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Sep 21, 2011, 08:33 AM
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new to flying wings....


g'day folks, just wondering if anyone can shed some light on the whole flying wings, im mildly intreaged in getting one, we get some windy days where i live and not being able to fly is a killer, ive heard the flying wings can be flown in any condition, and there fun to fly too, would anyone be willing to tell me a bit more about them and some personal experiences with them, i would like something fast, that can also do some aerobatics, are they hard to build??? ive seen hobby king has a blue coloured one called a bonzi or something along those lines, they any good or if not maybe can anyone suggest something, i dont want this to be expensive build, ie i would like to be a tight ass on it, haha, no what i mean is within reason, love some feedback off anyone...
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Sep 21, 2011, 12:11 PM
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the bonzi is basically just an ms composit swift 2 and is a very good wing capable of speed in the 60ish mph range and will take wind just fine if you build it 12oz or so its also very cheap and can be powered for very little money

seeing as your only shooting for 10-12oz auw look for 100W motor in the 1600-1800kv range swing a 6x5-7x5 prop on your choice of 2-3 cells

lots of fun!
Sep 21, 2011, 01:16 PM
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g'day folks, just wondering if anyone can shed some light on the whole flying wings, im mildly intreaged in getting one, we get some windy days where i live and not being able to fly is a killer, ive heard the flying wings can be flown in any condition, and there fun to fly too, would anyone be willing to tell me a bit more about them and some personal experiences with them, i would like something fast, that can also do some aerobatics, are they hard to build??? ive seen hobby king has a blue coloured one called a bonzi or something along those lines, they any good or if not maybe can anyone suggest something, i dont want this to be expensive build, ie i would like to be a tight ass on it, haha, no what i mean is within reason, love some feedback off anyone...
I like my BattleWing from BattleWing.net. Comes with 2 batteries and an extra prop. It's ARF, just add an Rx and go. Wingspan is 31", has unlimited vertical or at least as high as I dare fly, and is very stable at low speeds. Since it is EPP it is almost unbreakable. The seller will repair it free if you are unable.
Check it out.
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Sep 21, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Flying wings are a blast to fly. Just read the top 10 or 20 threads in this group to get some ideas on the most popular wings.
Sep 23, 2011, 08:36 AM
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thanks for the imput guys, have been doing some reading, quiet excited to grab a wing, will post up when i decide which to get ect. thanks very much
Sep 23, 2011, 10:05 AM
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g'day folks, just wondering if anyone can shed some light on the whole flying wings, im mildly intreaged in getting one, we get some windy days where i live and not being able to fly is a killer, ive heard the flying wings can be flown in any condition, and there fun to fly too, would anyone be willing to tell me a bit more about them and some personal experiences with them, i would like something fast, that can also do some aerobatics, are they hard to build??? ive seen hobby king has a blue coloured one called a bonzi or something along those lines, they any good or if not maybe can anyone suggest something, i dont want this to be expensive build, ie i would like to be a tight ass on it, haha, no what i mean is within reason, love some feedback off anyone...
What planform are you interested in; chevron, delta, plank or forward swept?
Sep 23, 2011, 10:21 PM
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I bought my Zagi-HP a while back and have flown it just fine in 15-20 MPH winds. The Zagi flight characteristics take a bit of getting used to but I love it. It is a blast to fly and even combat with and it can take a beating like nothing else I've seen out there. Plus they sell plenty of spare parts at the website so I don't need to build another one-of-a-kind custom part if I break something. Anyways thats my 2 cents worth for you.
Sep 24, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Sep 26, 2011, 03:07 AM
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do u want it fast and light? fast and heavy? for a windy day in the 40mph i would go for fast and heavy but if your "windy day" is 10mph go with light and fast

light = a lot of sweep
heavy = not so much sweep

heres a video of a fast and heavy model this was a windy day roughly 30-35mph winds
1m flying wing 2200kv jamison park penrith (5 min 51 sec)
Sep 27, 2011, 06:17 AM
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do u want it fast and light? fast and heavy? for a windy day in the 40mph i would go for fast and heavy but if your "windy day" is 10mph go with light and fast

light = a lot of sweep
heavy = not so much sweep

heres a video of a fast and heavy model this was a windy day roughly 30-35mph winds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR7EfQcLlPA
hey mate, your windy days will be similar to mine, i live down in wollongong so as you can imagine we get some prett gusty days espically when the southerly kicks in in the arvo and decides to hang around for a few days
Sep 27, 2011, 07:06 AM
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hey mate, your windy days will be similar to mine, i live down in wollongong so as you can imagine we get some prett gusty days espically when the southerly kicks in in the arvo and decides to hang around for a few days
yeah mate the southerly sucks anywhere along the coast i was down wollongong on sunday it was blowing a gale
Sep 27, 2011, 08:14 AM
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yeah mate the southerly sucks anywhere along the coast i was down wollongong on sunday it was blowing a gale
Sounds like you should take up slope soaring!
Sep 27, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Sounds like you should take up slope soaring!
watching some guys slope soaring a wing is what first got me interested in one, i live covered in cliffs, but what scares me with slope soaring is not knowing what to do and loosing the plane also
Sep 27, 2011, 09:38 AM
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yeah mate the southerly sucks anywhere along the coast i was down wollongong on sunday it was blowing a gale
yeh mate so u see my predicament, maybe the heavy option is the better, i have sent you a pm also if u can kindly just check it out
Sep 27, 2011, 07:52 PM
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watching some guys slope soaring a wing is what first got me interested in one, i live covered in cliffs, but what scares me with slope soaring is not knowing what to do and loosing the plane also
You could always slope the powered wing. That will let you use power to recover the model in the event you have trouble.


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