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Old Nov 30, 2014, 09:17 PM
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Help, what should my next FPV plane(s) be?!

I need some help--I want to upgrade my fixed wing fpv plane and I'd like suggestions.

By way of history, I've flown fpv for a few years; radian pro, axn cloud jet, tricopter (unbuilt 260 quad), umx radian. I also enjoy flying 3d aerobatics

I would like an fpv plane that:
-is fast enough to keep up with gassers so I can chase and fly formation
-has landing gear for touch and goes
-can carry pan and tilt for both live cam and hd video cam
-can do decent aerobatics-not a long range flying truck
-is possibly a pusher to avoid thru prop video

I've looked at the:
bix3 (too slow, aerobatics meh?)
Fpvraptor and variants (no landing gear--too stable?)
Retrofit my 48" 3dhs edge?
Something else?!

I realize I may need two planes to fill the aerobatic and chaser roles . . .

All suggestions appreciated.
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 10:07 PM
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E-Flite Carbon Z Cub!
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Old Dec 02, 2014, 07:10 PM
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Is the plane as fast as a typical gasser? It looked big, foamy and floaty on flite test.

Any other suggestions out there?
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Old Dec 05, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Is the plane as fast as a typical gasser
Nope, and more notably the Carbon Z has should also be noted as one of the few planes that Josh Bixler actually doesn't like .

Fast (ish)= xuav talon, skyhunter, or flying wing like a chimera. Also by fast I mean 80kph cruise speed which is still pretty darn slow, but right there in the gasser range. Of these, I believe the only one that comes standard with wheels is the Skyhunter.

edit: none of these come with wheels, but you can just slap a set of wheels on anything you like
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 10:52 PM
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thanks.

maybe there's a plane that with a new motor, esc and some structural reinforcing that could get up to gasser speed?
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