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Old 10-06-2003, 03:01 PM
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Hi Guys,

I am not new to flying but I don't have a clue when it comes to electrics. I am looking for a plane 30 - 36" wing span that I can tool around with at home when I can't get to the field and fly nitro. I need something that can handle a little breeze. I have looked at the Herr Engineering planes, they are nice little planes but I would prefer an ARF. Also when it comes to the radio gear, servo sizes etc for these little ones suggestions would be appreciated. I need them to be compatable with my Futaba 9c.

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Old 10-06-2003, 05:52 PM
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GWS Slow Stick. There are a lot of threads on this little park flier, so just do a search and jump into some of the discussions. GWS makes some other nice little park fliers. What are you in to flying? Sport, 3D, fun flying, vintage, home grown aerobatics?
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:49 PM
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I am into sport, fun fly kind of stuff. I am even considering a Zagi 400x.
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:42 AM
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You're going to need a pretty large back yard for a Zagi. Mine used to be able to cross a 15-acre field pretty quickly. The noise might also be an issue if you have neighbors. Parks have across-the-board banned flying due to the noise the Zagi makes. Frankly, some people are too sensitive... You can make all the noise you want, yell and scream bloody murder and kick each other in the head on the soccer field, and that's ok.

Anyway, I wanted to address the onboard gear. Right off, any new servo you buy, be it Futaba, JR, Airtronics, Hitec, GWS, FMA, etc. will be plug-in compatible. There are two types of receivers, "JR/Airtronics" and "Futaba/Hitec." Hitec, GWS, and FMA make receivers of both types; make sure you get the right one. An okay park flyer receiver is the GWS R4P, but it's a little glitchy in a busy environment. A better receiver is the FMA M5. Servo choice will depend on the plane, but most small park fliers use the GWS Pico servo.
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My Zagi wasn't noisy... And I could fly it in about 5 acres without much problem.
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