    This is my first EDF and I was amazed at how well the Marlin flies. It looks and sounds great in the air. This plane made my introduction into EDF's super easy.

    KC - Minnesota
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    The Plain...

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    "WOW"
    THE PLAIN Is A Beautiful Work Of Art {No Doubt} And Looks Spectacular Flying Through The Air..!!!!! ??%fact...

    Bobby or Bob.!!! - Tulsa Oklahoma {Just South Of City}...
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Beginner
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Awesome jet

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    Just maiden her yesterday and it was awesome, needs some down elevator with flaps deployed and will take some getting used to to land. I love it, flys on rails and can be sensitive so lower your rates if new to EDFs.

    Andy S - Hamilton, Ohio
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Recreational
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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    Fantastic Plane

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    I've had this flying for a couple of weekends now and it's a fun flying jet. Take offs have been smooth and with flaps it can slow down for nice easy flying. Raise the flaps and you can speed things up. Came in for a landing, got a little slow and dropped it about 10 ft and no damage, another landing and a wing caught a weed and cartwheeled the plane, just lightly bent the nose. Holding up pretty good!

    Itsme349 - Southern California
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    4-10 years
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    Marlin 64mm

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    Nice flying craft, pleasing color scheme and robust lander.

    Hulka - Lincoln, Nebraska
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    11-20 years
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    A steal for this price!

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    This is the best 4s jet i've owned.. It will slow down because of flaps making it easier to land on my short narrow and rough airstrip.. Rudder is better to for lining up.. Nose dive on maiden because i missed my aileron direction..duh.. Would have totaled most planes.. Hot glue to the rescue.. flies on rails

    YawWho - Wichita, Ks
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin 64mm edf

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    Nice flying jet, certainly plenty of bang for the bucks. Would easily buy again if anything were to happen to the one I have now.

    Hulka - Lincoln, Nebraska
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    11-20 years
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    Awesome first EDF Jet

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    This plane is awesome and well made and flies like it’s on a rail.  The assembly was easy and the foam very smooth on an attractive jet.  The parts are high quality too.  I really enjoy flying this jet as it is compact enough to put in the back seat.  Kudos to HobbyZone for an excellent product, great price and as always high quality service.

    Papanorm - Round Rock, TX
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    4-10 years
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    arrows marlin

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    I purchased the Marlin about a month ago and installed a lemon gyro receiver. On the day of the maiden flight two very experienced club members and I checked the direction of travel in the safe setting and the stabilizer setting and found all control surfaces moving in the correct directions. we did not thing to check it in the off position to see if surfaces were moving in the right directions .One of the three of us who has the most experience tried to take the airplane off.It crashed at full throttle the nose broke off in front of the wing and the right was bent straight up in the air. We than found that the aileron control surfaces were reversed.The plane looked like it was a total loss but the more experienced guy who had been flying it took it and did an amazing repair job. I have been flying it since and have really it. If using a lemon receiver check it in all modes before flying. Hobby zone are great people to do business with.

    o - north carolina
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    4-10 years
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    Yes, the reviews are true

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    Very happy with my purchase, Love this jet and its not slow, but you can slow it down for a nice landing.
    I want the Arrows Mustang now.

    Rene - Tempe, AZ
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin

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    That’s a very fun plane to fly, it’s not too hard to put together.  I find it pretty durable and very easy to fix if you do have a  mishap. (Which I did due to a radio problem)

    AARP card kidd - Mi
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    Recreational
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    30 years or more
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    Great service great people no complaints

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    the only place I shop for my hobby needs as I say it best service and people you could ask for
    Fast shipping dependable

    Don - Mo.
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    21-29 years
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    Marlin 64 and gyro

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    The Marlin is an awesome jet. I am so glad the elite f15 was out of stock because I found this plane after and couldn't be happier. I wanted a good first time edf and this is definitely it. With the flaps my landings are as smooth as can be. The plane can cruise super slow or light it up blazing fast.
    Not sure what happened with shopping, took almost a month. I ordered something from China the same day and received it before. I was worried with the extra time sitting and being moved around in shopping it would be damaged but thankfully they didn't just send it in its box like other companies, they put it inside a larger box which took all the damage.
    Bottom line I've had dozens of planes and this is by far my favorite!!!

