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Old 11-07-2006, 07:15 AM
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ok im new to electric and want a plane to get started. i quess a trainer would be good but i really wanted something foam. how much would it be and any suggestions. i was thinking 250 300 dollars
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:30 AM
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If you are just starting out hobbyzone supercub. I have proved you can teach yourself on this plane!
Replacement parts a readily avail. and cheap.
If you want a ail. trainer of foam I have no experience in that. My first electric ail trainer will
be a modeltech fledgling. I have researched this and it seems like a winner.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:48 AM
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Have you flown gas or nitro before? Or are you completely new to planes in general?

If you have flown, already have a radio you can use, and are looking for something that will allow you to pick up the quirks of electric flight, then I would recommend the E-Flite Cessna 182.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:38 PM
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i really like gliders and 3d flying. i know 3d flying is extremly hard and i need experience to do that but is there such a thing as a trainer glider or can i get a glider with my first plane.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:46 PM
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There are not that many "trainer" gliders that are 4 channel (with ailerons), there are some 3 channel gliders. Gliders are great planes to learn on, nice big wingspan, and forgiving. Take a look at these:

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/easystar.htm

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL1075

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHPD0&P=7

The last one is a 3 channel, but has ailerons and no rudder.
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im new to planes in general. i raced cars for a while though. i was looking at this non glider.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKLV7&P=0

and can they do any tricks or are they just to learn how to fly.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:40 PM
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That is along the lines of a beginner plane. Also look at the Aerobirds. they can do some tricks.

I would say the EasyStar would be a better option though.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:08 PM
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how about something from parkzone like this:
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ1400

its in my price range and looks like it can do some basics tricks and looks simple enought to fly. if not ill go to a club and get help. what u think.
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That would be OK, but the stock setup on that plane is going to be slow, and it will seem to fly heavy. That is what is nice about getting an ARF, you can add a better motor, better electronics, better battery. It is more than worth it in the long run. My first plane was an RTF, and I completely regret it, cost me about a $100 more in the long run, because the RTF radio equipment was garbage. ParkZone has been known to have one of the better RTF radio setups. HobbyZone is also not that bad. Take a look at this if you really want RTF

http://www.redrockethobbies.com/Hobb..._p/hbz7100.htm

For a little more $ you get an extra battery, a bigger wingspan, a bigger motor and anti-crash technology, at least that is what they say

I still believe that it is easier to learn with a full 4 channel plane that has ailerons. That is how I learned, I skipped the 3 channel options, and people who have started 3 channel, then gone to 4 channel have said that it is much easier to fly with ailerons than rudder only. You can turn down the rates on the ailerons until you get use to them but with the ailerons the plane reacts better to your inputs.

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2200
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ok the first one looks good but what about the second link you gave me, the Cessna 182 370 ARF. what is exaclty needed to finish it. like everything. radio and motor and esc. or what else. thxs, srry for all the questions.
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If you do not already have a nice radio that you can just buy a receiver and servos for, the Cessna would require a 4 channel radio, which comes with receiver and servos $100-$125 or so, a motor $45-$50 or so, a ESC $35-$40 or so, a LiPo battery $50-$60 or so, and a charger $45-$60 or so. It is a more expensive option going this route obviously, but well worth it if you are going to be in flying for a while. For another $30 on the radio you can get a nice 6 channel that has all kinds of options for the future. Once you are done with everything, prop selections, misc. including the plane you will be around $400.
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i really dont want to spend 400 dollars because its my first plane so ill probally end up getting the hobby zone super cub.

the radio sucks so ill need a new one when i get a new plane but for 160 dollars its a decent plane that can do back flips and other basic tricks.
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I here ya, I thought the same thing. Spent $170 on a RTF figured it was my first plane, see how it goes. Unfortunately the radio and electronics mine came with were garbage. So I couldn't even fly until I spent another $150. So the $400 is more of an investment for the future of the hobby than for the plane itself, the plane is only $70 of it.

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ok i've recently found another plane called the flyzone cessna 182 skylane.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...23**#accneeded


it's between this and the super cub. there the same price but one has a 3 channel and one has 4 channel. im quessing the radio is better on the cessna but is less quality. what have you guys heard about this. to me it looks better than the super cub for the same price at tower.
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Look at the easystar. You want a pusher without question. You will crash your first plane. The nose of the easystar can take a serious hit. The easystar flys very well and is extremely durable. There are tons of threads on this plane. Buy a decent radio, the easystar and teach yourself to fly. You will not regret this choice
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ORIGINAL: eaglesfn68

ok i've recently found another plane called the flyzone cessna 182 skylane.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...23**#accneeded


it's between this and the super cub. there the same price but one has a 3 channel and one has 4 channel. im quessing the radio is better on the cessna but is less quality. what have you guys heard about this. to me it looks better than the super cub for the same price at tower.
Ya, the radio equip. sounds a little better on that one, but the plane is the question. The SuperCub has a 27mhz radio, that one has a 72mhz radio, I prefer the 72mhz.

You are definitely going to crash your first plane......that is just how it works So make sure whichever way you go that you have something that readily has parts avail. Also, first time you fly, TAKE IT EASY, let the plane do the work off of the ground. Overcorrecting and quick rapid movements on the stick are very common for the first few flights. Just let the plane do the work and get you in the air before you start doing too much on the sticks. Just a little elevator and you are off.
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thanks everyone for your help and ill tell u about my eperiences later.
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