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Jan 28, 2002, 07:51 AM
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2nd Plane recommendation

I had two good weeks with my Pico Stick FD and I think I am ready to move on. Constant winds (10-15 MPH) have really made my flights less than satisfying as most of the time.

Could someone kindly recommend a plane which can handle 10-15MPH wind? Tks.

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Jan 28, 2002, 09:16 AM
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My PushECat(PEC) really seems to handle the wind well. I'm really hoping the TwinStar will also when I get it built. The Wattage Hawk didn't do bad, but it was a pretty light plane. My other plane(s), the Pico Stik and the TigerMoth(actually my son's plane) like NO wind. Hope this helps. BTW, I'm really looking forward to the PEC-A!!
Jan 28, 2002, 09:32 AM
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You can't go wrong with a Zagi 400x. I flew mine in 20 mph winds with 25 mph gusts the other day. Plane flew great. Averaged 20 minute flights due to flying off a 20 ft bluff (Texas flood control dam).

My only problem is I look like a racoon. My face is so wind burnt. The only thing not burnt was where I was wearing sunglasses.

Bone stock a 400x will fly for 10 minutes full throttle. If you cut the motor tray and mod it some you can run the smaller 500 mA battery and thermal the same plane.

The best part of them is that they are so tough. Pull up inverted? No prob. Find all the pieces, re-assemble and throw it back in the air.
Jan 28, 2002, 10:29 PM
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Thanks guys. After weighing the options, I feel that my second plane should allow me to learn some aerobatics as well as to handle the wind. Therefore, I guess Zagi 400X is the choice.