    Travis Cozzi - Yosemite ca
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
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    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    21-29 years
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    64mm edf Marlin jet

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    OMG! I've been flying RC for about 10 years now and I've never experienced a 64 mm EDF jet that has all the features that 70 would have and flies excellent. I only have one negative, why did I buy this earlier? I recommend this to anybody getting into EDF for the first time. It also comes with the standard size of 2200mah lipos. I mean what else can you ask for we have ton of these type of batteries in stock. Designer Eng's excellent work!

    Charles - New Jersey
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
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    4-10 years
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    ONE FREAT PLANE!!!

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    I looked at the reviews before I decided to go for it. I am glad I did. This is an awesome little plane! fly's outstanding. Very easy to fly great first time jet but advanced pilots will have a ball with it as well. Nice finish and very durable.
    What more can I say this one is a WINNER!

    bobtheman - Laurel Hill Florida
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    Advanced
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    Several times a month
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    New club Favorite!!

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    Awesome little jet. We now have 6 of these at our club's field and everyone is really impressed with how well they fly , sound and take a not so perfect landing. Our club has a well manicured grass field and these jets have no problems getting off the ground. The decals easily come off for some fun custom paint jobs. At this price you can't go wrong. Make sure and purchase the upgraded front gear, this has been the only weak point of this jet.

    Madspadder - Pecatonica IL.
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    Recreational
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    affordable EDF trainer

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    this is the most affordable and ez to fly EDF.  I  have not try the eflite Habu EDF yet because  it is kind of expensive.  the marlin is very stable to take off and fly, I wish it has flaps to slow down more for landing.  everything put together nicely with very few minor adjustments.  very impress with this brand beside hobby zone brands.

    SloFlyr - Bakersfield, ca
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    Recreational
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    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    15-29
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin 64-What a great plane!

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    This is my first EDF. It is so much fun to fly. I am using a 3000 man Turginey battery along with an Admiral receiver with stabilization and recovery.  I get about 4 minutes flying mostly full throttle. I highly recommend! 
    I fly off short grass using partial flaps. 

    Get one, you won't regret it!

    The Old Red Fox - Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    11-20 years
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    Great price

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    excellent price for a 70 mm jet PNP all you need is receiver and transmitter and Battery nice-looking product Welbilt fun to fly

    Geller*the man - San Diego
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
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    4-10 years
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    Great all round EDF jet!

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    Assembly was a breeze. Flights over 4 minutes with 2200 4s. Wing loading is very light so the plane slows down nice on approach. Not typical for EDF jets. behaves well in the air. Try to squeak the landings in. If you screw it up this plane will porpoise on landing. The good news is mine is fine after a few cartwheels. Durability seems awesome! Great value for the price!

    Jim from Jax - Jacksonville, FL
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    Beginner
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin 64 mm EDf Jet.

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    I am surprised of the quality and performance of the this jet and its price point. I bet anyone will find that is really hard to find a jet that comes standard with Flaps and this type of epo construction for the price available now.

    Charles - New Jersey
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
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    4-10 years
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    good second beginner EDF

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    it is a good beginner EDF but I would recommend this as a second EDF, make sure taxi it around a bit to align all the servos.  take off and flying is smooth and ez but landing need some air speed for soft touch down.  landing gear is tough enough and ez to disassemble for quick fix, especially the front.  For the first beginner EDF, I recommend the E-Flite Habu with LAS, landing assist sensor.

    SloFlyr - Bakersfield, ca
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    Recreational
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    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    15-29
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    1-3 years
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    awesome edf

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    absolutely a great first EDF. Slows down well for landings. Good fast roll rate. Very durable. Because the plane is so light if you screw up the landing porpoising can lead to a cartwheel. The plane is so freakin' durable!! A really good design guys!

    Jim from Jax - Jacksonville, FL
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    Beginner
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
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    1-3 years
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    New to edf

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    Great first edf jet  Plenty of power on 4S. Very stable at slow speeds. The only problem is the nose wheel needs to be reinforced  I changed the strut to a shock absorbing one. Over all it is value priced and a lot of fun

    Trcjr12 - NJ
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin as second jet

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    Wow super jet. So much fun right out of the bow. I first purchased the Viper Hand launch Jet and found just did not like hand launching it. With Marlin I am able with half flaps and get it right off the grass. Can slow it down too! Landing look great too! Next I just need to play with some mixing.

    Ned - Fairfield CT
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    Advanced
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    30 years or more
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    You should own one.

