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Old 10-27-2016, 07:23 AM
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Default What is a good plane to start (electric) aerobatics with?

Been flying for 6 or 7 years now. Last plane is a electric Ugly stick. Give me some hints on what is a good electric aerobatic starter plane??? Thanks guys
Ken
Old 10-27-2016, 03:37 PM
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When you say aerobatics do you mean pattern or 3D?
If it is 3D, then a good first choice is something made out of EPP
If its pattern or precision aerobatics, a Sebart Angel is an excellent choice.
You will probably be looking at a 30 or 50 size model at this time.
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You didn't state a size or type(foam or balsa) but I would recommend a Hangar 9 Pulse either the 40 or 60 size. It is a great beginner sport plane and with the rates turned up it does some good intermediate maneuvers.




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The airplane you have is a good starter, you can pratice Cuban 8's. Loops, hammerheads, inverted flight. Alley oops.
To give you an example. A loop. A loop is round, you exit the loop at the same altitude you entered the loop, it is not a cork screw so you exit the loop where you entered the loop. You have to counter the wind. Youre going to have to use all your control surfaces and throttle.
Vertical up and down lines are vertical, you can have a crab from the wind but it's still vertical.
so you can start with what you have, good luck
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Thanks guys, I should have said that I didn't care if its foam or wood. Prefer a larger size like a 60 size. And I also should have said pattern not 3D. Thanks Guys, Ken
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What I told you is basic aerobatics has nothing to do with 3D
Old 10-30-2016, 02:43 AM
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Ken, find yourself a nice Extra, you will love it.
Old 10-30-2016, 07:01 AM
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The .60 Kaos ARF is the quintessential beginner's pattern plane. It has parts for both glow and electric power and flies well with either. The various Extras and Edges will get you there too. The Kaos is a smoother flying plane, a bit more forgiving, definitely easier to land, and won't ever drop a wing in a stall. It's meant to be fairly docile, even moreseo than your Ugly Stick IMO. But of course, setup has a lot to do with that. The more modern planes will do wilder maneuvers if you want them to and set them up for it. They won't track as well or fly as smoothly as a true pattern plane will, but they are more maneuverable. You can do nice loops, spins, hammerheads, etc with them, and you can also do 3D with them if you choose to. Landing is a little bit more tricky as most of them will definitely drop a wing if you stall them too much, but that's easy to manage by not over flareing.
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Thanks so much guys. I think I will go either a Kaos or an Extra. Again, THANKS!!!
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I hope they keep making the Kaos, someday I'll have one.
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There are several kits I wish I would have bought at the time. Now they are no more. If there is a kit you like, you'd better buy it. It may not be around when you're 'ready' for it, and if it is it will be more expensive. Many of us have a stash of kits to be built someday.
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That's the problem, I already have a "stash" of kits.
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A SIG Something Extra is a blast to fly and forgiving at slow speeds. It is just the size you are looking for and fly great on electric. They also stick upright like a cross when knocked out of the sky. Anyone who saw that this year will know what I mean.
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OH yeah, I've seen Sig Something Extra's. Another one on the list.

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