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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:04 AM
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A little late day flying in the front yard today... Complete with a mild crash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKnkY...ature=youtu.be
Turnerm,

Great flying - as usual! Looks like you've got the S3D figured out. Amazing little plane, isn't it? BTW - which setup are you running?


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Let me say that due to the space needed for these balsa ships and the money, it might be the only one for quite awhile.

Are those gassers? Trying to stay all electric. I believe they can be either.
Matt,

The planes we mentioned are all electrics. Keep in mind that 3DHS & Precision Aerobatics planes are meticulously engineered, impeccable-flying aircraft. No cheap Chinese hardware or butter-steel screws here. These planes are capable of handling any combination of control-inputs & wild throws at any airspeed or throttle-setting over & over again without structural damage. They will still fly like they're new - even 5-10 years down the road.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:00 AM
Can't fly 3D for toffee ...
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Keep in mind that 3DHS & Precision Aerobatics planes are meticulously engineered, impeccable-flying aircraft. No cheap Chinese hardware or butter-steel screws here. These planes are capable of handling any combination of control-inputs & wild throws at any airspeed or throttle-setting over & over again without structural damage. They will still fly like they're new - even 5-10 years down the road.
This is why I want a 3DHS aircraft. However, I want to know what I am doing first, hence the Visionaire!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Turnerm,

Great flying - as usual! Looks like you've got the S3D figured out. Amazing little plane, isn't it? BTW - which setup are you running?




Matt,

The planes we mentioned are all electrics. Keep in mind that 3DHS & Precision Aerobatics planes are meticulously engineered, impeccable-flying aircraft. No cheap Chinese hardware or butter-steel screws here. These planes are capable of handling any combination of control-inputs & wild throws at any airspeed or throttle-setting over & over again without structural damage. They will still fly like they're new - even 5-10 years down the road.

Joel
Yeah I am falling in love with the 57" Extra, that will take some saving though, may have to purchase in pieces as well, aircraft, then power system, etc.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:49 PM
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A little late day flying in the front yard today... Complete with a mild crash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKnkY...ature=youtu.be
Well that's it. I don't need anymore airplanes . . . .

. . . until I get new thumbs

Man, turnerm, you make it look so smooth and easy.

Jerk.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Matt,

The planes we mentioned are all electrics. Keep in mind that 3DHS & Precision Aerobatics planes are meticulously engineered, impeccable-flying aircraft. No cheap Chinese hardware or butter-steel screws here. These planes are capable of handling any combination of control-inputs & wild throws at any airspeed or throttle-setting over & over again without structural damage. They will still fly like they're new - even 5-10 years down the road.
Joel[/QUOTE]

Hahahahahahah. Not the way I fly/crash 'em!

Actually, I've been eyeballing some 3DHS ships. Almost picked up an AJ slick and then a 41 buck huck extra in the classifieds.

Unfortunately, none of the 3D guys will throw their thumbs into the deal.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Unfortunately, none of the 3D guys will throw their thumbs into the deal.
You don't need their thumbs. The larger 3DHS ships are much easier to fly than the UMX stuff. It's not that the UMX stuff is hard, it's just the 3DHS stuff is more predictable, slower on the control inputs, perfectly set up so when you hit the rudder at the end of a vertical it just spins around its vertical (now horizontal) center for a perfect hammerhead.

I keep saying... when I take my Slick 51 out... why do I waste time flying anything else??
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:53 PM
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All I know is that it sucks being in Australia. I would really love a 3DHS plane (42 Slick, 48 Edge 540, 51 Slick) but shipping is very expensive. Precision aerobatics are in Australia and I like the look of their Extra 260 and if I could afford it, their Bandit. Desert Aircraft stocks Extreme Flight and I like the look of some of their 48inch planes.

Also, wind handling is a priority for me (along with price) and this moves me towards the Parkzone Stryker. Different but still heaps of fun.

