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Old May 06, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Fast, durable, 60" sloper recommendations

I've been flying a Gulp SR-T, a Destiny 60" moldie, and a 60" Mini-Blade.
I would like to get another 60"er.
Any suggestions for a fast, durable, 2.4 friendly 60" moldie or foamie?
I'm mainly flying off the slope in 15 to 30MPH, no DSing, yet. Average farting around type flying, but the faster, the better. It can blow 35, so ballast is good.
Thanks.
Geo.
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Old May 06, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Bird 60, but go for the four flap wing.
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Old May 06, 2009, 02:31 PM
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If you can find a glass Mach Dart, they fly really nice and are 2.4 friendly. I've even seen a Carbon Bird with the whiskers of the 2.4 receiver outside the fuse and it flew fine.
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Old May 06, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Glass FREDY.

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Old May 06, 2009, 03:22 PM
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I like the scorpion, it flys in light wind and strong wind no bad habits and a blast to fly. ian
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Old May 06, 2009, 03:25 PM
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The aeromod Prodij is more durable than any hollow moldie, due to the foam core wings. They're not cheap, don't come with flaps, and need a fair bit of building. But an incredible performer. You'd never regret it and it will survive rough handling better than anything else.
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Old May 06, 2009, 03:38 PM
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Mini Dragon (FREDY) with carbon wing.
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Old May 06, 2009, 03:41 PM
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I like the scorpion, it flys in light wind and strong wind no bad habits and a blast to fly. ian

That's not what I would call a "durable" 60" moldie.....
It's pretty frail, IMO.

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Old May 06, 2009, 03:42 PM
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The aeromod Prodij is more durable than any hollow moldie, due to the foam core wings. They're not cheap, don't come with flaps, and need a fair bit of building. But an incredible performer. You'd never regret it and it will survive rough handling better than anything else.

But, new ones are ALL CF.

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Old May 06, 2009, 03:59 PM
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The latest Prodij that Tom got in were all CF. I believe that they do have mostly glass versions. From what I remember of my really old one, it had a mostly glass nose on it. Definately vote for the Prodij and say that you find a way to get the wiskers outside.
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Old May 06, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Glass FREDY.

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Ditto - got a carbon Fredy on the way - expressly for going fast on the front-side.
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Old May 06, 2009, 07:20 PM
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I've got 3 years of crazy front side and DS orbits under my belt on a Carbon Banana. Great flying plane w/good rudder authority. Recommend flaps. Not as tough as a prodij, but takes a weekly lickin and keeps on tickin.

In the sub-60" category, Joe Manor's $300.00 40" Dynamic might be hard to beat in both speed (192 mph to date by JM) and price . . . It's small (less kinetic energy to cause damage on 'landings') and built DS-tough. Can't wait to get mine.
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Old May 06, 2009, 08:38 PM
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shrike...a pitcheron but super fast and actually quite versatile, big air or light.
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Old May 06, 2009, 09:05 PM
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The Zipper from Off The Edge is much more durable than any moulded wing, but you do have to put a bit of time in to building it.
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Old May 06, 2009, 09:11 PM
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+1 for the Zipper. Simple and durable.

Hey glenn, when is the zEPPer going to be released?
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