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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Mark we all know the real problem is the warbird pilots hogging the airspace/runways just so they can do a few low passes and then flying scale the rest of the time.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Mark we all know the real problem is the warbird pilots hogging the airspace/runways just so they can do a few low passes and then flying scale the rest of the time.

That and those flat foamies hanging over the middle of the runway.

Can you say "target"? That's what flying wings were designed to eliminate, ya know. No razor blades necessary either.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:08 PM
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That, and those crazy "little witch" pilots trying to scare kids on Halloween.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Those little flat hanging planes can easily dodge the wings



I mean all they have to do is move left or right a couple of feet.
Its not like the wings can compensate for that
Old Oct 09, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Chicken and egg ?

What came first, the sweptback flying wing, (Zagi), or the sweptback wing jet fighter ?

Could a Zagi be a jet that lost its fuselage, or a jet, the mating of a Zagi and a missile ?

Was it grand design or evolution ?

These questions need...............................forgetting, please.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:32 PM
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That and those flat foamies hanging over the middle of the runway.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Flying Wing Questions


Okay, let me start off with this. I'm not trash talking the Zagi or any Flying Wings. So please keep the Flame Thrower put away. Though the Flying Wings do not appeal to me. I just have a couple of legitament questions about these Wings.

1) What is the appeal of the Flying Wings (Zagi)??? Like what makes them so appealing to some and hated by so many others? (The main question I have is what makes them appealing? I see several reasons posted here why they are hated.)

2) One of the reasons they dont appeal to me is they seem so easy to lose orientation on. Granted I have seen several with a bright color on their belly but still seems so easy to lose. So how do you keep this from happening?

3) Whats the purpose? As in do you use these for Aerobatics? Dog Fighting? What else?

4) What made you choose or want a Wing?

I guess I'm just curious as currently I seem to be more of a fan of scale flying but getting into some Aerobatics with my warbirds as well as some chasing/minor dog fighting and etc. So the wings dont appeal much but just wanted some light to be shed for me.

Thanks in advance,
Josh
Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Also they are compact and I can take them anywhere for a quick fix flight.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Lazy people fly wings generally
Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:52 PM
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I love tics one liner zingers.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Okay, let me start off with this. I'm not trash talking the Zagi or any Flying Wings. So please keep the Flame Thrower put away. Though the Flying Wings do not appeal to me. I just have a couple of legitament questions about these Wings.

1) What is the appeal of the Flying Wings (Zagi)??? Like what makes them so appealing to some and hated by so many others? (The main question I have is what makes them appealing? I see several reasons posted here why they are hated.)

2) One of the reasons they dont appeal to me is they seem so easy to lose orientation on. Granted I have seen several with a bright color on their belly but still seems so easy to lose. So how do you keep this from happening?

3) Whats the purpose? As in do you use these for Aerobatics? Dog Fighting? What else?

4) What made you choose or want a Wing?

I guess I'm just curious as currently I seem to be more of a fan of scale flying but getting into some Aerobatics with my warbirds as well as some chasing/minor dog fighting and etc. So the wings dont appeal much but just wanted some light to be shed for me.

Thanks in advance,
Josh
1) They are very fun to fly.

2) They can be easy to lose orientation on in comparison to conventional aircraft, but not so much more that is a problem. (the sweep turns it into an arrow pointed in the direction of flight). It can happen, so make sure you read this if you haven't done so. I also make sure to put big winglets on, and make the top and bottom differ in shape.

3)With my one wing, I do basic aerobatics, I (can, but don't) dogfight, I race pylon, thermal, bomb drop, FPV, you name it.

4)They are interesting creatures. They are unique, they are a challenge, they are as graceful as a butterfly and bad*ss as a hawk. They are incredibly versatile platforms, they offer the theoretical lowest drag (not in practice, but you have something to shoot for), and the are astoundingly, unbelievably durable. I have crashed mine high speed into asphalt several times with barely a scratch. (Put bamboo skewers in the nose LE). Once you try it, you never go back.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I tried it.... I was ashamed of myself. I went back
Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Okay, let me start off with this. I'm not trash talking the Zagi or any Flying Wings. So please keep the Flame Thrower put away. Though the Flying Wings do not appeal to me. I just have a couple of legitament questions about these Wings.

1) What is the appeal of the Flying Wings (Zagi)??? Like what makes them so appealing to some and hated by so many others? (The main question I have is what makes them appealing? I see several reasons posted here why they are hated.)

Style points

2) One of the reasons they dont appeal to me is they seem so easy to lose orientation on. Granted I have seen several with a bright color on their belly but still seems so easy to lose. So how do you keep this from happening?

Keep yer eyes open.

3) Whats the purpose? As in do you use these for Aerobatics? Dog Fighting? What else?

You haven't been paying attention, have you?

4) What made you choose or want a Wing?

To chase kids and old ladies around and make them scream (the old ladies, that is). Duh.

I guess I'm just curious as currently I seem to be more of a fan of scale flying but getting into some Aerobatics with my warbirds as well as some chasing/minor dog fighting and etc. So the wings dont appeal much but just wanted some light to be shed for me.

Thanks in advance,
Josh
You're welcome.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I hate to admit it, but besides being outraged at seeing zagi pilots chasing dogs, children and whoever else might be enjoying a sunday walk in a park, I have.... on occassion.... gotten a chuckle out of it. It does clear out the park pretty quickly but inevitably the park police show up and the party is over.. permanently.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Wings should be banned for being dangerous and loud. It's simple if you think about it.


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