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Old Aug 31, 2006, 05:56 AM
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What should my next plane be?

I've been flying realflight simulator and my BeginAir. Having a great time and my 10 you old son is flying the BeginAir beautifully. What plane should I look forward to next? I want to head in the stunt plane direction, Like the biplanes you see at airshows, maybe 3d? I want to keep flying in smaller areas and at this time speed is my enemy, not something I'm looking forward to more of.

Thanks for your help!
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Hi Jim -- Check out our SLICKs. These are very nimble, aerobatic, inexpensive, light-weight, and fly well in confined areas... including indoors! With its very low wing loading, SLICK is capable of flying slower than most. And it's very rugged to boot. If you get into trouble, just kill the throttle and let it crash! It will usually survive unscathed, enabling you to toss it right back up.

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Old Aug 31, 2006, 12:33 PM
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Hi, i'm not sure what you price range is or if you want an arf or a rtf plane, but here is an arf biplane:http://www.hobby-lobby.com/uzix.htm

Thats the only one I will suggest for you now because I don't know if you want to buy a plane that expensive. If this is your second airplane, I wouldn't reccommend getting a 3d biplane. You should get a j-3 cub or gws tigermoth 400 or something like them. Bill
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 01:26 PM
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A terrific "introductory" stunt plane is the ParkZone Typhoon. If you feel that its too much for you right now, you might want to consider the HobbyZone Super Cub. It's terrific for beginners and has enough power to keep intermediate flyers interested.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the input guys.

I was thinking of a typhoon. Seems like the large wing area would allow it to fly at slower speed, (as in not 80 mph). My Begin Air is a aleron trainer with a 480 motor and 9.6v pack. With dual rates on would this be a decent next step?

At this time what I have time for is ARF or RTF.

Could I fly something like the uzi-x? what is typical flight speed? Does it fly in any wind?

Slick look interesting Do they fly in any wind?

I'm assuming that the typhoon would be better for wind.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 09:58 AM
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The uzi x is really light. I think you can only fly it with no wind. The typhoon would be better for the wind.
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Slick look interesting Do they fly in any wind?
Sure... I fly mine in winds above 10mph a lot.

The Typhoon is pretty heavy for its size. Handles wind better but also won't slow down as well.

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Old Sep 02, 2006, 11:28 AM
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I also think the Typhoon would be an excellent choice. Its great fun to fly and highly manoeuvrable. Plus it should be an easy upgrade from anything with ailerons.

And now to push my own Typhoon onboard video
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Great video, thanks!
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