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Old Jun 25, 2011, 11:22 PM
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I don't think you would be disappointed with either the Stevens Aero Helium 2M or the DJ Aerotech Chrysalis 2M. I have a Chrysalis with both fuselages. I feel the Chrysalis is better at handling wind than most others and per the plans could be comfortably ballasted to over 50 oz. if needed. My AUW with the electric fuse is 38oz. with a E-Flite Park 450 and a 3S 1800mAh battery.

As a bonus the Chrysalis also has a pure sailplane fuse available should you be brave/confident enough to leave the onboard winch behind. That said, I really like being able to turn the juice back on and take it back up to thermalling altitude right away. I think you can learn thermal flight much more quickly when you have to walk less and can recover from poor decisions a little more gracefully.
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