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Old Jul 04, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Would I be ready for a 3DHS Plane?

Let me make this clear: I don't plan on getting a 3DHS plane for a while. Not until I master my Parkzone Sukhoi, Artizan, and my Twisted Hobby's MXS-C. However, I like to think ahead and dream

However, if I were to get really comfortable with 3D on the Sukhoi and my MXS-C would I be ready for something like this? If so which model? I am lucky enough to live pretty close to Aero-Model INC here in Phoenix who sells the 3DHS stuff. I am thinking something like the AJ Slick 42in would be a good one to go with down the road. Definitely want something that is capable of all the 3D. The price tag on the 42in is very reasonable for a college student such as myself as well.

Keep in mind I only fly at really big parks with plenty of room, but it isn't an asphalt flying field.
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 05:04 PM
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I would go with a 3DHS 48" Edge as a first balsa (or SHP but I've never flown one). Very capable and very stable platform. The 42" Slick is twitchy and needs more airspeed post stall in comparison. And in the long run the electronics will be more compatible with other airframes. Price difference is maybe $30 for the bigger motor (omega 130g w/ 13x6.5APC is perfect) and a 3S 2200. Well worth it. I've owned a 48" Edge and currently have two 42" slicks.

I would say you're ready for one. Btw order a motor box kit when you order an airframe. Just for piece of mind
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 06:32 PM
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Thanks for the help. I gotta long ways to go with 3D flying and I need to get really comfortable with my Sukhoi and MXS-C before I even think about getting a nice balsa like the 3DHS planes
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 07:55 PM
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From one broke college student to another, go for something in the 48'' range from 3dhs with their recommended setup. Skip the POS Parkzone-Horizon Junk. You will only learn bad habits. Focus on flying 3D with your TH bird, and then take it to a 3dhs 48'' balsa bird.
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Well unfortunately the "junk" HH planes have been bought already...I like my artizan a lot but I may put a normal reciever in my Sukhoi
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 08:16 PM
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From one broke college student to another, go for something in the 48'' range from 3dhs with their recommended setup. Skip the POS Parkzone-Horizon Junk. You will only learn bad habits. Focus on flying 3D with your TH bird, and then take it to a 3dhs 48'' balsa bird.
Those 48" planes run about 400-500 dollars by the time your done building it up am I right?
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 09:12 PM
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The rule of thumb is the total cost is 2-3 times the cost of the airframe. The difference between anything from Parkzone/Horizon and anything from 3DHS or EF is dramatic. Worth saving up for, but make sure you save up the 2-3 times amount not just the airframe amount, you don't want to cheap out on things like servos and compromise an excellent plane.
In the meantime, that twisted foamy is going to be a great learning tool. And a lot of fun.
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 09:26 PM
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Yea it is fun...I may wait till I got some good experience behind me before I pay the big bucks.
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 09:26 PM
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I am going to throw my ar610 reciever on my Sukhoi so I can learn to fly without AS3X as well
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Old Jul 04, 2014, 09:57 PM
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Yea it is fun...I may wait till I got some good experience behind me before I pay the big bucks.
that is the beauty of the 48'' birds. Spare parts are cheap, and a replacement airframe is only $150 or so. Remember every plane you get you will crash. And when you are doing 3D you are going to crash them a little sooner. At least while you are learning.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 08:27 AM
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Also remember, you can also fly the plane on low rates. Even on low rates, you will feel the difference between a good plane and a lesser one. The 3DHS planes fly great as sport planes with the rates set low.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 09:30 AM
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Also remember, you can also fly the plane on low rates. Even on low rates, you will feel the difference between a good plane and a lesser one. The 3DHS planes fly great as sport planes with the rates set low.
Oh yes I don't doubt that one bit ...maybe I will pick one up at the end of the summer
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 02:41 PM
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Yes do it. You will not look back. Its worth every penny and repairs aren't that tough to do. In essence you will end up saving money gaining knowledge and experience exponentially. Plus have more fun because you are flying better.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 03:32 PM
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Well maybe at the end of this summer I will see of the finances are right
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 10:55 PM
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What I like best about the 3dhs birds are the replacement motor box kits. They are cheap, and will repair the whole front of your plane. Definitely saved me a couple of planes. Also when in stock their spare parts are a reasonable price on the 48'' birds. Cheaper than repairing in most cases.
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