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Old 07-08-2003, 10:50 PM
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Perhalps something mid wing (good in wind), good wing loading. simi or full semetrical wing. .40 size. Im thinking thunder tiger 45s champion. Any ideas folks, thanks fo the imput!
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:53 PM
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if you like warbird style planes the wm 40 size mustang is a great all around plane
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There is as many answers to this as airplanes. How about a UCANDO3D 40 for 3D or a Venus 40 for a pattern type.
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Try the H9 Ugly Stick.
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I think the mustangs going to be too hot. Kinda want to take off in a bunch of differnt types of fields. Trik gear's would be cool. Yea the ultra sticks a good option. Kinda like the looks of a cowl, and something nice.
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Hanger 9 Aresti is a good one. I have one with a saito 72 on it and it is a great flier. It is a 40 size plane.
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:00 PM
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My 2 cents: I have just been thru this myself...it depends on what type of flying do you want to do???

All of the planes below are in the $120-$160 dollar range...

All of the sticks are good planes, but I would consider them real good 2nd planes, not in the same category as an "advanced" plane.

If you want a pattern like ship, I would look at the Aresti or Venus (review here on RCU) planes.

If you would like more of a 3D bird, look at the UCD 3D (40 sized) (60-90 sized review here on RCU), or check out the new Funtana (I looked over one at my lhs for about 2 hrs, its built real light, looks like it should really fly well). I almost bought one of these, but do not like the fact that there about a dozen people in this area that bought one (I like being different...having a plane that no one else has...).

If you want a good pattern/3D combo, think about the Global Freestyle (look at the review here on RCU). I bought one of these and its my favorite. What I really like about this plane is that it has really good slow-flight characteristics (really helps me when I'm trying to perfect a pattern maneuver), and I can still satisfy my 3D appetite without changing planes (but if I really want to go all out 3D I just pull out my SPA3D).

btw- I did have the H9 ultrastick(crashed and burned- kinda overexceeded the structural capacity of the wing during a vertical snap, but it went out with a bang...), I have flown the UCD (60-90 sized-it was set up for sport flying but it still tumbled better than my freestyle). I flew an Aresti (good pattern ship, but not too fast. I only tried pattern maneuvers with it, throws were set too low for anything else).

Oh, and check out the Magic(not the magic extra), its a good tumbling arf for $100. The Magic Extra is a good hoverer, and a decent flyer, but I would build a SPA3D before I fork out $120(plus I did not like the way it was built).

Of course these are only my opinions on some of the planes...
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Goldberg's (Lainer) Tiger 60 has trike gear and is a great flyer. Nothing lands smooth like a Tiger 60.
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Yea I always like those pilon racers with there dominators and quickies. Top wing planes are ok if the fuse isnt that bulky. Hanger 9 ultra stick is kinda intresting with the dual airl/flaps. So the modeltech magic cang do this, and is also not a great construcktion, makes me leen toward the h-9 ultrastick.
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