Well maxing the wingspan in general leads to longer flights, which is part of the reason they added the rule this year, to limit the length of the flights of some competitors. However, the smaller wingspan gets you that bonus. In the end, testing is what will help you get to your conclusion.weight?? 8 grams min. for plane and prop and max 2 grams for rubber and o-rings...
didnt buy kit but trying to use old plan from previous yrs. is there an advantage to maxingbout the wingspan to the allowable rule over going with smaller wingspan. having trouble wuth weight when hoing max wingspan per rules at least without buying a kit
Freedom Flight makes really good products. It's really worth the price, but I wouldn't say that they are good planes for someone who hasn't worked with balsa before. I wouldn't say that you should worry about the weight too much. What you should probably do is build a full size plane, maybe 10g, but slowly as you build different models of it shave the weight down. I think it's easier to build a design that's over then move the weight down through lighter wood than to build a smaller design and have to redesign it every time to keep the weight at 8g. I'm not sure, never tested, but I think a full 50cm at 10g will out preform a 38cm at 8g.my wingspan currently is at 38 cm but my weight with prop (less motor and rings) is already at 8 gms. i will really have to work to get more wingspan without adding even more weight. i am amazed at how light these planes are and...fragile! the freedom flight 2015 kit has 50 cm wingspan and yet is still at 8 grams without motor.
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