Which 3d faomy should I get????

I have:

Mega 16/15/4 (with gearbox)

13-6 Prop! Pheonix 35 SC 2100 3cell LiPo (20C)

I have an Attitude from Todds models but I am too chicken to fly it. A foamy will survive a few crashes.

Please can people suggest a good model for me.

Thanks!

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I am by no means a 3d pro. I am just learning 3D, but I have a Tro

Built Models Extra 260 and have been so impressed I must pass on th word. It is a flat foam blue core plane so it is easy to repair ( know all too well). Almost everyone that flies it ends up buying one. I don't want to sound like a comercial so I will leave it at that. would have never thought that a flat piece of foam could fly so well. My kit was given to me by a friend about 6 months ago and it is now # in my transmitter

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Ikarus Shockflier. Check hobby lobby for them.

John VB

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You could always buy some Fanfold Foam or Depron and make your own. Lots of plans out there now, and it's so simple to make it's ridiculous. There's one called the VTO that I've been flying. It's my favorite model now and it took me one night to build.

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I built one of these. It was so flimsy that it virtually did not survive the first day of flying. I will not build any foamy with such thin material again! The added weight of more substantial depron (e.g. thickness) is negligible. In my opinion, the Shock Flyer is a piece of junk!

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jeboba

Sounds like you over used the run into the ground landing method.

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Six_O'Clock_High

I haven't flown one, but I observed one flying, and I would have to agree. I watched the guy stop and make tape repairs over and over, for things that

6mm Depron or Fanfold foam would laugh at.
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Frank Costa

In my neck of the woods, these things rule (in the words of my 12 year old) and none of the problems you guys refer to have been seen. In fact most around there think they are almost indestructible. That makes me wonder if you erred in construction. No shot being taken, simply trying to help you enjoy a new "toy".

These birds NEED the CF they are shipped with properly used AS DIRECTED. One has to take special care not to use up the special glue they are shipped with as most other glues are too aggressive for the foam. The tape they are shipped with is also somewhat special and works well with the foam and glue.

They also don't seem to do very well if you use speed 400 class motors as they are too heavy. They also do much better with LiPo batteries of say around 1500 mAhr for outdoor flying. Lower capacity LiPo's work better for indoor work.

If you are not using their motors, you must put some right thrust in the motor bed.

That is all of my guesses for right now.

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Six_O'Clock_High

Used their glue and foam safe CA. Used their tape. Used all the CF. Used a stock motor. Used lipo's. Lots of people around here having just the opposite experience you are. We are in Florida. Maybe it's the heat!

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jeboba

Dunno, I am in South Texas. Wonder what we are doing differently.

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Six_O'Clock_High

Get a "non-foamy" :-) Check out our Nemesis 3D-II at

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Randy Model Airplane Engineering

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Randall Roman

Please can people suggest a good model for me.

Take a look at the Hell Raiser from Hobby Lobby. It won some kind of award at the SEFF flyin a couple of months ago. If the thing is in stock (they sell a LOT of them), it's a good kit to have. Look for a write up on it in Fly RC in the next month or so.

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Charlie Funk

I'm having a ball with this one:

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If you go for it do what I did and cut the profile of wing to fuse. from plans, hold to side of fuse. Make wing mounting marks and carbon fiber hole marks with pen onto fuse. Use 60 minute epoxy for the carbon fiber in the wing and to join the wings. Make custom firewall from ply. Shave prop retainer with grinder so it gets more of a bite on threaded motor shaft. Add micro push-rod retainers to control horns. Buy an extra set of deans ultra-plug for charger. Get next size up speed controller.

This plane goes where you point it like it's on rails and tears up the sky.

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Hi,

"Prop Flipper" I'm having a ball with this one:

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Same for me : the Eagle is a great model to fly and solid enough EPP to survive all my crashes I'm training outdoor for winter indoor : a lot of inverted flights with use of ailerons AND rudder. But rudder causes me still some errors in inverted flight and at half a meter (2 feet) above the groud, it doesn't give me much time to correct... I mounted the engine with a hinge on top, and a rubber band beneath attached to the landing gear. It saves me some props... Mixing of ailerons with elevator for faster loopings gives also good results. Both ailerons up during inverted flights allows even slower speed.

But I heard from a belgian indoor-specialist that the COBRA of the same manufactures (same EPP, but grey-black, same price) is even better for acrobatics. The COBRA will in any case be my next indoor plane, check here :

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Happy flights. Olivier

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Olivier tx2tx

That's easy: You're flying them. They're crashing them.

A kid at our local fun fly flew one almost non-stop for two days at our electric fun fly last weekend. The only time it broke was when he plowed it into the ground, HARD. It took hours and hours of hovering and other 3D, and never broke once.

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My buddy got one of this plane -

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and it seems fly very good in the field. (Please keep in mind that I do not fly any plane myself, just saw my buddy fly one in the field).

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