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Old 06-28-2011, 09:54 PM
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hey there guys i was just wondering, is the ember 2 going to do fine in a 2400 square foot backyard? or can the champ be flown too? most of it is a hill. here are some pictures of my backyard just to make it a little more clear.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:11 PM
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Hi
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If your skills are decent i see no problem flying those birds in that area
Are you a beginner or do you have some time under your belt?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:06 AM
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hello, nice to meet you too! i do have time under my belt from flying an air hogs jet set if that counts but now i am wanting to get a hobby grade for some real fun! i did fine with the toy plane, maybe 2 roof landings so would you say i would be fine with the champ?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:50 AM
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As Hank said, you should be OK in that area with the Ember, it looks similar in size to where I have flown mine. I would be careful at the gaps in between the house; if there is any breeze at all, it might tend to channel between the houses and push you into the trees pretty quickly.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:05 AM
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I have flown the Night Vapor, the Ember 2 and the Champ. That is enough space to fly any of those three, but the Champ is a little faster than the other 2.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:21 AM
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okay thank you guys. i will be careful with those gaps...they do tend to become a sort of wind tunnel. wolfe, so you are saying that the Champ will do fine in that space?
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:47 PM
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Heya Electric,

The problem with flying in any small space is that you don't have much room for error. With the Champ being faster than the Ember - you will have less room for error with the Champ. Fast is a relative term here, neither air plane is fast.

The Champ is certainly capable of flying well in that space, and I think the Champ is overall a better airplane than the Ember - nothing against the Ember - I like them both.

What I don't know is your skill level. I would probably say get the Champ, but fly it in an larger open area a couple of times at least until you get a feel for the plane, then fly it in your backyard. I would hate to see you park it in a tree right off the bat.

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:12 PM
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okay thank you. i am a beginner who has only had toy grade planes. i guess i may get the ember then.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:32 PM
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just another question. the battery that comes with the Ember is 70mah. if i get a 120mah, how much would you say i would get out of it? just in case, this is the battery im looking at.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:18 PM
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I would think you should get at least 12-15 minutes out of the 150 battery. A lot will depend on how much throttle you are using. I typically fly at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle and land at about 10 minutes or a little more with the battery still going strong.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:29 PM
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The Ember is a good choice - it is a fun airplane to fly. I use 150 mah batteries and get around 15 -20 min flying at 1/2 throttle or less

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:35 PM
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okay thank you guys. just one last question. i am wanting the Ember just to get some practice on control with an airplane. so after i master the ember and have some control and stick time, would you guys say i could buy an UM corsair and take that to the park? or would i still need a high wing trainer?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:27 PM
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I'd get the UM t-28 first. The Corsair didn't turn out to fly as well and is of more historical value than a great flying aircraft. The T-28 is genius.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:32 PM
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The T-28 is genius I agree 100%. T-28 is my first plane and I love it. I wouldn't fly it in your backyard though. LOL
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:25 PM
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Looks big enough!
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:29 PM
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okay thanks guys for the recommendation on the T-28 as a second plane. i won't fly the T-28 in my backyard lol!!!! snapdragon, what do you mean by it looks big enough? it looks big enough for both?
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:05 PM
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Yeah, you should do just fine, if guys fly them in Golf domes with ceilings, you can fly in your backyard.
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