kochj -> RE: Great Planes 25% Pitts M-12s 3D (1/27/2010 4:38 AM)
20 pounds with a 50cc engine? That's gonna 3D like a brick with lead ballast in the nose.
I swore off Great Pains after that 1/3 scale Pitts disaster. Never again.
No serious 3D pilot would look twice at this garbage.
Too early to tell that or not...
Great planes has come a LOOOOONG ways since there pitts aircraft.....
(They have discontinued that one quite a long time ago!)[;)]
Many said the same thing about the 1st Gen 1/3rd cap, but mine flew great at 26lbs..
A Far cry from what the mags were saying there’s weighed in as.. (30lbs)
They have given customers what they wanted when they released there Eagle 580
It is a very nice, light flying 2nd GEN Cap 580 1/3....with provisions for cans....
I don't think this is a 20lb plane.... but it is the same weight range and size as the Aero-works 50cc pittsM12
and there plane 3D's fantastic....But has slightly bigger demensions where they count!
What I can say is this.....
There are many,,,,and I mean MANY ARF aircraft manufactures out there.
And ALL of them can make LIGHTWEIGHT, decent flying planes....
What separates most, is the product backing.....
From what I have seen with great planes is this....
They will give you all the product support till your hearts content....
But if there is a REAL design issue, and OR the product isn't selling as much as they hoped, they will
drop that ARF plane like yesterdays stripper pole sweat!!!
They have always came through for me.