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    Easy to fly. VERY fun. I had to lower the rates substantially. Obviously different flight characteristics from ALL my traditional prop planes. Got to say this is such a nice change. Straight as an "Arrow" (pun intended) on run up. I needed maybe 3 clicks of down elevator and that's it. My initial landings were pretty ugly. But are improving. I am finding that minimal flaps keeps thing a bit more predictable on takeoffs and especially landings. Like I mentioned. You should own one.

    AZJim - Phoenix, AZ USA
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    You should own one....

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    ....as your first or twentieth EDF. I am thankful the E-flite Habu STS 70mm EDF Smart Jet PNP is not available until almost 2021. I "was" close to pulling the trigger on it. The Marlin is simple, FUN and solid . 20 minute assembly time. I needed maybe 3 clicks of elevator and it fly's straight and level. My first few landings were a bit rough since its flight characteristics are, of course, different than my traditional prop planes. The rates on mine have been reduced pretty dramatically. 50% with 20% expo it what I use currently. And it still responds VERY well. My flaps are set at 30% for half flaps and 60% for full. I have only used half for both take offs and landings and that seems more than adequate for me. This plane is such a great change of pace and I look forward to flying it everyday. As I mentioned, you should own one too.

    AZJim - Phoenix, AZ USA
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Marlin 64mm RC EDF Jet

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    This is a great EDF jet. With a 64mm EDF, but it is larger than most in this class. It is light, and easy to fly. Tracks well, no need for a gyro. Fast when you want it to be, slow when needed, with or without flaps. Inexpensive, and uses a 4 cell 2200 - 3300 mah battery. I use both, 2200 all the way forward, and 3300 towards the rear. I like that it has fixed gear, this adds to its ease of flying. I have many other EDF jets, but I fly this one the most.

    Rc Jet Flier - NW Montana
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    Advanced
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    packing is great

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    this is my first jet and it's fun to fly takes a little practice on the landings

    high flyer - illinois
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    30 years or more
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    Excellent buy!

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    This is my second EDF jet. My first was the UMX MiG-15 w/safe. I recommend that for folks wanting to get into jets. The Marlin looks very intimidating! But with the flaps it can be slowed down nicely until you get the feel for it. Nicely designed and built. Only con is the rock hard wheels. Yikes! But very glad I purchased this. Please bring more like this Arrows! Well done!!

    Sarge - St. Louis
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    4-10 years
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    Marlin

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    Really enjoy flying this plane.  I only gave it a mid for value because there are many other 64mm jets with fixed gear on the makers foe less money.  But YRS, the Marlin is worth $160.

    Jet Fumes - southern Calif
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Arrows Marlin

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    Absolutely love it.  I painted it in Ferrari Formula 1 colors.  It really stands out.  
    I have had several Arrows planes and they are the best for the dollar.  And the service is top notch.

    Jet Fumes - southern Calif
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Best first jet ever!!!

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    I was blown away at the performance and capability of this jet. I put an admiral rx600 stability rx flying with a dx6e and maiden flight was amazing. This plane is awesome and easy to fly, fast, affordable, efficient and very well built. easy to put together, easy to land, easy to change batteries, and the flight times are great. i flew on a 2200 first flight, 6 mins without the alarm going off, second flight on a 3300 got 10 mins of flight time. I love this jet its got it all, flaps, steering, rudder, smooth and fast response with 30% expo on high rates. I dialed in the gyro down alittle more and its flying on rales. I cant wait to fly it at the beach and really enjoy all the open space and out over the ocean. Best choice of jet for sure thanks alot Arrows and hobbyzone great jet!!

    airplane guy2 - Toledo, OR
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    30-45
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    1-3 years
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    Awesome!

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    I have both the Viper 50mm and Marlin 64mm. Both fly like they are on rails. Definitely a lot of bang for the buck. Can't be beat!

    Mike K - New Jersey
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    Advanced
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    Several times a month
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    46-55
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    30 years or more
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    Marlin64

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    Great flying plane with plenty room for battery.

    Rpal - Arizona
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    Recreational
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    30 years or more
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    Best price for best flte

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    Easy to put together. The only neg. I have to say is the ail. And flap servo wires to short need to add ext. no big deal BUT RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM SIDE OF WING what a bad spot to stop. DEF. use keepers when joining ext. need to open up access for wires and keepers. Jet flies great on 4cell 2200
    Make plane a hint tail heavy to save front landing gear from bending. IT REALLY FLIES GREAT!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome - Shelton conn.
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
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    Over 55
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    4-10 years
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    Marlin 64mm first jet

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    This plane was recommended to me as a good starter EDF jet. It didn't disappoint. I'm a beginner/intermediate and it is making me a better pilot.

