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Sep 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Dazzer, if you want floating and gliding, get the new radian pro
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Sep 29, 2010, 01:46 PM
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Dazzer, if you want floating and gliding, get the new radian pro
I know but i like the look of the micro beast it has so much detail and seems very well done and its brushless I might just wait until some reviews come out first before i get it .
Sep 29, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by dazzzer1
I know but i like the look of the micro beast it has so much detail and seems very well done and its brushless I might just wait until some reviews come out first before i get it .
Wow, I admire your patience. I on the other hand will be burning rubber all the way to the LHS as soon as they get them

PS, I wish you guys would quit bumping this thread, I keep seeing it and thinking "Oh, maybe it's out now!"
Sep 29, 2010, 03:53 PM
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Well, until it's late October that's not something to worry about. Not to mention how many new threads there will be when it is released.
Sep 29, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dazzzer1
i left planes to fly helis but I have always liked the micro planes and i said if they ever make a brushless one i would get it . I dont see why this plane should be any hard to fly than other 4ch planes , I do see the point on it being fragil I just hope it does not want to drop on landings and has a nice glide when the throttle stick is right back .
Dazzzer,

Biplanes aren't typically noted for having great glide characteristics. Especially if they have round flying wires. Airfoil-shaped wires help reduce the drag, as a wire of a given diameter & length will generally have ~10 times the drag of an airfoil the same length with a maximum thickness equivalent to the diameter of the wire. Nevertheless - if you're looking for great power-off glide performance, there are better choices than a scale aerobatic biplane. For instance - the Radian Pro that Bowerz mentioned. There are a few scale motor-glider options out there that would also work well, and would allow one to do conventional takeoffs & landings.

Joel
Sep 29, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Bowerz
Dazzer, if you want floating and gliding, get the new radian pro
Parkzone needs to make a micro radian!! The full size radian can't fit on my bike.
Sep 29, 2010, 04:57 PM
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im only looking for a small amount of glide to land not for the over all flight , Like with the t28 its a fast plane but landing was a Breeze as it had a nice glide path on landing .
Sep 29, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dazzzer1
im only looking for a small amount of glide to land not for the over all flight , Like with the t28 its a fast plane but landing was a Breeze as it had a nice glide path on landing .
The Beast looks like it will be happier on approach if one carries some power all the way down. It's just the nature of the Beast. (I couldn't resist.)

Oh, well - we'll find out for sure soon enough, I guess. I'll be sure to post a detailed flight-report right after the maiden & shake-down flights. I'm sure a number of others on here will do the same.

I am very much looking forward to this one!!

Joel
Sep 29, 2010, 06:16 PM
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ever land with flaps down? you got two wing servos for the aelerons.. you got flaps. 4 of them. I bet you could get your approach down pretty slow.
Sep 29, 2010, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by turboparker
The Beast looks like it will be happier on approach if one carries some power all the way down. It's just the nature of the Beast. (I couldn't resist.)

Oh, well - we'll find out for sure soon enough, I guess. I'll be sure to post a detailed flight-report right after the maiden & shake-down flights. I'm sure a number of others on here will do the same.

I am very much looking forward to this one!!

Joel
High drag light weight planes need some power till the flare to get smooth landings..
Sep 29, 2010, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Baratacus
ever land with flaps down? you got two wing servos for the aelerons.. you got flaps. 4 of them. I bet you could get your approach down pretty slow.
Sure. However, landing with flaps takes more power than landing clean...

I will be setting mine up for flaperons.
Sep 29, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Sure. However, landing with flaps takes more power than landing clean...

I will be setting mine up for flaperons.
Or steeper approach..
Sep 29, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Or steeper approach..
Which usually makes it even tougher to grease it in...
Sep 29, 2010, 08:48 PM
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Which usually makes it even tougher to grease it in...
No the flaps drop the speed really fast as soon as you start the flare. But OK yea you do have to have the timing and altitude just right.. That's why landing with flaps is so much more fun..
Sep 29, 2010, 10:27 PM
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No the flaps drop the speed really fast as soon as you start the flare. But OK yea you do have to have the timing and altitude just right.. That's why landing with flaps is so much more fun..
Yep - it's the timing & altitude part I was alluding to. Not an easy thing for most inexperienced pilots to pull off on a consistent basis.


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