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Old 10-20-2010, 03:41 AM
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Hey my birthday is coming up and I'm hoping for one of these but I cant decide. What do you think is better? Also I am planning on a good jet boat, a mid range helicopter which I can learn on but still do tricks etc or a beginner plane.
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BTW I already have a car which is why its not an option.
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I voted plane,how ever, if you have a decent size body of water availible I think I'd do a boat. If youdo go the boat remember to have availible a row boat or something like that to go get your RC boat if the thing dies. Please don't ask how I know that.
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I voted for helicopter, they seem to be a bit more challenging. Just take your time and progress slowly with one and you'll be fine. I second the airplane, but I could only vote for one.
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I have large places to use all of them. Also boat means I don't need a new radio.
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I have large places to use all of them. Also boat means I don't need a new radio.
I have planes but voted "Boat" since you already have a surface radio.
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airplane all the way
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:15 PM
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Also I am sticking with nitro with all of them. Or gas but definately not electric. Do beginner jet planes or even just a nitro jet plane exist? I have a very large space to land them with just the ground to crash into but as long as spares aren't ridiculous I don't mind starting with an intermediate one even though I know I'll crash it. Pool scooper will help get the boat when I'm using it in the dam and at the beach I'll just have to go for a swim. Helicopter will just be a medium nitro about .30 or so.
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I hope you are joking about a jet for a first plane. If you're serious, be ready to spend about 3 grand:
JetMach Trainer 60. It says skill level required is "intermediate"
http://store.laser-design-services.c...products_id=23

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No I just wanted to look at one I'm not going to learn on one I just couldn't find a nitro one.
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