Thread: Discussion E-Flite Micro UMX Carbon Cub
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 10:21 AM
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I can't for the life of me figure out why so many people are against this technology. Afterall, without it, these sized planes don't really fly that scale. Unstabilized, they just flitter and get banged around by any kind of breeze, making the flight more of a chore than a pastime.The problem is, the body of air mass we're flying them in isn't scale to the airplane, if that makes any sense. Average wind speed in reference to a UM is MUCH faster, compared to say, a larger model or a full scale plane. They don't seem to generate lift as efficiently either. Compare the air mass/small model relationship to how if you put a scale model boat in water, the water droplets and wake look large, and unscale. Also, with every perpendicular ripple the boat quickly rocks back and forth in an unscale fashion. Well, this technology lets us fly tiny aircraft in a scale manner in unscale air. It's not really a skill thing, it just makes flying less annoying and chore- like, and more realistic. You can still crash, it won't save you from dumb thumbs!
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