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    Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I'm sure this has been cover many times in this forum somewhere. But I would like to hear some suggestions.
    I started shopping for a winter pattern practice plane. I am looking for something that I can just keep in my vehicle through the winter. So far I have looked at the EPO birds the Sunrise, and the Rainbow. My first aileron plane was the Formosa II... not a bad flyer for what it was and it didn't seem to be affect by any temperature changes. As far as balsa built ups the Electrifly Sequence and the Osiris but I don't think they will hold up to temperature abuse. I saw the Sequence fly the first time at St. Clairsville and I was really impressed with that little bird. Do you guys have any suggestions? What do you think?


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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Depending on how small you want to go I'd suggest looking at the 3D Hobby Shop Osiris, designed by Andrew Jesky (who apparently is a pretty fair pilot ). They make a 47" verson and a 62" version. A full 2M version is on the way as well.

    I have the 62" version and it flies really well. You can set it up for 5S or 6S power and it is one great little airplane. Worth a look.

    http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I have the Wings Maker's Sunrise, it's a very fun plane to fly, but it's on the small side. You may want to consider the World Models' - Wings Maker's parent company - Super Taiji EP. It's an all wood 40 size pattern plane, capable of flying the Sportsman & Intermediate sequence.

    http://www.airborne-models.com/html/...?ProductID=155


    They will also be offering the Taiji in foam version, shipment should arrived in three weeks. I have been flying their EPP prototype for the past three months & am looking forward to receiving the EPO version soon.

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    http://www.f3aunlimited.com/webstore...roducts_id=594
    This plane has a full compliment of 4 sizes from a 400 size up to a full 2 meter. Pictured is the 70 sized version.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    You guys need to remember the Extreme Flight Vanquish II. I've had mine for 3 years now and still in love.
    http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/vanquishmkII.html

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I didn't realize there was a 47" Osiris. Hummm.. How do you think a built up airframe will do in a vehicle through a Cleveland winter? Especially a finely tuned airframe like the AJ Osiris. The Vanqwish has been out of stock for a long time like many of their other planes.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    No idea. I have no clue what "Winter" is. I was raised in Arizona (Scottsdale) and live in southern California now. [&:]
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Anything else?
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Great Planes 'Sequence'

    I have seen this fly in some moderately high winds and it was surprisingly stable.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    If you are looking for a foamie and something you can fly at the park,, check out the On Axis.
    http://www.dwfoamies.com/

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    It would have to be airfoiled. So far after hours searching the only ones I am finding are the Rainbow and the Sunrise. I think they are the only two planes out there in a modern foam F3A plane unless I am missing one. Besides the Formosa II. And theres the Techone Venus but that one is far too light. I'll take a 52" mini Spark blown in EPO thanks. Will keep looking.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Patrick, one other model that I have flown might meet your criteria.

    While not a Pattern plane per se, the E-flite carbon z Yak 54 is a very nice flying model, and with good servos and reduced throws and perhaps a mix or 2 could emulate the smaller pattern models quite well.

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane


    ORIGINAL: Silent-AV8R

    No idea. I have no clue what "Winter" is. I was raised in Arizona (Scottsdale) and live in southern California now. [&:]

    You know,
    That part of the year when you wear a jacket and it rains. Sometimes cloudy and windy. When you don't want to go to the beach.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    The Carbon Z Yak is one expensive foamie. 300.00 for the PNP and 400.00 for the BNF. I choose the wrong career for that If I go this route I would definitely be purchasing the parts only.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane



    Hi,

    I do not know if this one was ever released or if it will be, but it seems to bea nice small F3A plane:

    MINI PERIDOT F3A "Wolfgang Matt licensed" 23.6 inch /600 mm wingspan, by Axion RC



    Wingspan: 23.6 inch /600 mm
    Length: 25.2 inch / 640 mm
    Weight: 5.86 oz /166 gram
    LiPo:: 2 cell
    ESC: 10A
    Category: Indoor & Parkflyer



    Kit= No motor
    P&F= Servos, ESC and motor mounted
    L&F= Servos, ESC, motor, Axion receiver, LiPo battery, charger
    RTF= Same as L&F but also transmitter Axion AX-4 CT included



    http://www.der-schweighofer.at/en/product/99113/bk_mini_peridot_f3a_wolfgang_matt_licensed_artf_ki t_600_mm_axion_rc

    http://www.modellhobby.de/Models/Mod...&t=3&c=62&p=62



    (not in stock at these shops)



    The full 2 x 2 M version of Peridot:
    http://www.oxai-rc.com/main/detail.aspx?ID=81


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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    The best foamy I had so far is the Topmodel Sputnik. See it here:

    http://www.topmodel.fr/en/product-de...10m-epp-magma:


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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Hi,

    HobbyKing Firenza F3A (looks very similar to Rainbow - probably from same manufacturer, maybe updated?):

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...80mm_ARF_.html

    /Bo

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Sputnik that was mentioned above seems to be a nice plane:
    http://www.topmodel.fr/videos/09918S...1308831366.wmv
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEYIevVKubM

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I was just looking at the Firenza. From what I have read so far in the threads the Rainbow and the Firenza are the same airframe. What has been posted is that there is just subtle differences in hardware and trim scheme but other than that the airframe is the same. If this is not correct I would like to know. Should I go with this one the USA warehouse has it in stock for 84 dollars. This is interesting the shipping information states that the plane could be picked up locally from their warehouse in Lakewood. I had no idea... The Firenza is 49 plus 55 or so in shipping.

    The Peridot is very interesting. I couldn't tell from the pictures but after translation I found it is constructed of EPO. Wing span is 24" though and it weighs under 200 grams. Which is impressive for a full fuse foamy. Its not going to be a good outdoor winter foamie. Thank you for passing that information along BEM!.

    The Sputnik V4.3 is in contention now after watch the very inspiring video of the test pilot flying it. Excellent pilot and a master of the roller.
    Thanks guys
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Hobbyking live support confirmed that the Rainbow and Firenza is the same airplane.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane


    ORIGINAL: tele1974

    The Sputnik V4.3 is in contention now after watch the very inspiring video of the test pilot flying it. Excellent pilot and a master of the roller.
    Thanks guys
    Are there any US suppliers for Sputnik?

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I haven't been able to find any yet. Still looking.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    I have a Hyperion EPP SNYPER XII airplane I bought from RC Dude. It flys very well and makes a pretty good pratice plane. Being EPP it will handle the trunk storagw very well. It's flying surfaces are very large, but with normal amounts of movements it does a nice job in flying the pattern, at least in Sportmans class. I belive it is available in a few sizes, mine being 44" WS. Call the RC Dude and he can hook you up with everything you need to get it in the air and flying very well.

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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane


    Yes I am familiar with this plane as a 3d Plane. Somebody built one up at the Ohio Huck fest and flew it. Nice plane for 3d practice.
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    RE: Pattern Practice plane - Trunk plane

    Thats it. The Sunrise it is... Hope to pull the trigger on it soon unless someone has a better idea.
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