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Old 03-09-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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OK guys,

I am curious what you guys think would be the BEST 3D plane on the market at this moment.
I hear you guys all saying.."it is personal preference", and I can not agree more with that, however, I am curious about you guys's opinion/choice.
If $$$ would not be an issue, and you have the oppurtunity to buy "your favorite 3D plane" and perhaps engine, what would you going to buy??

Curious to see the choices you guys will make.
thanks in advance guys.
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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i'd love to have one of those full fuselage all balsa e-conversion planes. the ones that require like the most power full electric motors on the market and 3-3s lipos hooked in series! i don't even know the names of any of them because even if money permitted i would not have the skill/courage to fly it.

besides that i'd love to have an epp profile such as the slowfly.com plane or even better a full fuse epp...


p.s. if you're talking about electric planes, it's no longer an engine, it's a motor.
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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The Pic. tell's the story.


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Old 03-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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NUTS,
Nice yard, sweet plane, cutie modeling it. I agree on the Katana Mini being a nice bird. My brothers can really toss things about. Tremedous throws on it.
The Fliton birds look like they would be an excellent choice as well.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:02 AM   #5
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Nice little airplane but far from the best. Hard to hover and quick. A 4 to 5 lb plane flies much better. The Edge 540 (mini) is in the same class but flies better than the Katana. The Cermark Banchee is a dream to fly. Almost like a kite. Gary Wright has a great 4 pounder e3d. These small 2 lb planes like the Katana are not durable, not for the beginner, and somewhat snappy and land like a brick. The Katana had to be modified in several areas. The gear sucks on both, (better on the edge) but the Edge was an easy build. My suggestion is to stick with fomies or go the the larger 4 to 5 lb plane.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:16 AM   #6
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I disagree. My KM floats forever and won't come down, can fly as slow as my 6 oz. foamy, and hovers nearly hands off. Sure, the rudder's small, but that's an easy fix. My KM is down right now, I hammered it in vertically at full throttle in a failed rolling harrier recovery. Only damage was the obvious, motor cage and cowl. Everything else came out fine. Also, as long as you have washout on the ailerons, it is incredibly easy to land. As for the gear, it's held up to 30 mph landings in grass too tall to roll in.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:23 AM   #7
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I disagree. My KM floats forever and won't come down, can fly as slow as my 6 oz. foamy, and hovers nearly hands off. Sure, the rudder's small, but that's an easy fix. My KM is down right now, I hammered it in vertically at full throttle in a failed rolling harrier recovery. Only damage was the obvious, motor cage and cowl. Everything else came out fine. Also, as long as you have washout on the ailerons, it is incredibly easy to land. As for the gear, it's held up to 30 mph landings in grass too tall to roll in.
There is no way that cheap carbon gear held up to anything.Those first models would break at 2 knots on a T box type grass. But you are right about washout, without that it pitches up when you pull the power off. Everyone that flies them I know always land them with power. You can get to like these airplanes if you fly them engouh. But I enjoy the heavier plane more and they basically fly better. Sorry.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:15 AM   #8
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Must disagree with you CD. Been flying the Mini for 6 months and could not be more pleased with it. With all ARF's there are issues you must address like the LG, weak glue joint's etc, etc. You modify them to suit your needs. And as for the Mini Edge, I have one also, it's not even near the same class as the Mini Katana. RYGUY is spot on, this thing will really float. All 3D comes down to pilot skill an practice, practice, practice. If you want a 4 to 5 lbs. plane to hover, you had better have a lot of cash for batteries. It's much more affordable to do in the 24 to 36oz range.
But as a wise man once said "Too Each His Own".

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Thanks for complement on the yard. It does cut into my flying time a bit.
As for the cutie "Rachel" I,m glad she takes after her mom.

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Old 03-16-2006, 01:49 AM   #9
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[quote=NUTS;53180]Must disagree with you CD. Been flying the Mini for 6 months and could not be more pleased with it. With all ARF's there are issues you must address like the LG, weak glue joint's etc, etc. You modify them to suit your needs. And as for the Mini Edge, I have one also, it's not even near the same class as the Mini Katana. RYGUY is spot on, this thing will really float. All 3D comes down to pilot skill an practice, practice, practice. If you want a 4 to 5 lbs. plane to hover, you had better have a lot of cash for batteries. It's much more affordable to do in the 24 to 36oz range.
But as a wise man once said "Too Each His Own".

