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Old Oct 31, 2008, 11:03 AM
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3DHS 70" ?

since it always comes up in other 120E plane threads , i thought id start one to discuss the 90-120E class offering that 3DHS is considering. so far i have gathered it will be ~70" and CAN fly on 6s 5000 packs. any thoughts on if this will be an electric only?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 11:37 AM
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It would make sense for it to be Electric only, here's my reasoning.
  • If it can be used for either it will be heavier than it could be for Electric only
  • If it was designed to take the vibrations of Glow some would want to fit a small gasser, this would screw up the flight performance and test the structural integrity to the limit. 3DHS would be held responsible by the user regardless of the fact they didn't follow the recommendations
  • Slimers suck

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Old Oct 31, 2008, 11:58 AM
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on 10-15 mph wind days , its sure nice to take a bigger plane. a 70" will still fit easily in a SUV. any estimates on price? ~$400??
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:02 PM
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Guys - we've got a couple of projects going in this size range. I can't release details yet, but I can say that Mike gave a good summation of the reasons to do a dedicated electric. The reason not to do a dedicated electric is the roughly 1,000,000 sets of leftover Funtana components floating around the Earth looking for a better airplane to go into.

Back to the secret lab...
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Andrew steps into the lab as well...
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Thats slick .

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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Can I play too?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:26 PM
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oh yah, a 70" slick AND velox would be nice!

i can understand the market place for a electric/glow hybrid. i recently went to an old field i used to fly at a lot and everybody was still flying glow.


lets make the slick the electric only
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:29 PM
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oh yah, a 70" slick AND velox would be nice!
Those are my choices too, either one would fit the bill for me!

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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:32 PM
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my 68" maxair velox flies great, but its just too heavy. i hoping 8s will be the "powerful" setup on these bad boys
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Can I play too?

they gotta have a stoops airfoil!


-how about squares? 900-1000? maybe
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 01:10 PM
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I'm looking for a 10s rocket!
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Come on it...
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Ben is always cooking up something good!

It will be nice to have something between the 57" and 87" models.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 04:39 PM
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This is how I picture Ben, Scott, and Andrew when they are coming up with new ideas in their secret lab.

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