I'm looking for ideas for my next plane and would be interested in any
suggestions, comments and discussion around the following requirements:
ARTF - I don't want to spend a long time building or covering, I want
to be flying!
It must be hand launch'able and withstand a rough grass landing - the
field we fly from is very bumpy and not mown.
Good performance on a 40 -> 52 2 stroke, fit in the back of a car
Capable of knife edge, basic 3d etc - I m sort of looking for a 'Big
Shocky that will cope with the wind'.
Avaliable preferably in the UK and at a reasonable price, certainly
less than 100 UKP, preferably near the 50 UKP mark!
My experience - been flying for 2 years, enjoying various SPAD's
(Debut, Gant, QHOR, Dingbat etc) and love the Shocky but not the fact
that it needs zero wind! Looking for something to learn 3d on so must
be repairable and not shatter to 1000 pieces if I do crash it. :)
Thanks in advance
These are stronger and quicker-building than a shocky, and take a fair
amount of wind. They also hold up to much more "abuse" without damage.
Something really "slick" about them is their power... direct-drive brushless
CD-ROM motors swinging 9" - 10" props on only 2S lipolys, providing
half-throttle hover with strong full-throttle pull-out. Flying weight is 5
Model Airplane Engineering
Thanks but not quite enough of an upgrade from the Shocky I'm afraid,
I'm looking for something that I can still fly in at least 15mph winds
and that means it has to be bigger and more powerfull...
Yeah, I kind of missed the under 100 quid bit - I just read the 40-52 3D
machine part. I have one with a Magnum 52 and while I take off from a strip,
I'm sure it would hand launch no poblems - it'll both crank and hover with
an 11x7. I don't know what they go for over there, bu if you feel like
stretching your budget it's a very nice aircraft.