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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:05 PM
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74" Edge is easier to hover than the 71" Slick, which is easier to hover than the 72" Extra....at least for me...but I have also never flown a Vyper (other than the Vyper bipe).

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:40 PM
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65 vyper is the easiest plane ive ever hovered. 71 slick and 89 slick very close 2nd.
What makes one plane easier to hover than another?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Just that.....When you attempt to hover them, they are easier...

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:46 PM
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What makes one plane easier to hover than another?
Basically the amount of control required to keep them there. Some planes will happily sit in a hover and others take some work to keep them there.
Like Manta said, the 65 vyper is by far the easiest plane I have ever hovered. Once I got it into the hover it basically sat there on it's own.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Basically the amount of control required to keep them there. Some planes will happily sit in a hover and others take some work to keep them there.
Like Manta said, the 65 vyper is by far the easiest plane I have ever hovered. Once I got it into the hover it basically sat there on it's own.
I get that part. I was wondering what in the plane's construction makes it hover more easily than another.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Guys. with my new OS GT 33 Motor. I am running a Ultra Tec BEC with a Badger switch and everything is ran off 1 2S 1500 Lipo. The OS says that I can run from 4.8-7.4 so do I just take the all clips off the Ultra Tec BEC?? In the Manual of the Ultra Tec Bec it show 4 different ways to set it up. 5.0 Volt/ 5.3 Volt/6.1 Volt & 6.6Volt which shows a Picture with no Clip attached. I just dont want to burn up the ignition that is why I am asking. I know that the DLE was 5.3 (I believe) Thanks for the help.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:26 PM
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I think the 71 is a lot easier to hover the the 74 Edge. Maybe it is because I am running a 21x10 Prop and the amount of Ail input that I need can make it challenging.
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74" Edge is easier to hover than the 71" Slick, which is easier to hover than the 72" Extra....at least for me...but I have also never flown a Vyper (other than the Vyper bipe).

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:54 AM
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When I attempt to hover, all controls are on high rate....and even with the gas carbon fiber prop, I don't run out of aileron....That said, I'm not all the great at hovering, but for me, the Edge gets it... YMMV...

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Ok you win! I actually dont remember how easy my 71 hovers because it has been soo long since I have been able to fly it! Soon Were you ever able to get those Standoffs made??
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When I attempt to hover, all controls are on high rate....and even with the gas carbon fiber prop, I don't run out of aileron....That said, I'm not all the great at hovering, but for me, the Edge gets it... YMMV...

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:51 AM
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I agree on the 57. Not the easiest plane to hover but awesome in every other way! The 71 is the easiest plane I've ever hovered. The 51 isn't far behind.
I had the 57 with a reaper 60, a little nervous in hover, maybe overpowered and too much torque and P factor. Have the 71 inch slick on recommended set-up - A50-12L, 6s, 20 x10 xoar, 19 x 10 in hotter temps. Easiest plane to hover I have ever owned ... and easier than foamies!

So from my experience, getting the sweet spot on motor and prop combo really helps. Am flying the slick with a forward (precision) CG, once again as recommended by the designers.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Anyone know how the little 42 Slick compares to the 71? Seems like a great little practice plane if it retains the flying traits of the 71.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:10 AM
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The 51 is a great practice plane
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:50 AM
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19x8 Xoar Prop that is Drilled for a DLE motor(4 Bolt Pattern). Is it a big deal to run with my OS GT Motor??
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:01 AM
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What makes one plane easier to hover than another?
The Gyros.....
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Anyone know how the little 42 Slick compares to the 71? Seems like a great little practice plane if it retains the flying traits of the 71.
It flies similar if you keep 42" light... IMO, 160g max battery weight when using a 100g motor. Haven't flew it with a 70g motor but I would think it would get doggy with heavier packs too.
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