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Old 10-10-2010, 05:57 PM
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so i tried to fly my apprentice e flite 15e at a park by my house and crashed alot, but also ran out of room and crashed tring to get out of tree lines. i think i need a smaller slower plane to get started on. i still want one that can roll, but is there anything in the $70-150 range that will help me get started? also where do i find parts, namely a motor mount for the apprentice?

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Old 10-11-2010, 04:15 AM
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The Apprentice is a nice ship but it is aileron, also you need a larger area to fly as you know would help reduce the issues as your flying in crimped quarters. Note after mastering its flight, the area will later likely be fine.

Eflite puts out a very nice small plane, our flyers have two of these now, it can fly very slow, takes some effort but will do a roll, its a 3 channel biplane and just hangs in the air. Requires gentle winds but towards evenings likely to fly for you. Will require some assembly but if your a builder its great.

We maidened the 2nd one just last evening, had a larger battery and was abit nose heavy but with up elevator trim still flew fantastic, its very forgiving.

See this puppie float past you like a cloud and you'll want one ! Its a beaut !
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/EFL1975.html

Also carry the parts for your Apprentice motor mount $2.99
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/EFL2725.html?listType=parts
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:33 PM
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Have you looked at a Parkzone model perhaps?The new SR-10 is pretty docile. I don't own one, but I flew one about 3 weeks ago andit's pretty tame in the air. I learned to fly on Parkzone's T-28, personally,and it was an easy progression from there to more agile models. I still fly my T-28, it's awesome in the air. I would suggest looking into something like that.
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For small space slow flying it is hard to beat these.

Slow Stick
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCJ2&P=ML

Night Vapor - can be flown in the dark indoors or outdoors when it is fairly calm.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=PKZU1180

Ember
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ3400

J3 Cub
http://www.parkzone.com/UltraMicro/D...ProdID=PKZ3900

Tiger Moth
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