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Old 02-09-2019, 07:06 PM
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Just purchased my first giant scale airplane, the 92 raven with a DA70 motor. Any helpful tips will be appreciated? What should I be aware of while flying this plane? Has anyone flown this plane before and can give me feedback, both good and bad? This will be the first gas airplane I have ever flown....... up to this point, the largest plane I have flown is a Sukhoi that has a Saito 180 in it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:36 PM
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Hey Mike!
Congratulations on a nice looking bird! I can't give you too much information about how it flies, as I've not flown that one.

But, I can give you some insight into flying a larger plane. I've flown a variety of airframes, (bipes, 3D-capable, high-wing and low-wing) and I've always heard that "larger planes fly better". I never knew what that meant until I flew my 89" YAK with a G-62. I'm sure a lot depends on the airframe, much like a smaller plane, but the larger airframe definitely was smoother, less "twitchy" and simply appeared to "fly better", like everyone said. Heck, it even made my landings look better! =)

The one thing that I am still working on is getting used to the size of the airframe. Sounds weird, but I feel a bit more responsibility in flying these things. As size goes up, so does the damage potential, and I don't want to be "that guy"! Of course, the larger engine shakes more (remember, G-62) and throttle management is more important, on the ground AND in the air. IMHO. Good luck with your new plane and let us know how it flies!
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Originally Posted by TCrafty View Post
Hey Mike!
Congratulations on a nice looking bird! I can't give you too much information about how it flies, as I've not flown that one.

But, I can give you some insight into flying a larger plane. I've flown a variety of airframes, (bipes, 3D-capable, high-wing and low-wing) and I've always heard that "larger planes fly better". I never knew what that meant until I flew my 89" YAK with a G-62. I'm sure a lot depends on the airframe, much like a smaller plane, but the larger airframe definitely was smoother, less "twitchy" and simply appeared to "fly better", like everyone said. Heck, it even made my landings look better! =)

The one thing that I am still working on is getting used to the size of the airframe. Sounds weird, but I feel a bit more responsibility in flying these things. As size goes up, so does the damage potential, and I don't want to be "that guy"! Of course, the larger engine shakes more (remember, G-62) and throttle management is more important, on the ground AND in the air. IMHO. Good luck with your new plane and let us know how it flies!
Thank you for the invite. I have been told also the larger they are the better they fly. I think the one thing I just have to remember is its going to slow down a lot quicker than the smaller planes so I am going to have to fly it in on approach and cut the throttle later in the process. It stinks that I live in ohio and have to wait till the spring to get it up in the air. I will definently let you know how the first flight goes
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