HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 27, 2011, 08:47 AM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
Jantar2A's Avatar
Boulder Colorado
Joined Nov 2005
5,202 Posts
Discussion
2011-2012 Season-Who's Flying What?

This season I think some Big numbers will happen with all the DS'ing planes availible. So I thought I'd start a thread to see who will be flying what this DS'ing season.
It seems there are several new planes availible to fly including some new molded planks.

Atomic wedgee
Windburner
warhead
pokey 40
Kumeta
Diva
Deepend
Kinetic 130
Kinetic 100
Kinetic 60
Wizzard Compact DSX
D-130
D-80
D-60
D-40
2 M Extreme
Opus MC3
Opus MCT
Thundertaker
Shockwave
extropus
Blast
Viper
Needle
SRTL

WOW how cool is it that we have so many planes to choose from now a day's

I will be flying my Thundertaker,molded D-80,bagged D-80,Compact DSX & my Pokey 40. my new favorite DS acro plank.

So what is everyone else flying this season?

Nick
Jantar2A is offline Find More Posts by Jantar2A
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 27, 2011, 11:03 AM
sewing machine thumb
United States, CA, Palo Alto
Joined Jul 2001
2,305 Posts
Typical progression for me:

light winds - start off with single carbon Wizard. Pull the plug on that at about 150 mph.

light wind alternate - old 2M Extreme. Single joiner version good for maybe 200 mph.

medium winds - Opus MCT or single joiner Wizard DS.

high winds - work my way up through D80 with no tip ballast, D80 with tip ballast, Wizard DSX, Kinetic 100.
Frank S is offline Find More Posts by Frank S
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:07 PM
Just Fly it
USA, CA, Bakersfield
Joined Jul 2006
2,035 Posts
2012 Season Planes

D 130 is my heavy metal for this season. Everyone who has flown it to my knowledge has gone well over 400 mph.

ThunderTaker is going to be a great contender, but it is a rare and precious plane. Its hard to push planes that are not replaceable. But it is irresistable, and it is one fine plane to fly.

D 80 is also my main heavy plane, but without the balast is also the mid speed plane. It will be the main contender for this season, as everyone already has one or can easily obtain one. It is so much more meaningful to fly planes that everyone has access to. Reference numbers mean something. This will be my main fly all the time plane. Four hundred mph is for the taking. Just bring the wind, and we will see several 400plus speeds this season.

D 60 is one sweet plane. All around well performer, and possibly will be seen in the high 300s this year.

Viper 60 which has had some repair work done on it, but it still flies well. Nice plane. With flaps. Probably faster than the Blast.

Compact for acro. An amazing, good handling plane. I have an old BPV with rudder choices. Hinged and servo'd or molded ridgid.

Espadita for light acro. Its light, but has an airfoil that always brings it back.

JW 60 in perfect shape, ready for some speed or fun.

Wasabe What a surprise, it Dses. Makes a funny whistling sound with high aileron rates, goes inverted as well as regular. So its a lot of fun.

So thats what i have to fly. And its going to be a great year for flying.
Indubitably is offline Find More Posts by Indubitably
Last edited by Indubitably; Sep 27, 2011 at 03:38 PM. Reason: Forgot Mr Wasabe.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 07:18 PM
Registered User
daboz's Avatar
HB cali
Joined Apr 2006
4,025 Posts
how bout the fastest plane in the world...






and one of the funnest...




Bread and Butter speed runs...






Best of the ACRO DS plane IMO...









AND the new "should be ultra fast" 80" and 60" planes that should be out in a few months




Shhhhhhhhhh
daboz is offline Find More Posts by daboz
Last edited by daboz; Sep 27, 2011 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 07:54 PM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
Jantar2A's Avatar
Boulder Colorado
Joined Nov 2005
5,202 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by daboz View Post



AND the new "should be ultra fast" 80" and 60" planes that should be out in a few months




Shhhhhhhhhh
Oh really,come on Chris let the cat out of the bag

Hard to Imagine somthing faster than a D-60 comming out

Maybe a Molded JW Or Warhead or ???

Nick
Jantar2A is offline Find More Posts by Jantar2A
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 08:45 PM
Registered User
daboz's Avatar
HB cali
Joined Apr 2006
4,025 Posts
Was that my outside voice?

