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Looking for scale aerobatic

Old 02-19-2007, 05:40 PM
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Extra, Edge, yak?? I don't wanta profile, I want something that flies well, I have a 46 FX that I'll put in there and I just want to have a plane I can possibly learn to hover and stuff.. Trying to keep it under $150... Any ideas??
Also I'd like it to be ARF
Old 02-19-2007, 11:53 PM
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Default RE: Looking for scale aerobatic

For a .46 FX, a scale aerobat isn't the best choice for learning how to hover. You should look at 3D fun fly type planes:

Thunder Tiger Expo 3D
Seagull Models Harrier .46
Phoenix Models Funstar 3D
Model Tech Magic 3D
Model Tech 3Demon 40 Freestyle
Model Tech Twister 46
Goldberg Hot Stik
Goldberg Wild Stik
Great Planes U Can Do .46
Vmar Easy 3D

A .40-sized scale aerobat like an Extra 300, Giles 202, or Edge 540 would require more power than your .46 FX can generate to hover reliably and be able to pull up vertically out of trouble. You'd need a .30-sized scale aerobat for your .46 FX to pull up with authority.

If you don't want a profile plane to practice with, a 3D fun fly ARF is a good compromise. It will give you a "real" airframe to fly with while reducing the weight significantly compared to a scale airframe. For what it's worth, I know a lot of budding 3D pilots who really, really like profile airframes.

Good luck and good shopping.
Old 02-20-2007, 12:32 AM
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Default RE: Looking for scale aerobatic

I like some of those....what about if I were to spend the $100 and get a thunder tigre .75??? THen which scale aerobatic plane would you recommend???
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If you were looking for a good airframe for a Super Tigre .75 ringed motor (since Thunder Tiger doesn't make a .75 currently), I'd recommend taking a good look at:

Seagull Edge 540 ARF
Seagull Extra 300S ARF
Hobbico Sukhoi SU-31 ARF
Phoenix Model Extra 330S ARF
World Models Velox Rev-II 60 ARF
Aero Works Edge 540T .46 to .60 ARF
VMar Edge 540T .46 to .60 ARF
VMar Extra 330L .46 to .60 ARF

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