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Old Aug 19, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Best mini 3D foamie?

Heya RC community!

So i'm going away for a while and was looking for a little plane that i can take with me ... like something to just entertain me whilst i'm there. So the logical thing would be a small foamie preferably an epp. And that is compatible with spektrum!
I'm looking for the smallest and most fun package yet retaining the ability to be flown in an outdoor environment ... So the specs ideally are:

Tough and resistant
Small and fun
Compatible with spektrum
Cheap as possible for the best package
Shippable to the UK


Thanks a bunch for reading its much appreciated!
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 03:06 PM
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Old Aug 19, 2013, 04:03 PM
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thanks! il check them out!
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Olzy why don't ya make ya own, there are free plan small 3D models on the free plans thread. Not many but there are some. To save ya looking through 50 pages, here is one.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post25815932
It uses standard size 17-19g brushless outrunner and std micro servos (Hextronic 500's ok at 3 dollars a piece- hobbyking). You can use 17-32g batteries on it as it as a very low wing loading (300-450mah). All ya need then is a 6-12g ESC and you are away. Cheap as chips.

Dyno Mouse Fly's The Lounge Indoor 3D Foamie (4 min 57 sec)


Ohhh 6mm Depron,,,, on Ebay- http://www.depron.co.uk/prices.html 4 sheets will build you a dozen 'Lounges'!
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 08:49 AM
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The Crack Yak Mini is a great smaller indoor and lite wind outdoor 3D small plane. I have one and use it as a simulator in my front yard. The recommended electrics are worth every penny.
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 03:12 PM
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The Crack Yak Mini is a great smaller indoor and lite wind outdoor 3D small plane. I have one and use it as a simulator in my front yard. The recommended electrics are worth every penny.
+1 !!! incredible plane
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Old Aug 23, 2013, 08:11 AM
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Thanks a bunch everyone for all the help! its much appreciated now i have some good leads on what to do next
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Old Aug 23, 2013, 08:31 AM
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So Mark is finally stocking the mini. Nice one. A great plane and almost indestructible (ask me how i know).
Even a newbie can fly one!
Fun in mini-ature (13 min 59 sec)
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I don't know which is the most depressing, the music or the flying (only joking Jumbo)

To keep this thread from being so one sided :-
Crazy Pilot Hit in Head By RC Plane. Head Cam and Camera Man Footage HD (9 min 52 sec)
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Old Aug 23, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Heya RC community!

So i'm going away for a while and was looking for a little plane that i can take with me ... like something to just entertain me whilst i'm there. So the logical thing would be a small foamie preferably an epp. And that is compatible with spektrum!
I'm looking for the smallest and most fun package yet retaining the ability to be flown in an outdoor environment ... So the specs ideally are:

Tough and resistant
Small and fun
Compatible with spektrum
Cheap as possible for the best package
Shippable to the UK


Thanks a bunch for reading its much appreciated!
Die Hard, Perhaps you should read the original question from the OP about sourcing a mini model, instead of posting yet another of your idiotic rasta vids :yawn:
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 12:22 AM
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No offense to you Die Hard but he's looking for an EPP plane. Depron isnt exactly tough.
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Old Aug 24, 2013, 11:08 AM
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The Lounge is Tough becoz it has a wide nose! 90% of all impacts (at LEAST 90%) are to the nose. The wide nose absorbs most impacts, in fact usually the Lounge just bounces. Yes of course it will crack if you have a heavy impact, but so what, it glues easily and fly's exactly the same. The wide nose also gives a better wing loading and affects the aerodynamics. Discussed in great length :- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1900116
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