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Old 07-26-2007, 07:17 PM
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Hey im looking for a good ARF sport plane, i have a e-flite 480 and a 2100 3 cell , im looking for a nice looking plane and one that is easy to fly but can also do a lot of tricks, and one that is pretty easy to land, let me know what you guys think.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:25 PM
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Experience level, type of field (grass or runway), type of TX?
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:29 PM
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i have been flying for about 2 years now im pretty confident with alierons, grass field, and i have the spectrum dx6
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:31 PM
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Ok, define "tricks". Are you looking for a 3D plane, or just a fun aerobat?
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:32 PM
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fun aerobat, and i am looking for a balsa plane
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:49 PM
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E-Flite MUS
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2250

Ultimate Biplane would also be good - they're getting hard to find though
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=630

Buddy of mine flies one of these with a 480/3S
http://www.fliton.com/new/product/bipe.asp
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:04 PM
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E-flite MiniPulse: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2450

E-flite MiniFuntanaX: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2425

E-flite MiniEdge: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL2225

The MiniFuntanaX is the current rage at my flying field. There are a number of flyers that seem to play "copy the leader". Two years ago the Typhoon was the big rage. Last year it was the MiniUltrastick (MUS). And this summer, its the MiniFuntanaX.
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:11 PM
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Here's another one. I have one of these and love flying it. I pitched the brushed set up that came with it and went brushless. Not sure how your 480 will do in it (might be too much) but it flys great, went together very well and floats in for landings. I use 3S 2150 15 C packs in it.

http://www.electrifly.com/speed400/gpma1156.html
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Errc05 View Post
Hey im looking for a good ARF sport plane, i have a e-flite 480 and a 2100 3 cell , im looking for a nice looking plane and one that is easy to fly but can also do a lot of tricks, and one that is pretty easy to land, let me know what you guys think.
This should meet your requirement. I haven't finished mine yet, but i am greatly impressed with the quality & price. I have a YS .91 powered Ultimate, and it flew great, so I expect this one to do that also.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/pubrelulbiar.html

Also available in blue. At $70, I don't think I ever got more for my money.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:46 PM
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The above mentioned ARF Ultimate is built with as fine a quality of balsa selection, care of form & fit, and "I wish I could cover that good" type workmanship, as I've ever seen or done, and I have had a lot of practice!
As shown in the pic, I did, as was suggested by another assembler, substitute 4-40 "Tee-nuts" & machine screws, for the wood-screws used to hold the landing-gear on. (They even had little pilot-holes, through the covering, for the gear-mount screws)!

Just as a little side-hint; be sure & use a positive locking method on critical hardware, such as motor-mount screws, wheel-axles, stuff like that. A little Loctite now can save big headaches later.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:10 PM
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have any of you guys heard anything about this plane http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMUX3&P=ML
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:15 PM
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I heard its a great plane! There was an artice on it last month isn one of the RC magazines... Not sure which one it was. Only heard the best of things about that bipe.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Lancer31 View Post
This should meet your requirement. I haven't finished mine yet, but i am greatly impressed with the quality & price. I have a YS .91 powered Ultimate, and it flew great, so I expect this one to do that also.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/pubrelulbiar.html

Also available in blue. At $70, I don't think I ever got more for my money.
Had that been available when I bought the Ultrafly Ultimate, I would have gone with it instead. Anyone want a new in the box Ultrafly Ultimate?
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