    PhilB1959 - California
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a month
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    Over 55
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    1-3 years
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    Best first jet ever!!!

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    The second this jet was in the air I was completely relieved how amazing it flies. On the first flight I greased the landing, perfect loops and rolls, and the flaps slow it down and keep it flying and an astonishing low speed. I love this model its what I fly at the local airport and at the beach. It can really rip or can just cruise around low and slow.

    airplane guy2 - Toledo, OR
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    Intermediate
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    Daily
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    30-45
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    1-3 years
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    Great deal

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    Flys great  secret make cg a hint tail heavy if not level lands on main wheels saves front landing gear which is a problem with these type of setups for but been flying great front landing gear perfect.
    This is a great learning jet or as they say trainer 
    Price value for what you purchase You can’t go  wrong

    Awesome - Shelton conn.
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    Intermediate
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    4-10 years
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    Awesome Jet , Solidly Built and Fast

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    I bought the Marlin 64mm jet with the intention of doing a motor/esc swap. I ended up putting in the 12-blade EDF and motor from the Arrows Mig-29 Jet. This is a 6s system and drops right in. Only thing you need to do is upgrade to a 60a esc, as the stock 40a esc does not power up on 6s. I run a 6s lipo battery, as this is roughly the same weight as a 2200mah 4s. After all is said and done, I have a great sounding, consistent 100mph jet that runs for a solid 3min on an 1800mah 6s. And the batteries are cheaper. Does it run good on 4s? Of course it does. I just have that urge to modify and upgrade every plane I get.

    Team Sinister - South San Diego, CA
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    Intermediate
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    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    46-55
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    4-10 years
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    Awesome little trainer EDF

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    One of thebest rc planes I have ever flown. Love the the way she flies, looks, and sounds,

    Fat Guy Flies Rc - Babson Park, FL
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    Recreational
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    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    46-55
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    11-20 years
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    Very nice with a nice price!

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    Flew this plane today for the 1st time. I did not use AS3X. Plane is very stable; did a nice loop. I made two good landings out of two tries. Good, for me, = nothing broken or bent. I am very pleased with this plane, my first jet.

    Curtmc - St. Louis, MO
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    Recreational
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    Several times a year
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    Over 55
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    11-20 years
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    Sweet EDF

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    This 64mm Marlin grooves like it's on rails. Flies super on batteries from 3000 mah down to 1600's with just a couple clicks of elevator trim. Flaps work great on landing with no trim change, just keep around 15% throttle on and grease it in with the nose up a little. Flies rock solid around center and has enough power to do vertical eights with outside snaps. Knife edge is sweet too! Set timer for 4 minutes and you'll have time for a couple landing attempts if you booger it up.

    Vetteflyer - Akron Ohio
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    Marlin 64MM Amazing

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    I currently fly 12 different planes. I am very impressed with the Marlin because it gives the most value for the purchase price and it is predictable in it`s flight characteristics. Set the correct CG with 2200 mAh batteries and landing is sweet. I added the Marlin to my fleet because I did not have a jet that uses 2200 mAh Lipo which I use in my park fliers plus I now use the Marlin as my warm up jet before I fly my F16 & L39.
    If you are sitting on the fence make the purchase you will not be disappointed.

    Txpal - Round Rock, Texas
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    Marlin

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    The Marlin is a great bang for the buck entry into EDF. The model is well made, well packaged and fast delivery.

    hialpha - Calif.
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    marlin

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    This is a very well built plane and super easy to assemble I haven't had a chance to fly it yet ,but i'm sure it won't be a problem

    spinks - Noel MO.
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    Love the purchase

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    Fast shipping and it was easy to put to gether. love that it has ball links better biuld than some and it has flaps being that size cool jet and it's bigger than my f 16 jet. I have there husky also Arrows make some good flying airplanes can't wait to get there other jets in the future.

    Jd rc pilot - Kentucky
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    Best in RC products and after Sale Service

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    Have had the pleasure of dealing with Hobby Zone for years. Their service and attention to the customers needs are unmatched by any in the Hobby business. Dan the owner personally makes sure that the customers are satisfied. Can’t beat that. Thanks.

    Shelly bhumitra - New York/NJ
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    Docile - for a jet!

