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Old 10-04-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Does anyone fly a FUNTANA

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I am looking for a good 3D plane, and I'm considering one called the Funtana. Hangar 9 makes a .40 ARF, and Desert Aircraft makes a "larger" one. Does anyone have one of these planes? If so, How does it fly? Any bad characteristics (other than the ones a 3D plane is supposed to have)?

Also, does anyone know if you can get one in kit form (.40 size), or ARC?
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Have you considered the UCanDo plane. I have seen it fly at our field by one of the owners of the LHS. It was quite impressive. Slow flying tail drags, hover, knife edges. It is on my long list of planes to get.
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Old 10-04-2003, 11:37 PM   #3
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If your interested, a couple pics of funtana flying can be found here: . I think this guy might have it a bit over powered, its only a saito 100.
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get a 60 size U-can-do and throw a saito 100 in it and youl have a good 3d machine
you could hover all day at 1/2 throttle
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My only problem, is i'm on a tight budget, and I already have a 46FX (with tuned pipe) and radio, from a recently "rekitted" Funtiger (so the .60 UCD3D is out). I spoke to a few people about the U Can Do 3D .40 vs Funtana .40, and their opinion was that they are both very comperable airplanes. I just haven't heard very much feedback on the funtana, so I'm at a loss when comparing the two.
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:46 AM   #6
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I have seen the Funtana in the Great Hobbies sales flyer. It does look sweet doesnt it?

I'd give it a try, it looks promising.
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I have seen the 2 meter version sold by Desert fly a couple of times, its basically a big fun-fly type model. Seems to fly quite well, but its very hard to really judge performance unless you can fly it yourself, plus when its Sebastiano Silvestri flying it......its going to look like it flies well

I have yet you see the smaller Hanger 9 one fly yet, but there has been a lot of talk about them on RCU, its probably worth checking out there.
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its a really nice flying plane, one guy up here has one. the only thing wrong with it it\s something called "cap snap" .. im pretty sure thats what its called. in a high G pull it snaps to the left or the right .
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A while back I was looking at the Funtana too (a friend of mine flies a U-Can Do) and here is what I found out. Although it is marketed as a 46 size plane, it really isn't. With a strong 46 it will be a really nice flying, very aerobatic sport plane. For any kind of 3D flying it needs more. A 46 2 stoke just doesn't have enough thrust to give this plane any authority. It might hold a hover if it is kept light enough but wont have much to pull out with and certainly won't have enough to bail out of trouble with. (and if you're learning 3D, you will get into trouble). Also, there is alot more to 3D than hovering. You will want more power to weight than you would have with this combination. (BTW, I'm in no way suggesting that anyone should overpower this plane either. That's a big mistake as well) The above also applies to the U-Can Do 46. GP recommends a 70/72 4S for it for good reason. Even though the BHP is similar to a 46 2S they have more torque so you can turn a bigger prop (especially in the low pitch range) and then you have more than enough thrust.

Have you thought about a profile? (Morris Knife, Top Cap, Sudokoi, Goldberg Extreme 330, etc.) All of these are available as arfs but if you don't mind building there are even more great choices. At roughly half the price, they are lighter, slightly more durable, much simpler to repair and set up, use standard radio gear (no high torque servos and such needed) and have top notch performance on a 46 sized 2 stroke (especially with a pipe). Someone always says they are ugly but IMO for 3D and just having a blast at the field they have no equal in this size range.

Here's one that I scratch built. It is similar to an OMP Edge with a bit of Morris Sledge mixed in.

This thing is a blast to fly, weighs a little over 4 lbs, has loads of "bail out" power with a GMS 47, no coupling or bad habits, and far excedes my capabilities in 3D flying. And I don't honestly think it looks that bad.

I'd look into it if you're on a budget and really want a capable 3D plane for your 46.

For an example of what one of these little machines is capable of in the right hands take a look at this video of a OMP Edge in action (right click and save target as)

Careful though, Profiles are addictive!

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watch your power!!

Although the UCD says 46, it will only fly on this. Whenever you power your plane, you should always stick to the top of your power rating. I have the UCD 46 and run a OS 70 4s in it. I would not want to try to 3D it with any less than this motor. I agree with Colin. Get yourself a profile (silloutte ,, as I call them ) and learn 3D. Colin's plane looks very good in the air and, by watching him get in and out of trouble, more than once, I would say he has more than enough power to 3D.
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