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Old 06-22-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Octavius View Post
Besides pattern planes, larger is better for wind.

Hey Chilli, that Sniper is pretty hot. I've always loved the lines of these classic pattern planes.
Yes that is a Very nice plane, Lazer Works has a short lazer cut kit for $27.00 that has your name written all over it, Tell your Better Half that Chellie said it was ok to go ahead and buy it LOL,

http://www.lazer-works.com/rcm.html

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:36 PM
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The side area of the fuse is affected by wind. That is why flying wings don't have that issue.

Higher wing loading makes planes penetrate better and they are less affected by the wind, gusts. They are also a bit harder to fly.

Wind is something you have to get adjusted to or you won't fly too much. MOst areas have a fair bit and as you advance in skills it just becomes much less an issue - regardless of the plane. But we all have our windy day favs.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:42 PM
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Hi Jack
As your skills progress you will be able to fly more types of aircraft in various and different wind conditions
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...ht=flying+wind
I would not pick a pattern plane imho until you have built up the muscle memory to perform the maneuvers instinctivley and with out having to think about them
That will come in time
Just my 2 cents
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:57 PM
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Jack, you may want to check BMJR models:

http://www.bmjrmodels.com/

They have some very nice, laser cut kits. I ordered a Spacewalker kit from them, got it in just a few days, and the quality is excellent. Build will be this winter. They do have pattern ships as well, downsized from the originals for electric power.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:52 PM
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Default Wind Plane/Rust Buster

Hi Jack 6mm Profile Foam Planes look Cheap, but they are a great Rust Buster and can take 30 MPH wind, if you build them right, I have a Mavrick profile foamy that I take out every time i fly,Its my rust buster, its the first plane that gets flown, after that I am ready to fly my other planes, a profile foamy with 5 degrees of down thrust, (The 5 Degree of down thrust loads the flat wing so it will be stable and able to fly in 30 MPH wind) will fly when other planes cant, and the wind sends RC pilots back home, when i am still flying at the field Get a profile foamy plane, it will greatly enhance your flying ability, in the wind, i can land the profile plane like a heli, and i can choose the place, and land it on a dime in the wind it easy once you have flown in a little wind, and this will teach you how,

http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc...-450p13789.htm



http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...ht=mavrick+cap

I have flown this same plane for 3 years, it gets taken out every time, its been through Hell-O ,epoxied back up and it flies again



http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...ht=mavrick+cap

the mavrick is no longer sold, but the plane from Atlanta hobby is just about the same, with a 1400KV to 1800kv motor, 3 cell lipo 1300 MAH, 7x6 APC e prop, and a 30 amp esc, with 9 gram HEX servos, they are a blast. yea they are ugly, but they get the job done.

if you purchase over seas, use Paypal.com , if there is a problem with lost packages, you will get your money back, its worked 100% for me,

MOTOR $4.99 each get 2 of them these motors can be pushed a Lot up to 220 Watts and 20 amps.I do it all the time with no problems, they have thick windings, cut the motor shaft back to where the prop adapter sits flush with the collar at the bell.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=5430

LIPO get 3 lipos $6.89 each
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16771

ESC 30 amp $12.19
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2164

Prop APC 7x6 $4.25 for 2 props
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...-7-x-6E/Detail

prop adapter $ 2.50
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...r-3.0mm/Detail

9 gram servos,these are the best and most powerful for the money, get 6 to 8 of these, its all i use and i love them, even in a 40 size model they work great. $ 2.69 each

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...?idProduct=662

here is a video showing what this micro motor can do in a large plane, my friend Kosk is flying it with a 7x6 APC prop.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgV17GlLMlI[/media]

[media]http://vimeo.com/22757213[/media]
and 2 of these motors in a wellington
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:55 PM
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wind plane, here is my friend flying his mavrick in 25 mph wind

[media]http://vimeo.com/1682344[/media]
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Yes that is a Very nice plane, Lazer Works has a short lazer cut kit for $27.00 that has your name written all over it, Tell your Better Half that Chellie said it was ok to go ahead and buy it LOL,

http://www.lazer-works.com/rcm.html

Thank you and trust me, my dear, after we move I will be building up my new shop in great fashion. There will be balsa dust venting out 24/7. My wife will be scared to enter. It will be like a battle scene from Excalibur. Black of night with swords clashing and mortars flashing through the misty fog.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:42 PM
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One ship I keep going back to for windy flights, realize its not what your asking for as foam, but the Stryker is increadible for windy flight, actually flew it in over 40 MPH winds tho admit nearly lost it. Its defintely a windy flyer and gads now have a faster Q model on the horizon.

Perhaps for others checking out for a windy flyer

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/PKZ4275.html

Not real windy but today over 19 MPH gusts, piece of cake as just flew .
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:24 PM
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Low center of gravity is good, plus heavy plane less subject to turbulence.

Its an inertia of the air vs inertia of the aircraft type thing.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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Incidentally if this reply seems vacuuous only getting my posts up 2 ten so i can sell my radio!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:26 PM
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One more post and I should be good to go!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:27 PM
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W00T W00T
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Gee your sure not asking for much Jack Just kidding, here are some plans if your interested, Balsa Kits are some what a thing of the past, you can find them, but they are far and few in between. the pattern ships cut right through the air, and there are a lot of other planes on this web site that will do the same, Take care and have fun, Chellie

http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...=index&cPath=2
Tch,tch , Chellie, Chellie there are some people out there who are going to be upset with you.. I have built several kits now from Stevens Aero and Mountain Models and they are great kits of good designs.

I know what you mean, there are many more foamies than balsa RTF's and ARF's but for lots of hands-on types, balsa kits have great appeal.

I just built that simple Split Stick of foam wing and tail and I LOVE IT!! It is a blast to fly and its teaching me TO fly. Its easy and fast to repair and I will build another of modified design ( i love to design things).

However, that being said, I am also already planning what my next laser cut kit will be. The two sources I mentioned above are only 2 of many so I hope and think that balsa will be around for quite a while yet.

Also all that said, we still love 'ya girl. Thanks for all the help you have been to SO many folks just starting.

Kindest regards, Warren W.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Flywhat2 View Post
Tch,tch , Chellie, Chellie there are some people out there who are going to be upset with you.. I have built several kits now from Stevens Aero and Mountain Models and they are great kits of good designs.

I know what you mean, there are many more foamies than balsa RTF's and ARF's but for lots of hands-on types, balsa kits have great appeal.

I just built that simple Split Stick of foam wing and tail and I LOVE IT!! It is a blast to fly and its teaching me TO fly. Its easy and fast to repair and I will build another of modified design ( i love to design things).

However, that being said, I am also already planning what my next laser cut kit will be. The two sources I mentioned above are only 2 of many so I hope and think that balsa will be around for quite a while yet.

Also all that said, we still love 'ya girl. Thanks for all the help you have been to SO many folks just starting.

Kindest regards, Warren W.
Hi Warren I Like Balsa Kits too I have built a Lot of them over the Years, but they are hard to come by Now days, with the RFT, planes out there, and with lots of people not having the time to build a kit, the RTF, ARF are really taking over, I have been in this wonderful hobby for over 40 years, yes i know i look 29 but i am a little older than 29 LOL, and back then, it was mostly kits, there were a few ready made planes, but they were far and few, I would love to build another kit, but i have so many planes right now that are Half done, I need to get back to them and finish them I blame it on ADD Take care and have fun, Chellie
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:15 AM
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I am not an aerodynamicist but it is my experience that flying winds do, indeed, rock in the wind. I have two wings and a Stryker (which is nearly a wing), and they do very well in the high winds we have in Kansas.
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