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Old 06-28-2003, 05:01 PM
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Hi,

We will like to know what plane is the best fun fly plane that can get bought.

please can someone give us some advice

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Old 06-28-2003, 05:20 PM
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Well from what I hear the Sledge is top for 3D (Finally ready to maiden mine) For good 3D and easy recovery as well as wild flips and spins the OMP edge is a good choice. For a budget minded fun-fly and 3D'er the SPA3D is a good one to go with.

So the question is what are your main interests and what is your budget?

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Old 06-28-2003, 05:22 PM
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OH one more question do you want to build it?
Old 06-28-2003, 07:13 PM
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I need to build a sledge to be able to compare it to my OMP 540, but for 1/2 the price OMP gets my vote.
Old 06-29-2003, 01:10 AM
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i have had a few f flies and so far the sledge gets my 1st place with the s-koi going 2nd. i hear that OMP Edge huge 80 inches is great. I flew one today at a fly in (kinston NC) but i can say how it compares as all i did was fly around....the worst fun fly vote goes to the thunder tiger
Old 06-29-2003, 01:19 AM
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I have been having alot of fun with my TopCap ARF. Have not found a manuever that it can not perform well. Like harriers and elevators how about stable upright and inverted. Also waterfalls that do not fall in to knife edge spins. Just does one after another all day long tight as you would like. The roll rate is axial and does high alpha manuevers well too. This is a great tumbling and spinning plane too. This plane basically can do it all IMO.
Old 06-29-2003, 06:04 AM
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Yes I will build it

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:55 AM
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i am flying my thunder tiger lazzy tiger 51 slow fly mustang ARF and i am getting lots of fun flys with it it is a nice plane
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:02 PM
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I really like my profile hots. I scratch build mine but a kit can be bought from Morris. Waterfalls, harriers, hover, it can do them all. Have a little trouble with the blender though.

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Old 07-06-2003, 11:41 PM
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Looks great Ryan. I had a .40 size Hots one (RIP). They are a blast.
Old 07-07-2003, 01:17 PM
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If you want an ARF you can't beat the Morris line up or the Carl Goldberg 330. As far as kits go I give a big thumbs up to the OMP 540.

Remember the best one will always be the one you get the most comfortable with.
Old 07-07-2003, 05:29 PM
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There allll good! hehehe

i fly my friends OMP Edge while my topcap begs to be finished...
Old 07-08-2003, 12:40 AM
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How long does it take one shortman to build a top cap? Jeesh for as long as I have been browsing this site you have been "building" that thing! Come on man finish it already!
Old 07-08-2003, 05:46 AM
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Prior to Jeff W. coming up with the world renouned sledge design, it seemed everyone loved the topcap, but now you hardly hear much about it. This has probably been hashed out before, but what makes the sledge so much better?
Old 07-08-2003, 12:19 PM
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The best fun fly plane is a Minus for Turner Performance Products or a Plus from MS Models. This plane will scrub any other plane into submission in performance and competition. If you want a harrier, hover toy, etc... Go big, can you say Aeroworks? The rest is childs play. Dont take offense morris men, the guy asked what is the best, thought there could be some light shined onthe forum from just Morris talk.

Have a nice day!
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My favorite is the Road Runner. I have the new pocket size E-Runner and it's a real kick. If you want big, go for the 90" with a gas engine. Check them out at www.funflyplanes.com.
Old 07-08-2003, 05:22 PM
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what is that link too?
Chamber of Commerce ????????????????????
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Originally posted by RickC2009
what is that link too?
Chamber of Commerce ????????????????????
Wyoming Chamber of Commerce I guess !!!????? Maybe we are missing something

LOL !
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remove the dot at the end of the link!!!!!
www.funflyplanes.com
Old 07-08-2003, 06:49 PM
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For a budget minded fun-fly and 3D'er the SPA3D is a good one to go with
I'm going to have to go with this one. I'm a cheap SOB that just wants to have a bunch of fun, and I don't compete seriously or anything. When I say fun I'm talking about shooting picnic table landings, flying the rivine (don't tell the club prez), tail slapping the field dumpster and knocking my bud out of the sky with prop wash. As a rookie funflyer, I would have destroyed $$$$ of nice planes by now (old thumbs trying new tricks), but as it is, I've only gone through 3 of these...and my current one (in my sig) is on it's second fuselage and verticle (and one stripped servo). Doesn't knife edge very well, but does all the other stuff good enough for me. So for me and my time and my budget ($10 airplane) this plane is the best one, even though a Cap or a Knife would blow it away in knife edge. I don't know if you can get Coroplast (Correx maybe?) in SA, but if you can, this is a great 3D beater before putting a lot of time and money into a sweet airplane.
Old 07-09-2003, 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Tattoo
I'm a cheap SOB

Hey, cheap is good since it motivates you to bring us all these "cheap to build" designs!

Wade
Old 07-09-2003, 02:52 PM
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Wade,
Where in AR are you? I grew up in Pine Bluff. But called Little Rock home, before going to OK.
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I live in northeast AR, about 135 miles from Little Rock and 35 miles from Jonesboro. You know where Jonesboro is?
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I like the Sledge way better than anything before. With the exception of my Su-Do-Khoi 60 that is. The presence of the Su-Do 60 in the air (it's pretty big) makes it a blast to fly.

The Sledge tumbles way better. I think the Sledge is much easier to fly knife edge. The coupling is less. The Su-Do slows down more before it gets shaky. The Su-Do does "prettier" spins. The Su-Do seems more at home in a high alpha. The weight of the Su-Do lets it tail slide easier.

Mind you all of this is base on about 35 flights on the Su-Do and less than 10 on the Sledge. After I learn the Sledge a little better, it may do a little better on those items.

I've tried:
Sig Ultimate (2)
Sig Fazer
Thunder Tiger Fun Tiger (2)
Thunder Tiger Lazy Cub (Yes, if set up right, it is a fun fly)
Hot Hots
Su-Do-Khoi 60
Sledge 540
FuntanaS 40
Somethin' Extra

Best ever is probably the Su-Do 60 followed closely by the Sledge. They may switch spots after another dozen flights or so.
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By the way, as long as we are posting opinions, the FuntanaS 40 from H9 beats the Somethin' Extra (and probably the Pizzaz) in my book. For $165 bucks it is a real blast. It has some of the profile type fun fly capabilities, and looks like a scale plane. It bridges a gap between profiles, sport planes, and scale jobs. I like it a lot.

However, it doesn't hang with the Su-Do 60 or the Sledge in a 3D "Slug Fest". It's apples and oranges when put head to head in the air.

I just thought I'd throw that out there too.

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