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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:45 AM
TEAM EXTREME FLIGHT
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very interesting, I would have thought some of your list would have been a bit different and I guess larger, keep em coming, I think this will help some just starting to look
There are so many choies it's hard for the new guys to know where to start, but personally I love the 47-50" class planes. I like them because they are big enough to fly smoothly and solidly, and they handle the wind well. They are small enough that they are afforable, and so are the equipment and batteries. I also like that they fit in the car (mine is a 200 Nissan Altima) assembled so you can do all your preflight at home. I can also store a lot of them assembled in the house and out of my 100 degree garage.

I love the 60" planes too, but they are more work and more money. I wish I had a bigger house, bigger car, and more money, so I could have more of them!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:01 AM
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#1 Extreme Flight 60" Extra 300

#3 Extreme Flight 104" Extra 300

#2 Flat foamy




...does seeing one fly count as experience?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:01 AM
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kinda looking for the plane you would re-order today without hesitation if you crashed it, I can't think of a better recommendation than that, especially coming from some of you that have flown just about everything from 42 to 126
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Crack Yak
60" Extra 300 EXP
104" Extra 300
125" Extra 300 is for sequences only so it doesn't count.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:12 AM
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There are so many choies it's hard for the new guys to know where to start, but personally I love the 47-50" class planes. I like them because they are big enough to fly smoothly and solidly, and they handle the wind well. They are small enough that they are afforable, and so are the equipment and batteries. I also like that they fit in the car (mine is a 200 Nissan Altima) assembled so you can do all your preflight at home. I can also store a lot of them assembled in the house and out of my 100 degree garage.

I love the 60" planes too, but they are more work and more money. I wish I had a bigger house, bigger car, and more money, so I could have more of them!
That goes for about 90% of us, Doc! I got the first 2 covered, and that leaves little left for the hobby.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:15 AM
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There's another vote for crack yak!

I still think a big slick, a small slick (minus the 59!), and a crack yak would be all I needed.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:17 AM
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3DHS Slick 71
EF MXS 64

Spot #3 open, but am building a 3DHS Vyper 65 so it may go there. On the list is EF Edge 48 or 3DHS Edge 48.

And I fantasize about many more .... Slick 89, upcoming EF MXS 78.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:25 AM
This is NOT a TOY?
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kinda looking for the plane you would re-order today without hesitation if you crashed it, I can't think of a better recommendation than that, especially coming from some of you that have flown just about everything from 42 to 126
I've only flown through 50-60cc-sized, myself. Four different 50cc+ planes, of which I still own two.
I just really like the 30cc and smaller planes, I guess... though I know some folks are more of the "go big or go home" mindset.

I once foolishly sold my 78" Extra, then wanted it back so badly I traded my 88" Edge for it(and a small electric bipe they had)
I have zero regrets on that trade, even though I really liked the 88" Edge as well.

The 78" is probably my favorite plane ever, so far.
The 64" MXS is an extremely close second.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:48 AM
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3dhs 51" Slick
EF 48" MSX
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:14 PM
It's just a hobby
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#1 Telink Edge
#2 60" EF Edge
#3 88" EF Edge

Yes I like Edges

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:48 PM
Huckfest or bust!
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Pilot RC 37% Edge 540
EG Aircraft 42% Raven
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 02:52 PM
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very interesting, I would have thought some of your list would have been a bit different and I guess larger, keep em coming, I think this will help some just starting to look
they would be larger if I could afford larger. However it is 57'' and under for me.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Hmmm......42" Vyper Bipe for throwing in the car and flying, then a 58 edge and 72 extra. Id be too scared to fly anything bigger.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 03:55 PM
ride hard and fly low
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My three would be:

3DHS 41" Edge - can fly this plane in a gym.
3DHS 48" Edge - very smooth.
3DHS 42" Slick - hovers and torque rolls made easy.

I like the lower cost of the smaller planes.
Fly low with attitude!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:15 PM
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I could not live without my

3DHS 42" Slick
3DHS 55" Edge
3DHS 70" Slick

Especially my lunch time, fits in my trunk with wings on 42" Slick.
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