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Old 02-13-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Please recommend a indoor flyer

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I have put more planes into walls and the floor than I wont to.
I am now looking for a slow flyer.

The gym that we fly in is 80 x 50. standard basketball court.
Most of the guys fly the gws pico stick but i would like something with ailerons.
Any suggestions.

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Old 02-13-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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Shockflier on low rates!!!!!!!!!!!!.
A guy in my club has a couple of slowfliers that are made out of a transparent covering and Carbon fiber rod bent into oval shapes for the surfaces. Almost indestructible. I don't know who makes them however.

I would still look at a shockflier. Just cause its a 3d plane does not mean you have to fly it like that. The airframes are inexpensive. Make sure you trace out the components before you build it. You can make new ones for about 4 bucks. The best way to make one is to reuse the carbon fibre and wood parts and use a SMALL glue gun from Crappy tire to glue it together. Foam safe ca is good for quick fixes but IMHO sucks for building.
The yak or F3A planes are awesome. The other advantage is on calm days out doors you can practice aerobatic maneuvers real low and close to yourself. It's the best way to learn.
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:49 PM   #3
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check out he has some 5-6 oz flying weight planes availabke as airframes or complete set ups just specify tx type and channel.
I talked to him today and ordered 4 of the larger planes (yak edge sukhoi and pitts 12 ) and he seems to take the time to really fly and tweak his designs not just 3 views cut it out and package it like some of them out there. Mine should be here in a week and then I'll try to put together a flight review if there is any interest.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:50 PM   #4
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Try something made with EPP - very tough to break it!

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Old 02-17-2006, 07:38 PM   #5
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I second the Shockflyer
Tried a few out and now I'm back to the shocky
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #6
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take a look at these guys
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:29 PM   #7
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Indoor Trainer

Most of what has been recommended here may be too fast for you.
Forget about ailerons.
Try the 'AeroAce' for 39 bucks complete. Available at Walmart & Zellers. It flys slow & you will learn a little about trimming as well.

Good luck,
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:59 PM   #8
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tough plane

If you want something tough, you won't find anything tougher than a mini IFO or a regular IFO. I have one and i've yet to break it. It's made of carbon fiber and ripstop nylon, flies at a crawl and has lots of control. if it's a good flying, tough plane that you want, don't go with anything made out of foam or wood or else you'll be disapointed.
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #9
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Serisously, the Aero Ace is a pretty good little indoor flyer. There are no limits to the mods or new planes you can try to build/fly with the AA guts. If all you want to do is have fun its a pretty good deal.

If you want to practice 3D type stuff or just fun fly around, then an IFO is pretty good too. They do take a bit of getting used to with the elevons and aspect ratio. But that is good practice for shocky types anyway - its all about throttle and rudder!
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:30 AM   #10
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I am watching this thread with interest to find out if the quality is as good as it looks. Did you order just the airframes or the complete package?
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