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Old 08-24-2011, 02:52 PM
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Default Next aerobatic (and a bit of 3D) plane suggestions

Looking for a new plane and need some suggestions.
I have a mini ultra stick and and parkzone Extra 300 and I am thinking to replace the Extra - even though it flies relatively and fast nice and can easily fly inverted I feel like it has to always be flown with quite a bit of power and even thought when it is far up in the air it looks nice - flying it slow is not the best. There seems to be a significant difference between a balsa plane and foam - the balsa seems to fly effortless while the foam (at least the Extra300) feels like it is flying with brute force.
I am not flying 3D but do enjoy aerobatic flight (and might start a bit of 3D) - I would like to stay with 3S batteries so motors should probably be 480, 15-25 size.
I like the way the Min Funtana X flies and was wandering if there are any others I should consider within roughly the same category.
I would like to have a plane that can fly straight and easy in a pattern with the capability to slow it nicely for landing and can fly in bit more gusty winds then my current planes.
* At this point I was mainly considering the minifuntana x and the Extra 260
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:12 PM
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How about the 3DHS 41" Edge Buck Huck? It is more 3D oriented but from what I've read it flies awesome. They are all on back order right now but should be in stock in a few weeks. Here is the huge thread on RC Groups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=480
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:14 PM
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Hi
How about an Airfoilz
http://airfoilz.com/
Made of foam but flies like a balsa bird
Take care
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected]! View Post
How about the 3DHS 41" Edge Buck Huck? It is more 3D oriented but from what I've read it flies awesome. They are all on back order right now but should be in stock in a few weeks. Here is the huge thread on RC Groups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=480
Esprit Model (http://www.espritmodel.com/) has them in stock. I just ordered one from there. Judging from the reviews and videos I've seen, she seems fantastic! Can't wait to maiden mine!
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kenchiroalpha View Post
Hi
How about an Airfoilz
http://airfoilz.com/
Made of foam but flies like a balsa bird
Take care
Yours Hank
+1 on the Airfoilz!
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:07 PM
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http://www.adchobbystore.com/3DHS-48...-Red_p_58.html

Rob at ADC Hobbies is the International distributor for 3DHS. He is awesome to deal with.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:25 PM
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Can`t beat this one on a budget:

http://www.sdshobby.net/57-extra-330...ar-p-4084.html

Same airframe, different scheme as the 3DHobbyshop`s 57 inch Extra330sc, but considerably cheaper.............

I power mine with a HK G60 400KV http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._60_Glow_.html

, a HK 70amp Turnigy Delux ESC http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ontroller.html

, and 6 cell 4000 mah Turnigy Nanotech`s http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lipo_Pack.html

My build is here: http://teamflyingcircus.com/forum/f3...obby-net-5556/

I paid $168 US dollars for it, and $85 US dollars to have it shipped to my door in 10 days to Canada. No taxes, no duty. Best ARF I have ever had. Better than my 50cc Aeroworks, any H9 ARF, or GP Arf I have purchased.

Fly`s awesome. I love it.

If you want it in a different Ultracote/Oracover scheme, here`s yet another Chinese distributor:
http://www.zyhobby.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=463

Notice they also carry 3DHS`s 70 inch Slick, but with a pukey scheme in with cheap Taiwan film. This will be my next model. Just waiting to see if they bring it out soon with Ultracote/Oracover. I also think the Velox is the same as 3DHS`s, but have not compared the airframe photo`s yet........
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:27 PM
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
Esprit Model (http://www.espritmodel.com/) has them in stock. I just ordered one from there. Judging from the reviews and videos I've seen, she seems fantastic! Can't wait to maiden mine!
BTW... After maybe 10 flights on the Buck Huck, I'd say this is exactly what the original poster is looking for. I've only done traditional aerobatics (no 3D) on 70% rates so far, but this plane is really a great way for a noob like me to get into serious aerobatics. It flies like a docile sports plane until you yank on the sticks and then... wow! I can do all kinds of snaps and spins and as someone said, the plane makes me look like I know what I'm doing (I don't).
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