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Old 06-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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I was going to talk you wonders about the parkzone strykerQ, seems you don't want a fast plane.
But the stryker also flyes very nicely at low speeds, it has a very large wing area. It's a funny, versatile and thought plane
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:47 AM   #22
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One drawback for me since I fly both planes and helis (started with helis) and my club is mostly planes is that I tend to fly my heli like a plane with big circuits, loops, rolls.
Me too, though I'm happy with it. I like to mix "flying big" with some 2D-ish stuff (tic-tocks, stationary flips, etc.) I wish we had more heli guys in my area!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #23
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Whoa! Thanks for all the responses everyone, I definitely have a lot to think about. I can fly the planes no problem in Phoenix so I feel like I could handle it in real life. But I don't want anything too fast, I was something nice and relaxing to fly
Now that I'm into helis my 1/4 scale planks stay on the shelf but I always bring my Zagi with!! EPP foam is almost impossible to destroy. One can even catch thermals with a Zagi. I bee striped it to always have orientation. The web site: http://www.zagi.com/
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:54 AM   #24
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wmparkflyer mx2 foamies are tons of fun. My son and I started flying this one this spring.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #25
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BTW every crash we have had has just required a little glu and 30min later we were flying again.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:11 PM   #26
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Now that I'm into helis my 1/4 scale planks stay on the shelf but I always bring my Zagi with!! EPP foam is almost impossible to destroy. One can even catch thermals with a Zagi. I bee striped it to always have orientation. The web site: http://www.zagi.com/
That's nice lookin. Looks durable too. What do you mean "catch thermals"
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #27
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"thermal" = rising warm air. They key is that the air is moving up, and it can take your plane up with it. You can turn off the prop and basically be a glider as long as you stay inside the mass of upwardly moving air. Yet another aspect of the hobby to learn, challenge yourself and master. Fun!
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #28
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That's nice lookin. Looks durable too. What do you mean "catch thermals"
The Zagi was originally designed as a slope soaring glider. Mine weighs only 18 oz. and frequently will climb with power off on rising air currents which are called thermals. I caught one down in Tennessee over a large parking lot and although I had full down on the elevons and motor off, it still continued to climb!
My friend taught himself how to fly R/C with his Zagi. He busted the fairing a couple of times but never broke the EPP foam wing! Even after he hit the side of a barn at full diving speed!
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #29
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I found this clip. At the end he bounces it of the ground. That part falling off is the fairing.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #30
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i've been through all the ultra micro stuff....now i'm looking at the HobbyZone Apprentice 15e. it's a nice size plane that uses 4channels so i can get used to more aileron control....but it can fly at a slower speed with full control. and at a higher speed you can get into some light acrobatic type flying
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:26 AM   #31
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Ordered myself a Techone 1100mm Yak 54, should be here Friday. I am loving foamy planes. For my MC2 I have only had to buy more glue.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:56 AM   #32
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If you want to be in the air quick, you can't go wrong with Parkzone planes. If you like to build, download a set of foanie plans off of the "scratchbuild foamies" forum on RCGroups... I just got back into planes recently and for 20 bucks of materials built a sweet bipe!
Do you have a link for that Bipe? Super cool!
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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Been thinking of buying a plank myself. My research tells me that a Nextstar .46 would be a good starter.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:25 PM   #34
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Nextstar is a good trainer if you like nitro, I'm torn between getting a nitro or electic. I have a Parkzone corsair and it flies really nice and uses my 3s from my 450 but it is light and not too good in the wind. I've been looking at the eflight Yak 54
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