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Old 03-04-2007, 08:04 AM
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Are there ready to fly electrics that are a good quality for the new guy? Realy would hate to build something to get a taste and drive it into the ground. Can you suggest a good flying RTF plane?
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:12 AM
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HobbyZone Super Cub - one of the best trainers around - see my review here:

[link=http://www.ampaviators.com/articlescrvw/]AmpAviators Super Cub Review[/link]

Also see the articles on upgrades - this is a plane that can grow with your skills.
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:47 PM
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Thanks I'll check it out! Ron
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The HobbyZone SuperCub is the best beginner's plane currently available. That's why Backyard Flyer Magazinr recently called it "The Perfect Beginner Plane."
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The SuperCub is one of the better choices. But in all honesty, if you plan are sticking with the hobby even if your first plane turns into popcorn (or toothpicks if it is wood) , going ARF is the way to go. You can pick a radio that will allow you to grow as your skills do. They can store 6-10 models in memory, depending on the radio, and some go higher than that. And everything is just so much nicer and the flying experience is much more enjoyable. My first plane was an RTF and it got 7 ft. in the air and I lost it to interference, pounded into the ground, almost gave it up, but I was determined to stick with the hobby. I re-built the plane, took out all of the RTF elect. and replaced with Futaba/Hitec parts and it has never crashed since. Now I have 5 planes built and 8 more sitting in boxes. Anyway, to really enjoy it, I would get your own electronics.
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:05 AM
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TRY THE FIREBIRD FREEDOM. MY DAUGHTERS FIRST PLANE AND SHE HAS DROVE IT IN THE GROUND MANY, MANY TIMES. A LITTLE TAPE OR EPOXY AND SHE'S BACK UP FLYING. GREAT PLANE FOR THE MONEY.



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The super cub is a great flying plane but in all honesty I have a slo-v made by the same company and the radio gear leaves a lot to be desired, if I were you I would look at an easystar or a mini mag, both from multiplex. They are both made from elapor which is very strong and both fly great, the Mini mag in my mind is the better choice as it can fly elevator and rudder then when you get comfortable you can add a couple of servos an use ailerons, the easytar is not easily converted to ailerons but does have the benefit of a pusher prop setup so there is no risk of breaking the prop. Both these planes are ARTF the easystar does come in an RTF but again the electronics are not that great as they are quite basic. Most hobby shops will offer a good deal on a ARTF plane and all the required parts, granted its still more expensive then RTF but when you progress to you next plane you take the electronics with you rather then buying them all over again.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:13 PM
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The T-Hawk from http://www.readytoflyfun.com/thawk3chrtf.html

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