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Indestructible indoor fliers wanted

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andy watson12/02/2013 15:20:20
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End of the financial year, and we have some money left over, so I put in a cheeky bid for £1000 for radio control planes to fly in the sports hall with the students.

It was accepted, so I now need to buy some planes. The main criteria is they should be tough- the students have smashed up a vapour and half a dozen embers so far, so if anyone knows of anything more robust then that would be good. I will be looking at about the £100 mark, and would really like that to include tx.  Obviously they must be capable of being flown in some form or another with only basic instruction!

Easily available spares would also be a benefit.

Suggestions please!!

Edited By andy watson on 12/02/2013 15:24:47

Tim Mackey12/02/2013 16:11:15
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Tough call really cos by their nature, lightweight indoor flyers are fragile. How about the bongo/mini bongo from flying wings..... pretty darn tough and flexible (EPP) and cheap too.

Edited By Tim Mackey on 12/02/2013 16:12:50

Tim Mackey12/02/2013 16:13:34
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sorry cant access proper linking menu in my browser ;-(
http://www.flyingwings.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=25_75
andy watson12/02/2013 16:55:29
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The embers were pretty good, and I will go for them again, but since indoor fliers aren't really my bag I thought some people with more experience would have a better idea of some of the alternative.

Frank Skilbeck12/02/2013 17:09:34
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Posted by Tim Mackey on 12/02/2013 16:11:15:
Tough call really cos by their nature, lightweight indoor flyers are fragile. How about the bongo/mini bongo from flying wings..... pretty darn tough and flexible (EPP) and cheap too.

Edited By Tim Mackey on 12/02/2013 16:12:50

Or this one and then cheap 2.4 tx and rxs (e.g. Planet) should just about meet your budget

David Ashby - Moderator12/02/2013 17:15:56
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Yes I'd go with Tim on this one Andy, something in EPP would be my choice.

Frank Skilbeck12/02/2013 23:37:32
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If you go the EPP route then budget for a hot glue gun for instant repairs.......................

I'm more adventerous with my flyingwings EPP Yak than anything else because I know when if the worst happens, a couple of mins with the glues gun and it's ready for more punishment.

andy watson15/02/2013 15:04:49
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Thanks everyone.

I went with the idea of the slow wasps in the end, with planet 2.4 radios from Webbies. 9 of each and a mini vapor for me to play with!

It was a pity flying wings didn't bother answering their phone at any point- I almost went elsewhere. I certainly would have if I thought any of the other shops offerings were as tough.

One thing that was worth praising- all 3 of the "big" shops I spoke to- Leeds, Webbies & SMC all warned me that the indoor fliers were built for lightness and so would not be that tough. Something I was obviously already aware of, but commendable of them all.

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