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Old 12-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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Howdy all, I just need a little info. I have a large front yard. 250' X 500'. What would be a good foamy for my sons & I fly there. I'm not the best pilot, so 3D planes are out of the question. We just wan't to fly and have fun, without a bunch of expense. I'm an excellent builder of balsa planes, but foam is new to me. My boys have never flown before, so I need something that is tough & easy to fly. I have thought of building some out of blue fan fold, I have a bunch of it. I don't know what size carbon fiber I need for reinforcement. I have some 370 size motors. I also want my boy's to help build them, so they can't be to complicated. Thanks, Johnny
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You will get a hundred good recommendations, ya just gotta choose 1.

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Superfly or Superflea if they are back in production would be a hoot to fly in that size yard.

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SuperCub from Park Zone would be great too...

http://www.hobbyzonesports.com/Produ...=SuperCubLPBNF

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Definitely check out this site for free plans and building tips

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703115

You can also check out the West Michigan Park Flyers site for very reasonable prices on motors, batteries, ESC, servos and even foamy YAK54 kits.
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West Michigan Park Flyers makes a couple of planes out of EPP that are pretty nice. I have the Tuff Cub. It has KFm2 wing and all up weight is under 7 ounces. With the recommended motor, it has more power than a Slow Stick and can handle wind better. I am told that one can upgrade to ailerons later if so desired.
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3D planes are not out of the question just because 3D flying is "way out" of your skill level.
Just mechanically reduce throw on elevator and ailerons to about 1/3 (You might need the full rudder for non-3D flying) of recommended at high rate. You now have a sport-aerobatic model.
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