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Old Feb 06, 2014, 05:20 PM
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3D Profile Plane

Hello All,

I'm looking for a 3D Profile Plane that would fly with the existing the existing battery I have. I have some 3s 1800 batts.

It would be apreciated if someone can suggest a plane. I would be ideal if it came with the electronics.

Thanks,

AJ
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Old Feb 06, 2014, 06:28 PM
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Andrew Jesky, is this a windup?
If it,s not a wind up, to help you, why do you want a profile? What's your thinking?
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Old Feb 06, 2014, 06:51 PM
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Andrew Jesky, is this a windup?
If it,s not a wind up, to help you, why do you want a profile? What's your thinking?
Not sure who Andrew Jesky is or what you mean about windup. But I want to start learning to fly 3D. I figured a profile foamy is the cheapest route.
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Old Feb 07, 2014, 12:46 AM
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Not sure who Andrew Jesky is or what you mean about windup. But I want to start learning to fly 3D. I figured a profile foamy is the cheapest route.
I would agree with you but to learn and keep it cheap, you need to keep it light so a smaller foamie is the way to go and for that you will only need a 2or3s 450-500 mah battery.They are only 5 - 6 bucks each so dont let the battery size be your starting point. There are alot of great foamies out there- pick one that fits your budget and fly it till the wings fall off. We have a great affordable kit that is highly prefabricated and comes with electronics if you want it that way. Plus we think they are some of the "best looking foamies on the planet"

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Old Feb 07, 2014, 03:20 AM
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Profile planes can be aerofoiled or have a 'flat sheet' wing. They are both very different animals and is why i asked why do you want a profile. 'Flat sheets' fly slow and stable and hence perfect for 3D training, and Lou is 100% right.
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Old Feb 08, 2014, 03:47 PM
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you could fly one of the techone SU31's from nitroplanes on 1800's (would have to lengthen the battery slot easy to do) or something like the EPP hummer types from valuehobby.com, both are very durable which is great for learning 3D

http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-003-su-31-epp-arf.html

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...p-profile.html
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Old Feb 08, 2014, 03:58 PM
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Thanks guys I'll check out those sites. I'm also looking at this one.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-008-1...d-epp-arf.html

looks like this would work for my batteries.
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1800's are pretty good size batteries, so you might consider a little more/bigger wing to carry them well? The 47"/1100mm Techone Swift might be a better choice?

Also, your link is to an ARF that includes a set of electronics that are pretty easy to improve on, especially the servos. If you buy the kit (that does not include any electronics), and spec your own higher quality stuff out carefully (metal gear servos, 40a speed control for instance), there's very little difference in price, kit vs. ARF.

Been beating on the Yak and the Swift for about 18 months now. Teaching myself 3D is the excuse I give for all but having stopped flying gas. Truth be told, these are a blast to fly!

Lots of guys asking about mine. Here's a complete list of all the components required to assemble the kit versions I put together for those that are curious. This is the stuff I'm using. You can buy better stuff, but not at this price level. It will also be pretty hard to beat the durability of this stuff. Planes are from Nitroplanes, the rest is all from Hobbyking's stateside warehouse. -Al

Yak-
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-008-1...d-epp-kit.html

Swift-
http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-004-swift-epp-kit.html

3530 Motor for Yak http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

3536 Motor for Swift -
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...strSearch=3536

Note: both of these Turnigy motors have very large diameter shafts I haven't managed to bend yet - despite MANY attempts. They have plenty of power for 3D, without overpowering or adding any more weight than necessary.

40a ESC
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

servos (4)http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Batteries (what I would go with if ordering tomorrow)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

I've flown the planes with 1500, 1600, 1800, and 2200mah batteries. I like the smaller ones, but it will do fine on the bigger ones if you had them 'in stock' already?

Matching battery connectors for use on speed control and charger (if you don't have an adapter)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

You'll need 2 servo extensions about 18"/45 cm long (for rudder and elevator). I've been splicing in the correct length of wire.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rvo_Plugs.html

Or, these extensions are new, have a clip on them so the won't pull apart?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=46775

Props - these are 10 time more durable than the APC equivalent. Highly recommended for either motor!
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

Optional: 3 axis stabilizer. Yes it works, no you don't need it....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Receiver.html
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