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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Hey Santiago

What DW size would you recommend as a front/backyard flier? 32"?
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:42 AM
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The new website is 100 times better than the old one!
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:47 AM
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Wow, cool new DW website, did you catch the new Revo biplane....

http://www.dwfoamies.com/index.php?o...466&Itemid=861
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I really like the 38in revo biplane but 95 bucks seems a little steep
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Hey Santiago

What DW size would you recommend as a front/backyard flier? 32"?
It depends on how much room you have and how much wind.ive flown the 32 inch pro kits in a lot of wind and they really don't have any trouble,if it's a smaller space go with the 22 inch size
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:20 PM
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It depends on how much room you have and how much wind.ive flown the 32 inch pro kits in a lot of wind and they really don't have any trouble,if it's a smaller space go with the 22 inch size
with the bigger kits in the 40-48 size, i generally have enough room to get out of trouble and avoid the ground. But with a backyard flier, i'll be within the confines of my fence. Would you say the 22" kits are fairly robust enough to handle an unexpected grass nap from time to time?
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:41 PM
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with the bigger kits in the 40-48 size, i generally have enough room to get out of trouble and avoid the ground. But with a backyard flier, i'll be within the confines of my fence. Would you say the 22" kits are fairly robust enough to handle an unexpected grass nap from time to time?
Yes, the 22in kits are great! I love them, they can really take a lot of damage, and there very easy to fix. I would definetely recomend a 22in one, my favorite is the juka
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:47 PM
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with the bigger kits in the 40-48 size, i generally have enough room to get out of trouble and avoid the ground. But with a backyard flier, i'll be within the confines of my fence. Would you say the 22" kits are fairly robust enough to handle an unexpected grass nap from time to time?
Oh yeah defenetly,I've let other people fly mine and they have nosed it half throttle and nothing happend to it,the 2mm foam can flex a lot more. After a few crashes you'll get a few wrinkles/folds on the nose(if you nose it over) but that's what keeps it from brakeing.ive had my threlon for a while now and still haven't had to glue anything back
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Oh yeah defenetly,I've let other people fly mine and they have nosed it half throttle and nothing happend to it,the 2mm foam can flex a lot more. After a few crashes you'll get a few wrinkles/folds on the nose(if you nose it over) but that's what keeps it from brakeing.ive had my threlon for a while now and still haven't had to glue anything back
Threlon, huh? Hmmmm...... . Those big airbrakes have always interested me. I need something with very slow flight for the back yard.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:16 PM
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I think I'd rather have a Juka.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:29 PM
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probably would not fly as slowly as the threlon, no?
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 02:33 PM
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probably would not fly as slowly as the threlon, no?
I just like the more conventional look of the Juka or Yak to the (would never see a real plane looking like this) Threlon.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 11:45 AM
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The 23 in Threlon is the plane I mainly fly right now and it really is a great plane it rolls like a drill and tracks incredibly, also it harriers very well sometimes when its a little bit windy I remove the air brakes and just have the side force generators on it. But for just a really fun throw around and hover plane I would go for the juka.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
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I've got the 22" Juka, the 23" Threlon, and the 28" Extra (all great planes!). I fly the 22 and the 23 indoors exclusively (in a middle school gym). They probably get along with grass naps better than hits on a hard floor! My Juka made it through one season of flying... I've had fits with those tiny servos that caused many crashes. Need to replace the airframe for the coming winter indoor season!

I've flown the Juka a LOT more than the Threlon, but I think that is because I spent so much time on the paint job on the Threlon, that I'm scared to fly it too much for fear of an early death (want to enjoy it for a while). They are both great planes, but the Juka is a 3D monster that you can really toss around. Either of these planes you can comfortably fly in a gym and do just about anything with in that space.

Now, the 28" Extra, that thing is an awesome plane! It takes up more space, and I start to feel crammed with it when I get it inside a gym, so I don't usually fly it too much indoors. But for those calm days outdoors, it is a blast to fly.

It all depends on how big your back yard is. If it is about the size of a gym (or smaller), then the 22 or 23" would be a good choice. Just be aware that these things are tiny and light weight. They don't like anything more than a VERY light breeze. If you've got a little more room than that or at least don't have big trees all over the place, then I would go with the 28".
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Wrong thread sorry.
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