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Don't lose track of what the thread asked. He wanted to know our opinion of the best low cost 3d plane. I respect your opinion. My opinion is a 4 ish lb plane flies better but it does cost more. I run a 3s2p 5000 mah battery on my Banchees.( 4 lb ) The 7 lb. Filton 330 has a 6s2p and my big Sukhoi has a 10s2p. I love the Edge and Katana but IN MY OPINION the bigger plane flies better and is more fun.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:52 AM   #10
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Bigger will always fly better assuming cubic wing loading is similar.

What version KM do you have, CD? They've bulked up the landing gear and attatchment with V2 and a bigger rudder for V3.
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:18 PM   #11
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You are correct cd, a bigger plane in any type is always going to fly better, more stable, and harder to lose orrientation of, can handle more wind, etc. I have large scale planes and small 1/2A types. It's all fun. I enjoy flying the smaller ones lately, they are much more challenging. I think they make you a better pilot, 3D or not.
Now that that is over with, come on guy's, let,s give dutch some more options. Buy the way I have been eyeing that Gary Wright E3D.

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Old 03-16-2006, 01:20 PM   #12
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Here is the web address for the E3D, www.gwmp.net

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Originally Posted by NUTS View Post
Here is the web address for the E3D, www.gwmp.net

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Also there is a write up in the April Model Airplane News on the Gary Wright e3d. Try this site for more info. http://www.aero-model.com/ProductDet...?productID=431
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:22 PM   #14
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Airfoilz Yak of course http://airfoilz.com

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Get the new Airfoilz Yak-54 here!
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:46 PM   #15
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Friends Don't Let Friends Fly Foam! Or at least they don't let their friends see them do it. Wink, Wink Nod, Nod.

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Old 03-18-2006, 06:38 PM   #16
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If $$$ would not be an issue, and you have the oppurtunity to buy "your favorite 3D plane" and perhaps engine, what would you going to buy??
Well if money is no object, I would get a Quique Yak 54 72" with a Hacker C50 12XL.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:55 PM   #17
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Well if money is no object, I would get a Quique Yak 54 72" with a Hacker C50 12XL.
Man, where have you been. He hasn't sold that airplane in over a year. He is coming out with a 73 inch Yak 54. I have been on the wait list for over 8 months. This is not a easy airplane to set up and fly properly but your right, if you have the bucks go for it. The Hyperion Yak 54e is all electric and comes in at 5 pounds and is fully 3d. Best all around value if you can find one. They are sold out also.
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:15 AM   #18
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http://www.atlantahobby.com/shopexd.asp?id=6017

If I had the $$$ I would probably get this one.
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For the best 3D fun you want one of these
http://www.atlantahobby.com/shopexd.asp?id=6404
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Dan is an animal! Love that guys videos
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:56 PM   #21
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If you can afford it the "best" ones are the big planes. Funtana90 and bigger. But not everybody like to live dangerous DoD with those expensive birds on 10S LiPo and 3000 Watt!

One plane I have had a lot of fun with is the BladeXL. On 4S LiPo it is no lack of power, and the EPP takes a lot of beating. Repairs with CA, and the size is perfect. Not to small, and it is a joy to hoover outdoor even if these are some wind.


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http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdID=HAN1100
go here to find answers to Elec motor selection...
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:47 AM   #23
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charger cr1, easiest of any foamy to hover,easy assy.,$30, better to buy a bunch of them because each flight you get closer and closer to the ground, grenaded my last one doing rolling circles low to the ground(first plane i tried this with and was succesful on the second try), if i had the money it would be a big extreme toc plane converted to electric
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Originally Posted by Mr. Baggins View Post
http://www.atlantahobby.com/shopexd.asp?id=6017

If I had the $$$ I would probably get this one.
Iwans some

watched the vid. Posting this to a friend who pointed to this aircraft as his choice, except this vid realy shows compared to his #1 post.

Another post he made!
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Definitly the Extreme Flight YAK 54. If you dont like the Katana then you need to get the training wheels back out.

Here is a link to some of my planes http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h169/Disfuctional/

http://www.e-flightline.com/movies/B...YAK%203-20.wmv To see the BME mini Yak in action. This plane proves that skill is more effective then weight.Mine weighs in at 28.5oz and has less wing area then the Katana

This one is for all you Katana haters out there :p http://www.e-flightline.com/movies/K...2011-18-05.wmv

And some pics SafetyHawks Extra and my Yak .


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