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Old Feb 07, 2016, 08:07 AM
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3m DS Ships

What are the best bang/buck 3m ships out there for light duty DS under 200 mph? I have heard good things about the Nyx, stratos and a few others. Any good sleepers out there? I picked up an old x-21 3.3m last year and been having a blast with it, but the top speed is well south of 150 as it starts to flutter. Huge surfaces and full flying stab. I'd like something that can push about 175 or so without issue.

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Dominic
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 04:37 PM
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A lot of modern f3b models should be capable of nearing 180odd with external bearings on servos etc
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 05:07 PM
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I have a Baudis Pittbull with a triple carbon layup. It's an absolute blast to fly. It's 200+

I've done lots of retrofits to F and B planes to make them more capable. The RDS just doesn't cut it. If it's a V tail, they usually need some strengthening around the joiner boxes. Even then though, they are usually a pretty light layup.

You'll see this one soon I'm sure.

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