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Old 10-18-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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I am interested in getting into indoor electric flight but am not sure where to start. I was thinking about one of the greatplanes "flatouts" but was told that they have a bad reputation of being very fragile. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:04 AM   #2
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What size facility do you have available to you? That is the usual determinate to what you can fly, either indoors or out. I fly my J3 Stick outdoors, but it could easily fly in a LARGE indoor facility, but not a double gym.

Are you attempting this yourself, or do you have a group you are with? If there is a group, is there one with experience?

Recommending a model is dependent on these factors!
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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The Ikarus small shockies work very well. Superstar, etc.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:57 PM   #4
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GWS slow stick is great for indoors. A double gym is fine. They can fly so slow it is easy to control. We have found the "blue core" planes the most durable and fly very well indoors when doing aerobatics.


This has worked great for us last year.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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I will be flying in an indoor double gym. There is a group of us but it is the first year for everyone. I was also hoping for something that was 3D capable.
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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You won't go wrong with one of the Slofly birds: http://slofly.com/cart/index.php?cPa...9aac4dcc28f59e
I'd go with the 32 if you're just starting out in 3D - it has gentler flying characteristics. These planes are made out of EPP foam, so you'd have to work really hard and harming them (motor excluded from this ) - EPP bounces, meaning you will be Dirk Daring in no time - and giggling like mad when you crash. The komodo KH257 motor is a great match for these planes - Steve has these too. Tell Steve that arx_n_sparx sent ya.

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:38 PM   #7
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For indoor 3d capable try www.fancyfoam.com he has some 5 to 6 oz models available

I haven't flown the indoor versions but have had theYak and Edge with a spare Yak and an Extra on the shelf

These have been the most durable foamies I have owned maybe don.t fly as precise as a charger rc but they take a lot more abuse

They are available as a complete combo just tell him what type rx and channel usually 7 -10 days shipping

Don Bright of Brightside Hobbies carries some of his models in stock
780 939 4910

I think he still advertises on this site

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