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RMSINSD 12-30-2001 07:43 PM

What do you think about these 4 planes?
 
I have a few park flyers and am interested in what experiences others may have had with them:

Wattage Mini-Max
NES Pleaser 2
NES Mini Pleaser 260
Simprop Pfalz D3

I'm especially interested in the following;

What power plant did you use for the Pfalz? I got Hobby Lobby's Speed 300 & gear setup - it's loud, and sucks amps quickly. I'd be happy with a milder, quieter, longer running setup - perhaps a BB 280 with a BB 4:1 gearbox? Maybe Wattage's 370 motor?

Also, the Pleaser 2, a twin motor pod/boom flyer, seems underpowered. Any experiences out there? I have a 7 cell 500mah Nicad, with a Wattage 15A ESC. I'm told the ESC may not be delivering the proper power because it is not "hi-frequency". What's this mean?

On the Mini Pleaser 260, what battery packs do you use, and what kind of performance do you get? Do you fly it outdoors? How does it fare in light winds?
:confused:

indyrcpilot 01-12-2002 08:43 PM

What do you think about these 4 planes?
 
I had the Pfalz DIII for a while...

Use the Graupner 280 4:1 gearbox and it worked great.
I ran 8 x 500mAH NiMH cells which gave me 10-15 minutes
flights with plenty of power.

I also used iron-on carbon fibre on the landing gear struts
to strengthen them. Never had any problems with them.

I especially liked doing long slow touch 'n go's on blacktop!

If you fly off of grass, takeoffs and landings will take a LOT
of practice to get it right, i.e., not flip over!

Chuck

RMSINSD 01-12-2002 10:54 PM

What do you think about these 4 planes?
 
Hahaha! lol.

I know what you mean about tip-overs. Glad to know it's not me. I did the carbon fiber thing too.

I've ended up using the M100 motor with the 4:1 gears, on a 7.5x5 prop, off a 7 cell 500mah battery - very nice performance.

It looks so pretty in the air. Wish I could find a Fokker Dr1.

indyrcpilot 01-13-2002 03:37 AM

What do you think about these 4 planes?
 
I sold my Pfalz to a buddy, but bought one of the PT-17's
thinking that it would do better on grass. I also picked
up the Albatross DV that Great Planes carries. Now if I
can just find time to build them... :>

Maybe you can find one of the Hobby Lobby Fokker Dr.I's
that someone picked up when they were still available.

Good Luck!
Chuck


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