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Old Dec 31, 2002, 07:11 PM
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Looking for good flying park plane..any ideas?

Right now I am looking at 2-3 planes but open to suggestions. I am looking for something small,electric , quick and Aerobatic. Something easy,arf.

I see one of the planes mentioned here , the Monsun . This appears to be a good quaility plane but how Aerobatic is it?

Another one I am looking at is the pitts:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/pitts.htm

This one is small and looks Aerobatic but the big turnoff to me is all foam. My experince with foam planes dates back when I was a kid in 70's so maybe they have improved? Or do they still break easy and have a cheap look about them?

Right now, the one I am leaning towards the most is this one:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/chilli.htm


This one is small , looks to be Aerobatic and only fusage is foam. Has anyone flown this plane or give me more info on it?

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Fletch
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Old Dec 31, 2002, 07:44 PM
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I have the Pitts. The motor runs backwards and spins the prop off. The only way I could fix it was to put a different motor in it, so the price of the power system was wasted. Other than that, I think it's one of the better looking foam planes, and it flies nicely.



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Old Dec 31, 2002, 07:50 PM
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I'm sure the GWS p-51 would fit your bill. You can fit retracts too!

www.canadianmodelsupply.com/mustang.php

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Old Dec 31, 2002, 08:13 PM
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You might try the:

Tiny X........http://www.toddsmodels.com/

MM Glidertech Hornet......http://www.mmglidertech.com/
I have had a couple problems getting the Hornet in the air....BUT that is a problem on our end....I have seen it fly at my field and it is awesome for a small plane....

Just for messing around I have a GWS Beaver that is fun....just not very aerobatic....




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Old Dec 31, 2002, 11:27 PM
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Great Park Flyer

You can't beat the WattAge Crazy Max. I flew mine again today, a really fun plane. It flies surprisingly well for a foam ARF at $50. I use a Merlin 600 mah 8.4v NiMH battery and it flies great. I even went to the LHS and bought the 9.6v WattAge 800 mah 5/4AAA NiMH battery that I'm sure will make it even faster and wilder. It is very aerobatic. I couldn't be more pleased with the way it handles.

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Old Jan 01, 2003, 12:20 AM
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I have the Pitts. The motor runs backwards and spins the prop off. The only way I could fix it was to put a different motor in it, so the price of the power system was wasted. Other than that, I think it's one of the better looking foam planes, and it flies nicely.



Chuck
Do you have a close up pic of the plane? On their web page the plane looks great and doesn't even look like foam but you know how ad's can be . How fast was the plane with the stock motor and what did you replace it with? On hobby lobby's web site they have video's you can download and both this plane and espcially the chilli look really quick (which is what I want). How do you rate Hobby lobby? Another site said not to use them but to go with Wattage or GWS

tnx, Fletch
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Old Jan 01, 2003, 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by sacspad
You might try the:

Tiny X........http://www.toddsmodels.com/

MM Glidertech Hornet......http://www.mmglidertech.com/
I have had a couple problems getting the Hornet in the air....BUT that is a problem on our end....I have seen it fly at my field and it is awesome for a small plane....

Just for messing around I have a GWS Beaver that is fun....just not very aerobatic....




I checked out their video. Plane would be great for front yard use for sure. But I am looking for some speed too.

tnx, Fletch


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Old Jan 01, 2003, 12:25 AM
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Re: Great Park Flyer

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You can't beat the WattAge Crazy Max. I flew mine again today, a really fun plane. It flies surprisingly well for a foam ARF at $50. I use a Merlin 600 mah 8.4v NiMH battery and it flies great. I even went to the LHS and bought the 9.6v WattAge 800 mah 5/4AAA NiMH battery that I'm sure will make it even faster and wilder. It is very aerobatic. I couldn't be more pleased with the way it handles.

CMP

How quick is this plane? Any video's where I can see it in action???

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Old Jan 01, 2003, 02:24 PM
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Crazy Max Video

Fletch,

You can check out a good Crazy Max video in the following thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=70975

It will fly pretty fast but will slow way down for landing or easy cruising.

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Old Jan 01, 2003, 03:25 PM
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Re: Crazy Max Video

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Fletch,

You can check out a good Crazy Max video in the following thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=70975

It will fly pretty fast but will slow way down for landing or easy cruising.

CMP
Now that looks nice! But I did a search on tower and found they have another version called Crazy 8. It looks really nice and looks to be well built. Do you know anything about this version of the plane?

Thanks,Fletch
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Old Jan 01, 2003, 03:31 PM
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Fletch re: the Pitts

I put a GWS EPS 100 in it. The plane's made of Depron sheet, not molded foam, so the finish is nicer, no mold marks. It's a handful for me to fly, because it's so short coupled, but it's fun to fly. It's not a slowflyer, though.


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Old Jan 01, 2003, 03:34 PM
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In addition to the CrazyMax or Crazy 8 you might also want to consider some of the other Wattage ARF's, like the Sukhoi that uses the same drive system as the CM.

Or some of the slightly larger speed 400 size planes such as the Extra 330L, Giles G202, Cap 232.
http://www.hobbypeople.net/prdcls/acearf02.asp

Hobby People is still showing the CrazyMax on sale for $39.99
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/128432.asp

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Old Jan 01, 2003, 03:51 PM
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In addition to the CrazyMax or Crazy 8 you might also want to consider some of the other Wattage ARF's, like the Sukhoi that uses the same drive system as the CM.

Or some of the slightly larger speed 400 size planes such as the Extra 330L, Giles G202, Cap 232.
http://www.hobbypeople.net/prdcls/acearf02.asp

Hobby People is still showing the CrazyMax on sale for $39.99
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/128432.asp

BC

I went looking earlier for the Giles but hobby peoples web site keeps giving me messages that it's server is out of memeory. But only on the electric plane section. Tried it both with netscape and IE .

Boy oh boy, the more I look into this the harder it is to make a choice. I am more confused about what to buy more than ever

Ok let me ask a general question about the motors in these planes. I just did my first electric helicopter and quickly learned I had to go brushless if I was going to enjoy it. The stock brush motor was worn out in like 2 weeks. I am wondering if planes are the same way or not. If they are a maintaince night mare, I will go brushless from the start. But if they last longer than heli's I may stay with brush, at least for the time being.

If I go with the crazy 8 what is a good motor for it?

Thanks,
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Old Jan 01, 2003, 03:52 PM
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Fletch re: the Pitts

I put a GWS EPS 100 in it. The plane's made of Depron sheet, not molded foam, so the finish is nicer, no mold marks. It's a handful for me to fly, because it's so short coupled, but it's fun to fly. It's not a slowflyer, though.


Chuck
Thanks for the info Chuck. Really hard to decide on what to do now...

Tnx, Fletch
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