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Old 01-18-2003, 11:43 AM
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How much can a 4*40/Irvine .53 take before it breaks in two in the air? I did snap rolls from full throttle with my first trainer, but I haven't had the guts to do it with faster planes. Is this safe with the 4*? Or other planes? Are there any "general rules"?

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Old 01-18-2003, 04:10 PM
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well, that's a hard one. Our scale aircraft regularly see upwards of 10G's and maybe more. I've seen some pretty well assembled models break and some that didn't look so good take quite a beating.
Just don't do anything you're not comfortable with and use a little common sense.

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I remember something a buddy told me years ago when getting into giant scale, If you can't afford to go out break it and buy a new one don't do it!! If you can-go for it!! I guess that's the only way to really test your airframe if someone else hasn't done it yet with theirs.
That might not help much but it sure has made me think about what I have tried to accomplish with each of the aircraft I have owned,and what I have asked a particular airframe to do time after time.
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