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Old 10-10-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Just wondering where you guys recommend to buy from I have looked at fancyfoam. And twisted hobbies any other sites? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2016, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: Getting into indoor

There are all kinds out there but I see a lot of twisted hobbies models at our indoor venues
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Thanks I heard there most durable for foam... and repairs are super easy
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Re: Getting into indoor

I'd recommend Twisted Hobbies. I recently received an order for 2 of their lite Laser models along with all of the accessories, power packs and batteries. They made a mistake in packing and only shipped one of the airplanes. I sent an email with some pictures of the package and by the next morning I had an email with an apology and confirmation that they were immediately shipping out the missing plane. Great customer service👍🏼👍🏼
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Re: Getting into indoor

Another great site & vendor to consider is West Michigan Park Flyers (http://www.wmparkflyers.com/) who are a family run competitor to Twisted Hobbies.

There's also the following:

http://www.racores.com/
http://sawn-craft.com/
http://rabidmodels.com/

A Canadian company also carries indoor stuff:
http://www.wattaplane.com/shop/shopd...ducts.asp?id=1

It boils down to what you're looking for and your skill level.

If you are a new pilot and/or new to indoor then I'd recommend sticking with EPP foam (eg. Twisted / WMPF / RA Cores / Wattaplane). EPP is spongy and resilient and using either Foam-Tac or Welders glue you can mend any breaks / tears (no joke) as if they never happened and with little if any weight gain.

Stick to planes that _you_ can fly SLOW and remember throttle is a control - use it sparingly . Also, remember to turn! Heh heh.... and rudder can be your friend indoors.

Lastly, if you're not new to flying / flying indoors and want something truly unique and cool check out this place - I've ordered from them and had no issues:

http://micromodeldrome.com/

So, lots of places to choose from. Twisted's planes are incredible flyers, but pricey for sure. West Michigan Park Flyers planes are arguably my second favourite, but only because they (and nobody else) can't get their hands on Twisted's manufacturing process - Twisted's EPP is a compressed & heated type deal making the EPP more rigid and precise, yet still flexible and they ink using UV (or similar) ink. WMPF does do great airbrushing jobs - or you can paint your own to taste.

Good luck, hope this was helpful.
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Re: Getting into indoor

If you want something the flies relatively slow, can do aerobatics and is durable (constructed with EPP) get a RC Factory / Twisted Hobbys Clik NG.

I purchase mine from two different Canadian sellers, Icare (http://www.icare-icarus.com/) and Buy RC Canada (http://www.buyrc.ca/).

It's not a difficult build, just a little tricky because the foam is thin and flexible.

Mine currently weighs 135g / 4.76oz. It's been attacked a few times, suffered a few pilot errors but still flies.

I've been flying mine since January 8, 2015. I even purchased a second one to have as a backup. I did have to replace my aileron servo earlier this year. To date I have made over 2500 4 minute flights with it. I fly indoors all year, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, also on Fridays in October, November, December, January, February, March and April. The smallest venue is 75'-8" x 42'-8" with a 20' ceiling.
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Thanks everyone for input.. I think I might go with twisted. Or hobbyking plane. It's still ee.p least get me into it for 120 cnd shipped hard to say no. Least the motor and electronics will be hobbyking.
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Re: Getting into indoor

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Thanks everyone for input.. I think I might go with twisted. Or hobbyking plane. It's still ee.p least get me into it for 120 cnd shipped hard to say no. Least the motor and electronics will be hobbyking.
If you decide on Hobbyking for the EPP plane, before you buy post a link to the plane here that you are interested in. The reason I say that is that Hobbyking carries some EPP planes that are really meant for outdoor or LARGE venue use that will not be a good choice.

For example, this one would be good indoors (slow, F3P):
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._w_motor_.html

This one would be a bad choice for small venues:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00mm_ARF_.html

The Reaktor is a fun plane, but it needs to fly pretty fast/agressively - walls come up fast with it

Something like the Matrix above which are targeted as 'F3P' are generally meant to fly nice and slow - basically indoor pattern planes.

My last comment would be to go visit your indoor venue or talk to guys flying there already. You could get an idea of what they have found successful at _that_ venue.

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