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Old Jan 30, 2011, 09:56 AM
nph
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Which one, Rapid, Variant II or Mistral?

I am looking for a plane to handle wind, be able to easily pack it up and transport it and maybe do some thermaling (but I am ok with general gliding also if it is high wind).
I would like something that doesn't take days to assemble but is a pre-built as possible.

The ones I am looking at are:
Rapid
Variant II
Mistral
Magellan E or Omega II (these two feel a little big)

The two I am leaning towards are Rapid or Variant II.

Any insight from owners of the planes above is most welcome!
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 12:15 PM
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Please define "high wind". In Dallas high wind might be anything over 15-20mph where in other parts of the country it might be anything over 7-10mph. I've gone thermal soaring in 10-12mph winds more than once with my 2M Chrysalis.
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Old Jan 30, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Good point, my take on high wind is 8-15 mph.

Come to think of it really does not have to be a model good at thermals long as I can fly it well and glide in 10-20 mph winds.
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