Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers Discuss RC Parkflyers and rc backyard flyers in this forum

Step up.

Reply
Old 02-04-2011, 09:42 AM
  #1
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Step up.

Started up with the Vapor, then the Micro Cessna 210, then the Super Cub, then the micro P-51, then the BF109, then the Nitroplanes P-51 55" with retracts, then I've got the G5 Realflight Sim and I can do all kinds of aerobatics maneuvers even in difficult mode, so what would you guys think is a good plane to step up. I've been thinking about the PZ Extra 300, but my radio is the DX5e, is that a good idea?
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 10:22 AM
  #2
mazjag
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: marietta, GA
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Don`t like that one with that radio...pretty touchy without expo...are you on 2200ma packs??
mazjag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 03:05 PM
  #3
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Yeap 2200mAh
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 04:36 PM
  #4
Wheelnut
 
Wheelnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Annandale, VA
Posts: 7,920
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Get a GWS Formosa Sport plane. Nice easy build experience and very fun to fly.
Here is my maiden.

Learn to soften your thumbs on your sim before you fly.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yWuuu4QVMc[/youtube]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	jh14433.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	482.8 KB
ID:	1558520   Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt57797.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	53.3 KB
ID:	1558521   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ez82851.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	80.7 KB
ID:	1558522   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ln10989.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	87.5 KB
ID:	1558523  
Wheelnut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 06:36 PM
  #5
blvdbuzzard
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: high deserts, CA
Posts: 3,586
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Formosa is a pattern type of plane. If you are looking for the 3D type of flying, might not be what you want. Now if you are looking for a plane that tracks like it is on rails, does every pattern maneuver in the book, can take retracts, the Formosa is going to be FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have mine setup with retracts and a gear Himaxx2025 spinning a 11X6 prop on a 1750 3s Rino pack. She is a little heavy, but she fly's very well. I moved the elevator and rudder servo to the back because of the weight of the geared setup.


Buzz.
blvdbuzzard is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 10:23 PM
  #6
Aircraftfreak15
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 496
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

id say step up to a dx6i for your tx i love mine and get a balsa plane eflights kits are great balsa flyes alot better than foam. I had the 260 480 from eflight i was in love with that plane unfortinaly i lost it to a servo malfunction. If you do decide on this plane DONT use eflights servos.
Aircraftfreak15 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 12:34 PM
  #7
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

What about getting a DX7 and a 3DHS edge 540, is that kind of doable after been flying the Messershmitt, wich I think is one of the most difficult park flyers to land.
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 01:51 PM
  #8
Saburo Sakai
 
Saburo Sakai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Galveston, TX
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Wow, that's an impressive growth curve, airman! I'd say you're about ready to captain the Space Shuttle now.
I started by crashing micro 51's. Took a "backstep" and am doing swimmingly on the baby T-28. Upgrading to the twin PZ "Mossy" Mosquito next. With Drs. Wheel and AC-15 and a couple other dudes in our corner, we cannot go wrong.
Saburo Sakai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 04:32 AM
  #9
mazjag
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: marietta, GA
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

I like th e Edge and DX7 setup..That is supposed to be a great plane and I think you`ll like how a balsa plane flies compared to what you have flown..The DX7 you can grow with and have for years..I would put his Omega in the Edge as most people say it needs more than a Park 480 and the guy told me that as well...I wanted one myself just couldn`t wait until they got in stock...and it uses your 2200mas to keep your cost down..
mazjag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 11:37 AM
  #10
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

What do you mean? are they not in stock?
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 02:57 PM
  #11
mazjag
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: marietta, GA
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

No, he has them now...It was a couple of weeks ago..I would get one pretty quick as when I talked to him he said some were already accounted for..I was gonna get one and just stick it on the shelf until needed...
mazjag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 06:00 PM
  #12
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Are you gonna go for the omega or the hacker?
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 06:04 PM
  #13
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Hey thanks Saburo!
You just keep flying and next thing you know you're doing pretty good. The thing is getting fun!
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 07:08 PM
  #14
mazjag
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: marietta, GA
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

I like the Turnigy motors myself. A 3536-1100 would be about right in that thing..
mazjag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 10:01 PM
  #15
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Ok I see you got an alternative for everything, mmm very interesting, tell me about a good esc, propeller, servos you know, everything, if you don't mind of course.
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 02:02 AM
  #16
mazjag
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: marietta, GA
Posts: 226
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Well, this is what I would use, but this isn`t in stone just me. I would just use his motor, the Omega because you know it works and mounts up ok and the price is good. I one of those that thinks the cheap motors are fine but, others will disagree. For the ESC I would use a Castle Creations Thunderbird 54..A 11x5.5 prop. and Hitec 65 servo...metal gear or not your choice. Part of the benefit of running a popular plane is copying other guys stuff. I look on the web and actually have copied the entire setup. I want to say Rc groups has a Edge thread .. Use 3dhs 41" edge as a search and you can find it..Those guys know more than me about that plane....good luck...
mazjag is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 08:53 AM
  #17
airmanthesixth
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 11
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Step up.

Hey man, thanks a lot for the info, really appreciated.
airmanthesixth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:17 AM.