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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:38 AM
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3d foamies in Wind

is it possible to fly 3d foamies in windy condition? I would like to try out the 3d scene, as I have been flying quadcopters, helis and rc gliders.

Could someone suggest where should i being? Should i get a simulator ? If so please recommend a few simulators for 3d, followed by a beginners 3d foamies which could be flown outside in windy condition (if possible).
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:11 PM
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42" Vizion Pattern Plane Fun in the Wind (6 min 56 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:08 PM
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simulator= Real Flight

Planes that fly great in wind are VA Models EPP planes from epphobby.com (east coast) and gr8skyhobby.com (west coast)

VA Models Loop
VA Model LOOP epp 3D plane review (6 min 59 sec)


build thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1814730

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Mario flying my VA PITTS S2CX 39" EPP for the 1st time ever (2 min 19 sec)


build thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1795901

Also Extra 330
VA Models EPP Extra 330 40" (3 min 45 sec)


build thread http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1785327
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:58 AM
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is it possible to fly 3d foamies in windy condition? I would like to try out the 3d scene, as I have been flying quadcopters, helis and rc gliders.

Could someone suggest where should i being? Should i get a simulator ? If so please recommend a few simulators for 3d, followed by a beginners 3d foamies which could be flown outside in windy condition (if possible).
This is the best IMHO

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:56 AM
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The wind you say? Ha....hands down....Telink!

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:24 AM
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the wind you say? Ha....hands down....telink!

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:40 AM
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I can vouch for this one up into the 10mph+ range? Tech One, very similar to Telink

http://www.nitroplanes.com/02a-008-1...d-epp-kit.html
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:46 AM
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TechOne planes from 44" WS and up fly easily in 10+ mph wind, but not much fun at above 15 mph. Skywing 48" Flat fuse EPP is my go-to plane for any kind of weather condition that I don't want to risk my balsa plane. Have flow a SW Extra (3DHS version) in 20+ mph wind and she did fine. Big motor, 14" prop and big battery(3s 2650) help a lot in strong wind.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I have a McFoamy XL and fly in the wind all the time.

http://www.wmparkflyers.com/Pages/McFoamyXL.aspx
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:23 AM
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As a general rule, the lighter a plane's wing loading (weight of plane for a given wing size), the easier to fly 3D stuff like hover, harrier, etc. And the more difficult it is to fly when the wind kicks up, because it's so floaty.

So your question requires a compromise. The best 3D foamy for windy conditions has a relatively high wing loading, but will be more difficult to do 3D tricks. For high wing loading, look for full or thick fuselage, thick airfoil wings, anything that adds weight. And generally larger planes will handle wind better than small. Hope this helps.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:04 AM
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As a general rule, the lighter a plane's wing loading (weight of plane for a given wing size), the easier to fly 3D stuff like hover, harrier, etc. And the more difficult it is to fly when the wind kicks up, because it's so floaty.

So your question requires a compromise. The best 3D foamy for windy conditions has a relatively high wing loading, but will be more difficult to do 3D tricks. For high wing loading, look for full or thick fuselage, thick airfoil wings, anything that adds weight. And generally larger planes will handle wind better than small. Hope this helps.
Nice explanation! I just wanted to add you can use a bigger battery and more forward CG to help in windy conditions as well? Of course neither of those going to help the plane any when it comes to enhancing 3D capability though!
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Some of the most fun days I've had flying were flying my Lil Ripper (plans or kit available in scratch build section) in 15 mph + winds, I've had it up in 20 mph winds with no troubles. Not bad for something that weighs 12 ounces.

Planes like it are great in winds you can lean into the wind and hang in a spot, I call it kite flying.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Quads/helis/gliders?
I suspect all of those models are better in
Windy conditions.
You can fly 3D in wind but it's easier to learn in Calm. And once you can fly 3D it's more enjoyable in calm too.
It's like gliders, it's a lot easier to learn /fly/enjoy in good conditions ie on a good coastal slope.
If I was starting I'd choose a good trainer and fly when it's not too windy.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:06 PM
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flying in the with help from gyros

hey guys fyi, i installed a eagle tree gaurdian on my fancy foam 42 inch edge.This thing maybe cheating big time but i fly now on days that the wind is 15-20 mph and have a blast. I have mine so it can be switched off , 2D or 3D ,so i use 2D mode for landing in a bad cross wind or like a bail out switch when i get out of control and 3D mode for just what is says and yes it feels like cheating. I will try to put up some vid sometime.RCG has alot of info on the eagle tree gaurdian and for 75$ it is way cool and would like one on all of my planes!
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