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Old May 01, 2003, 11:05 PM
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Gnome 3m vs Scooter 3m vs Sagitta 900

I am looking for a competion RES and I am comparing these three. So far, I could get the nicest fuse for the Sagitta but it is the shortest wingspan so Im not sure about that one. The Gnome seems pretty good and solid but so does the Scooter so I need help. Thanks,

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Old May 03, 2003, 01:28 AM
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All three are close to the same performance with the edge going to those with more span. Contest results are much, much more about building, adjusting and flying skill than about equipment choice. A slightly better pilot can give you the choice of any of the three and beat you with either of the others.
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Old May 05, 2003, 10:43 AM
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One more RES plane to look at is MMGliderTech's Maurader. Merrill has designed that plane to work on the winches with a zoom launch. The website is:

I believe Merrill used to win RES at Visalia recently. Also, the kit is available.

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Old May 05, 2003, 12:47 PM
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I can only comment on one of them. We have a Scooter competing with us in our contest circuit this year and most of last. The Scooter seems to be able to take a very healthy winch launch, unfortunately, I don't know if he built it stock or modified it. It also thermals very well.

good luck with your decision,

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