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Old 11-20-2007, 07:06 PM
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Lately, Iv'e been looking into buying a small 3d foamie. This is what I found. What do you all think? Im new to electrics (but ive been flying glow for about 15 months)
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[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/NewProduct.cfm?product_id=2353]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/NewProduct.cfm?product_id=2353[/link]
Old 11-21-2007, 09:30 AM
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Multiplex Gemini. My first sorti into foam electric and it's GREAT! Throttle back and you could run and catch it, throttle up and it does just about anything, and FAST!
Something for everybody!



See it flying here:

http://www.multiplex-rc.de/cms/vorsc...Gemini_web.wmv
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Default RE: Been looking into buying a small 3d foamie....

I don't think i'd recommend the flat foamie you suggested, it might be good but these types of planes just don't take wind at all, and they're quite strange to fly from what i've heard. The Multiplex plane above, or any multiplex plane (google them) are made from a type of foam that can be glued back together using standard household superglue (CA glue), so in the event of a crash, it's very easy to put back together fast.
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I know what you mean. I "total'd" my Gemini yesterday with a vertical crash. Not sure why. I think my thumb slipped off the stick because of the cold. Both wings broke in half and the fusalage snapped in two just behind the aft cockpit. Bot top wing ailerons were ripped off! Made a GOOD JOB!
However, a bottle of "Zap-a-gap" superglue and it's all back together waiting for the next fine day!
Absolutely BRILLIANT!
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Lately, Iv'e been looking into buying a small 3d foamie. This is what I found. What do you all think? Im new to electrics (but ive been flying glow for about 15 months)
Thanks,
Blake

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/NewProduct.cfm?product_id=2353]http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/NewProduct.cfm?product_id=2353[/link]

I am not sure I would recommend that one because it is primarily designed for indoor and would more than likely be unsuitable for all but the calmest of days. I have been flying R/C off and on most of my life and foamies really got me back going again about 18 months ago. Yes they do fly a little different but they are so much fun especially when you consider the low emotional debt factor. Take a look at http://chargerrc.com/osCommerce1/catalog/ the CR-1 is my all time favorite followed by the CR-260. When you get the kit, use the kit to draw templates and you can cut out a spare. For a step up you might look at the Flash/Super Zoom which is a 40" EPP 3D plane. You can get the SZ from Hobby Lobby, you will have to google the Flash for a supplier but I think Northeast Sailplanes is one option. Another you might consider is the Yak 54 and Edge from http://www.3dxhobbies.com/. There are a lot of options so go out and have some fun!

Bob aka RCNXS

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