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  • Dynam Sky Trainer 4CH

    4 66.67%
  • Mini Super Cub 3CH

    1 16.67%
  • OTHER, please include link in a post

    1 16.67%
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    Which foam trainer?

    My cousin Kyle has decided he wants a foam RTF 4-channel trainer airplane ( from post http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9602640/tm.htm ) but will go with the 3-channel if you think that choice is better for him to learn on, and wants opinions from you to decide which.

    His choices are down to these two:

    1) Dynam Sky Trainer 182 - 38" 4CH RC Remote Control Electric Plane w/ Brushless Motor LiPo RTF
    http://www.nitroplanes.com/dyskytr1824c1.html
    2) Although he has his mind set on 4-channel he will consider the Mini Super Cub RTF if you suggest it would be best to learn on a three channel.
    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HBZ4800

    It has to be foam and he will not even consider a balsa RTF.

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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    My vote is for plane #1. Learn on a 4 channel and you never have to relearn to fly and you can perform coordinated flight. My buddy has that exact cessna and loves the plane but feels the radio is lacking in fine tuning ability. Once you get good with it, it is cheap enough that you could get a better radio setup or a whole new plane and feel good about trashing this one for the experience and training.
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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    gws slowstick
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ3&P=ML

    if your interested ill post everything you need, thats just the airframe, final cost will be about 200
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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    ORIGINAL: jimmyjames213

    gws slowstick
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ3&P=ML

    if your interested ill post everything you need, thats just the airframe, final cost will be about 200
    More info please.
    Such as what size motor? I have Eflite 400 & 450
    What servos? I have some micro servos and standard size
    What receiver? I have Futaba standard size

    Please give more details. Including needed servos, receiver and battery pack, whether my motors would work. And please keep everything for Futaba as that is what I have for TX and dont want to buy another. Also how slow/fast it flies and lands? Hand-launch or ground?

    Oh, but then I would need a stick-mount motor huh?

    Thank you.

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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    If you go to the web site cited, you can figure all that out yourself.

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ3&P=ML
    Skylark 70 - OS .75 AX; Excelleron 90 - OS 1.20 AX; Venus II - OS 1.20 AX; And, I still fly my trainer, Hanger 9 Alpha - OS .46 FX! Some electrics. Airtronics RD8000 - Spektrum DX7 - DX6i. AMA 705964.
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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    P.S: And why so cheap at only $28 for an ARF?

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    RE: Which foam trainer?

    That $28 ARF is essentially just a foam wing, foam tail assembly, a stick fuselage, and some push rods. The NPS = no power system. This is a popular option, however, as all of the necessary components needed to complete the plane can be purchased at very low cost from online retailers like Hobby King or BP Hobbies.

    You'll need an electric motor, electronic speed controller (ESC), two micro servos, a propeller, a NiMH or LiPo battery suitable for the prop, motor, and ESC, and a lightweight receiver (assuming you own a transmitter) in order to get your $28 ARF to fly. For less than $100, however, a GWS Slow Stick can be built to fly very, very well.
    Electric RC planes are like non-alcoholic beer, they are OK in a pinch if the real thing is not available.


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