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Old Feb 07, 2015, 08:02 AM
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Getting into 3d

I would like to get into flying 3d? I was wondering what some recommendations for an entry level 3d plane would be? I would like to start with a foamie. Thanks for your comments.

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Old Feb 07, 2015, 09:54 AM
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Anything at Twisted Hobbies.

http://www.twistedhobbys.com/

http://www.twistedhobbys.com/TH-32-E...r-Lite-Red.htm

Another nice one.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXYSC1&P=ML

And if you can build, check out http://flitetest.com/
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Old Feb 07, 2015, 10:24 AM
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That crack laser looks nice.
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Old Feb 07, 2015, 10:52 AM
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Cheap way to get started.

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/epp-plane.html

Thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2027889

You can purchase everything you need there.
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Old Feb 08, 2015, 12:19 AM
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Check us out at Griffwerks.com - we offer a great MX plane and an electronics kits for the beginner. We do a lot of the prefabrication for you - pushrods, soldering, centering servos, etc., so that it is easy to put together and get you flying. The throws can be tamed way down until you are used to flying and the plane has very light wing loading so that you can fly very slow to begin with and think about what you are doing. As your skills advance, you can increase the throws and practice 3D moves. PM me if you would like more information.
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Old Feb 09, 2015, 01:01 PM
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Any of these 32" planes are amazing to learn on. that's what i did.
http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/epp-plane.html

The 1500kv motor they sell paired with a 10a esc is great for awesome 3s power!!
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Old Feb 09, 2015, 07:05 PM
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Take a look at any of these:

http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-851-su29-800mm-arf.html
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-852-s...800mm-arf.html
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-mxs-8...d-epp-arf.html
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-yak55-arf.html

Very nice kits that come complete minus batteries. Extremely durable and fly very well. A good bang for your buck.
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 12:34 AM
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I ended up going with a visionaire.
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 07:31 AM
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When you break that one, make the next one an EPP foam plane. Those are much easier to repair. The foam, when you do manage to break it, does so cleanly (usually kind of like a tear) that's very easily repaired. Other foams (all of them to my knowledge) might just as well be balsa when they hit. Big EPP bonus is that standard CA works fine. Nothing special required.

Last, the bigger the better. Smaller variety (32") can leave you waiting for less wind way too often for me. 39"-48" can be just as affordable and will be much more wind resistant. If you truely do want to learn 3D, you need to build a LOT of stick time. You can't do that waiting for the wind to die down....
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I ended up going with a visionaire.
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I'm also thinking of a 48" model from twisted hobbies. I try to fly every weekend I can when the wind is down, it's been nice here. It's hard during the winter though, I'm not a winter flyer. I do fly helicopters as well. I also have a sim to practice. I use Phoenix.
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32" twisted hobbys foamy or another EPP foamy ( i love twisted)

just pick one.

your going to buy one eventually and then hate yourself for wasting so much money.
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32" twisted hobbys foamy or another EPP foamy ( i love twisted)

just pick one.

your going to buy one eventually and then hate yourself for wasting so much money.
Yeah your probably right. I already want one
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nothing beats the small flat foamies for flying in small spaces....it's nice to be able to walk outside and fly in the yard whenever you want...
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