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Old Mar 20, 2015, 09:13 AM
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Aerobatic micro decision?

Hi All,

after a succession of warbirds (both micro and larger: up to 1400 span) I reckon its about time for an aerobatic/sport maybe 3D capable plane.

No room for 1100 span or above so it needs to be small.

looking at either Eflight Edge 540QQ vs UMX Sbach

or

UMX Beast vs UMX Pitts.

Can't decide yet biplane or monoplane.

the closest thing I have is a UM Polecat that I fly at 100% rates with no expo. Also have the mustang 280. All the choices are around the same price at my LHS. Other choices (e.g. inversa) are more expensive.

What would YOU choose?

thanks
Kwaz
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Old Mar 20, 2015, 11:24 AM
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I went from the polecat to the pitts and definitely enjoy it. I can't speak for the others but absolutely can't complain about my choice. The Pitts is a tough little plane and has much more power than the polecat, of course. I'm sure others will chime in on the relative merits of it and the others, but I can almost guarantee that if you pick the Pitts, you'll be happy.

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Old Mar 20, 2015, 12:03 PM
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If you want 3D capability the Sbach or the Beast are the ones to consider.

The Beast is much more delicate than the Sbach is.
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 05:39 AM
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I went from the polecat to the pitts and definitely enjoy it. I can't speak for the others but absolutely can't complain about my choice. The Pitts is a tough little plane and has much more power than the polecat, of course. I'm sure others will chime in on the relative merits of it and the others, but I can almost guarantee that if you pick the Pitts, you'll be happy.

-Topher
Ended up going for the Pitts as my first biplane. Now just need this wind to drop....

thanks for the advice
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 07:28 AM
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imo
glad you went for the pitts


it's so cute, flys well
excellent small field flier, with good orientation for my older eyes

speed is relative and subjective but
it seems faster than my umx p51?
a lot heavier too

clip the plastic near the wing roots
it hits and cuts the wing after repeated landings
and resist the urge to over drive the little servo [ettes]

great for this old pattern pilot, very cool cuban 8s
not really 3d but nether am i

love the looks of this in the air
much better than the old flat wing, profile 3d planes that used to be popular

only neg for me
don't brag about silent flight, this thing is noisy

refer to the rcg pitts thread for more info
good plane
good choice
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Old Mar 27, 2015, 08:08 AM
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I went from the polecat to the pitts and definitely enjoy it. I can't speak for the others but absolutely can't complain about my choice. The Pitts is a tough little plane and has much more power than the polecat, of course. I'm sure others will chime in on the relative merits of it and the others, but I can almost guarantee that if you pick the Pitts, you'll be happy.

-Topher
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Congrats, it's pretty awesome. You should read through the Pitts hover contest thread here. Contest is over but the thread still gets some action. Anyway, it was fun and you can see what people can make the plane do. Puts my flying to shame. Have fun.

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I have both the Pitts and the Beast. I think the Beast is a little more acrobatic then the Pitts, but the Pitts looks great in the air. I really like both. I have a friend with the Sbach and it's pretty nice also. It may be my next micro.
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I have both the Pitts and the Beast. I think the Beast is a little more acrobatic then the Pitts, but the Pitts looks great in the air. I really like both. I have a friend with the Sbach and it's pretty nice also. It may be my next micro.
Sbach was a close second when I got the Pitts. The Pitts has reminded me how much fun micros are and how convenient to fly at a the local park. Thought I had moved on to bigger planes. Brushless micros are now on the hit list. Doubt I will get another brushed UM though,

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Keep the Sbach on your list. It does things the Pitts won't do (excellent windsurfer!), and they complement each other well.
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