Anyway, I'm off to fly my Sbach :-)

Tom
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys! This little Sbach is loads of fun. Super smooth and stable. But I'll echo what others have said as well, the larger balsa planes are even smoother and more stable - especially once you get up and beyond the 60-70" range. My 71" Slick almost makes it feel as if I'm cheating when I fly it. It's just THAT stable. But you have to be confident with your flying skills because flying a larger plane comes with more financial risk... And sometimes that little extra pucker factor is intimidating to people.

I remember when I was first getting into 3D I had the chance to fly with Losifanatic (fellow RCGroups member and very good pilot) and he offered to let me fly his 71" Slick. There was no way in HELL I was going to do that as I knew it was more than I was ready for. Now there's not a plane I wouldn't fly if someone offered.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I was on Phoenix a lot last night playing around, I was using the Extra and I was doing pretty good. Doing Blenders, Crankshafts (Loemcheks Sp?), flat spins, harrier flights and landings.

I can hover my flat foamies and can't even start a hover with the Sbach. I will get there but it will take some time.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:09 AM
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I was on Phoenix a lot last night playing around, I was using the Extra and I was doing pretty good. Doing Blenders, Crankshafts (Loemcheks Sp?), flat spins, harrier flights and landings.

I can hover my flat foamies and can't even start a hover with the Sbach. I will get there but it will take some time.
Hovering the Sbach is very hard, unless you're named turnerm.

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For those not following the CC thread:
New Twist on AS3X!! A custom software that allows independent incremental gain adjustment on each surface and (possibly) a way to enable and disable the gyros remotely using channel 5. Also stick override priority for each axis as well.

Software here. I am hosting this at my personal webserver. Files have been scanned with Kaspersky 2013 and clean of malware/spyware/virus.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:48 AM
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I have just bought a 2300kv Beast v1 motor from ebay, complete with prop, adapter and firewall. 9 all in. Not sure why, really, just spotted it.

I know people say it is a good Sbach engine so would it be worth swapping over?

I am also thinking of putting one or the other into my T-28 if it will run with one of those tiny ESCs you can buy - stupid idea?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Hmm, gusts to 50mph today.. I brought the ASbach3X and was kinda thinking about seeing how it does in the wind. This could be funny or sad. hahaha
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:29 AM
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I have just bought a 2300kv Beast v1 motor from ebay, complete with prop, adapter and firewall. 9 all in. Not sure why, really, just spotted it.

I know people say it is a good Sbach engine so would it be worth swapping over?

I am also thinking of putting one or the other into my T-28 if it will run with one of those tiny ESCs you can buy - stupid idea?
Not a stupid idea at all! The 2300kv motor and a 5043 prop will get you some of the best 2S speed that can be had on the sbach! It is also whisper quiet.

The a 2S brushless conversion on the T-28 is nice. What you might consider is getting some depron and converting the airfoil to a flat bottom or semi-symmetrical. With the added speed of the brushless and 2S it gets a little pitchy at higher speeds with the existing undercamber. Though it will fly ok with only a simple CF rod glued to the bottom to strengthen the wing.

-Brian
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Thanks Brian. The T-28 is a bit of a mess, hence already has the CF rod! I will have to look into the wing section conversion. Do you think the 2500kv would run at half thrust on 1S? I have a few very nice Miniaviation 190mAh I would like to keep using and would be happy with a reliable brushless version of what I have now. I already have the Sbach and Stryker 180 for speed and mainly fly the T-28 slowly in small spaces. It's brushed motor must be nearly dead now as it needs a 'hand swing' to get going!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I have just bought a 2300kv Beast v1 motor from ebay, complete with prop, adapter and firewall. 9 all in. Not sure why, really, just spotted it.

I know people say it is a good Sbach engine so would it be worth swapping over?

I am also thinking of putting one or the other into my T-28 if it will run with one of those tiny ESCs you can buy - stupid idea?
As Brian said, the 2300kv/5043 combo is the perfect set up for the Sbach. I recently swapped the 2300 from my V1 Sbach to the B3D and it's amazing at the difference. Sadly I don't fly the Sbach much anymore since I got the 540QQ.
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