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Old 11-21-2007, 01:11 AM
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Default Most crash-proof foamie aerobatic/3D

Sorry in advance, I probably posted this in the wrong place at first. Still getting to know my way around here. I'll take a chance and try it here where it belongs:


I've been flying a Hobbyzone Super Cub. I need a tougher plane, with mid or low wing design, for an aerobatic trainer. I want something TOUGH. I am tired of gluing and taping the plane back together every night. My searching has led me to the Multiplex Acromaster and the E-foamies.

I think most people know about Multiplex and Elapor.

E-foamies claims thier plane is vitually indestructable, with EPP sheets used in a sort of foam built-up plane.

http://e-foamies.com/store/catalog/p...roducts_id=115

"Made with our special EPP skin technology, the Edge 540T is one tough plane! Expect to crash hundreds of time and keep on flying! Our EPP Skin technolgy absorbs the impact and doesn't break!"

But I read this:

"As for the Manufacturers claims that you won’t have to worry about crashing…
Though this plane’s EPP construction helps it to handle moderate abuse much better than a typical Depron design, I would not go so far as to say it is indestructible. It’s not a solid chunk of EPP. It is a built up design made of thin EPP sheets. This is the beauty of this unique design. You get a full fuse and an air-foiled wing that is strong and rigid without the extra weight. No one else that I know of has harnessed this concept in quite this way. Even so, due to the thinness of the construction, the material can be punctured or ripped fairly easily. Since there is internal structure, repairs after a severe crash, though simpler than those usually needed for wooden models with covering, can still prove to be more involved than those for typical flat plate designs."




Acromaster is made of solid EPP.

I need a plane that will bounce off the ground while I learn to fly it.
Old 11-25-2007, 06:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: cloud-9

Sorry in advance, I probably posted this in the wrong place at first. Still getting to know my way around here. I'll take a chance and try it here where it belongs:


I've been flying a Hobbyzone Super Cub. I need a tougher plane, with mid or low wing design, for an aerobatic trainer. I want something TOUGH. I am tired of gluing and taping the plane back together every night. My searching has led me to the Multiplex Acromaster and the E-foamies.

I think most people know about Multiplex and Elapor.

E-foamies claims thier plane is vitually indestructable, with EPP sheets used in a sort of foam built-up plane.

http://e-foamies.com/store/catalog/p...roducts_id=115

"Made with our special EPP skin technology, the Edge 540T is one tough plane! Expect to crash hundreds of time and keep on flying! Our EPP Skin technolgy absorbs the impact and doesn't break!"

But I read this:

"As for the Manufacturers claims that you won’t have to worry about crashing…
Though this plane’s EPP construction helps it to handle moderate abuse much better than a typical Depron design, I would not go so far as to say it is indestructible. It’s not a solid chunk of EPP. It is a built up design made of thin EPP sheets. This is the beauty of this unique design. You get a full fuse and an air-foiled wing that is strong and rigid without the extra weight. No one else that I know of has harnessed this concept in quite this way. Even so, due to the thinness of the construction, the material can be punctured or ripped fairly easily. Since there is internal structure, repairs after a severe crash, though simpler than those usually needed for wooden models with covering, can still prove to be more involved than those for typical flat plate designs."




Acromaster is made of solid EPP.

I need a plane that will bounce off the ground while I learn to fly it.

Their Revolution 3D trainer gets lots of play in the forums, there is a very large thread about it on RC Groups. The Flash/Super Zoom would be another choice though not as durable as the Revolution.
Old 11-25-2007, 09:13 PM
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ORIGINAL: cloud-9

Sorry in advance, I probably posted this in the wrong place at first. Still getting to know my way around here. I'll take a chance and try it here where it belongs:


I've been flying a Hobbyzone Super Cub. I need a tougher plane, with mid or low wing design, for an aerobatic trainer. I want something TOUGH. I am tired of gluing and taping the plane back together every night. My searching has led me to the Multiplex Acromaster and the E-foamies.

I think most people know about Multiplex and Elapor.

E-foamies claims thier plane is vitually indestructable, with EPP sheets used in a sort of foam built-up plane.

http://e-foamies.com/store/catalog/p...roducts_id=115

"Made with our special EPP skin technology, the Edge 540T is one tough plane! Expect to crash hundreds of time and keep on flying! Our EPP Skin technolgy absorbs the impact and doesn't break!"

But I read this:

"As for the Manufacturers claims that you won’t have to worry about crashing…
Though this plane’s EPP construction helps it to handle moderate abuse much better than a typical Depron design, I would not go so far as to say it is indestructible. It’s not a solid chunk of EPP. It is a built up design made of thin EPP sheets. This is the beauty of this unique design. You get a full fuse and an air-foiled wing that is strong and rigid without the extra weight. No one else that I know of has harnessed this concept in quite this way. Even so, due to the thinness of the construction, the material can be punctured or ripped fairly easily. Since there is internal structure, repairs after a severe crash, though simpler than those usually needed for wooden models with covering, can still prove to be more involved than those for typical flat plate designs."




Acromaster is made of solid EPP.

I need a plane that will bounce off the ground while I learn to fly it.



I may be out of line....But if you are fixing and taping every night on the super cub,You might want to spend a bit more time on it..i have had that plane for a year now..Mine flys hands off..Very simple to fly..
Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 PM
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Thanks much.

Jim


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I may be out of line....But if you are fixing and taping every night on the super cub,You might want to spend a bit more time on it..i have had that plane for a year now..Mine flys hands off..Very simple to fly..

What kind of wind do you fly in?


Jim


Old 11-25-2007, 09:56 PM
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Less than 10 mph...This plane is not made for high winds..I do not know of any foamie that is made for high winds..I mean it is foam...Some will take the wind better than others..
Old 11-25-2007, 10:16 PM
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Less than 10 mph...This plane is not made for high winds..I do not know of any foamie that is made for high winds..I mean it is foam...Some will take the wind better than others..

Well, it's almost always windy here. It's easy to get airborne, but the gusts make coming in for a landing tricky. I would like to have a heavier plane, but not one that will break like a wood trainer. That's why I started this thread. But there haven't been any good alternatives.

Jim

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The heavier the plane the better

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