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Old 08-09-2007, 11:13 AM
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Default Best inverted flyer?

I'm looking to get a plane that I can practice inverted flying with. Basically I want an inexpensive plane that flies well inverted without needing a lot of down elevator to hold it in position. Any suggestions?
Old 08-09-2007, 11:20 AM
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

Hahahaha! And I'd like to find a cheap antigravity machine for myself also!
Look for a mid-wing model with the horiz. stab on the same line as the wing, symmetrical airfoil, ZERO incidence. Then balance it to within a hair's breath of too far aft, and adjust the thrust line of the motor until you have negated all side and up thrust tendencies. Voila! The plane will now require as much elevator inverted as it does upright.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

all of my planes fly well inverted .... my nexstar included. it will even do a outside loop
maybe a H9 twist, mine flies upside down as good as right side up ( cheap too )
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My Kaos can cut the weeds with the fin. As for little to no down elevator it's all in the trimming and C of G. I think little forward pressure is a good thing though for low passes, as it will keep your brain in tune with which way the stick should be moved at the end of the pass. p.s. I like to not just to do a low pass, but fly it slow as well. Matt
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

My favourite for low inverted passes is my UltraSport 40 (old style).

Agree with Matt, I like to keep my thumb pushing up a little when I'm inverted, helps to avoid those little errors when you need to react fast!

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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

I see a fliton as the avatar, so are we thinking electric? If so I HIGHLY recommend the 3DHobbyShops.com Extra 300SHP. It flies like a dang foamy! Inverted is hands off with the TP 2070 extreme against the wing tube. Truly and amazing plane.

God Bless!
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:40 PM
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

As Matt13 mentioned, you can fix the down elevator thing by moving the CG toward the tail. Do this in small increments and you will eventually come to a point where it will fly level inverted without elevator input. Be aware that as the CG is moved back the plane will become less stable in pitch. If you go too far this can become a problem.

All my planes fly well inverted except for my old trainer. The wing dihedral (sp?) that makes a trainer self-correcting and stable in normal flight also makes it difficult to fly inverted.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

My GP Venus .40 needs only a slight, slight touch of down when inverted and the CG is at the recommended spot. My Sportsman Aviation Sport Stick is the same way but I did move the CG back on it.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

Thanks for all the info and tips. Now I just have to think about what plane to get.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

If you want to get good at flying inverted..then get yourself an old beat up trainer with lots of dehiedryl (sp) once you master flying the pattern inverted you'll be able to fly anything inverted
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

That's a good idea. Kind of the hard way to go but a good idea.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

The Kaos is excellent right side up or inverter. I fly my senior falcon inverted (I did reduce thedehidral, but it still has some), with no trouble, and I originally learned to fly inverted on a senior falcon. Good luck. The plane might not realize it is inverted, so it will fly just fine.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

"Best" is always subjective... most sport planes will fly inverted fairly well. A sport trainer that is proven is almost any of the stick designs that have no dihedral and they should fit your low cost requirement.
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

I purchased an AirfoilZ Yak Electric to help with my inverted flying. I have been very pleased with this airplane.

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Old 08-19-2007, 08:27 AM
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Default RE: Best inverted flyer?

Wow! I like the Airfoilz. I've been thinking about that one. I guess I'm going to have to order it. Thanks [8D]
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If you want a plane that's easy to fly inverted, you need a sig something extra. The kit is only $79.99 ..... $120 less than the arf and very easy to build. The parts practically fall into place, it's that nice of a kit!
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