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Old Mar 24, 2015, 03:45 AM
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Which big profile foamy to get

Hey Guys,

I'd like to pick everyone's brains on something.

I've been flying 3D for about a year and a half and I'm looking for a 1 - 1.2m epp profile 3D plane as a practice plane. I've got an Extreme Flight Extra EXP 48" and a Extreme flight MXS 64" EXP and I love flying them but because their balsa they don't bounce that well. I also have a twisted hobbies crack yak and MXS-C 32" (800mm). They are a blast but when the wind comes up you have to put them away.

The spec I'm looking for is the following,
*Wing span 1 - 1.2m (39"-48")
*Good forgiving characteristics but with good control authority.
*Something that can deal with the wind.
*Something with a good turn of speed.

At this point I'm thinking the RC Factory 1-1.2m planes (S-Bach, edge and extra) or the Telnik extravaganza. The reason I'm thinking the epp profile is they can take a beating which is why I'm not considering the Skywing hybrids.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys

Danny
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 06:50 AM
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The Twisted Hobby planes are great in the bigger size too. They fly great and really take a beating!
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 07:04 AM
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RC Factory Sbach is an excellent flier. Handles the wind decently too. The same as if it were a full fuse. plane.

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Old Mar 24, 2015, 08:32 PM
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Have you tried the larger 39 inch Crack Yak?
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 08:33 PM
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Hi Danny
Telnik extravaganza will handle more wind than the 39 inch Crack Yak but the Crack Yak has more forgiving characteristics and good control authority and handles more wind than the 32 inch planes. The Telnik does fly more like the balsa planes. I prefer the 39 inch Yak because it is a well balance overall plane. I hope that helps.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 08:52 PM
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As others are saying here, Twisted has a number of choices from the 39" Crack Yak and on up through a line of 48" planes that all fly very well.

Love the EF planes that you mentioned. I have a 70" Extra that flies like it's on rails. Love it. Hope you get great results from whatever plane you choose!
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:56 PM
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Hey Guys,

Many thanks. I was tending towards the RC factory twisted hobbies line up anyway but I guess this confirms it.

I've had my eye on the RC factory Sbach 1.2m for a while. The Telnik extravaganza sounds it's good but the crack Yak's bigger 39" brother is worth a look. Any further thoughts about those three options?

Rolling Circle you are dead right. Those EF birds are a pleasure to fly. So much so I'm afraid of hurting them!

Many thanks for all your help guys.

All the Best

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Old Mar 25, 2015, 05:15 AM
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I have the RC Factory 48" Extra 300L and the Telink Extravaganza as practice planes and like them both.

I have been flying the Telink more often than the RC Factory plane because it can pull off higher energy moves that I want to practice for heavier planes, and is generally more of a blast to fly. I guess you could say it has more of a balsa feel to it.

My favourity EPP plane at the moment is the Skywing MXS.... in fact i find myself missing it when flying balsa....
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 08:07 PM
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I've been beating the tar out of 2 different Techone planes that have been crashed repeatedly, then fixed and flown again, over and over again, for 3 seasons. Eventually both were so weakened and heavy they've both been replaced. Do not let the price scare you. They're perfect for something you're going to beat the tar out of anyway.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-008-1...d-epp-kit.html
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-004-swift-epp-kit.html
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 09:35 AM
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I concur!! I've been beating the snot out of my Yak54 Techone as well....flies good still!
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Old Mar 26, 2015, 02:17 PM
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Anyone with experience with the Western Michigan Parkflyers "XL" planes? (Either the McFoamy XL or the MX2 XL)
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 06:40 AM
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Right now im flying a TH Flash 39. Also had the Edge 39" wich was a slightly litte better but both fly great an are a good choice like i think all the twisted planes Here an actual video of my flash. Flys in a good range of speed like you see^^

RC Factory Flash D (4 min 4 sec)


Real good and very much flying like balsa(also have a EF Extra 48 EXP) do the skywing 48 planes. They are a plywood/epp mix and they take more beating than a balsa plane but of course not as much as a real only EPP Plane. Cause they are very similar in weight etc to a balsa plane they are imo also perfect to practice

Heres a hard crash of my MXS.. already up in the air again^^

Skywing MXS - Nasty nose in crash (Full Fuse) (1 min 42 sec)
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 08:49 PM
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Great flying Dermensch! Pretty low save out of that on e knife edge spin... really fun to watch! The Flash looks good. Keep that battery on there buddy LOL
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 10:45 PM
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I have the Swift andTH 48in Sbach .The sbach flyes better than swift...Only have vid of swift.....
SWIFT More EASY GREASY FLYING (5 min 33 sec)
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