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Old 08-20-2003, 02:41 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

Okay, I messed up....I admit it. I waisted $140 on a Megatech Capital flyer that is a piece of @$@#$ Glitches everytime I get airborn and crashes. The other problem is wind. I waited a week after getting it for it to be calm, finally, is down to light occasional breezes but its still too much for this foam flyer. I have plenty of rc radios and chargers and what I need is a plane that can handle maybe 10-12 winds. Flying space isn't really a problem but should be considered. I don't think it ever stops blowing in MN! Still needs to be sort of a trainer as I am still working of my flying skills. Price is probably an issue due to wasting so much on that Capital Crap. Does such a perfect plane exist?
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:55 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

My sky scooter flies in the wind i don't know how fast it is but i know it's fast enough to get it to a complete standstill with out loosing altitude. be careful though wind causes it to try to go vertical for some reason. but lots of down elevator lets it fly good even in the wind.

This seems to help a lot too
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:36 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

Oh man. Those are 3D rates

I second the SkyScooter. I saw one fly just last Saturday in heavy winds.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:31 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

gonracn,

A GWS SlowStick can handle a suprisingly large amount of wind and in every other sense is the perfect beginners plane.

Usually the idea of "handles wind" and "flies slow enough for a beginner" are mutually exclusive but the SS somehow manages to deliver on both counts.

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Old 08-20-2003, 11:26 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

The words "wind", "trainer", and "beginner" should never be used in the same sentence. Trying to learn to fly in the wind is like trying to learn to swim in a wave pool.

Try to fly in the early morning or late evening. The winds usually ease up a lot then. And yes, we all hate wind and we all have to work around it. (MN can't be as bad as the plains of Oklahoma!)
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:28 AM
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

The plane doesn't know it's windy...only the pilot.

Now gusts...they're a different story.
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Old 08-24-2003, 03:31 AM
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Default Try the T-Hawk

I fly the t hawk and learned on it. At first I was not able to control it well in the wind at all but with time you will over come that. The T-hawk in 10 - 12 is no problem and can be lots of fun.
The most important thing to learn is how much of a friend altitude is. Every foot keeps you farther from a crash . More time to correct is a good thing.



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Every foot also increases the force of impact
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I'm on my second motor. You won't feel bad bashing it up because you can always just glue it back together. And you can reuse the radio gear.
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

Every foot does increase the impact to a point. I have never crashed from 200 or even 100 feet. It is always while goofing off or loosing control while to low to recover. Unless of coarse you have an equiptment failure.

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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

Thanks everybody for your suggestions! I will let you know what I end up going with. I am kind of leaning toward the fuselage version of the GWS Slowstick. It's supposed the same wing and tail but with a full fuselage and only half an ounce heavier. I am thinking the flight characteristics would be similar to the original. Has anyone flown this one? Any details on construction or flying would be appreciated! Thanks again
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

What's the plus with the fuselage version? Why not just get the stick version it's lighter after all?
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Because a fuse looks better

I munched one from about 200 feet at full throttle cause I was being stupid
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

There is no "fuselage version" of the Slow Stick. What you're talking about is the Pico Stick F, which is much smaller than the Slow Stick, and will not handle a bit of wind.
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

Thanks for the update.... unfortunately last night I did a search and came to that conclusion. I already ordered it but I wanted the slow stick. In the descripion it said it used the same wing and power plant so I figured the size was the same. I just hate trying to return orders over the internet. We'll see what happens...
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Default Ss

Just throwing in my 2 cents. The SS is a great plane to learn on and will take a beating but I wouldn't say it is a good wind plane. Anything over 10 mph and you'll need to be a good pilot with a nicely built SS. Not saying it can't be done, just that it isn't that easy.

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Old 08-27-2003, 02:42 AM
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Default Practice and patience and a different plane.

I have flown the Fighterbird backwards in a strong head wind. The cheap planes will fly in semi-gail force winds, but first you must master them in normal conditions. GET UP EARLY! at first light you should get the lowest winds of the day. Some of the 3D plane that were recommended would be great...if you are an advanced flyer. I know I am not ready for them yet.

Check out my website, "RC plane crash club" for more info on the Aerobird. We try all kinds of crazy modifications. Also I have a free FMS flight sim link!

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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

I'm flying a SS with a 1000mah NiMh battery and the extra capacity (and weight) not only allow me to fly for quite a long time (20 minutes plus) but also add enough to the wing loading to make the airplane more manageable in the wind. I live in Colorado and it is windy. Still, once the wind hits 10MPH and/or is gusty the SS gets to be a handful.
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i like gusts kinda u dive when it's calm and when the wind blows again u shoot up.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:01 PM
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It is kind of fun. Kind of like deep sea fishing. I just hate it when it dives when you're five feet off the ground. ;-)
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Default Beginner plane that can fly in wind -> Has to be something!

gotta remeber not to flare when you hovering it in for a landing into the wind too. :-o
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