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Old Jan 31, 2002, 05:54 AM
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Cumulus 2000 vs Filip 400


I am considering buying one of these and am looking for a bit more info to help me decide which.

My questions are:

How easy are they to fly? I am a relative beginner having only flown a 40 trainer (with ailerons).

What are the (best) motor / gearbox / prop options for each?

What are the battery options for each (capacity/cells)?

How easy is the Cumulus 2 piece wing to assemble on field?

Plus any other useful info on them.

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Old Jan 31, 2002, 06:03 PM
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I've flown my Cumulus 2000 twice now, and it's pretty easy to fly. It handles turbulence pretty well, and can fly slowly. I did get some wing flutter on my second flight, so it doesn't like higher speeds very much.

I'm flying the recommended setup from Hobby Lobby, which is a speed 480, with 8 cells and a cam 11-8. Definitely no problems gaining altitude.

The wing is very easy to assemble on the field. Two wing joiner pins, two screws, and you're done.

Take a look at my cumulus page for some pictures if you're interested.
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Old Jan 31, 2002, 09:10 PM
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If you don't mind flying at 10 oz. sq/ft put a geared Kyosho AP29L in your Cumulus. Close to vertical for as long as you like. The motor is about an ounce heavier but you will need heavier batteries than 600AE's. 7- AR800s or CP1300s.
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