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Oct 14, 2011, 11:46 PM
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Which Ultra Micro handles strong winds?


Which UM handles strong winds?

- UM Corsair
- UM Trojan T-28
- UM PoleCat
- UM Stryker
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Oct 15, 2011, 12:13 AM
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From my experience, the t-28 seems to fair well, I have flown it in winds of about 10mph or so, your fighting it the entire time, but it is flyable.
Oct 15, 2011, 01:47 AM
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Out of those... I'd say the UM Stryker.

As far as the whole UM/UMX line-up I'd probably say

Stryker
Sbach
Beast
Sukhoi XP
Polecat
Champ
T-28

These are probably a toss-up.
Mosquito
P-51
Corsair

Then
J-3 Cub
Extra
4-Site
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Oct 15, 2011, 04:50 AM
Depends on what you mean by strong. The Stryker would be the best.
Oct 15, 2011, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by schooner2000
Depends on what you mean by strong.
For example, I've got a UM T-28, is my weekend shot:?
Oct 15, 2011, 05:59 AM
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You could fly it - at least once anyway unless you can find it before the day is over then you could fly it again.
Oct 15, 2011, 06:03 AM
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That would be a good challenge for the flitetest guys...
Oct 15, 2011, 06:27 AM
I prefer to fly in little to no wind, take the fun out of it I find fighting the wind and plane.
Oct 15, 2011, 06:29 AM
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If your going to fly in wind why not get something bigger seems strange to me that anyone would want to fly something so small in any wind over 5mph
Oct 15, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by dazzzer1
If your going to fly in wind why not get something bigger seems strange to me that anyone would want to fly something so small in any wind over 5mph

I enjoy flying the Champ in the wind,, nothing beats taking off and holding the same compass direction for 10 minutes or more and then landing at you feet with no roll out..

OK I'm lying,,,, a dead calm foggy day is the best,, the ones where you can fly out into the fog bank and set up a gradual turn as you enter it and then the waiting and waiting to see if it comes back out of it or not.. This is the best Champ flying weather.. LOW and SLOW right off the deck..
Oct 15, 2011, 10:24 AM
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ive many of these UMs and the stryker is clearly the best in the wind so far (in my opinion)
Oct 15, 2011, 11:17 AM
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+1 on the Stryker, flew 5 batteries in 5 m/s breeze with 5 parachute landings when the timer beeped (set on 5 minutes of course..), the Stryker barely noticed the wind, maybe the wings rocked a little.

I wouldn't even have considered bringing out any of my other micros (P51, S26 and Mosquito)

Edit: maybe it was more like 3-4 m/s ( 7mph +) but definitely gusting so at times it'd be more.
Last edited by Pouncer; Oct 15, 2011 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Rectification
Oct 17, 2011, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by livonia bob
I enjoy flying the Champ in the wind,, nothing beats taking off and holding the same compass direction for 10 minutes or more and then landing at you feet with no roll out..

OK I'm lying,,,, a dead calm foggy day is the best,, the ones where you can fly out into the fog bank and set up a gradual turn as you enter it and then the waiting and waiting to see if it comes back out of it or not.. This is the best Champ flying weather.. LOW and SLOW right off the deck..
I agree. The Champ is the only plane I take out with lots of wind (I've flown it in 20-30mph wind). Since its a high-wing, the self-correction factor is helpful in wind. It's also the most durable UM around today
Oct 17, 2011, 12:06 PM
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My Sukhoi is lots of fun in the wind, it's like "surfing" the breeze!
Oct 17, 2011, 12:37 PM
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The Champ will only handle wind with the CG forward. Put the battery in the back of the slot and wind penetration becoms very hard.

With a heavy battery forward, it is very easy to fly in a stiff breeze.


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