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Aug 12, 2005, 11:43 PM
In Massive Debt

Which one do you like better?

I was gonna make a poll, but then figured it was more trouble then it was worth...

Heres the question....

I have the funtana 40, with a saito 82. I was talkign with one of my friends the other day, and he said that all of his bigger versions of planes( giant U-Can-Do, funtana 90 ect) performed better then the smaller versions. I thought just the opposite, especially with The U-Can-Do, i have never flown the funtana 90, but figured it probably wouldnt be as fun as the smaller one....Is this true? Does anyoen else have any opinions on this?
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Aug 13, 2005, 10:06 AM
Naturally altered
The bigger the plane, the best it flies IMO. Some people will say they fly more scale like. Well that may be true for a P-51 as an example. But how can you say a plane such as a Funtana flies scale like, when there is no full size version of that plane. The power to weight ratio of today`s RC models is way beyond full scale ones.

I know for a fact that you can accomplish some aerobatic tricks with a 33% Cap or Extra with gaz engines (20+ pounds aircraft) that you just can`t with a .40 size model. A parachute style landing is an example (no paruchute is involved here). These things fly as they were levitated by some obscure force. I saw it with my own eyes and had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.

It`s been said in another thread that the FuntanaS .40 size is a very good build while it`s bigger .90 brother is a bit weak (lighter, not enough wood). Disregarding that fact, and in line with what i said above, I am sure the .90 is a "better" flyer. I have seen both in action and that confirmed it.

For the same wing loading, a smaller model will always be swifter and rockier than a large one.
Last edited by Cubber; Aug 13, 2005 at 05:42 PM. Reason: typos
Aug 13, 2005, 03:07 PM
In Massive Debt
OK, i have never flown the larger funtana. But concernign the U-Can-Dos, the smalelr one flies the best, the bigger oens jsut arent capable of doign any of the manuevers the small one can.
Aug 14, 2005, 04:25 PM
Naturally altered
Here are a couple of nice examples of how well larger 3d models fly :



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