|Oct 25, 2009, 11:54 PM|
Semi-experienced 3-4ch pilot asking advice.
Here's a list of planes I've used and the overall time they were in flying condition.
Hobby Zone Supercub - 9 months.
Flyzone Skyfly - 1 year.
Multiplex Easystar - 1 year.
Flyzone Diablo - 2 months.
Great Planes Mini Slinger - 8 months.
GWS Slow Stick -
The last two had aileron, either default of modded.
I run a Spektrum DX6i stock reciever, 2 HS-81MG's, 2 MPX Tiny-S's, Thunderbird 18 ESC, on an E flight Park 400 outrunner.
***I want to be able to go dog-fighting with the birds when I can, but also be able to practice high-alpha indoors.***
Slow stick was able to kind of do this at the beginning, but started falling apart when I switched to brushless. It also couldn't handle off-angle wind very well, and wasn't especially maneuverable.
Thinking another Easystar for birding, and it could fly in the gym with practice, but can it do high-alpha?
Either that or ask for the Exceed RC/Nitroplanes F-18 for Christmas. (RC Powers leading edge slats mod for high-alpha)
|Oct 26, 2009, 03:51 AM|
Joined Aug 2007
Crashing Diablos, slow sticks, Super Cubs and Sky-Flys?
And then an Easystar in a gym high alpha?
If not, how about an F-18 high alpha?
You are all over the place. Good luck.
|Oct 26, 2009, 07:30 AM|
I'm 18, and I'm not the only bird chaser out there. You ought to try it, they're great dogfighters. Minislinger was the best for that.
Diablo was nice when it flew but the twin pod caused the left wing to pop off 3 too many times. Easystar was in gliding condition right up to the point I put it in the dumpster (I regret that decision). Skyfly was the original with single piece circuitry, and the elevator crapped out, I did get 5-7 2ch flights out of it. Slow stick could be brought back at this point if i hadn't scrapped the pushrods, and metal gears are a bit too heavy to mount on the tail, even if all I'm doing is high-alpha. Super Cub was actually my dad's but i wound up flying it more, but he crashed it enough to make it die for me.
Thanks for the luck though.
UPDATE: I've gotten a Grayson EPP Sukhoi and can't think of a good way to hinge the surfaces... I'm still looking through the epp forums but if you can give me any pointers, please do so...
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