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Old Apr 13, 2015, 04:08 PM
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Crack Laser or Stuntmaster as First 3D Foamie?

I'm considering either a 32" Twisted Hobbys Crack Lazer or a Multiplex Stuntmaster as my first 3D plane to learn 3D flying (after a good amount of simulator time). Any comments as to the suitability or preference for either of these? Or other suggestions?
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 08:02 PM
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A Crack Laser will fly much slower and be more crash resistant than the Stuntmaster. Stuntmaster would perhaps be a better second 3D plane.

You need very calm weather for the Laser tho
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 08:25 PM
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+1 on the Laser.

The Crack Laser is very crash resistant, easy to repair and it can fly really clean lines! Most think it's great for 3D and it can fly outdoors in light winds.

I'm biased but being honest all the same
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 11:35 PM
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Crack Laser is the better choice for your first 3D partly because if crashes better and repairs easier than Depron made planes.
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 12:33 AM
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Stuntmaster is not a good first 3d plane. It is so wonderful at precision 3d maneuvers and demands to keep nice. If you plan on crashing get an epp plane though the crack series is abit high in price. Fancyfoam.com or valuehobby.com would be better economical choices in 32" epp foam planes, perhaps even allowing for a spare airframe. The stuntmaster being made with Elapor foam is very stiff and ridgid. It does glue up perfectly with normal ca glue, but the model isn't for those who want to bash it into the dirt. Accidents happen of course however

I gotta get some video of my stuntmaster. Just an insane tail, was doing all squared knife edge loop type maneuvers with it the other day. Imagine Tron lightcycles.
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 12:47 AM
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Go with a twisted Epp plane as first 3d trainer. They fly extremely cool and are real durable The best choice is imo a plane in standard thickness. They are even more durable and can handle a little more wind as the lite ones.

Heres my MXS-C

Twisted Hobbys MXS-C around the house (4 min 18 sec)
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The original in 3d cut epp foam planes designed by Leadfeather is still available. This truly started the 3d foamy craze. I still have mine. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964237

http://fancyfoam-com.3dcartstores.co...-55_p_116.html. C,an be purchased complete BNF for $100
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Appreciate all the input!
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Stuntmaster is not a good first 3d plane. It is so wonderful at precision 3d maneuvers and demands to keep nice. If you plan on crashing get an epp plane though the crack series is abit high in price. Fancyfoam.com or valuehobby.com would be better economical choices in 32" epp foam planes, perhaps even allowing for a spare airframe. The stuntmaster being made with Elapor foam is very stiff and ridgid. It does glue up perfectly with normal ca glue, but the model isn't for those who want to bash it into the dirt. Accidents happen of course however

I gotta get some video of my stuntmaster. Just an insane tail, was doing all squared knife edge loop type maneuvers with it the other day. Imagine Tron lightcycles.
Agree but...... I do not like the strutting / stiffeners and servo rods you need to install and maintain in the fancy foam ( and most of the TH) models. I think the best one would be the new Twisted Hob's MXS-C regular built because the servo's are placed way in the back ( close to the tail). No more guides, no more long servo rods. just 2 servo extensions and you are in business.
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i like the video you shared Dermensch
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i like the video you shared Dermensch
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i like the video you shared Dermensch
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