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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:09 PM
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what´s wrong with the PA addiction?
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:54 PM
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The addiction I had was so delicate. Just picking it up would crack internals.
If I want foamie like flight characteristics and robustness then I may as well have a foamie. Just my opinion.

Anyway I have my two new MXS's ready to build but only one motor. I plan to fully build one for now and keep the other as a warm standby.
Just need to choose, the red or the orange!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:54 PM
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The Addiction is ok for what it is,which is a really floaty 3D trainer,I have had two of them.They are stupidly easy to hover and harrier.They are not so great at higher energy moves though,plus being balsa they are fragile.
However they are not a bad plane and easy to fly (don't like wind at all though)
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Yep, a pine tree attacked one of my balsa's last week.
Nac, that's what those little sticks on your transmitter are for, steering around trees and other such obstacles... lol.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:07 PM
How many planes is too many?
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Nac, that's what those little sticks on your transmitter are for, steering around trees and other such obstacles... lol.
*LOL* Are the switches for avoiding the ground? I use the sticks to steer the plane but I tend to hit the ground more than I'd like .
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:10 PM
How many planes is too many?
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The Addiction is ok for what it is,which is a really floaty 3D trainer,I have had two of them.They are stupidly easy to hover and harrier.They are not so great at higher energy moves though,plus being balsa they are fragile.
However they are not a bad plane and easy to fly (don't like wind at all though)
I witnessed Nac break his Addiction just by carrying it from the car. It's gotta be the most fragile balsa plane I've ever seen. I'd rather fly a stiff foamy than a flimsy balsa TBH. There's no way I would even get a flimsy balsa to the park without damage, given the way I drive .

P.S. In case you're wondering, I DO NOT crash my car on the way to the park . Not yet, anyway....
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Must have that special switch on that new high tech car to avoid trees.

GJ, yes I too am looking for the special 'watch out the ground is comming' switch. My Telink edge flight yesterday ended a rather low entry KE spin come out too low and inverted then into the ground nose first. Damn... thats what UHU Por is for.

If it was balsa (42" slick) it would be a bag of toothpicks.

Still got a pair of relatively unscathed wings from the slick.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Don't mention (PA) "addiction", bad memories.

I have two new MXS's as I sold my first one.

I just had to have two of the best foamie around, in case I loose one in a tree.
Stupid trees!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:21 PM
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You could bodgy up a foam body and tail and have a hybrid Roger! The next big thing!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:29 PM
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You could bodgy up a foam body and tail and have a hybrid Roger! The next big thing!
I've actually thought about doing this very thing with my old Sabre35. I am thinking of building the fuse using the method that Telink uses. I am going to use the wing and tail feather's from the Sabre. Hopefully I'll get the durability of a Telink coupled with the flight characteristics of the Sabre. Could lead to some seriously low stuff, could just leave the stupid filter off all the time.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:51 PM
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It's actually not a bad idea as it is nearly always the fuse that gets munted in a crash
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Jet, keep the stupid filter off always. Its the only way to develop the skills down low when the plane is almost knocking your head off or taking skin off you with the prop in hover and torque roll.

Who hasn't got prop scars on their arms from hover catching??
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Jet, keep the stupid filter off always. Its the only way to develop the skills down low when the plane is almost knocking your head off or taking skin off you with the prop in hover and torque roll.

Who hasn't got prop scars on their arms from hover catching??
I split my lip once hovering in the wind with the plane right in front of me. I also split my left ear in three places, this time doing a low slow hake. Trust me, I have a lot of struggles with the stupid filter when it comes to the Sabre. This is what got me back into the foams. My Telinks get some serious durability testing.
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Fly with a mate and crash into him!
Know what you mean though.I been bit trying to catch hovering planes before.
It does look cool though...why we do it eh?
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