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Old Apr 18, 2010, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by baum58 View Post
Toumo and Pat,
I noticed you both have Aspires and Satoris. Can you compare, build, setup, flight performance....?

I dio not fly Satori, I have one Orca. Aspire and Orca are very different planes. Orca is fun to fly, but I use Aspire in competitions. Differences in flight performance are marginal. Aspire maybe floats better but Orca launches faster/higher.

Small performance differences are not significant in F3J. Try to concentrate on knowing the plane you fly. Trim it well, use right camber setting, ballast right, and learn to know what your plane is capable to do.

To me Aspire is the best allround F3J design, because it is very easy to fly and uncritical to trim. I can consentrate on the important things, like thermal tactics.

PS For those building Aspires, I suggest laminating some extra carbon to wing top skin under flap servo. Aspire has large flaps, and the top skin is flexing somewhat. All my Aspires show clear footprints of flap servo. Also ribs both sides of flap servo are good idea.
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