So I just wanted to update you all, I've narrowed my choices down to three eFlite models... I'm really stuck for choice though so all opinions are appreciated...
1. The Pulse - my favorite to look at and from what I've read, a fairly decent second plane but I worry about it being too "hot" for me.
2. The Advance - seems like a great second plane choice, looks a lot like a Sig 4 star (popular 2nd plane), has tricycle gear and a semi-symmetrical airfoil.
3. The Ultra Stik - my least favorite to look at but evidently it comes very highly praised here, high wing but aerobatic and great for tail dragger practice.
I'd like to add again that I have Phoenix flight sim now and I'm practicing a lot with very different planes, mostly performing landing patterns with touch and goes in perfect conditions but I'm very confident with the high and low wing trainers, warbirds and much to my amusement, jets haha.
Anyway, still curious as to what you guys would suggest.