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Old Jul 04, 2007, 03:27 PM
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smallest 3D plane?

I would like to know how small 3D planes are being made and what setup they use.

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Old Jul 04, 2007, 03:29 PM
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Do you mean F3P? if so there is a thread for that that will solve all your questions.
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Old Jul 04, 2007, 08:10 PM
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or maybe hes talking about the L.R 3D planes.
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 12:53 AM
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Living room 3D........ well I guess it's possible because I have hovered one of my 40" 3D planes in my living room lol...

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Old Jul 05, 2007, 06:40 AM
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this is pretty small http://www.hobby-lobby.com/yak54.htm

but they do come smaller.
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Old Jul 05, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Here ya go, these are the smallest I've seen from vendors, although I have seen some smaller 3D planes not available in the marketplace.

http://www.bsdmicrorc.com/products.cfm?catID=10003

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Old Jul 05, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Living room 3D........ well I guess it's possible because I have hovered one of my 40" 3D planes in my living room lol...

Kevin
I spent a very large amount of time developing small 3D'rs. They truly are a blast and will increase your skills immensely..... Personally, my smallest had a 13" wingspan and weighed 35grams. This was for a real- 3D-able airplane, not simply one with enough power to weight to hover (which is easy to achieve).

However, there are quite a few misconceptions out there.....

First off, going smaller does not make it easier to 3D indoors.... Lighter wingloadings make it easier to 3D indoors (especially in living rooms and small gyms) EChassin proved that in his 'Basement 3D' Thread, as did the competitors in the ETOC this year and previous years) Somewhat smaller with an ultra light wingloading makes for a great indoor 3D airplane.

Smaller does not mean Cheaper.... However with some recent price drops, The prices have actually come to about the same- IE a micro 3D'r does not cost much more than a standard 6-14oz 3D'r (with comparable quality equipment)

Finally, I only know of a handful of people who actually have the skills to do much more than hover in their living room. Make the setting an empty 2 car garage or basement, and that lists grows quite a bit.
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Old Jul 06, 2007, 02:49 AM
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I'm thinking of a plane powered with one of those very smal MPjets outrunner or simmiliar. I think F3P comes the closest to what I'm looking for.
which motors are popular for that clas?

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Old Jul 06, 2007, 02:00 PM
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nobody???
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Old Jul 06, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Ummm..... I don't know try the indoor pattern fourm they should have more answers.

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Old Jul 06, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Speedy, F3P is a classification of precision aerobatics competition. F3P airplanes typically have the light wingloading you would need for tight indoor flying, so to that effect, they are close..... I think what you are really thinking of is a 3D airplane built to F3P lightness.

The smallest MP Jet motors are very suitable for the lightest 3D airplanes when propped right. I know EcubedRC.com stocks them.
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Old Jul 06, 2007, 03:36 PM
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those two aren't the smallest..., I mean the purple, blue and gold MP Jets
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/brushless-mpjet.htm
the first three on this page
I'm not a very good pilot, but I'm looking for a light airplane with 3D capability for when I'm cappable of 3D (indoor and backyard)

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Old Jul 06, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Hmmm, I guess I forgot to put them up on the web page . I also have the variable pitch versions in stock. I'll see if I can get the web page updated this weekend.

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Old Jul 10, 2007, 09:05 AM
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I don't mean those...
What is the smallest balsa 3D plane around? Which can fly outdoors? (F3P is a litlle to little it suppose...)

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