Electric Training If you are new to electric learn more about them here or ask questions.

Electric Piper Cub for beginner?

Reply

Old 05-18-2006, 05:27 AM
  #1  
snowboyd
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NT, HONG KONG
Posts: 55
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Electric Piper Cub for beginner?

I am currently flying a small RC electric glider and am reasonably experienced with different conditions.

I want to move to an electric plane with airelons for the first time. I thought a piper cub should be ok. But I have seen people talk about it not being a good plane for beginners (usually talking about gas with ground takeoff). Should I heed their advice, or wont it be too big an issue?

I have no problem with beginner type planes in FMS flight simulator.

Look forward to your thoughts...
snowboyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 06:51 AM
  #2  
Leo L
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Flushing, NY
Posts: 783
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Electric Piper Cub for beginner?

I don't know of any Cubs that are currently on the market that would be a good beginner plane. Generally, the Cub is considered an intermediate trainer: a good second plane. The one exception might be the new Cub being introduced later this spring or early summer by HobbyZone. From the descriptions, it sounds like a better beginner's plane than their Firebird Freedom. If you can wait until it is released, it might be the way to go for you. If not, then I would suggest that you consider some of the truly good beginner planes: SloStick; Slow-V; Aerobird Challenger; T-hawk; SkyFly; EasyStar; etc.
Leo L is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2006, 07:31 AM
  #3  
mudpuppy
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 90
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Electric Piper Cub for beginner?

[link=http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmart.exe/MainMenuFV4.html?E+Sig]Sig Kadet EP-42[/link]
mudpuppy is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service