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Old Jun 10, 2011, 02:23 AM
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The thing apparent in Maxa compared to Supra is that floating and light air performance seems to drive evolution of F3J planes. As I wrote, 60oz for a 3.9m span is terriby light, no matter what the aerodynamics are.

Maybe we see that because it is so difficult with aerodynamic changes to squeeze out more performance from a design with std size and weight? So what we have, a series of ultra-floaters that have become possible thanks to improved construction techniques. (Give me this state of art -stuff for that early morining flight in big contest!)

However, I see this trend limited value for the everyday flying. Most of the contest flying, and almost 100% of fun flying is done in conditions where current planes are just perfect - one cannot win anything by going to the extremes.

The Maxa 3.5 fits this description of sensible middle of the F3J planes. It is apparetly the no-brainer successior to Supra.
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