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Old 10-23-2005, 10:07 PM
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Default Which first electric for experienced flyer?

I have been flying for about 10 years, my currenct plane is an Ugly Stik. If I don't convert it to electric, what is a good choice in an RTF?

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Old 10-23-2005, 10:30 PM
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What type of flying and and is a little assembly ok?
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:46 AM
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There are a lot of decent all-inclusive RTF packages around these days that allow you to sample electrics without all the power system guesswork. If you're proficient at flying an ugly stick, I doubt you'll have any trouble with any of the RTF packages I can think of. What kind of flying are you looking for--aerobatics, a warbird, a relaxing 3-channel put-around-the-patch type? Take a look at the Parkzone lineup: Typhoon 3D, P-51 Mustang, Slo-V slowflyer, F-27 Stryker delta, Decathlon, and J-3 Cub. Webpage [link=http://www.parkzone.com/]here.[/link] Also look at the Multiplex Easystar, Magister, and Space Scooter. The Easystar is a powered glider type, the Magister is a .40 size trainer electrified, and the Space Scooter is a nice aerobatic parkflyer. Link [link=http://www.multiplexusa.com/MPX_Cat_USA_2005WEB.pdf]here.[/link]. There are many other options as well, I'm sure others will list some.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:59 PM
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I'm looking for a 4 ch and do a little bit of aerobatics, all fun flying. I saw a plane called a Patriot, what do you guys think of this? Other than that I saw someone flying a Typhoon, don't know if it was the pilot or the plane, but looked a little unstable??? The Patriot looks like it has a few degrees of dihedryl angle, where the Typhoon does not.
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Good all around fun aerobatic plane is the GWS Tiger Moth 400. with brushless setup. Handles a breeze with no problems. Can set it up mild or wild.
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Medcinmn,
If you are an experienced pilot and want a good electric flyer look into ultrafly. They have several and all are very good. Check then out at tower hobbies. You can also go to their web site and watch some videos of the planes in action.
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Buzz bomber said it all. There are some verygood packages out there for RTF electric. There are also some verygood easy to fly ARF's. Some are more basic than others. Some offer a more performance version such as Ultrafly. Don't get me wrong here I am not recommending Ultra fly. There are so many manufacturers to choose from. I only mention them cause they offer a more performance version of the same airplane. ie; a better power package. I'm sure there are others I just can't seem to think of any at the moment. The only problem I see with RTF is not that they don't fly well, there are exceptions of coarse, but your stuck with the manufactuers setup until you can learn more on hop ups for that particular airplane. Where as an ARF you learn as you build, Much better choice I think. You learn better cause your doing it yourself. Don't you think?

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