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Old Apr 29, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Foamie beginner

I have been flying some regular wood models for about 3 years, most 3 channel some 4 channel, and I am fascinated by the 3D foam planes.....I found out about these CD-rom DIY motors for these planes. I am looking to start off with a shock flyer...does anyone have any good suggestions to direct me in the right way? or am I going the right direction to get into this part of the hobby? thanks!
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Old Apr 29, 2005, 02:26 PM
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The aspects of this hobby are not for us to decide is "right or wrong", I'm sure the guys doing 3D flying, loves it as much as I love zooming around with a bn-2 islander...

As to models, I have no idea, just felt I needed to say that there is no right or wrong in this hobby, it's all gooood!

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 02:41 PM
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I think your choice is a good one. You might want to look at a EPP 3d planes they hold up better to abuse. Slofly.com kits them they are very reasonably priced and fly great. Also look at the Freeair Blitz & Blade. CD-rom motors are a blast they power these small 3-D planes great. There is a lot of information on RC groups about planes and motors. I am sure others will chime in with their suggestions.
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Steve
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Old Apr 30, 2005, 12:40 AM
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Been into rc 15 yrs . Got about 20 planes . Had about 50 . I have had more fun with my E flight Ultimate than i could put into words , man that thing is a blast ! So i say go for it . Im not to impresed with shockies ( never flu 1 ) but the new ones are better i think .? Hobby lobby has thies little Yak 54 s for $ 20 so check it out . ps For patern type flying the GWS formosa is great plane .
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Old Apr 30, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Welcome whatts05,
You are headingin the right direction. The Shocky will be fine, but no better than a DIY foamy. I would suggest downloading plans for a 3dx, sorta-tensor, or something, and cut your own out of bluecore foam. It really reduces the pucker factor when you fly a truly disposable plane. You can make a ton of planes out of a pack of bluecore, and it's fun and easy to work with.
Balsa is still an option, and I think it flies better, but I don't fly as low with my balsa junk, just cause it's worth more to me. I have some plans for a 3d profile balsa, I might share.

CD motors are great. The GoBrushless kit with bearings is a good deal.For an extra 7 bucks, the firewall mount makes for an easy installation. I get my ROM's out of a computer swap-and-shop-dumpster.As a matter of fact, I may go dumpster diving today! This choice has nothing to do with my income, I just like the bragging rights of flying a dumpster motor. (Dumpster ROM) If you go with a full on DIY Dumpster ROM, Try for a Toshiba, or Sony with a 24mm stator. They make more torque than the smaller 22.7mm stators. That said have a look at the kamodo motor. It has a big stator, and appears to be a good value.

Happy Landings,
Rich
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