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Old Dec 17, 2008, 08:32 PM
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Best Combat Slope Soaring Flying Wing?

G'day All,
Just wondering peoples opinions on what is the best available combat flying wing for typical Aussie conditions. I've got a Zagi EPP that I haven't flown for some time and a mate wants to get into flying some combat. I'll hand on my Zagi to him and get something new

So what's good / bad / available at the moment?
What size / style / shapes are the best performers?

Cheers
Aaron
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 08:35 PM
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G'day All,
Just wondering peoples opinions on what is the best available combat flying wing for typical Aussie conditions. I've got a Zagi EPP that I haven't flown for some time and a mate wants to get into flying some combat. I'll hand on my Zagi to him and get something new

So what's good / bad / available at the moment?
What size / style / shapes are the best performers?

Cheers
Aaron
The scorpion from www.offtheedge.com

Or a bee from www.windrider.com
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 04:27 AM
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Combat

A lot of guys like the Bee for its good speed, all EPP construction, flying/handling characteristics, recovery from hits and ability to take the abuse of combat.
I've got a new Bee and recently on the only decent afternoon in ages with heaps of combat happening with good lift - and I spent hours looking for it all over the hill after flying the wrong wing following a light tap. Got it back though.

Mine has the Predator combat modifications which include carbon ribbon spars, enclosed internally mounted servos and push-rods, and larger fins (which I suspect is the hit recovery enhancement).

I have a Zagi 5C which I built light. I put some washout in the tips to avoid the legendary Zagi tip stall tendency. However it doesn't fly too good. I have never been really happy with it. The really heavy ones I have seen around appear to go better, even in light lift.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 04:39 AM
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A fatboy comp 44 for me
super easy to build ,it uses a stainless steel round bar as the joiner and generally doesnt require balancing.My cog was perfect straight up with standard gear.CF Spars are pre fitted and holes for radio gear are pre cut.Fast and Tough.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 05:20 AM
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The Scorpion is faster than most (at 130mph standard), recovers well and is Australian made.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 06:19 AM
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Rough skill level guide, Bee, fatboy for rookies, Scorpions for experienced pilots.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Wings

Looks like the votes so far are for the Scorpion.

I've just done a quick Youtube search and found some footage of the scorpion on bungee launch. That looks like a whole lot of fun.


Thanks everyone for the tips so far.
Looks like I'll be making a purchase in the very near future.


Cheers
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Or a bee from www.windrider.com
Should be http://www.windrider.com.hk

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hi ming were can i order this airplane from you and bye with visa eletron
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 12:21 PM
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http://www.windrider.com.hk/product.asp?page=2&id=164
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Old Jan 01, 2009, 06:59 AM
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SLOPE AEROBATICS DEMONSTRATION DAY

Hi Guys.

Just a reminder that this Sunday, January 4, at Mt Hollowback, Victoria, there is a trial day to demonstrate new rules for slope soaring contests, as well as new procedures for Gold Wings Slope. The limited use of electrics will also be demonstrated for the purpose of turning around the unacceptable, high rate of event cancellations.

This could be the turning point in slope competition for the next 20 years. If you are interested in becoming involved in slope aerobatics and would like to see it become truly National, then you have to come to this day.

Fun flying starts 10am. Trial starts 11am. There will be opportunities throughout the day for more fun flying. This day has been looming for 15 years. Come and witness history in the making.


Ian - slope aerobatics is the best form of aeromodelling - it's just that few people know it yet.
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Old Jan 01, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Bugger!! that's a 9 hour drive with a wedding anniversary running interference
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