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    I'm an intermediate flyer with a handle on a variety of warbirds, scale and aerobatic planes but have always shied away from EDF jets because of the number I've seen go down at our field, usually a result of a stall because the pilot forgets the only wind over the surfaces is from speed. Still, I've always been intrigued and figured that some day I would own one.

    Well, perfect storm of item on sale and an empty spot in my hanger and it was time to bite the bullet. Construction and foam quality is way beyond this price point, very pleasant surprise. Assembly is a breeze unless you're like me and like every servo on the different channel and trying to run dual servo leads inside the fuselage back to the receiver (just use the Y connector, no real good reason to have separate channels). I like to set my ailerons up to be used as speed brakes and so two channels makes that a fairly easy task to accomplish although with the flaps on this plane, speed brakes will cause more crashes than anything.

    Might mention that they do give you an extra screw so don't spend 10 minutes trying to figure out which one you forgot! Everything fit properly, sealed the fuselage and wings with polyurethane to help with keeping the plane clean (we fly in Arizona on a dirt field and a plane can go from pristine to filthy in a long weekend).

    I always go out and maiden by myself - I don't need advice and certainly don't need the humiliation if I auger it in on maiden. It needs more ground speed than a warbird but does lift gently into the air with half flaps, 50% throws on low rate and about 70% throttle. It is quicker than I was expecting and will grow tiny in a few seconds of WOT. I tend to maiden at about 5 mistakes high which gets a little touchy with a smaller airplane such as this, especially since our skies are almost always cerulean blue which makes this easy to lose.

    Literally two clicks of aileron and it was flying straight and level at 60-70% throttle. DO NOT let off the throttle in turns with a jet as it will surely fall out of the sky so I heeded my own advice and fly a racetrack pattern, tested roll rate (good), flies inverted well, not a lot of rudder authority for knife edges or aerobatics in general and I'm not comfortable that I could recover from a bad stall just yet. Landing was with full flaps and it wanted to carry a bit of speed even then. Touched down nicely on the mains but I will still holding elevator and so it bounced a bit but no damage. Few more flights and landings were getting much easier but still with full flaps.

    My setup is a 2200mah 4S, all the way forward, receiver mounted a bit forward and all the battery wiring is tucked up around the battery itself to give it as much nose weight as possible. CG worked out to 78mm with this setup but didn't fly tail heavy at all so while 72-75 is probably better, there is some leeway in the numbers.

    I would not jump from a high wing prop trainer into this airplane unless you like rebuilding things. It's probably most comparable to my P-51 Mustang as far as need speed in turns, lands a little hot and can get away from you pretty quickly if you aren't paying attention.

    How good is it? As soon as they go on sale again, I will order one to keep in the box. Another club member ordered the Bearcat during the last sale and is equally impressed with that plane so I think Arrow hobby is now a go to manufacturer for me and Hobby Zone a very good company to do business with.

    tom4416 - Tucson, AZ
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    Arrow's Marlin

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    If you are comfortable flying a low wing sport plane you need to treat yourself and buy this plane. The "Fit and Finish" in excellent. It fly's great. It's quick and the vertical will blow your socks off. 3 function flaps work very well. Half flaps for take off, full flaps for landing at a super price. My only down check on this bird is a relative weak nose wheel. It seems to bend easily after only a few grass landings, even still. it's a solid bird!

    Old Guy Flyer - Williams IN
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    Great flying jet. Very forgiving.

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    Makes a great first EDF for anyone getting into the jet age.

    Shelly bhumitra - New York/NJ
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    This is my 2nd Marlin purchase.

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    Loved the first one so much I wanted a spare. Super easy EDF to fly. A perfect beginner EDF and so much fun to fly even for the seasoned flier.

    mburton47 - Cheyenne, Wy
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    Marlin - from mild to wild, best beginner's jet

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    The reason I purchased this jet is because it has all the features I wanted. A 4S battery, which I have plenty of. Non-retracts landing gear, which is durable, so I don't need to hand launch it.
    A rudder, which is essential, when doing steep bank turns, so you don't lose altitude. Flaps which come in handy on low wind days. While it can do all the maneuvers, including knife-edge, you can tune it down, to make it acceptable for the beginner jet pilot (like me) to make it fly like a normal plane. BTW, I do recommend mixing aileron with opposite rudder if you don't want this plane to fall out of the sky when you bank hard. Just wish it came with stripes on the bottom of the wing to make it more visible.

