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Old 11-13-2006, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: Air Hogs Aero Ace!

ORIGINAL: MegaByte-2


I don't know where you get the time to build all these planes.
You come up with some real unusual desigs to challenge. The S-37 ? is really sharp looking.

Thanks, I really don't spend all that much time on building. The airframe took
about 3hrs. while the plate foam test gliders usually take half an hour.

The X-29 below left took about 35 minutes. It could easily be scaled up into an
AA conversion and built in several hours.

Found some good glue at ACO for foam builds. It's called Duco Plastic Model Cement
and is a good bond for polystyrene.

ORIGINAL: ahaacobbler

Now I understand all the posts where people are saying that they rarely go higher than 20 or 30 feet. Maybe a lot of those guys are flying stock. It took me at least a minute to get up to 30 feet. I commonly fly at maybe 150 - 200 feet - way above the mega-size power poles that run down a nearby field. It takes me only a minute or so to get up that high with my mono mod plane. During one charge I will go all the way up and glide down several times.
Up past 30 feet winds become stronger. Especially rough on a light plane.
The higher you go the better your chances are of losing it. I'm not one lucky
enough to have an empty field of a square mile surrounding me so I'm happy
enough to stay at around 50- 80 feet up.

* (pics right) X-29- AA size. 14" length, 8.5" wingspan, 10.2 grams. 1.80mm plate foam.
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