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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by stallion explosi View Post
Are there any probs associated with flying small light profile 3D planes outside?

Any advice on the best way to teach myself some 3D? Shall I just practice on the simulator, watch some vids, try it out in the park?

I'll make a stab at answering a couple of your questions.

As for flying small 3D planes outside, it generally is determined by size and weight, with weight being affected by the thickness of foam. I'd say flying a flat profile foamy outside, you should go no smaller than 26 or 28" wingspan, and stay with 9mm foam. The thinner foam is better suited for indoors. Even with 9mm foam, your plane will be light and floaty (great for 3D) so won't like much wind. That's the trade-off.

If you get a good profile foamy, you will be surprised how easy it is to fly. That will give you confidence to try slow harriers and even hover after only a few batteries. Just don't try them too close to the ground. And have fun.
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