    Katuzo - NY
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    Though little ship

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    What a fabulous EDF to learn on. I threw in a very basic safe select receiver and had a wonderful time learning the basics of flying these little Jets this is my second ship that I bought from them, and from what I can see Arrows is quality products. . Period.

    Turbo Tim - MT
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    Such a great EDF plane

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    This is actually my 3rd EDF.  I purchased the E-flite F-16 and F-15 previous to this.  I wasn't considering any other EDFs because, frankly, the F-16 and F-15 were fun to fly, but at the same time, they seemed more stressful to fly than my prop planes.  They kind of reminded me of helicopters which I rarely fly any more.  My first flight with Marlin was an amazing experience.  Normally maidens for me are just a few circuits and learning how the plane reacts.  With my Marlin, I was doing loops, rolls, inverted passes, etc because it felt so solid and predictable.  I compare it to my Bigfoot in that I can feel comfortable doing any maneuver with that plane.  Same with the Marlin.  It's just a heck of a lot faster than my Bigfoot.  Meanwhile, I still mainly do speed runs with the F-15 & F-16.   My car is going to get a bit more crowded now because I always take my Bigfoot with me, and now it seems like I'll always be taking my Marlin along as well.

    mcmoyer - Fort Worth, TX
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    Awesome jet! ????

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    Highly recommend Marlin. Easy to hand launch, fly and land. Flaps are unnecessary. Flys best on 2200 mAh, all the way forward. ????

    ZRC - Denton TX
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    This is a great beginner jet. Flies Great. landing gear does great job.

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    This Jet was recommended to me by a professional turbine pilot. he was correct it a great beginner jet.

    bill props - orlando FL
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    Awesome jet!

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    Awesome flying jet. Easy hand launch and landing. Highly recommend!

    ZRC - Denton TX
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    Too Much Fun!!

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    Admittedly this is my 1st EDF jet, but it's very easy to fly, 1/2 flaps on take off shortens the roll on the bumpy grass field I fly from. The gear is pretty robust which is a must at my club's field. I've bent the front gear a few times on hard landings but bends back fairly easily. The 12-blade EDF has a fairly realistic sound and has good power. If I were to have any complaints is that it'll drain a battery pretty quickly, I get 3 to 3 1/2 minutes with a 2800mAh battery. All in all, I highly recommend this jet!!

    Todd S - LaPorte, IN
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    Great jet

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    The Marlin is a great jet to fly. Good bang for the buck!

    Laserjock - Albuquerque New Mexico
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    Well built jet

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    The Marlin is very well built and looks equally good too. Assembly is just a breeze. As most people said, it flies very stable on 4s 2200mAH battery. The only thing I wish it had better is the landing gear. The wheels are a bit small (especially the front wheel) and little hard for my landing strip. I will try to modify it with a little bigger and softer wheels.


    From the reviews, the front landing gear seems to be a weak point so I ordered a spare set with the plane just in case. HobbyZone's shipping was fast and service was very good as always. Thanks Dan.

    cruiser - Male
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    Good Flyer and with high Quality

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    First EDF purchase. Very good quality. The hardest part of assembly was attaching the elevator assembly. Connecting the servos was not easy.  Limited space. Had to disconnect the rudder control linkage to swing rudder for clearance  to mount the assembly.  The aircraft flys really well fast and slow.   The flaps really help.
    Especially with landings. Flying on a grass field. New to flying an EDF most of my landings have been very rough. Some of them, like minor crash landings. Landing Gear has has taken a lot of abuse and survived with some front gear bending and main gear mounting plate cracking that has been fixed. Rate gear to be fairly tough.  If you purchase this,  you will not be disappointed.

    Jonah2 - Springfield, MA
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    Nice first jet

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    I bought this jet to be my first jet with landing gear. Also my first 64mm. Very happy with how it flies and settles in for landings.  Has enough power and not to intimidating as far as speed. Can slow down well and  somewhat forgiving on landings. Had many bad ones and all I needed to do was bend front gear back and reinforce the nose. Lands best for me with CG towards the back.  Each day I fly it I get more comfortable and have smoother landings.
    I think this is a great jet trainer. Two people at my field have ordered one and a few more are planning to. It is a beautiful little jet. 

    Dug the slug - Tampa Florida
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    A Great Fun little EDF Jet.

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    I have been R/C flying for over 18 years and at 83 I decided to try an EDF Jet??? FUN, FUN, Fun!!!


