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Old Nov 01, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Flat spins.

only thing I can think of that the bipe does better than a mono, that being said, it is just different and blast to fly, looks great in the air and gets lot of attention
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Flys like a vyper....have you ever flown one of those....

It's not hard to fly. For me, the biggest challenge is "looking" at it and the different way a bipe looks in all orientations. I like it...
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Ready for maiden

It seems like I've been waiting forever for this. I fell in love with this plane the first time I saw her about 1.5 or 2 yrs ago. She'll get her maiden flight as soon as it stops raining, (in Vancouver, that may be quite the wait ) P.S. the spinner is on order.

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:22 AM
Well, now that you know ...
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Good luck, Lance. Looks great.

I'm not sure it flies like my 48" Super Vyper. I do find the Vyper "easier" to fly, but then I've had more experience with it over the Bype. I have both CGs set up about the same (about neutral) but find the Bype seems to drags its tail around. That may be setup, need for more forward CG (duh), or just Bypiness (royalites paid).
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 12:03 PM
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It seems like I've been waiting forever for this. I fell in love with this plane the first time I saw her about 1.5 or 2 yrs ago. She'll get her maiden flight as soon as it stops raining, (in Vancouver, that may be quite the wait ) P.S. the spinner is on order.

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I'm getting one too when it stops raining next July!!!!
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 02:19 PM
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As someone who can't do rollerz and spends more time tumbling manuevers should I even bother looking at this or stay with my mxs and laser?
here's what I like about it... there's a pile of wing area, things of a flat spin nature are very easy and lazy; easiest funnel stationary flat spin things of any plane I've flown, doesn't take full throttle, etc. It does tumble like crazy because there's more rotational mass outside of the fuselage, helps keep the tumble going especially on the roll axis compared to other planes... it snaps awesome, has more roll authority than any other plane (can roll against torque in a hover, etc), crazy good rudder authority means the rudder is deflected less while doing more... so you can horse it around in knife edge with less chance of getting out of shape. it tracks great and basically brings a whole bunch of unique little differences that planes cant really replicate. And though you say you can't do a roller, if you can do the elevator part of a roller, the bype will present elevator only roller better than other planes with far less wobble... it's the whole "makes you look better than you are" deal (this is due to the extra effective side area with the interplane struts and such means the plane doesn't fall as much with no rudder correction on the knife edge attitudes)... a great chance to do a roller while learning the rudder input.

...it's also absurdly easy and very pretty to land in a regular fashion. she's a great flying plane for sure.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Oh and I forgot, it does the most perfect square loops, no they are boxes,
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 09:18 PM
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All this talk makes me want one of these real bad. I just feel like I'm not ready for a large balsa investment. Haha.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 09:35 PM
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All this talk makes me want one of these real bad. I just feel like I'm not ready for a large balsa investment. Haha.
Please don't take this the wrong way....but if you keep thinking that, you will never be ready...Take the plunge....you'll love it!!

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Hehe Steve I,m taking the plunge with something to put together over the winter. Just undecided on what yet. Something smaller so when I turn the first one into a pile of sticks I don't feel so bad. Haha. Then ill buy a bigger one.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 10:01 PM
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not the best first balsa plane, but once you go balsa you never go back
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 10:17 PM
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not the best first balsa plane, but once you go balsa you never go back
Nope bipe probably not the best first balsa. Lol. They are so pretty though. Leaning towards a buck huck, 42 slick or 48in edge as a first. 42 slick is winning but they are out of stock and I'm in no hurry.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 11:13 PM
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48in edge would be the best 1st balsa plane, either 3dhs or EF
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 11:27 PM
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3DHS 48" as it's 3S...EF 48"= 4S...needs to fly faster...

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 11:30 PM
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3DHS 48" as it's 3S...EF 48"= 4S...needs to fly faster...

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You can fly the EF Edge on 3s too and it's ridiculous how floaty it is. I ran the same setup as i had in my Extra SHP.



But yeah the EF is made to use 4s and i prefer it that way, but it can still slow down really well on 4s. Either would make a great first balsa plane.



As for this bipe. I'll be picking one up as soon as i finish my 71'' Slick first.
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