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Does anyone here fly R/C? I used to like 10 years ago and I am really thinking about getting another airplane. My old plane had a glow engine but this time I am going electric and RTF, I have built a kit plane but I just want one to fool around with now. I'm going to go with a 3D Aerobatic airplane. That should make me learn fast. If I don't win the auction on this one I might get a chopper instead, also electric.
 

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i use to but every one i try to fly i wreck beyond repair them gas choppers are bas ass there one of them rc air feild here for all the old geasers they have some big planes
 

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I do...Have two...tons of fun...If you havnt flowin in a while that 3d wont last all about 2 flights before your buying a new one...Dont even think about a chopper unless it a VERY basic little one...The Venom is a great litte chopper
 

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I will probably end up waiting to get this Trojan, available in June. I like the 5 channel reusable radio, lipo batteries, and it has landing gear and all control surfaces unlike the other parkzone warbirds. Plus the wing has some dihedral to it.

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=PKZ4400

The 3D model is this one... The good thing about it is that all of the airframe parts are available seperately and are pretty cheap. The wings are like $25 with the ailerons installed. It also has dual rate servos so I could keep the control surfaces from full throw until I get the hang of it again. But the taildragger landing gear and symetrical airfoil scare me, especially the airfoil. The guys at the shop did say that it was really stable for a aerobatic airplane and did not tend to fall out into sharp turns or anything.

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=PKZ4100

Tim are your planes electric or glow?

This is the chopper, I was watching one on ebay but I got outbid. It sold for $127 new, which is pretty cheap. I know choppers are hard to fly, but man with a good pilot thos things are rediculous. I will probably get an airplane though unless I find a good deal.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLH1100
 

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Don't do it, it's something that's going to take money away from your truck. LOL You get those E Locker's in yet? What about the duals?

Your truck will run it over while you are sleeping. LOL
 

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He got the lockers in, so now I finally have a lockright! :kewl:
 

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Mine are glow

Great planes U Can Do 3D
and a Goldberg stinson station wagon ( looks like a piper cub)
 

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Tim have you ever gone to Top Gun? I went like 8 years ago when they held it in WPB and it was sweet. Now it's in Lakeland though, I would like to go again but this year it isn't happening. It's in a few weeks. I would also like to get to Florida Jets once that looks cool as well.

I am now leaning towards the Heli. Bidded on 3 but so far haven't lost. Almost won one this afternoon but was outbid at 9 seconds:mad:

Kyle have you been to the newish HobbyTown on Archer? They have a section for REAL R/C stuff and had some nice stuff in stock. At least one of the guys seemed really knowedgeable about planes and helis. The other was trying to tell me that a 3d airplane with a symetric airfoil with the servos on short throw would be the same as a trainer with a flat bottom wing and a ton of dyhedral.
 

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The other was trying to tell me that a 3d airplane with a symetric airfoil with the servos on short throw would be the same as a trainer with a flat bottom wing and a ton of dyhedral.

NO IT"S NOT

A trainer flys nothing like anything eles....A trainer can fly a lot slower than a 3D an still stay in the air....A 3D was ment to do fast paced tricks not teach how to fly...Look into towerHobbies Real flight Sim if you want to learn to fly choppers....Unless your going to stay with the very basic elc chopper



Yes I have been out to top gun a couple time....It's only 20 min from me....Very very cool to see what some of thies guys can do
 

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Kyle have you been to the newish HobbyTown on Archer? They have a section for REAL R/C stuff and had some nice stuff in stock. At least one of the guys seemed really knowedgeable about planes and helis. The other was trying to tell me that a 3d airplane with a symetric airfoil with the servos on short throw would be the same as a trainer with a flat bottom wing and a ton of dyhedral.
Yeah i've gonoe there a couple times, the guy Will is really cool guy he always hooks me up anyway that he can, My friend got an electric heli from there the other day it's pretty sweet. only bad thing about that place so far is that i've ordered some parts 2 weeks ago that they promised would be in the next week and still isnt in, and they dont have much stock like whats out front is all they have. but it's not to bad. :cool:
 

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NO IT"S NOT
Yeah I totally knew that from my past experience. After he said that I was like "So you are telling me this 3D airplane with a symetric wing is going to recover itself out of a turn like a trainer would?" Then I think he realized I knew a little more about it all than he thought because he obviously couldn't say yes to that.

Kyle is the guy Will the asian looking dude with a pony tail? He was the guy that seemed to know alot.

You should buy a heli too Kyle. I am pulling the trigger on one tonight, either from ebay or one I have found for sale on a forum. Both include landing gear and the aerobatic package. One has a flight sim connection and a bunch of spare parts, but I think they are spares because they are beat up from bumping stuff.
 

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You guys and all your R/C talk suck. I had a pretty nice truck and sold it because I never used it. Now I am back looking at tower hobbies website and wanting another one. lol
 

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I know how you feel. I hadn't been in the hobby shop in 4 years until last weekend. Now I own a RC Helicopter, lol. I told the lady in the store that I was getting into trouble comming back there. Ben you need to get something that flies, it is so much more rewarding. You move in 3D not 2D so you get more for your money! Until it hits the ground at 40mph:p
 

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HAHA 40....I killed my stick at a little over a 100.....Doing a knife edge when my reciver pack let go it pointed down and went wide open...the motor was 2 1/2 feet in the ground and there was nothing left but the elc stuff


Remember...What goes up must come down...Just maynot come down looking like it went up :eek:
 

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I saw this the other day. It's a video of a scale B52 with 8 microturbines diving straight into the dirt. I would cry. That thing was sweet.

Tim I don't think I took my old plane to anything that fast. The fastest it ever saw was comming out of slow loops.
 
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