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06-04-2009 10:42 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Dood

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A 50cc plane might not exactly qualify as "big", but it looks plenty big to me.

I've been thinking about the idea for some time about getting a big airplane, probably a 50cc plane like this 88" Edge 540 from WildHareRC to start with.

I've even tossed around the idea of trading a RTF 90 heli for a big 3D plane.

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06-04-2009 10:50 PM  9 years agoPost 2
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I've even tossed around the idea of trading a RTF 90 heli for a big 3D plane.
There's been quite a few large planks offered in trade for helis lately.

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06-04-2009 10:51 PM  9 years agoPost 3
buzzsaw

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Nothing will 3D like an Edge540,I have owned and flown all the big 40's.That lil Edge will flat out go foolish!

SkySpy Aerial Video

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06-04-2009 11:14 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Dood

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I see you've got a couple of Carden Edge's in your gallery.

How big are these?

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06-04-2009 11:52 PM  9 years agoPost 5
whirlyspud

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50cc is a nice size. Big enough without being so big that it is a hassle to transport. Do it!

Mike

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06-05-2009 04:24 AM  9 years agoPost 6
ShankBones

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That cool Dood, the bigger gas scales are easier to fly.
You will get hooked with giant planks, and will want bigger. I know I did.

This Edge is marginal for 50cc to 62cc. But if you want to get it to it's best "power to weight ratio", the 85cc will bring it to amazing 3D life. Plus you can always upgrade to larger plank with an 85cc.

I Highly Recommend the DA engine, most Gas flyer's will too.
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec...rtAircraft.html

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06-05-2009 04:45 AM  9 years agoPost 7
SilverEagle2

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^^^^^ +1000. Love my 3 DA's

Wait..what!?!?! No, that can't be!

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06-05-2009 04:50 AM  9 years agoPost 8
ShankBones

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Check out this WildHare.... That's what I'm talking about..

Watch at YouTube

Some more fun with the bigger boys.....Could leave some of the smoke out though.

Watch at YouTube

"Whats Right is Right and Whats Wrong is Not Flying"

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06-05-2009 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 9
lfalsetto

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I have an Aeroworks 27% Katana, 100 in wingspan that I have in the newsletter for 575, You would need a DA 100 or similar to fly it.

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06-05-2009 05:19 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Dood

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Now if I could have a nice plane like in that 2nd video, I'd be a happy guy. I could get out of heli's completely and still be very happy.

Helis are really cool & all, but maintenance and upkeep is crazy. They require so much concentration to fly it can take a lot of the enjoyment right out of it.

Getting ready for a day or weekend at the field can require the entire evening prior to just in preperation.

Sometimes I feel helicopters can be a chore and not a hobby.

Heli's crash all the damn time and cost a ton of money to fix.
Then they drink a ton of fuel which isn't cheap either.

Yeah, I could totally get into planes.

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06-05-2009 05:34 AM  9 years agoPost 11
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Sometimes I feel helicopters can be a chore and not a hobby.
In the unforgettable, immortal words of The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, "Don't you blaspheme in here! Don't you blaspheme in HERE!!

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06-05-2009 05:38 AM  9 years agoPost 12
Dood

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As much as I like wrenching on helicopters, I think I'd enjoy FLYING airplanes more. I think it would be a more relaxing, less stressful flying experience.

I like R/C to ESCAPE a stressful environment, not add to my stress.

I'm intrigued by both helis and planes.

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06-05-2009 05:38 AM  9 years agoPost 13
altima1779

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I think planes are a nice way to take a break from the Helicopters. I have had 3d planes and they are very fun but my new thing is Jets. I hate to say it, ever since i built my jet my Heli has been being neglected.

Check out this video. Jets can hover too, at least until the turbine thingy stops spinning.

Watch at YouTube

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06-05-2009 05:44 AM  9 years agoPost 14
GimbalFan (RIP)

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until the turbine thingy stops spinning.
An untimely despoolifitory nonturbination event indeed.

There was thrust vectoring on that one as well, eh? I'd love to look over the tx programming done to control thrust-vectored RC jets with canards. Eeeho.

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06-05-2009 05:50 AM  9 years agoPost 15
altima1779

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There was thrust vectoring on that one as well, eh?
I think your right, being that there is no prop pushing air over the control surfaces. I can't imagine you would have any control of the jet with out thrust vectoring.

I am a long way from that but they are still a blast, no time to relax flying a jet.

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06-05-2009 06:00 AM  9 years agoPost 16
ShankBones

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Dood, we all go through phases in the RC world. I know how you feel, I've been RC'n in and out since the early 80's. A break or a diversion is good sometimes.

It's all expensive and time consuming. From a 450 to a Gasser heli and from a foamy to a Giant 100cc'r.

All I can say, is have fun with it all as it comes in your life.

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06-05-2009 06:33 AM  9 years agoPost 17
Melon

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Yep, composite arf offers thier Rookie jet with thrust vectoring.

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06-05-2009 07:13 AM  9 years agoPost 18
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Here's a Composite ARF 'Rookie' w/canards and thrust vectoring.

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06-05-2009 07:18 AM  9 years agoPost 19
Dood

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that jet looks like a lot of fun.

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06-05-2009 07:22 AM  9 years agoPost 20
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Both those last two 'tubes are Composite ARF 'Rookies'.

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