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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:33 AM
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I've tried a fixed wing once. Very simple Airhogs Hawkeye plane. It worked for about 10 minutes then just stopped. It was a present from my daughters so it was a bit disappointing, mostly to them. I took it back for a refund and spent it on a V929. Have never looked at any fixed wing seriously since. Just seems too boring to me. I do like the look of some of the scale stuff, WWII fighters especially and some of the jets are pretty cool. Problem is airspace. With my quads, I can fly in a bedroom if I want to or just outside off of the front porch. A plane of any size requires take-off and landing room. I learned to fly on helis then kinda moved to quads. Planes just don't do it for me. Maybe if I tried something small from the Parkzone ultra micro series. The Night Vapor looks kinda interesting, so does the P-51. I dunno, you guys that fly fixed wings chime in and tell me what I'm missing.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Look at the Hobbyzone Champ. I have one, and even as a guy that flies tricopters and fixed wings, i love flying the thing around. It can be flown in a gym, though that can get boring. My favorite thing to do is to fly it around my front yard and do touch and goes on the short flat grass.

If you do get one, i would strongly suggest getting some bigger wheels like this: http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...er-Mini/Detail

It's great fun.
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 11:17 AM
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I've tried a fixed wing once. Very simple Airhogs Hawkeye plane. It worked for about 10 minutes then just stopped. It was a present from my daughters so it was a bit disappointing, mostly to them. I took it back for a refund and spent it on a V929. Have never looked at any fixed wing seriously since. Just seems too boring to me. I do like the look of some of the scale stuff, WWII fighters especially and some of the jets are pretty cool. Problem is airspace. With my quads, I can fly in a bedroom if I want to or just outside off of the front porch. A plane of any size requires take-off and landing room. I learned to fly on helis then kinda moved to quads. Planes just don't do it for me. Maybe if I tried something small from the Parkzone ultra micro series. The Night Vapor looks kinda interesting, so does the P-51. I dunno, you guys that fly fixed wings chime in and tell me what I'm missing.
I try to avoid things that require forward velocity to fly. Makes crashing less catastrophic. LOL
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