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Biplanes To be or not to be?

Old 09-02-2009, 09:56 PM
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Hi Guys,

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Biplane over a monoplane pattern model?

There seems to be a few more bipes coming onto the market now and I'm just wondering if they actually do fly better or not. Perhaps the only fly better in certain conditions or for certain schedules...

One disadvantage I can think of is weight. Especially with electrics.[:@]

Feel free to float your thoughts and experiences.

Cheers
Jason.
Old 09-02-2009, 10:12 PM
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Jason ... I am not a full fledged pattern flyer but am learning it so I understand how to properly set up a plane and at least fly straight. I used to fly the Sebart Angel S 50 and I replaced her with the Sebart Ms Wind 50. Both are in the same class. If we leave the issue of design etc etc out, I can only say that the bipe is much more to my liking. Maybe its this particular one but what I noted are as follows:

i. the bipe has more drag and you need to push her, I like this, easier to push that to try and hold back
ii. the Angel wants to get away from you if you do not manage the throttle properly
iii. the bipe gives slower downlines
iv. the bipe seems to be more stable without much weight penalty
v. the rolls on the bipe seem more in control, she will not have a tendency to over roll
vi. bipe presents its self better in the air
vii. bipe may not snap as hard as the Angel, maybe its just an illusion
viii. Ms Wind can come in for a landing at about 15 mph

I need more flights before I can say how much better the Ms Wind is than the Angel S.
Old 09-03-2009, 12:51 AM
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tIANCI
Excellent seems you really has bipe before.
I have biplane Advanture , Astral XX , Altair 200
Every one has more than 200 flights
So I know clearly what different of them
The bipe flying well at first but when you more flight with it you will find more defeat about it
It really terrible when fly in cross wind.
If you want fly bipe you have to has very good thr control.
For the rolling it's much better than monoplane.......
The biplane will influence by weather very much,When you fly in sunny day . Coudy day or raining it has different feeling
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Zi Chun ... thanks for the info ... anyone wants to buy a lovely brand new Sebart Ms Wind? ROFL! Anyway ... can you please tell me the difference in how the bi-plane handles in sunny days and on cloudy days?
Old 09-06-2009, 02:40 AM
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Excuse the crazy question but can anyone explain presentation?
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:11 AM
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I think more than going for a biplane i will go for a plane with a big cantilizer rather than adding a big wing in that place this makes a plane fly lot better than a biplane & also they are very east to setup & take care of if compared to a F3A biplane.... hope this helps see Axiome of CPLR he has proved it

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