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Old 02-02-2011, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default Funtana 300 fomie OR Mini Ultra Stick - your thoughts welcome

Here is my dilemma:
I am trying to decide between the following two planes:


Eflite Funtana 300 (32in wingspan foamy with fuse)
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Eflite Mini Ultra Stick (38in wingspan)


The Funtana 300 foamy can be flown just about anywhere, is 3D ready and can be easily glued back together after a crash. The problem is that I will have to start a new inventory of 2S lipos (I have a stock pile of 10 plus 3S lipos) and wind is an issue.

The Mini Ultra Stick is a more rigid (balsa), forgiving air frame (my first plane was a Park Zone Extra 300…not exactly the most forgiving airframe…), can be fitted with a 3S power system and with the right motor can cook along just fine. What’s bugging me about this bird is the balsa frame – where crash damage will involve a little more than CA to fix.

I can’t decide - Any feedback anyone might have would be greatly appreciated!

-Z
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
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Actually I like the Funtanna.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:40 AM   #3
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I've had a Mini Ultra for about 3 years, just finished recovering it actually! And I was the second owner! I thrashed it so hard, cartwheeled it once on a windy day trying to do a zero ground roll takeoff, didn't hurt a thing! (it handles wind awesomely)
Mine was already a lil rough when I got it, and it just recently got to the point that it needed new skin. And it is awesome on 3S! I'm making about 150-160 watts per pound! Plenty for a sport plane, and don't bother with the spoilers, I tried it on mine and it's just kinda silly on this size plane.
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Thanks for the input.
What motor and ESC are you using?
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It has a Himax 2816 890Kv swinging an 11x7 slow-fly prop. I'm not sure what the ESC is, probably 30amp, not sure though. (stickers worn off)
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