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Old Jul 29, 2015, 08:38 AM
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Advice : UMX Radian or UMX PT-17?

I'm considering a new addition to the hangar, but can't decide.

Both models have excellent reviews, so I'm not concerned about quality, but I do find some of the UMX models tend to be fairly similar in some ways.

I've never flown a glider and am thinking the Radian might be something differentand fun to try. Any thoughts?
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Old Jul 29, 2015, 11:07 PM
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I would look at where I am going to fly it most time's. In a field no runway the radian no landing gear to knock off. Over a great runway I can use all the time maybe the PT 17. I was going to get the radian for the windy days to fly over my champs. Even being 1.5 oz plane I have seen it flow in 10 to 12 mph winds no problem which is where I stop flying most of my other micro's.. The Pt 17 is a great looking plane. Me most like get one and than the other.
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Old Jul 30, 2015, 11:48 AM
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I bought both the Radian and the PT-17. I flew the Radian once. Its a very nice little plane and should be fun to learn thermal soaring - also i think it would be a great beginners plane. In my case, it went up on a shelf, hasn't flown since and i have no desire to try it again. I found it to be very boring.

I was unhappy when the PT-17 was announced as it was a 1S brushed motor and I wanted another like my 2S Pitts which I thought was the best plane ever. I found out i was wrong about the PT-17. After adding a small bit of weight to the nose, I have more fun with that little airplane. It will fly in very tight areas like the narrow street in front of my house and its just a blast. When I take it to our flying field, it will take off from a small patch of dirt in the middle of the grass, the climb rate is really great and its just a lot of fun to fly. My only criticism is that the roll rate is slow and it looks like a job to correct that. No matter. I bought one of those FPV Vapors that were on sale. I stripped the camera off of it, took the nose weight off the PT-17, mounted the camera on the nose of the PT just behind the engine and spliced the power lead into the battery plug. It flies great that way. I haven't tried flying it in FPV, but I put the goggles on my grandson and flew in front of the house. He loved it.
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Old Jul 30, 2015, 08:06 PM
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i would say if you want aerobatics pt17 but i would go for the pitts first pluss the pits is a 2 s
the umx radian i dont understand I had allot of them 1 good thermal and if your not care full its gone although that never hapened to me . if you get bored with it you can fly it around your neighbor hood with a fresh 45c at full therotle and see how long you last withoout hitting anything. i dont see any bordom there its a good plane
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Thanks for all the great insight!
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