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Old Aug 25, 2003, 09:52 AM
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What's the best 3D 40 size aircraft ?

All the electric planes I've been through , I still can't seem to find one that will hover . I've seen one 40 size aircraft that could actually hover and that's about it . I don't remember what kind of plane it was or how it was set up .
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 10:38 AM
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A Sig Something Extra will hover using a Geared Hacker 50.

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Old Aug 25, 2003, 12:10 PM
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The Kyosho CAP232 and Sukhoi will too, you just need an 'appropriate' power system.. I think this one had an Aveox F16 on 16 cells, 15x8 APC E prop..
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 01:13 PM
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Although not really a .40 size plane, (but I've flown smaller planes on engines larger than a .40 ) but will hover with ease at 1/2 thotlle and rocket up w/ more throttle is the now infamous E3D.
I used to think my Morris the Knife was a great flying plane ( and it is), but the E3D is right up there with it. The Knife does somethings better, and the E3D some things bettter. I do find the E3D quite a bit easier to hover, but it has far less rudder athourity than the knife. As soon as the E3D leans a bit in a hover it requires a bit more throttle (almost 3/4) to get the rudder to react enough to catch it, as the Knife you can let it fall about 45 degree, and just jab the rudder, and it will straighten out.

All in all an excelent E plane that will leave your glow buddies picking up their jaws off te ground after you fly it.
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 01:49 PM
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Great response ! thankyou .The E3D seems like the right plane ,however I am short on time and would rather have an ARF 3D. Does the E3D come in an ARF form or kit form ?
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 02:04 PM
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There is a new plane coming out that is a 10 cell 3D ARF with a wing that comes off. We will be showing it for the first time at the NEAT fair. More info on the way. We should have them for sell mide sep.

We are flying it with a Mega 22/20/2, 5:1 Gear, 16+8 prop and 10 cells
Price will be around $160.00
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 02:49 PM
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Great ! Thankyou .
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 03:34 PM
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i'd recommend planes from the diabolotin series from espritmodel.com. there are some, like the diabolotin mini that are about the size of a 40. they are great planes, pretty cheap for what you get, built real well. z.b. is also a great guy to deal with.

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Old Aug 25, 2003, 04:03 PM
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It's the diablotin super mini or the Lark 3D . I want a plane that will fly slow and then hit the wall and go straight up . I just did this with my gas Magic . What a trip .Yes Zb is a great guy to work with .He's always treated me right .I'd recommend him to anybody .
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 04:44 PM
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Click on the www link below my posts, and look at the very first model - Diablotin Mini Super.
I bought it second hand (still haven't flown it, rats!)
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 05:14 PM
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Link, what link?



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Old Aug 25, 2003, 07:19 PM
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Try the Funstar at Tower Hobbies for $107 ARF very light.
My setup is Mega 22/30/3 2.5:1 gb 14x7 with 16xFAU1950.
No mods req. AUW 2.3kg. Good quality for the price!!!
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 07:40 PM
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Just get a IC40 3D ARF and stick a big geared BL in it.
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 07:56 PM
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Rereading the thread, I just caught the part that you have a magic.
Here's mine (now sporting a 19X8 APC, little over 450 watts in).

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hreadid=142705
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Old Aug 26, 2003, 07:40 AM
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Take a look here too - http://www.dynamoelectrics.com/image...40%20Video.wmv
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