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Old Apr 13, 2007, 02:58 PM
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no time to get to the park but need a plane

I am looking for an RTF plane 3 channels or 4 that can be flown in a small area out side. I have 2 small kids so I have no time to get to a park to fly, but I have an area about the size of an infield of a ball diamond to fly in. I was hoping that some one could suggest a good plane for this . Thanks
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 03:03 PM
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Aerobatic or slow flyer? Have a look at the Mini IFO for something that can fly in a tiny area, is aerobatic and is very durable.
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 03:38 PM
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Do you have calm winds and whats your budget and experiance? Butch
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 03:17 PM
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Budget is around $200. I have had lots of time with 2 channel airplanes and simulators. The winds are usually calm because of the amount of very tall pine trees through out the subdivision.
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 03:39 PM
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I'd say something like that new Cessna thats coming out, I watched the video of it, looks nice for what you want.
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 03:43 PM
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I'd say something like that new Cessna thats coming out, I watched the video of it, looks nice for what you want.
If its like the wattage cessna then it will be way to fast for his flyign area... plus turns are fairly wide unless you dont mind tip stalls...

Maybe a FIDGET.... built lite they are very slow and are completely 3d... takes awhile to build.... but are decent size and slow to a brisk walking pace and turn on a dime.... nice for avoiding those tree's...
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 04:09 PM
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to bad it has to be RTF. As GWS has several planes that will work.
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 04:11 PM
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 06:12 PM
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the Slow-V from Parkzone is an ok plane if you don't mind brushed motors and NIMH batteries but if you fly 2ch planes then this would be a good intermediate plane. Believe it or not, it flyes slow, it can fly in confined areas and fits your budget and their are also better batteries for more performance and add on features that are lots of fun and you can play around with your kids with like the Arial Combat Module.

http://www.hobbyzone.com/rc_planes_parkzone_slo-v.htm
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 06:14 PM
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If its like the wattage cessna then it will be way to fast for his flyign area... plus turns are fairly wide unless you dont mind tip stalls...

Maybe a FIDGET.... built lite they are very slow and are completely 3d... takes awhile to build.... but are decent size and slow to a brisk walking pace and turn on a dime.... nice for avoiding those tree's...
Naw, it's the parkzone micro cessna. I also like the superflee/superfly as well.
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 09:48 PM
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I realize it is the PZ cessna but wing loading is what determines the speed needed to keep a plane in the air... when you get into small full fuse planes you start getting into high wing loading.... thats were my concern came in from... PZ makes the Stryker C... not exactly a slow flyer....
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Yeah, I know. I didn't think that micobird would break 20mph. They're not much more than the little 2ch airhog as far as power, but way better designed. In the video that I watched, they were flying it in a gym, that's why I figured if they can go in there, it shouldn't have a problem in that small of space. I've heard alot about the strykers, and they are some fast SOB's.
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