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Old 02-12-2015, 10:18 AM   #11
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Well Adam I am a retired GP 500 racer and a retired moto cross racer, both holding pro liscences. I think your question was a great one, to be competitive you must fly aircraft that fly as well if not better then your competitors. I am very interested in IMAC but I am a competitor and I want one of the best designs out there and I also don't want crap that will snap in half while flying knife edge circles or loops. Were in the sticks here so there is nothing to go look at?
I do know if you were to pull up to me on a starting line YOU had better have done your home work.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:24 AM   #12
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Because of my style and competitiveness and thirty years flying , I don't think I'd wanna be a sand bagger and collect trophies from beginner classes or throw money away on aircraft that aren't really up to the task. Never been to an event YET but will be soon. So please maybe a little info would be nice. Don't wanna show up to a gun fight with my pocket knife.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:35 AM   #13
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The Carden PRO and Dalton MEL are "loosely" based on the full scale (ie they fit the rules criteria for dimensions but at the extremes) and this is for one reason, to fly the IMAC routines as precisely as possible in the right hands. Note the last part...the right hands!
The PRO (much like the Dalton) was made longer, with a thinner airfoil and large tail to track well (much like pattern designs) and yet have very little coupling issues and just enough deflecting surfaces to snap well. It is in the hands of certain individuals the top design for IMAC but is not (by a long shot) a good freestyle or 3D plane. It is a dream to fly, tough as nails and looks beautiful but it is also huge, costs a lot and is a five month (minimum) build project.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:21 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Jimmy P View Post be competitive you must fly aircraft that fly as well if not better then your competitors.....
I would agree at the Advanced and Unlimited levels, not so much for Basic to Intermediate. By the time you get to Advanced the skill levels are tighter between pilots (generally, unless they have more ego than skill). That's where the better airframes become really necessary because of the complexity of the maneuvers. At the lower levels you routinely see pilots with lesser airframes beat pilots with the high end machines if they have the skills and understand the rules... fly straight lines and center their rotational elements etc. For sure this is true in Basic and Sportsman, I would say Intemediate is a transition zone where the better airframes will certainly help.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:51 AM   #15
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I flew three arf 35% airframes in IMAC starting in 2006..In 2008 I picked up a 35% carden 300 at Ideal hobbies in Barrie that was ready for covering..That plane taught me more about trimming and flying aerobatics than any plane in the previous twenty years..I now fly a 260 Carden built by Ted Barrette and it is the most fun you will ever have in this hobby.Ask Lee or Brendan or Gaston...They have never seen me smile so much......
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