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Old Mar 13, 2011, 10:39 AM
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If you could only have one plane.....what would it be?

If you were limited to ONE Plane,just to have fun with.For Sport flying,not competetion flying,and could have your choice of any plane,what would it be? And why? What is on your wish list?

Would it be Foam,Woodie,Composite,Moldie?

1Meter,2Meter,3Meter etc.?

Res,Full House etc.?

I know everyone has their own favorite within their arsenal. And everyone flies different,Thermaling,Slope, Competition,etc.but was just curious what you would have if you were only allowed to have ONE Plane. Or if you allready have the one and only.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Easy answer:

HKM 7.2 meter ASW28 with up and go electric module.

If I had one of these, I would sell most everything else I own.

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Old Mar 13, 2011, 02:46 PM
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My, that's a big one.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 03:00 PM
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Can only comment on my current fleet. Would keep my Radian if I could only keep one.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Mirage

I like fairly large light weight RES woodies.

My favorite by far is the Mirage (Isthmus Models): 3 meters, extremely nice, hands off thermal machine, 35 oz pure, 40 oz powered.

A real pleasure to fly. Flew today 80 minutes with long durations of deployed spoilers and spiraling (but my plane is unpure and took 3 electric climb-outs).

The Mirage has spoiled me.

Craig
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:03 PM
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Just now: My Radian. Lot of fun and training for a low price. They are on sale here now, for a really good price.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:13 PM
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I like fairly large light weight RES woodies.

My favorite by far is the Mirage (Isthmus Models): 3 meters, extremely nice, hands off thermal machine, 35 oz pure, 40 oz powered.

A real pleasure to fly. Flew today 80 minutes with long durations of deployed spoilers and spiraling (but my plane is unpure and took 3 electric climb-outs).

The Mirage has spoiled me.

Craig
Would like pictures of this bird please
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:39 PM
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WOW this is a tuff question. Right now, it would be my Mini BOT from Ray. Before that, it would have been my Mini AVA. And before that, it would have been my Omega 1.8.
I like poly RES planes.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 08:34 PM
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Would like pictures of this bird please
Hi, WR:

Here are two shots of my electrified Mirage.

Craig
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 08:14 AM
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It wouldn't be a glider even though it is only 3 channel and has the loading of one. A 105" old timer, the 2000 Quaker.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 08:20 AM
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If I could have only one, it would probably be a flying wing of some type. Larger "Zagi" style..
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Omega II 1.8E that I have. Straight wing version with full span flaperons. I love how that thing flies in all weather. It really suits my style, it moves fast, thermals fast, and when I'm tired of the ride I'm in I can kick out and really cover some ground to the next one, even in big wind. Its probably not the best flying plane for all lol, its pretty unforgiving if you slow down too much or give it too much input but I guess my flying style has grown accustomed to how it likes to be flown over the year I've had it. I have a poly version with flaps and the original builder even did so much as to make a new rudder for it about 3 times as big as the stock one, so it has plenty of authority, but I just cant get that one to fly as good as the straight edge one
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 02:13 PM
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well, a structurally strong but light large electric REF, and thus i got a ava pro-ef.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 03:06 PM
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I have the 2M Magellan with flaps and ailerons and agree it is an excellent all-a-rounder.


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Omega II 1.8E that I have. Straight wing version with full span flaperons. I love how that thing flies in all weather. It really suits my style, it moves fast, thermals fast, and when I'm tired of the ride I'm in I can kick out and really cover some ground to the next one, even in big wind. Its probably not the best flying plane for all lol, its pretty unforgiving if you slow down too much or give it too much input but I guess my flying style has grown accustomed to how it likes to be flown over the year I've had it. I have a poly version with flaps and the original builder even did so much as to make a new rudder for it about 3 times as big as the stock one, so it has plenty of authority, but I just cant get that one to fly as good as the straight edge one
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 09:24 AM
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It wouldn't be a glider even though it is only 3 channel and has the loading of one.
Same here with an old timer, my 1936 86" Miss Delaware would have to be the onest and onlyest if forced to choose. 9 oz./sq.ft and a quite capable thermal machine.
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