    I also Have the Habu PNP, which is similar in flight characteristics, just a little bigger and no flaps.



    Hobby Zone's service and website detail are first class and their phone response to questions and suggestions is outstanding. The Arrows Marlin was very easy to assemble with the 4 pieces, wheels and 8 screws. I have flown it with three different HRB 4S batteries (2600,3000 and 3300) ( weight 9.3, 11, & 12 oz) The difference is about 1/2 minute per battery from 4+ to 5+ minutes with 24% voltage remaining. It balances with the 2600 all the way back and the 3000, 1/2 " forward and 3300, 1 " forward. As you add weight the plane gets a little more stable and requires a little more power and elevator to land. I take off with 1/2 flaps ( 36*) It tales about 60 feet of runway, and land with the same. Although, on our 1" grass runway it really doesn't need the landing flaps. The Marlin is easy to fly for an experienced pilot. After maiden takeoff, which was smooth and straight, I needed less than 2 clicks of trim, most of this trim is due to battery placement. It flies very nicely and is responsive and easy to see in the air, The Marlin is a bit faster than the Habu using similar batteries, probably due to the size a weight. It easily does Loops, rolls, Splt-s and all the scale jet maneuvers. The landings are like all tricycle gear planes ESPECIALLY jets. You have to fly the plane on to the runway allowing the main gear to touch down first and then the nose wheel comes down to smooth out the landing and allow a smooth taxi. If a jet lands on all 3 wheels or is too slow it will bounce and since there is no prop wash, there is no air over the flying surfaces and no stick control! So each bounce gets higher till it cartwheels ...UGH!!!! So! Keep the nose wheel 2-3" high and bleed off the speed with the elevator controlling the height with the throttle for a perfect landing. I have 20 flights on my Marlin and I am loving the thrill of flying my EDF JETS!!!! Great plane and service!!

    Spider Tom - Tidewatter Virginia
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    The MARLIN 64 mm EDF Sport Jet is a Great Value

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    The  MARLIN 64 mm EDF Sport Jet is a Great Value!
    As the owner of ten EDF  planes I can tell you If you are looking for a new Sport Jet look no further than the Arrow R/C 64 mm EDF MARLIN Sport-Jet.
    She's sleek jet with everything you'd expect form a Sport Jet and more. 
    I put mine together in just a few minutes and setup her ailerons , elevator, flaps and rudder (all with ball-joint connectors) and was down at the field flying this sleek wonder in no time.
    She is a dream in the air. The 64 mm EDF will take her straight up like a rocket. With a standard 2200 4S a  four minute flight is pretty typical. She is a swift bird but If you can keep your hand off the throttle you can coax more flight time out of her.
    I like the 1/2 flap setting for take-off and and the full flaps for smooth landings. The fixed coiled landing gear are grass field ready  and she takes off and lands with ease. You'll love the roomy cockpit and the TX niche. 
    You can't beat the MARLIN Sport Jet for features for the money. 
    Heck, I'm going to get another one just so I'll have two.

    BOBDAERONORT - Columbus Indiana
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    Marlin EDF

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    A clubmember has about 50 flights on his Marlin.  Despite 20 or so upside down landings on the grass and fabric runway the Marlin is still working with no landing gear or equipment replacements .  I purchased one as an EDF trainer for my students.

    VicT - Tampa bay Fl
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    Great plane for the price

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    This my 2nd edf , 1st was the arrows viper, now I have the Marlin ,I have twice as much fun. this plane can go fast and slow as you like. the flaps really help landing it for 1st time jet pilots , love this plane, as with all arrows planes well built

    Gordo - New Hampshire
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    Marlin

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    I bought this for a friend and this was our first electric ducted fan. It came together with no problems and the maiden was surprisingly easy. When called for help, Dan and his group were very helpful. Great experience

    Silent flyer - Lacey, Washington
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    Marvelous Marlin best EDF Jet

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    The Marlin is a great first EDF Jet. It is very stable and predictable. It is great to learn how to use flaps. The flaps are great to slow down your landing making them a lot easier. I am on my second one right now. Do not let yourself get over confident and distracted during a low level inverted flyby. Oh! Did I say you cannot beat the price for the quality. Very easy to put together. Everything fits great. Cannot say enough good about this plane. No re-tracks but that means less to worry about if you have a hard landing.

