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Old 10-04-2003, 10:18 AM
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Is a styro jet too hard of a plane for a first plane
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Old 10-04-2003, 11:37 AM
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Why do you think a very fast, nail-the-landing-or-that-long-nose-will-break, no landing gear to protect the props plane would be a good first plane for a beginner?

If you really like that plane, might I suggest that you get a Slow Stick to learn to fly on first, but get the radio gear that you can then transfer to this plane. I just think you'll needlessly make your learning curve way too steep (and you'll become an expert at epoxying) if you try to start off with this plane.
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I have very good control on Flight Sims. Good pilot. Fly FS alot. Is this still to hard. What if i make landing gear
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That does not look like a plane to learn to fly on. Flying on FMS is good experience, but is not really a substitute for actual RC flight. You will make mistakes, and when you do in the "real world" you can't hit "I" and the plane is back on the runway and ready to fly.

I think you want to start with a high wing trainer type plane that is durable. Learn to fly it and then move on to "more interesting stuff."

I always recommend the GWS Slow Stick, but there are many other planes that I think will handle easier than the jet you are interested in. There is nothing more frustrating then multiple crashes and repairs when starting out... and some will happen, but hopefully only a few and minor. A good trainer aircraft helps to accomplish that... as does an experienced RC pilot with you.

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