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    Need advice on finding a Foamy

    I live in the woods . My front yard is like 60' x 130' to tree drip edge. Trees tower 120' high.
    what plane can I use to practice 3D?

    I want the 3DHS 38" AJ Slick foamy, but I do not want to buy it, than realize its to big.

    I am able to hang on a prop. but want to work on rolling harrers .

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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

    For a space that small the only recommendation I can offer is the UMX Extra 300. Even a 30"er is probable too big for that small space unless you are very good already. I can fly a 32" extra 260 foamie in that space but it wouldn't be much fun because I would be working my butt off. The little Eflite UMX Extra does good rollers, hovers nice, and just about anything you can think of. It's big draw back is that it's too light for any wind more than a few mph. It only weighs like 32 grams battery and all ready to fly. Calm days are a blast as is the inside of a gym.
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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

    I'd say that 38" would be too large. The two things you need to fly in a small space are light weight and small, in that order. May I suggest a light weight flat profile 3D foamy, no larger than 32" wingspan. They are very light and floaty, which is good for flying in a small space. You'll find you will be doing what is called "harrier" turns, where you fly really slow (nose up tail down apron 45 deg) and then you turn with rudder only. If you speed it up and fly level, you'll run out of room quickly. Of course there is a trade off. Light and floaty can fly really slow, but doesn't like much wind.

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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

    Cox extra 300 they fly great and around 100 bucks

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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

    Best model to practice 3d in a space that small would be a profile. They don't look incredible, but they fly incredibly - they can do any manouver (and more) that a bigger model can do, but they are so light you can work in a limited space.
    Try one of these:
    They really are great fun and bounce well in a crash, so you can be a bit braver while you practice.

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    RE: Need advice on finding a Foamy

    dwfoamies are a great plane they offer many different kits and sizes i keep a yak junior in my car it flies real well as long as there is no wind and in a small area.[8D]


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