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Old 10-17-2003, 03:14 PM
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has any one got any thoughts on the gws tiger moth?and what radio is good for a beginner who is looking to progress in the hobby?thancks for any help in advance!
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Old 10-17-2003, 05:47 PM
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Default RE: advice needed for begginer!

They don't get much better than this one for a first plane. Easy to fly, easy to look at, nice and slow, and tougher than people give it credit for. Be sure and get the GWS sub-micro flight pack for it. If you do a search you'll find tons of info here about one.

As for the radio to grow with, a Hitec Flash 5X is hard to beat. Get the combo with the micro flight pack. You'll save some money and be all set for your "next" plane.
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Old 10-17-2003, 08:00 PM
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I just rencently learned to fly on a Sky Scooter Pro II. I found it to be a good starter & very durable & offordable.

I now use the same three channel radio on my Unicorn.
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Old 10-20-2003, 07:15 AM
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The only thing that might beat the Tiger Moth as the best first plane is the GWS Slow Stick. Both planes are EXCELLENT choices, however.

I second the opinion that you should get the GWS flight pack that's meant for whatever GWS plane you buy. It comes with servos, receiver, speed control, and battery for that plane. You can look up this stuff at http://www.horizonhobby.com, then go to your hobby shop with the part numbers in hand. They should be able to sell you the items for the same price as online.
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Old 10-20-2003, 04:40 PM
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And if your going to stick with the hobby buy a reasonable radio, something like the Flash5
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:57 AM
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i ended up buying a GWS cub as a first plane i regret buying it to slow witch made lots of crashes i needed atlease a plane with the 300C motor nice plane to fly but just to slow with the IPS i upgraded to the EPS 100C still to slow im moving on to jets heres a picture of my cub and a picture of my current project the jet u see is a first build A-4 skyhawk from RBC great kit dodgy plans

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Old 10-21-2003, 08:00 AM
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another thing DO NOT run in the IPS from GWS it will last about 5 flights before burning out

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Old 11-02-2003, 11:26 PM
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I have a JR XF421 computer radio. Although the model is 421 it is actually a 5 channel radio (The fifth channel is a toggle switch). I started with sailplanes and now I'm into electric sailplanes and I also have a Zagi 400. This radio has been excellent and it even has 2 model memory.
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