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Posted by Mr_Ben | Nov 16, 2018 @ 02:42 AM | 1,105 Views
I've been out of the hobby for a quite a while. My guess is 12 years. Life got busy, hectic even. I used to enjoy getting up for work a few hours early, stopping by a nearby park and tossing out my souped up (man was it souped up) Superfly from Superfly RC (http://www.superflyrc.com). It was the favorite of all my EPP foam builds. In fact I owned 3 of em because I enjoyed tickering with the nuances of the forgiving platform. You could do just about anything with it (within acceptable parameters) and it would fly. There's so much more I wanted to do with em but as I said, time constraints choked the hobby right out of me. But there was a part of me that had burnt out on it. Probably because I jumped into the hobby with both feet and way too fast.

Oh I've tried balsa builds, but once you build em you can't make to many mods of the airframe while finding out what does and doesn't work. For me that's 75% of the fun of things. But should one of the mods not work well, you lose some if not all control and kiss smack the ground and risk abandoning all hopes of reasonable repairs. Plus balsa repairs can be time consuming. I know this from experience too.

I've toyed with a couple EPO planes, most of which are pre-built and all you do at most is slap in your own electronics and get airborne. While EPO foam is pretty strong, it's not near as forgiving as EPP. If you wreck one badly repairs are often impossible due to the fact that it shatters more than tears. EPP foam however...Continue Reading