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Old Dec 21, 2002, 07:09 PM
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Cul De Sac Flying??

I currently have a sky scooter that I fly at a field fairly close to my house. I feel that I have gotten proficient at flying and have been concentrating on reducing the size of my pattern but I really would like to have a plane that I can fly in my cul de sac. Slow and lazy is my goal. Would the Tiger Moth work?? If not, any other suggestions.


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Old Dec 21, 2002, 08:59 PM
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Tiger Moth will work. Any of the IFOs are fantastic. Just put them into high alpha (high angle of attack) mode, and they practically hover.

http://www.flyifo.com/
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:05 PM
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A cul-de-sac is more than enough space for a Tiger Moth. Build it light, stock is probably o.k. but there are plenty of tips in this forum. I'd highly recommend a 2-cell pack of Kokam 1020's. One may be all you need.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:07 PM
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thks for the info!!
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:14 PM
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Had a little fun with the slowstick just today.. Its a bit tough with the weight of the camera as it fly's a bit hotter. The more I fly, the easier it gets though.. this is a real tight area and the road entering my house is a great run way..
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:14 PM
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heres another yesterday
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:29 PM
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ripnburn: Judging by the shadows you must get 4-5 hours flight time. You using one of those new fuel cells?
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:33 PM
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Im out there almost every day now. sometimes several times throughout.. I watch the flag on the side a lot to see if its safe..
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:51 PM
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A Tigermoth would be a good choice, and I have flown mine in the street pretty easily. Another suggestion is the Gym-E from Todd's Models, it has an even tighter turning radius than the Tigermoth and will fly slower.

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Old Dec 21, 2002, 09:55 PM
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Is is wise to use the servos and receiver from my sky scooter aside from the battery you recommend or should I use the GWS flight pack?
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 10:12 PM
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Use the lightest gear you can get/afford. What servos and RX do you have? The supplied ones in most RTF planes are a little heavy.

The Scooter stuff may be better suited to a bigger model, like a SlowStick. You'll need one eventually
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 10:19 PM
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I second the motion for the Gym-E. It will turn MUCH more tightly than a Tiger Moth. The TM is flyable in my cul-de-sac, but it's not all that comfortable. The Gym-E is comfortable and relaxing to fly there. Then, after you get really proficient and want to do aerobatics in the cul-de-sac, get a Tiny-X .
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 10:23 PM
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I vote for the SS. Flys slow (even with the 1100 nimh batt) Quick to assemble and will fly in a little wind. I tried in 10 mph wind today and it flew but it wasn't pretty!
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 10:45 PM
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The servos are hitec hs-55 and the rx is the has-3mb.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 10:49 PM
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The servos are fine. Not sure about the RX, though. Should be OK, as small as the SS is, it should fit fine. Probably lighter than a 555. Can you remove the plastic case and just use shrink wrap?
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