    Kevin Price - Arizona
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    Mr

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    AC - Woodbridge Virginia
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    Mr

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    AC - Woodbridge Virginia
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    No replacement part for the rod that connects the front servo to the gear.

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    As others in the forums this jet has an issue with the front landing gear, The rod connecting servo arm to the front landing gear breaks and there is NO replacement part offered for this jet. So unless you are good at diy replacement parts i would pick a different jet. One of the guys at my field is going to try and make a replacement rod for me. Also the front servo gears are plastic and strip easy.

    On a positive not before the gear broke it had no issues taking off from the grass runway.

    (Note from Dan, We had the factory obtain higher tensile strength steel gear. We then have packaged it with the plastic servo arm, and collet, and included this spare set in every new plane. We have been shipping them to anyone who notified us of a problem with their gear)

    Random Obsessions - Houma, LA
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    Pretty good - Nose Gear is a problem

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    First the bad, then the good. The nose gear is insufficient for anything other than perfect landings on hard-surface runways. I land on hard-pack dirt and had to repair my gear after the second landing. The servo stripped and I replaced it with a 90-degree metal gear servo. The upper gear piece snapped off at the detention. The lower gear piece remained intact. I have replaced the upper gear piece twice already even though I land on the mains. However, this is a great jet. I love the styling and it has plenty of power. The flaps help for shortening the takeoff and landing rolls. The construction is otherwise solid with alot of extras like the hatch-latch and ball joint control rods. It is a great beginner EDF for experienced RC pilots wanting to add a jet to their collection. Fix the nose gear and this would be a GREAT jet!

    IFly4Fun - CA
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    Fun 1st time EDF

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    The plane flys beautifully! My only criticism is that the nose gear bent on my second landing which was admittedly a little rough.   I was able to straighten it but I am concerned about it’s durability.  I see that there is an upgrade to the nose gear that I should order.

    Brian Kobischka - Rockford, Il
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    First EDF Jet

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    The product arrived amazingly quick after it was ordered. Great packaging. Very easy to assemble. Maiden flight went great. On the second flight I came in a little hard and the nose gear bent. I had heard from other guys in our club that had the Marlin that the nose gear was a little weak. I have since ordered and received (once again very quickly) the heavy duty nose gear replacement.  I haven't yet had     
    an opportunity to install and try out the new nose gear.  

    Brian Kobischka - Rockford, Il
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    Really nice

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    Can't beat the value. Very easy to set up, very easy to fly, just a great all-around EDF plane.

    LNRC1 - Bastrop, Tx.
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Advanced
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
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    Great looking

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    I’m an EDF rookie, so this was a challenge to fly - steep learning curve for me.  Had to put nose weight in to get proper balance.

    Soddydoc - Tennessee
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a year
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    Marlin edf

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    I a very beginner and intermediates pilot

    tanel - Nu
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    1-3 years
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    Amazing little plane!

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    Build quality is great. Material, molded parts, glued pieces, servo mounting, etc. Good quality hardware everywhere. 
    Very well deigned! Super easy assembly, large hatch with it a locking latch mechanism.
    Super durable! I have flown 13 packs so far. All my landings were miserable (yes, this is my EDF trainer-still practicing landing with flaps). 
    Landing gear is perfectly intact! Nose gear bent back a little but that's it!
    I take off and land from a horrible grass surface. To make it worse, the lawn was just aerated. The landing gear was just bumping over those cylindrical chunks of soil without a problem.
    The EDF is very quiet but when there is no other source of noise , you can hear a beautiful whooshing sound. 
    Customer service is also great. My aileron servo was not behaving normally and Hobby Zone immediately shipped a replacement without asking any questions.
    I highly recommend this plane if you like any of the items below:
    - Quiet jet with a nice jet sound
    - Easy to fly EDF trainer
    - Fly off the grass
    - Durable small EDF
    - Customer Service
    - Good price
    - Rudder and flaps
    - Relatively high speed fly-by!

    rc3ng - Bay area, CA
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    30-45
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
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    Marlin

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    This is my first EDF and it has been a blast to fly, Was concerned it might be too much plane for me as I'm older than dirt but no issues at all. Have tried both a 2200 and 3300 Lipo packs. The 3300 seems to fly the plane better with its added weight and the added flight time is well worthwhile. Would like to see the nose gear strengthened to be durable on grass fields. Otherwise a pleasure to drop a battery in and go fly!

    SteveR - NY
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    Intermediate
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a month
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    30 years or more
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