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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:16 PM
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If you could only get one: 51 slick or biper?

Ive got a decent fleet (42, 48 epp, 57, 71, 72, 89, etc) of mono-planes but want something that does everything well. This plane will be stored at the in-laws so I need a plane that makes me look good
If I was in your shoes, I'd take the 57 to the in-laws because it does everything really well. I'd buy the Byper to compliment your home fleet. You've already got awesome 3D machines in your fleet, why not get an awesome plane that is quite different.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:42 PM
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I agree about the 57...but I want it here so I can fly it more often. Landing can be an issue there; 300 acres of hay field but I never know what length the coastal grass will be. So I wanted to stick to 60" or below (I can harrier land the smaller size easier).

Is the biper really a solid airframe? I dont want to give up all around performance for the novality of 2 wings. But I would consider it; if it get the addicts seal of approval. I was left with a bad taste after the 40 edge twisted wing issue to I wanted to go with "tried and true" this time.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I agree about the 57...but I want it here so I can fly it more often. Landing can be an issue there; 300 acres of hay field but I never know what length the coastal grass will be. So I wanted to stick to 60" or below (I can harrier land the smaller size easier).

Is the biper really a solid airframe? I dont want to give up all around performance for the novality of 2 wings. But I would consider it; if it get the addicts seal of approval. I was left with a bad taste after the 40 edge twisted wing issue to I wanted to go with "tried and true" this time.
You want tried and true and all around monster, my vote is for the 51"...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:03 PM
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If you could only get one: 51 slick or biper?

Ive got a decent fleet (42, 48 epp, 57, 71, 72, 89, etc) of mono-planes but want something that does everything well. This plane will be stored at the in-laws so I need a plane that makes me look good
Doh! Tough one actually. I've never flown the biper so my thoughts likely don't count.

But I'd say that everyone should own a 51" Slick at least once in their life.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I have both, and love the bipe because it is different, but 51" slick is a must have, biper is not
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I know...I feel like I've cheated myself. I have wife approval and everything. Save $30 (basically free shipping) from 3dhs and can get 4 new 5085mg digitals for $120. I do love buying airplanes though.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
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When I moved up to my 89 I had to sell either my bype or 51... I sold the bype. That 51 won't go anywhere, anytime soon!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:24 PM
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3D Hobby Shop is having a sale on 12/12/12/... enter coupon code "12/12/12" at checkout for 12% off any in stock airframe. One day only of course, 12/12/12/.
Excellent!!! Now if only Bigfoot was in stock!!!

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Or maybe just giving those of us who have a hard time deciding which plane to order some extra incentive to just poke the button on one of them.

That's exactly what it did for me - a orange 51" slick is now coming my way, after having waffled for a couple months on the 46" yak, the 47" shp, the 48" edge, and the 51" slick.
Great Choice!!

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You made a good choice. Except that red flies better...
While I love red, and would normally agree with you....On the Slicks, I think Orange flies better!! (but don't tell my red 59" Slick I said that)

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:06 PM
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While I love red, and would normally agree with you....On the Slicks, I think Orange flies better!! (but don't tell my red 59" Slick I said that)

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:51 PM
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You want tried and true and all around monster, my vote is for the 51"...
100% agreed
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Here's a dumb question...

I have a 47" SHP (old version) - I also have a number of other 3DHS planes, but no other Extras (41 Edge, 42 & 51 Slick, 70 Velox). I love the way the SHP flies. I know 10" makes a big difference but how does it compare to the 57" Extra? Is it impossible to compare them because of the size difference?

Put a different way, do I need another Extra, since I love the SHP so much?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Put a different way, do I need another Extra, since I love the SHP so much?
yes. but a 72 would fit better with your existing batteries and would share spare servos, etc with the velox .
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:13 PM
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The 57 flys much better than the 47 to me.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:17 PM
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The 57 flys much better than the 47 to me.
Agreed
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