The plane (Hobbistar 60) that rcworld2000 asked about is a "60 size" high wing trainer with a semi-symmetrical airfoil, not flat bottomed, and would likely have a 60 size 2 stroke glow and weigh RTF @ about 7.5 lbs. A common engine on this plane is an O.S. 65 LA spinning a 12-6 prop. As high wing trainers go this set up is better than most trainers in modest winds up to 15 mph or so. Not as good as some other low wing sport planes, but better than most high wing trainers. With a 71" wing span, 7-8 lbs, semi-symmetrical wing, and well powered with a .65 LA, it does much better in the wind than your run of the mill 60" flat bottom wing, 40-46 powered, 5 lb trainer. I had one as my 3rd plane and converted it to a taildragger to learn to fly that configuration. I think it was less prone to flipping over on the ground due to the wind as a taildragger than in the tri-gear configuration. Early on it was my windy day flyer but as I moved on to low wing flying it was replaced as my #1 windy plane. I still have it in the hanger, have given it a nicer looking MonoKote recovering, and it gets flown once or twice a year, usually on windy days!
Last edited by 52larry52; 05-07-2014 at 08:13 PM.