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Old Jan 11, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Hmm maybe I looked at it the wrong way then apologies It seemed all together to big to fit in my car.
What car do you have?
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 08:05 PM
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What car do you have?
The Chevrolet Aveo it looks kinda like a bubble
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 08:41 PM
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The Chevrolet Aveo it looks kinda like a bubble
You souldn't have a problem plopping a 48" BAF in the front seat
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Xpress, what 48" have you owned? Just out of curiosity? What do you like?
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Xpress, what 48" have you owned? Just out of curiosity? What do you like?
I have owned a 48" Juka, which was overweight because I decided to use standard sized servos and a power system that was 3x the power it needed.. Flew great though

Then the one I recently had was a 48" Extra 330 with dual counterbalanced ailerons, which i flew soo hard it exploded in the air..

That one I ran HS65HB's, and an HS82mg on the tail, DW Dynamo 2820-1000 outrunner, 12x8 APC E, Xtra 35 amp HV ESC, and 3s 2200 mah 25c lipos.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Have you flown the Extra with the straight ailerons? If so, what do YOU feel the difference is between the counterbalanced wing and the straight.

I'm toying the though of getting the CB wings, but I want it to be worth it.
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Old Jan 11, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Have you flown the Extra with the straight ailerons? If so, what do YOU feel the difference is between the counterbalanced wing and the straight.

I'm toying the though of getting the CB wings, but I want it to be worth it.
Not flown the standard wing yet. The 3D wing with the counterbalances grabs the air and makes them more responsive. Also, slows the plane down on the downline rolls/spins
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I'v flown the 300 wing with no counter balances. I had a 330s fuse and a 300 wing. I call it a 315
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Here is a little freestyle that I made with my 38" yak. I had only flown it 2 times so it is not the best but I had fun!
http://www.vimeo.com/7463038

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Wow...I feel so...inadequate after watching that. Very nice flying. Sigh. I suck.
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Having a good solid flying plane helps out a LOT when learning. Also, having tight linkages, and servos that have minimal blowback can help too

A light-ish 38" kit (like 12-13oz) with good power and digis can fly EXTREMELY well
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 12:02 AM
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Having a good solid flying plane helps out a LOT when learning. Also, having tight linkages, and servos that have minimal blowback can help too

A light-ish 38" kit (like 12-13oz) with good power and digis can fly EXTREMELY well
Oh. So now you are trying to make it look like it is all the planes doing JK I acually have very sloppy links do to the fact that I had some new hardware that is a peace of junk.

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Old Jan 13, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Oh. So now you are trying to make it look like it is all the planes doing JK I acually have very sloppy links do to the fact that I had some new hardware that is a peace of junk.

Michael
Well sloppy linkages is the same as having your cars axel bolts loose

(they both feel very loose, and both can be dangerous.. )
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 01:11 AM
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Oh. So now you are trying to make it look like it is all the planes doing JK I acually have very sloppy links do to the fact that I had some new hardware that is a peace of junk.

Michael
LOL. Gonna have to get me one of those planes then.

Seriously, though, I've been off/on wanting to get one of the BAF's. I really wanted the BAF Yak 54 (55" version). But I almost think the 48" might work for me better (storage, transportation, etc). But, NOW, they've gone and added the Extra. So, for someone that can do rudimentary 3D (not sure I would even call it that after seeing some of your video, Michael), and mostly fly outdoors and don't care about pattern so much as just learning the rolling circle and great hovers, which would you consider the better model? Yak or Extra 330? And 55" or 48"?
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 02:09 AM
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If you're going with a bigger foamy, get the 48". Personally I like the Extras better than the Yaks, but they're both good. - I'm Michael's brother and this is what we both agree on.
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Old Jan 13, 2010, 02:41 AM
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The 48" is the real sweet spot. Not too expensive to setup, and flies really really well. The 55" starts to run 4 cells with bigger motor and so on. If you don't mind swinging the cash, then it is definitely not going to be a bad investment.
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