Ahhhhhh

Ive heard of several new ones,, some I've been waiting for, waiting, waiting


Chris

Who's keeping his fingers crossed
daboz is offline Find More Posts by daboz
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:04 PM
Can you DS it??
spotterone's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Berowra
Joined Aug 2008
1,420 Posts
I've got loads of planes, and no wind!

I've kinda structured my fleet the same as most.

Light wind:
Bee (combat version)
Scorpion 60" (combat version)
Experience Pro F3J

Medium wind:
Carbon Miniblade
Vector 3
Light JW60 x2
Light D40
Light D60
Light D80

Heavy wind:
Heavy JW60 x2
Heavy Scorpion 48"
Heavy Scorpion 60"
Ballasted Windburner
Heavy D40
Heavy D60
Heavy D80

Hopefully we will get the wind to use some of them soon
spotterone is offline Find More Posts by spotterone
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:19 AM
Just Fly it
USA, CA, Bakersfield
Joined Jul 2006
2,035 Posts
The K100

Yes,
I used to have one of them. But it was shot down. Havnt been paid for it, and it hasnt been replaced.
Indubitably is offline Find More Posts by Indubitably
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 02:58 AM
ETS....Energy retention system
timbuck's Avatar
gold coast australia
Joined Aug 2008
5,346 Posts
Maiden for my new toy tomorrow....
Pics before trimmed, straight from the nest! This is a light one. RTF 1.65kg..Or 46 OZ

WARHEAD 60..

Tim

timbuck is online now Find More Posts by timbuck
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Gizmo 36 pics
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:22 AM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
AussieJarred's Avatar
Palmwoods, QLD, Australia
Joined Jan 2009
1,271 Posts
Well i have a lot of planes for the season,

lets see...

the d40

the d40, and last but not least...

the d40

hahaha!

i might have to get me one of those warhead thingo's as well -

planks are taking over aus!


some of you guys sound like you could buy a ferrari if you sold all your models, but it wouldn't go anywhere near as fast as them! lol!
AussieJarred is offline Find More Posts by AussieJarred
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 08:50 AM
Registered User
daboz's Avatar
HB cali
Joined Apr 2006
4,025 Posts
Nice job tim

Looks like one of the newbies is ready to fly!!!
daboz is offline Find More Posts by daboz
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:04 AM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
Jantar2A's Avatar
Boulder Colorado
Joined Nov 2005
5,202 Posts
...
Jantar2A is offline Find More Posts by Jantar2A
Last edited by Jantar2A; Oct 04, 2011 at 03:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:36 AM
Confirmed Chronic
screamin' eagle's Avatar
Pacific Palisades, CA
Joined Jul 2004
9,218 Posts
Staying out of it...
screamin' eagle is offline Find More Posts by screamin' eagle
Last edited by screamin' eagle; Sep 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:08 AM
Registered User
LVSloper's Avatar
Las Vegas
Joined Mar 2009
1,167 Posts
I'll be showing up with a few new planes this season; hoping to break into the 300s.

Light Foam stuff:
Zipper 36
Manta 42 - 45oz.
Skua 1500- 65oz.
Couple of home brews.

Carbon light:
Skua 1500 - single carbon - 40oz.
Sloper/Machdart - 62oz.
D60 55-75oz.

Carbon Medium:
Skua H130 - 90oz.; should break 200 this year.
D60 - new- 90oz.-110oz.

Carbon Heavy:
D80 - new
K100 -new

Here in Vegas people pray to the gambling gods; I pray to the wind gods!
Seeya all on the hill.

Mike
LVSloper is offline Find More Posts by LVSloper
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:52 AM
DS Addict
ALEX HEWSON's Avatar
Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined Jul 2005
5,187 Posts
So what do I get for medium winds? Would love one of the following:


Atomic wedgee
Windburner
warhead 60
pokey 40

Best bang for buck possible, so thinking Windburner. But not sure
ALEX HEWSON is offline Find More Posts by ALEX HEWSON
RCG Plus Member
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly-In 2011-2012 North Indianapolis Indoor Fly-in Season - 20 Scheduled Saturday Night Dates racin06 Electric Flight Events 26 Mar 08, 2012 04:01 PM
Competition Indoor flying competitions for winter of 2011/2012 TMAC4123 Electric Flight Events 0 Sep 06, 2011 03:07 PM
Discussion Post your new plane for the new 2011-2012 Season polarrod49 F3A Pattern 27 May 18, 2011 08:04 PM
Yippee! Who's got some new planes going into the flying season? Scarlett Parkflyers 46 Sep 01, 2010 07:17 AM