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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:07 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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Light and fragile to ,at least the 1's I've seen are fly nice however
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 08:23 PM
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There's a carbon version as well, I think.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:10 PM
Impatience is a virtue
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The Sanda Mini Mach is worth a look

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=mini+mach
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:46 AM
Launching!
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I like the Sunbird 60".. Fast plane that flys well in a wide range of conditions......reacts well to ballast.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:22 AM
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The Bird, Ocelot, Spider. I'm just saying
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:38 PM
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The Bird, Ocelot, Spider. I'm just saying
Say what?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:52 PM
It's not going to build itself
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Check out The Fluffy Bunny! I've seen it and it rips.
Tom
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1787977
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Spider 60 carbon is a killer deal! The wing is really stiff and flies in light to heavy conditions. Ocelot and banana are also awesome, great fit and finish. My dad has a carbon sunbird and its nice but on the first landing at point of the mountain the fuse seam split!

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:30 PM
Let's find some thermals!
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I like the Genesis from aloft hobbies and the Ocelot from susa.

The mint terminator is good, but pricey and a tough build.

The prodij is probably the newest tech out there but the build is redicuolus everything is super thin or skinny, ballast is not set up is not very adjustable or easy to use and pricy too.

S
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:01 AM
310mph Kolibri T25 Swist
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I like the Genesis from aloft hobbies and the Ocelot from susa.
S
When I was flying my Banana back in 2005 a friend had an Ocelot... I always felt it was flimsy and not even close to the Banana in performance.

Is the Ocelot upgraded now days or what?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:07 AM
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I flew a 'glass Mini Blade for a couple of years before moving into the bigger ships and can vouch for its speed. Sold it on but would buy another (only with flaps and 2-piece wing) in a heartbeat.

I've got a Sunbird on the bench but from memory the MB has a thinner RG15 section than this so I'd be surprised if it's as quick.

The MB had freakish energy retention even un-ballasted especially noticeable when turning back into wind on days when the wind was slightly off-centre to the slope.

Chris.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:30 AM
310mph Kolibri T25 Swist
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The MB had freakish energy retention even un-ballasted especially noticeable when turning back into wind on days when the wind was slightly off-centre to the slope.

Chris.
I've seen a blade fly too, it did much better then my Banana. I think it was the 2meter carbon version. Might have been piloting skills too as I'm not that familiar with slopeing.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:01 AM
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This is a great thread on a whole heap of planes in this class. Good stuff!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:36 AM
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This is a great thread on a whole heap of planes in this class. Good stuff!
Intresting enough there isn't one who stands out among the others.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:03 AM
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The prodij is probably the newest tech out there but the build is redicuolus everything is super thin or skinny, ballast is not set up is not very adjustable or easy to use and pricy too.

S
Go with the wing ballast, dead easy, and adds plenty enough weight for the very skinny wings.
Build is then drop a couple of MKS 6100 into wings - easy.
Mount servos on fuselage plate - easy

Link up flap and set flap horn - trickier.

worth the trouble.....
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