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Anybody else 3D?

themajik1

Monkey/Bear Poker
Mentor
#3
I try! Just learning some of the 3D flying techniques and spending a lot of time on sims trying to perfect before I crash a nice plane!
 

Foam Addict

Squirrel member
#6
I Try! But my 3D plane is expensive as it requires a 3000 mah 4 cell that I don't have. :p

So mostly shock flier foamies, but I have fun while they last!

So far I can hover for about 5 sec, high alpha, waterfall, knife edge, as well as perform most pattern manuvers on low rates.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#7
I'm about the same. I should just pick one type of flying and really stick to it. I would be better faster, but I can't limit myself to just one!
 
#11
I built the FT3D and have been learning 3D flying. It is easier to push the envelope and try a trick when you know you can build another one in a few hours and a few dollars of foam. I have the printed the plans, cut them out and covered them in Contact Paper for when I need to rebuild it. So far I have landed it 30 feet up in an oak tree, upside down in a pond and many other rough landings....been through a bunch of props. I have also rebuilt the tail surfaces and replaced the power pod. It's still flying well and makes me smile every time I toss it in the air. If you want to learn 3D without busting up a pricey plane the FT3D is awesome with a good "Beef" motor.

I'm getting pretty good at inverted, knife edges and snap rolls...and basic stuff like barrel rolls and inside and outside loops. Just having fun everytime out.
 
#12
I'm just starting out with 3d and use a ft 3d, absolutely love it. So far I can do loops, rolls, inverted, harrier, snap rolls, water falls and the just keeps getting better the more flights I get in. I'm not afraid to fly and try new things because it's so cheap to build another. I am currently building my third ft 3d, I have managed to kill 1 a week for 3 weeks. This is the first plane I have even got to fly and get a successful flight out of. I picked the ft 3d right off the bat because all I really want to learn to fly is 3d.

It should be noted that I typically fly helis and am pursuing 3d with helis as well and use the plane as a means of improving my heli skills cause a plane doesn't stop moving therefore should help with keeping a heli in constant movement. I also do lots and lots and lots of orientation practice for my heli flying which helps alot when it comes to the plane as its missing 2 orientations over a heli, so all the orientation practice has made the plane easy and relaxing to fly. I fly it in just about any weather conditions and that is typically helps to destroy them and it took me a while to figure out how too get them in the air, it destroyed the first one I built before I even got to fly, but the second one I got launch and landings sorted out. The launch was the biggest obstacle to overcome for me, the acrobatic stuff just keeps happening for me very easily.
 
#14
3d

Im working on it. Finishing up the FT3d and spending many hours on the sim. Building 75in MXS. Rebuilding my Trex 450 ( Dont forget to switch into high rates before flying 3d). Lol
 
#15
Hey Foam Addict have you checked value hobby for your 4s lipo batteries. I recently got a 4s 3300mAH lipo from them shipped for less then $40 for my 51" FMS sbach 342.

To answer the posters original question I do fly 3d mostly freestyle or a mix of pattern and 3d(i call it 3d pattern flying).

-Sam:cool:
 
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Bricks

Well-known member
#18
I am on my third Value Hobby $25 EPP 3D foamy this one I put lights on just for this time of year does that count. Really like these little foamies and they fly very well my biggest problem is I fly way to close to terra firma