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Mar 18, 2017, 03:09 PM
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Currently the best F3F model available.


Headline says it all, is it the Pitbull?
I'm after the very best available.
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Mar 18, 2017, 03:57 PM
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OK, I will be the first one to say it.... There is no "Best F3F model. There are at least a dozen models all capable of being the best..... and they all have their own flying abilities. What make the best model is the one best for you and "your" flying style. What is best for me and what is best for you could be two very different models but equally fast on the race course. Pick one, learn how to fly it well.
Mar 18, 2017, 05:35 PM
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The best F3F models have the best F3F pilots. Medium F3F pilots have so-so F3F models, and so on..
It is very easy
Mar 18, 2017, 07:18 PM
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Shinto has the best paint job. So its the best!
Mar 18, 2017, 08:26 PM
Martin
The Shinto is also a super plane to fly and they are available!
Love mine
Mart
Mar 19, 2017, 04:06 AM
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To help you find an answer to this impossible question, check some of the posts from David Olson, in his most excellent coverage of the 2016 F3F World Championship.
David did an incredible job at posting awesome photos and videos each day of the competition, but he also posted useful information on the toys used by the top pilots:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=385

Equipment used for each pilot:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=384

and put that in relation with the results:
http://www.wcf3f.dk/results.html

Good luck in your quest
Mar 19, 2017, 05:11 AM
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From my point of view, the Shinto and the Freestyler 5 are equally the best F3F planes currently available.

But the Pitbull is the best ratio price-performance available. I always recommend it to new people wanted to start F3F competition seriously.

Hope this answers your question.

Pierre
Mar 19, 2017, 07:38 AM
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The entire current crop of planes are all capable. Cant go wrong with any of them. Get something from a buulder who services the users with regards to quality, time, and value.
Mar 19, 2017, 08:53 PM
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the "STATS" tab on this page has the details too

http://www.f3xvault.com/?action=even...w&event_id=816


Quote:
Originally Posted by bOjO
To help you find an answer to this impossible question, check some of the posts from David Olson, in his most excellent coverage of the 2016 F3F World Championship.
David did an incredible job at posting awesome photos and videos each day of the competition, but he also posted useful information on the toys used by the top pilots:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=385

Equipment used for each pilot:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=384

and put that in relation with the results:
http://www.wcf3f.dk/results.html

Good luck in your quest
Mar 20, 2017, 03:04 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrs_123
the "STATS" tab on this page has the details too

http://www.f3xvault.com/?action=even...w&event_id=816
But please remember - Word Championship it was only one tournament with almost the same style od flying. Thorsten and Helge love such style of flying. Pierre is perfectly accurate-everywhere. For me such a statement is not meaningful.
And what about year-round series of races? ... WorldCup 2017 was won by Pike and Eurotour 2017 by Radical. Which is more reliable? One tournament or series of competitions? Model, pilot or pilot and model?
Mar 20, 2017, 04:28 PM
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Hello Czyno,
hope you are well !
I agree with your comment. Radical Jazz is also a very good plane, and the Pike is still very competitive
My feedback is however based on the entire season, not only the WC. This is a personal opinion I share with myself !

See you this summer at col de Tende ?

Cheers,
Pierre
Last edited by prondel; Mar 20, 2017 at 04:44 PM.
Mar 21, 2017, 12:39 AM
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Agree with PR 100%...... it was VERY clear at the WC.

The Pitbull it the best value and also an incredible model..... and available!

Good luck!!!

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Originally Posted by prondel
From my point of view, the Shinto and the Freestyler 5 are equally the best F3F planes currently available.

But the Pitbull is the best ratio price-performance available. I always recommend it to new people wanted to start F3F competition seriously.

Hope this answers your question.

Pierre
Mar 21, 2017, 12:01 PM
isoaritfirst
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For me the Shinto ticks all the boxes of being a great model to own and to fly.
It wins because it does everything well, making it a great competition model. When I'm out practising or sports flying it inspires confidence, making me happy to throw it off in difficult conditions or on difficult slopes.
Because I enjoy the model a lot, I fly it a lot - therefore it is MY best F3f model.

Pitbulls are very fast.
Mar 21, 2017, 12:41 PM
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I think the current top models are all very very close, for me the most important part is the set up, so that it excels at what it does best, which is straight line speed and retaining the energy through the turns, and then knowing what to change so that you achieve those flight characteristics. The top pilots know how to tune the models for the desired flight. I wish I new how. Ian
Mar 21, 2017, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for all the replys, don`t know why I didn`t get hose replys on email..
anyhow, I got the short Ascot, Ceres F3F and Aris as well as other oldies, that`s why my question. so I have heard the finish pling before..
There is no answer to it I know, but a middlename to it would be easy to find for those you nowadays.
So Shinto and not Pitbull you say, ok. Or how close are they?