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Old 07-05-2005, 08:25 PM
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Default Cennna 182 & Begin Air from parkflyers.com

Can anyone who has flown either plane tell me how good they are from one
who is a beginner. I have heard the 182 is hard to fly? Both are from
parkflyers.com. Many thanks.


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Old 07-06-2005, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: Cennna 182 & Begin Air from parkflyers.com

As a general rule, the more a plane looks like a "real" (read: full-scale) airplane, the less suitable it is for a beginner.

If you heard/read that the 182 is a tough plane to fly, then it's definitely not something you want as a beginner. Even the Begin-Air may be a little hard to handle for a newbie with no flying experience due to its relatively small wing. That means it will be fast and responsive, not things you really want as a beginner.
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I bought a Cessna 182 (3 channel) as a beginner and it was not a good idea. I did everything wrong and busted it up big time.
I then bought a cheap Vortex (on Ebay) for about $40. Just a stick with wings, 2 channels. Crashed it many times until I learned what not to do. I still have it but no longer fly it. I lent it to a couple of friends who wanted to learn how to fly.
I bought a new fuselage and wing for the Cessna 182 and transferred all the electronics. I then found out how easy it was to fly the plane once you know what to do and what not to do (i.e. experience!).
It's a great plane after you have some experience with a beginner's plane.

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Hi,
I bought the begin-air for my first airplane and it was a handfull,
Would recomend a nice slow 3 channel untill you get som experience .
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