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Old Mar 04, 2006, 12:46 AM
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Does any body no how much wind E-starter can handel

Iam looking in to buying an e-starter i have all kinds of mods piced out iam geting the spektra remote i guess it dosent take crystals it just looks for open channels it comes wiht the reciver and 4 s75 sub micro servos next iam getting an eflite 40 amp speed control and a brush less with a 2100mah 3cell lipoly battery so i was told the e starter was a good learnig plane just curious if anybody new if it could handel any wind if so more then a slow stick thats what iam flyin now with a brush less and lipoly batt
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 12:54 AM
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Yep, more than a slow stick. But can't handle a lot of wind, unless you are a good pilot and have lots of power. Then it can handle up to 25 mph? or so.

Sounds like you are getting a good outfit, have fun! Do a search on the E-Starter, some good tips on RCGroups. Especially good to reinforce the rear part of the fuselage. A good way is to carve a groove and epoxy in a 1/8" carbon fiber tube the length of it. Also, plan your battery fit carefully. Use a velcro strap, imo.
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 09:41 AM
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My cousin recently got back from flying his Estarter at the beach with lots of wind and managed to get it back in one piece. with the power you'll have, be sure to put a carbon fiber tube across the length of the wing, you be glad you did!
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 10:14 AM
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I've flown my modified E-starter in the hilsl where the slopers fly. With the stock 350 and lipos, I've had it flying backwards near the crest of the hill. It did ok, but landing was the tricky part! Mines carbon fibered to beef it up, but weighs under 12ozs.
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 10:45 AM
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It depends one three things:
  • How much power you've got on tap
  • How much skill you've got on tap
  • How much wing loading you've got on tap

You want the most power, with the most pilot skill, with the highest wing loading to fly in the wind.

The skill will come quickly if you fly in the wind often. I am very good at flying in the wind, but it is mostly because if I waited for the wind to die down in my area, I'd never fly, or I'd only ever fly my Overlord wing.

Also, as others have said, landing in the wind is twice as hard as flying in it, especially if it's gusty.

A better plane for the wind in this category might be the Ultrafly Cessna. It weighs more like 24 oz and is much more stable in the wind than a 12 oz plane will be. Especially when you go to the "expert" wing and 8x8E prop instead of the basic wing and 10x4.7SF prop.

Go brushless with it some time in the future and you will have about the perfect all-around plane. (I'm either going to get one or a Multiplex MiniMag this summer) My dad's got the Cessna, and I love flying it.

Only thing is that it costs twice as much as the E-Starter. C'est la vie. (Such is life)
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Pretty stable in high wind if you have good power.

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Old Mar 04, 2006, 07:02 PM
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Estarter is very good in the wind and stable. I hovered mine in for a landing once. Jim
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 09:50 PM
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thanks for all the edvice iam pretty excited to fly it i schould have it air borne by the end of the month just wainting to get every thing shipped
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 11:28 PM
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I think it is up to your skill level and the mods you make. I have flown my e-starter in 20mph winds. My mods are: Big blue foam rudder, big blue foam elevator, 1.5 inch blu foam ailerons. Himax 2015-41xx (4 to 1 ratio). 3s1p 2200mah lipoly. The stock estarter is a hand full after 10 mph wind.

It's really no fun flying in strong wind with these small planes. I just fly when I get the opportunity.
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 01:40 AM
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Iam looking in to buying an e-starter i have all kinds of mods piced out iam geting the spektra remote i guess it dosent take crystals it just looks for open channels it comes wiht the reciver and 4 s75 sub micro servos next iam getting an eflite 40 amp speed control and a brush less with a 2100mah 3cell lipoly battery so i was told the e starter was a good learnig plane just curious if anybody new if it could handel any wind if so more then a slow stick thats what iam flyin now with a brush less and lipoly batt
thanks
pbguy
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 10:03 AM
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Usta, I think you're right!
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 11:09 AM
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I was once told that the model doesn't know it is windy. Wind is the pilots problem not the airplanes. How much wind can you fly in is the proper question and only you can answer that.

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Old Mar 06, 2006, 11:49 AM
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The ESTARTER is an awesome plane. I have over 30 and it was my favorite, I just dumped my estarter this weekend. See my 'death of an estarter thread'. It can fly easily in 15 mph. And as it is foam, if you break something, just glue it back! You will love this plane.
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