Originally Posted by C₄H₁₀
Delinquent kids and their obnoxious toys... Really, flying wings aren't even planes. They're just WINGS. I made a flying wing in half a second once by cutting the rubber bands and tossing my Slow Stick wing across the room. It was a lot quieter and flew much better than the noisy public offenses that those park punks think are "models".
Signs should be posted at parks: "Fly a REAL plane, dammit, and wash your hair".
Webster's defines a plane as "a heavier than air vehicle with wings from which it derives most of its lift"
'Wings seem to fit that description.
If you design a plane poorly from a noise perspective, it will be loud. And if the pilot is obnoxious then the plane stands a strong chance being flown obnoxiously.
However, you can do that to any other plane and get the same results as from what some of the people on this thread seem to expect from a Zagi, regardless of layout. If you must hate someone, hate the designer and pilot, not the plane.
I learned on a 'wing, and it is my favorite type of plane. They can go from bad*ss
in no seconds flat. They are equally at home at the slope or pylons. At MY field, they are a very welcome sight. The only people I scare with my wing are trespassers waltzing all around the runway. (Nothing too low or dangerous, of course). The only scourge in RC is people who rain on other's parades because their parades are non traditional.