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Old 06-03-2017, 05:04 PM
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I am looking at buying a new 30-35cc size ARF. Any suggestions for around 300-375? Looking at a sport/ aerobatic plane. What do you like or have? I haven't bought a new aerobatic plane since I got my GP Patty Wagstaff 1/4 scale about 10 years ago. I would probably try and put a 40-50cc size engine in it also. Bigger is always more fun. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
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Great Planes 30cc Escapade MX, 80" wing span, $329.99 @ Tower Hobbies.
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I've been looking at that one. It could be a possibility. Do you think a 35cc engine would be enough to hover the plane? I don't do that too often but would like to know it's possible with a 35.
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DUHAWK49, I don't know the answer to your "hover with a 35cc" question. I don't fly aerobatic planes in that large size, mostly a scale guy (Cubs, and Cessna) in the 80"-110" stuff. I do have the small 40 size Escapade and love it but have not flown the 80" MX version. We did have a guy come fly with us last summer who had the 80" Escapade MX and I was impressed with it. Don't know what he had for power though.
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Originally Posted by DUHAWK49
I've been looking at that one. It could be a possibility. Do you think a 35cc engine would be enough to hover the plane? I don't do that too often but would like to know it's possible with a 35.
An escapade is not going to hover very well anyway since its control surfaces are small compared to 3D planes the same size.
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The new Hangar 9 30cc Ultra Stick :
https://www.horizonhobby.com/ultra-s...cc-arf-han2365

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The new Great Planes 30cc Factor :
TowerHobbies.com | Great Planes Factor 3D 30cc Gas/EP ARF 70"
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World Models still sells their 80.5" Patty Wagstaff Extra 300. I'm on my third. It flies great on a Moki 2.10. It's a great sport/IMAC and very reasonably priced. You will want to upgrade control hardware as it's marginal at best. The structure is built like a tank and can take a 50cc gas without major re-enforcing.

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I have the Escapade 30cc, the new Factor 3-D 30cc and the H9 Ultra Stick. Great Planes builds their aircraft a little heavy. I have the DLE 30 in the Escapade, and I agree with DesertLakes, control surfaces are not big enough. Even with a 35, not likely it could handled a sustained hover. Haven't tried to hover the Factor 3D with a DLE-35 in the business end. It's lighter and has larger control surfaces, so it should do that easily. Have the 40 DLE twin in the Ultra Stick. Nice Power in that airplane. May hover, haven't tried it yet. I'm not into that much hovering. If I want to hover, I'll drag out a heli.

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