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Old 11-23-2012, 09:59 PM
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Hey guys so ive recently gotten into flying again with my parkzone extra 300 and im really enjoying everything about it. Ive flown it everday for several weeks now and its one of those planes where it falls in between a 3D plane and a sports/acrobatics plane. My grandpa is a huge pattern flyer and he recently came to visit and helped me understand the concept of it and even gave me some simple paterns i can begin to fly with my Extra. What i would like to know is if there are any good pattern planes out there that are within 200-350$ that can get me started in patern flying. My extra 300 is a 36" and i dont want to get much larger than a 50" pattern plane...my Grandpa mentioned the Osiris as a great plane and ive done some research but before i lay to much down i want to hear from you guys...whats a good plane for a new pattern pilot? balsa or composite is fine.
Old 11-23-2012, 10:20 PM
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The Osiris is very hard to beat, I flew the 62" Osiris in the 2011 season, there's a 48" version of it which is also quite good. There's also the Extreme Flight Vanquish in the 47" size, I fly the 2M Vanquish and love it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:04 AM
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I've flown both the small Vanquish II (mine) and a friend's 62" Osiris and I'd recommend the Osiris if it's within your budget. Both are good but the Osiris seems a little smoother in flight to me.
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ok it sounds like the osiris is the way to go. thanks for your help!
Old 11-24-2012, 08:43 AM
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Look up this thread, these guys are ready and willing to help you.

Arizona Pattern for 2013

Old 11-24-2012, 10:27 AM
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Take a look at the Monolog 110 from F3a Unlimited. It flys as good as the 2m one and the Osisris.


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Old 11-24-2012, 12:13 PM
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It depends on which field you are planning to fly at. The Bowl is too small for the 62” Osiris to do pattern. You’ll need to look at all your options before you purchase any plane. I am available to give assistance. We need to do a face to face and get all the facts. I live here in Chandler.
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thats also one of my problems is as of now im using a field thats going to be made into a neighborhood in the next 2-3 years. Its on cooper and a little south of ocotillo its the palm tree farm they cut down. Its not a great place to fly but it works for the plane i have now. Do you know of any good airfields in chandler?
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Great that you posted here for some advise. Like Gary posted above take some time looking at your options and where you will fly. This will save you some time and $$ down the road. Several of us fly pattern in the east valley and can help guide you. By stopping by one of the fields (AMA or EVA) on any given Sunday you can see what works and will fit your budget. Just let us know when your ready.

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The location that you’re presently flying at is hazardous to your plane. Too many tree stumps and obstacles and also too small. The Chandler Bowl would be a better choice for now. It’s a purpose made field with a runway. The city takes care of the runway and the outer field of grass. It’s large enough for sport flying of up to 47’’and 57‘’ sport planes, but not large enough to do any pattern.  It’s  located behind Lows Hardware on Chandler Blvd and the 101. The guys that fly there are very friendly and helpful. It’s not an AMA sanction field .



 

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There is also the Wind 50. I would probably still pick the Osiris, but there are a few options. Get the biggest airplane you can fit/fly/afford.


Wind 50: http://www.f3aunlimited.com/webstore...roducts_id=176
63" Osiris: http://www.f3aunlimited.com/webstore...roducts_id=211
47" Osiris: http://www.3dhobbyshop.com/47-Osiris-RED_p_15883.html
Monolog 70: http://www.f3aunlimited.com/webstore...roducts_id=594
Monolog 400: http://www.f3aunlimited.com/webstore...roducts_id=595
48" Vanquish: http://www.extremeflightrc.com/html/vanquishmkII.html
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I will deffinently check out that field thank you a ton for your help.
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I will check out all of those. Thank you so much
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...my Grandpa mentioned the Osiris as a great plane...
He sounds like a wise man
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hahahahahahaha he is. he's really into pattern flying so he helped me get started
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...my Grandpa mentioned the Osiris as a great plane...
He sounds like a wise man
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I own a 62" Osiris. I have also flown at the Chandler Bowl. I would not dream of flying it there. The smaller would be a maybe for me. The 101 is way too close for comfort. You have a bunch of good flying sites in the Valley and my suggestion would be to find one you like, join the club and start having fun.
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whats the best way to find other flying fields around this area?
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I own a 62" Osiris. I have also flown at the Chandler Bowl. I would not dream of flying it there. The smaller would be a maybe for me. The 101 is way too close for comfort. You have a bunch of good flying sites in the Valley and my suggestion would be to find one you like, join the club and start having fun.
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Ask around at local hobby shops. But here's a start (listed roughly in distance from Chandler):

http://www.azmodelaviators.com/

http://eastvalleyaviators.org/

http://slrcc.org/

http://www.sunvalleyfliers.com/

http://www.ampsrc.com/location/

http://www.arcs1.com/

There's a club at Scottsdale Community College as well.
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This is the posting Mike did a few weeks ago. Our E-Mails are there. Send me your phone # as we can speak and save you time and money.
Gary

Plans are being made to organized and jump start AMA /F3A pattern in AZ for 2013. In the works are additional contests in the Phoenix area and a spring pattern primer. Our core group of friendly active flyers represent all areas of Phoenix and are listed below for contact. So if you’re in AZ and have any interest in pattern flying, contact one the names in your area for more information. Stay tuned for more info as we build the Arizona Pattern Association in D7 and hopefully add to the NSRCA membership as we go.

Mike Austin(East Valley) Arizona Model Aviators : [email protected]
Gary Switala(Chandler) Arizona Model Aviators: [email protected]
John Bentley( East Valley) East Valley Aviators: [email protected]
Ken Melby(north Phoenix) Sun Valley Flyers: [email protected]
Jeff Carder(West Phoenix)ARCS : [email protected]


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I was just wondering what airplane you dicided to get and how is the flying going?

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