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Old 02-18-2018, 11:36 AM
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https://www.motionrc.com/products/dy...0mm-dy8931-pnp

yes i know this is a low wing type plane and most trainers are high wing, but could i get away without a trainer, its four channel, no flaps and landing gear can fly really slow as well.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:39 PM
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For your first trainer, absolutely no. Its not even close to an "alright trainer". First look at that wing it is flat, even the full scale DC-3/C-47 required considerable dihedral for lateral stability.

Consider the fact that virtually everyone who insists on the fancy scale model as a first trainer high wing or not soon puts it in the trash can. This happens even quicker if they refuse to get help and insist in believeing all the sales hype that you can teach yourself.

There was a time when fellows who were willing to work with an instructor could sometimes use a not so ideal airplane but that is rare these days and folks believe all the sales hype.

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Originally Posted by JohnBuckner View Post
For your first trainer, absolutely no. Its not even close to an "alright trainer". First look at that wing it is flat, even the full scale DC-3/C-47 required considerable dihedral for lateral stability.

Consider the fact that virtually everyone who insists on the fancy scale model as a first trainer high wing or not soon puts it in the trash can. This happens even quicker if they refuse to get help and insist in believeing all the sales hype that you can teach yourself.

There was a time when fellows who were willing to work with an instructor could sometimes use a not so ideal airplane but that is rare these days and folks believe all the sales hype.

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This subject has been well covered in the OP's duplicate thread, also in the Beginner's section. is this a alright beginner plane
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I keep expecting somebody to ask if a Saturn rocket is a good platform to learn to fly RC with and then keep asking the question until somebody assures him that it is.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TomCrump View Post
This subject has been well covered in the OP's duplicate thread, also in the Beginner's section. is this a alright beginner plane
Well then perhaps the more of us who respond with the truth as to what will really happen and possibly save the fellow a little money, So of course I replied.

JollyPopper I actually had one fellow show up with a SR-71 to learn on so maybe a Saturn is not such a stretch

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whatever. we live. we learn

(It would be a BIG mistake, but some must learn the hard way)
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you might say it's about as far from a trainer plane as you can get. low wing, tapered wing, twin engine, tail dragger. all features that make take off, flying and landing require considerable experience.
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Readers may find it interesting to look up the OP's posts. He may be trolling.

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Picture yourself strapping your backside in the left seat of a full size C-47 (DC-3). No experience, no prior instruction and then ask yourself if this is a good idea?

Ditto for that P-51....F-16....etc. etc.

You have to crawl before you can walk.
You have to walk before you can run.
You have to run before you can fly.
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