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Old 11-13-2005, 03:00 PM
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Hello, I would like to introduce myself, I have been flying R/C for about 6 months after owning the plane for 10 years. I was afraid of crashing it, finally I said I will fly this thing or crash it and be done with it. I got involved in a good club near my house and finally learned to fly (soloed in 5 flights, woohoo).

So this brings me to my question, I am looking into my second plane, my first was a CG Eagle 63. I am at the point where I am man-handling the crap out of this plane and tearing the covering in high G manuevers. I have always liked Beechcraft Staggerwings and a local club member was selling one he had never flown. The Model is made by Royal, identical to this one

My question is, with the high speed of this one and its propensity to tip stall, is this asking for trouble as a second airplane. I plan to put temporary stall fences and flaperons on the aircraft to make it more friendly. Because they don't make this kit anymore, I don't want to make it a sacrificial offering to the R/C gods, but I also don't want a garage full of different R/C planes as well.

Knowledge-wise I am flight instructor and professional airline pilot, so I understand the physics of what is going on. Whether this is a benefit or detriment is anyones guess.

Thanks in advance and look forward to your advice

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