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Old 09-24-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Could anyone tell me the best indoor plane for 3d flying. I have a Pluma but a prop strike ripped out the firewall. Kind of a handful with 20 ft ceilings....Looking for a 3D slow flyer, 4 channel but not too small. BNF would be great but I'm open for plans as I like to build from scratch. Foam, balsa....I'm not picky

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Could anyone tell me the best indoor plane for 3d flying. I have a Pluma but a prop strike ripped out the firewall. Kind of a handful with 20 ft ceilings....Looking for a 3D slow flyer, 4 channel but not too small. BNF would be great but I'm open for plans as I like to build from scratch. Foam, balsa....I'm not picky

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Anything from TwistedHobbys. For a small space, I would recommend the Mini Yak.

http://twistedhobbys.com/EPP-Planes-...5.htm?page=all

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The biggest thing I had to learn about indoor flying, was simply to reduce throttle and keep the plane JUST above stall speed.

Outdoors, speed is usually a good thing, indoors it makes thins happen WAY too fast.

The really light indoor 3D planes fly at a fast walk, maybe 5-8 mph.

Good luck, the ceiling in my indoor flying area, averages 14'

You could build almost any plane with open stick construction, and cover it with ultra light material, some people have used the slightly sticky and lightly colored, covering for leftover food bowls, Saran wrap

www.outerzone.co.uk is a sourse of almost 6000 plans for model airplanes. They have every type of plane. and you can download them for free. You should be able to find a decent plane there.

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I love the Twisted Hobby 32" planes. I fly the standard Crack Yak in a 3/4 size gym with a 23 ft ceiling. I also have the light version, it harriers and elevators slower, but doesn't snap roll as fast. Both are fun and easy to fly in a small area.

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The ugly little Pizza Box works great for indoor 3D. Will hang in the prop with the best of them. Takes some hard smacks without hurting too bad also.

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