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Old Jun 27, 2015, 10:10 AM
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best 3d style plane for wind?

is one style or manafactor make planes that handle wind better then the rest?
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Old Jun 27, 2015, 07:29 PM
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There are so many conflicting opinions on this, you may never get a good answer.
Ive bought planes that people claimed were good in wind..but actually werent that good at all.
If its really windy, 3Ding will be limited anyway

My best wind plane is Wingsmaker handyman.
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 06:35 AM
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maybe i need to take up rc kite flying !?! TOO
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 07:26 AM
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I think you'll need to narrow the style planes down some to get decent answers. The hybrid or scale type (fatties) are going to be heavier, and therefor likely better handling in the wind than the lighter profile/slabs.

Other than that, the heavier plane is usually going to handle better. Many will use several different size batteries to not only change the plane's CG, but also it's wind penetration abilities.

Bottom line? It's about wing loading in the wind. The more the merrier, until you get to the point it looses 3D performance anyway.
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 09:01 AM
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Then again it depends on the velocity of the wind. Zero to five mph is great. Five to ten is still fun, time for what I call rolling sliders. Ten to twenty---I get out my kite..

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Old Jun 28, 2015, 09:02 AM
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so a full fus plane would be better then a flat fus?
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 09:08 AM
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How much wind, and how big a plane?
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 08:07 PM
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10+, and 39"- 55"










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Old Jun 29, 2015, 02:36 AM
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This is my largest 6mm foamy built so far, just under 6foot length powered by '46 on 5S/4000. I was trying to emulate 'pattern/3/D' combo in one package and it works wonders. Almost 1600, 3-5min. flights so far over the years, 3 times in the salt water when the spinner with the prop took off during torque roll hovering and still going like nothing happened. 20km/h wind no problem but that is my limit for enjoyment. 3 more flights today in rather perfect conditions at the club and the beach with on board cam. rolling, might up load it tomorrow, enjoy.
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 06:16 AM
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so a full fus plane would be better then a flat fus?
Yes.
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 09:21 AM
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10+, and 39"- 55"
10mph+ winds are challenging even to an expert and even with big giant airplanes. I'd wager a bet most foamies don't fly much over 25-30mph at the max.

Are you certain the winds are 10mph+?
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 09:34 AM
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10mph is fun for a lot of us. Waiting for less can/will cost a lot of flying time. When things get dicey is when it gets a little stronger. My stuff, all of it, is parked at 20mph for instance.

A BIG wind factor would be areas where you might be forced to fly (or land) with the wind coming from the side. That's going to ground many when things get to even 10mph.....
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The Visionaire is by far the best plane in the wind, that I've flown. Even comparing to other planes with a gyro. It's still pretty good if you remove the gyro from the VA.

Most guys at my field won't fly once the wind gets close to 10 mph. The VA gobbles up the wind. I'll fly when it's over 15 mph. It's a different type of flying, but I still feel in control and not worried about landings.

I keep the VA in the car, because I know that I can still fly when conditions are bad.
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I think the new QQ extra with its gyro looks promising if you are still wanting to fly like a plane.

For windy days I enjoy the 39" profile foam planes from Value hobby and just fly them like a controllable kite. Way more fun then trying to fly normal .
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I fly in 10kts normally. After trying several different planes, I can say that the Light RC Magnum 35 with a KK-Mini running OpenAero 2 makes flying in the wind a non-event. The plane is a pleasure for me to fly in all conditions. This video happens to be one of the rare windless days.

Light RC Magnum with KK-Mini (4 min 53 sec)
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