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Low, Slow and heavy...

Old 11-26-2017, 10:38 PM
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Default Low, Slow and heavy...

Three words not usually sought for a plane but I am specifically looking for an electric that can fly as slow as possible while being maneuverable enough to stay under 100 ft (tree tops) and carry a camera (or two) -

I have a Bix3 and its too fast and too "big" for where I want to be able to fly - fun, but I need something slower and less prone to stalling when turning at slow speeds - Camera will only be one or two GoPro's

By the time I get the Bix3 slow and low, its too close to stalling to bank and turn and at those speeds it gets really sluggish to control - no good for tight spaces.

looking for something with long flight times on a 2000mah 3S and 4-7mph would be ideal.

I'm not afraid to build a bird, even from balsa and monokote, but I haven't found anything that flys this "boring" -

Old 11-27-2017, 06:28 AM
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Sounds like you are describing a trainer.
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Low, slow, and heavy....Hey!! That's me!!
Old 11-27-2017, 01:26 PM
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hsukaria - that makes two of us!

rgburrill - yes - trainer like in many ways but probably more overpowered to accommodate maneuvering and working up wind when necessary - with a really low stall speed and soft stall characteristics, wind will be a problem and it needs to make it home even if the wind picks up.

Have been looking at slats, slotted flaps, spoilers - it doesn't need to be a simple plane, just fly really slow - almost a cross between a STOL Bush Plane and a kite -
Old 03-05-2018, 04:49 PM
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Little late reply here, but the eflight timber is the plane you are looking for...
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I love my Durafly Tundra as well. With half flaps it’s sloooowwww....
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The Timber comes with slats that you have the option of installing. They will slow you down a lot.
Old 10-13-2020, 01:45 AM
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One of mine design Depron built "BI", flies pretty slow, how low it's all up to the pilot at 2kg AUW. Today flight before brekky.
(JF -BI Beach run)

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