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Old 05-03-2012, 09:27 AM
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I'm looking for a good 3D plane that won't break the bank and will easly take the DLE 20. Something with good low speed characteristics both in flight and landing.
Any ideas?

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:39 AM
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Aerworks makes an excellent profile with outstanding flight characteristics I think it is calle d th pro260.
But I could wrong about the name .

The DLE 20 is a perfect match for it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:14 PM
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The Aeroworks ProX260 is great at high speed aerobatics and sport flying. It is NOT great at low and slow 3D or tumbling.
I would recommend building a Swanyshouse MoJo65 or Balsastore Sbach65. WWRC (Wrongway) is also just releasing a 20CC bird.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:09 PM
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I have a seagull 90 size Yak 54 with a 20 cc DLE in it. It is AWESOME!!! and it was only 170 bucks. just make sure if you get one to NOT use the CA hinges! Use Du-Bro Nylon or Robart Pin Hinges.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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I would recommend building a Swanyshouse MoJo 65
+1 on that recommendation.

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http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/68-VeloxBlue_p_15303.html


these are good 20cc bird's
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Zach loves 3dhs birds, and most who own one, do.
I'll actually agree with him [X(] on the Velox, a nice change from the average run of the mill plane.
The AW maybe more suitable if confidence level is lower, The velox is not meant to be cart-wheeled across the runway.
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I'm kinda leaning towards something ARF, I just lost a plane to gravity and wan't to get back to flying ASAP now that the weather is good. Any good ARFs out there besides the Pro260 or am I doomed to build?
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The Velox is ARF for sure, yeah its a bit more spendy, but it will fly and be more enjoyable than less expensive models.
There are lots of choices, really depends on skills and $$ available.

Being in Canada makes things a bit more difficult
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:02 AM
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Default RE: 3D Plane for DLE 20?

Building a profile isn't that difficult, even for a first time builder. If you are just learning 3D, you want something less fragile than the Velox. They are decent flyers, but a profile built around a fiberglass tube like the ones I mentioned above will take some hits.
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the newpeak/redwing/aerobees yak profile flys really well, it has a big wing at 1050 sq/in and weighs 7 pounds 8 oz dry, designed around the dle 20 and no lead is required to balance. And its cheap in the USA.

The down side is its not strong unlike a kit profile, like most arfs one bad crash she will be destroyed.

My next profile will be a swanyhouse mojo 65 unless someone brings out another arf that is stronger.

Just want to say im in no way linked to the sale of these models.



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http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/68-VeloxBlue_p_15303.html


these are good 20cc bird's
I have one, and yes they are great 3D airframes, but unfortunately being redesigned ( should be available this summer hopefully). I too have a Swanny Mojo and dig it as well.
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How about a Great Planes Reactor Bipe?
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Hi Aviator 25

One or club members flies a Great Planes U-Can-Do 60 with a DLE 20 it might be another option.
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I'm looking for a good 3D plane that won't break the bank and will easly take the DLE 20. Something with good low speed characteristics both in flight and landing.
Any ideas?

Thanks.
hangar 9 Funtana 125 seems popular and flies well.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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I have a NIB Aeroworks Prox260 profile if anyone is interested...... I already have one flying too.

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Default RE: 3D Plane for DLE 20?

shocking a Funta ...and even a U can do ... shocking !

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P.S i would pick the aero works Full fused 260 over the the profile 260 IMO,
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The Aeroworks ProX260 is great at high speed aerobatics and sport flying. It is NOT great at low and slow 3D or tumbling.
I would recommend building a Swanyshouse MoJo65 or Balsastore Sbach65. WWRC (Wrongway) is also just releasing a 20CC bird.

+ 1 on building any of the mentioned kits. It doesn't take long at all. Here's my Balsastore Sbach 65.

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Here's my Mojo 65, 20cc. Total build time- 3 days. Will sit still in one spot or anything your thumbs can come up with.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:44 PM
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Very nice double flag scheme there acerc !
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Default RE: 3D Plane for DLE 20?

I have a buddy that doesn't like his Pro 260

Now if I don't harrier land it how much area does it take to bring a mojo in.
My field at home is only a 40 size field.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:10 AM
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As little as you need. The plane is capable of zero runway, anything beyond that is up to your ability. I have walked along side of mine. So how slow you can go is how slow you go. I will also say as little as possible, those gear are not for rolling far.
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doesn't look like your elevator is even in that picture ace .....
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How about this view?
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i am surprise no one has mention the OMP Fusion,it has got to be one of the top three planes to fly in 3d or imac,very percise flying plane,no bad habbits that i can find,and it's a ARF.
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