Suggestions for my 1st balsa plane?
Currently flying a Copperhead Aviation Extra Stiffy / Hacker 20-20L / Phoenix 25 esc / Thunder Power 3s 2100mah. Fun plane, but I feel confident that I can finally fly a balsa plane and not have a hangar filled with foamies. Did some research when still living in a glow-friendly community and selected the Hangar 9 Pulse XT PNP. I was really excited about the plane. Then I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and the closest glow-friendly field is a 40 minute drive . . . guess what I've decided to stick with electric. BUT electric large planes cost a lot.
I want a plane that has no bad habits and performs well. I want it to perform like a BIG plane and handle 15 mph winds. I am an intermediate pilot and looking to go to the next level. I am sport flyer, but am also open to 3D capabilities, which I will use my foamie to learn on.
The answer to the question you are all asking is . . . $250 total is my budget (had a 2nd child 6 weeks ago so the budget has decreased) for a PNP and to plug in a Hitec receiver for my 5-channel transmitter. I already have a Cellpro 4 balance charger.
I am open to getting a PNP or even building a plane (I am doing my 1st scratch build as I type this). I really like the StevensAero G300, because it can share my LiPo batt or even use my full set-up from my foamie if need be or I can buy the combo set-up. I know there is the Mini XT and a lot of minis out there. I want around a 40-45" wingspan.
What suggestions do you guys have?