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Old 03-19-2008, 01:48 PM
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Hi All-

I'm finishing up my GP PT-40 trainer and will be learning to fly it probably in a week or 2... I really enjoy building things much more than using/flying them. I'm already scoping out my next kit(s). Actually, I've already started the Great Planes BLT, but that should be done by next week.

I have my eye on a SIG 4* 60, and then I want to build a Spacewalker, probably the 1/4 size. Are these good 2nd and 3rd (glow) kits to build? I've been reading the build threads for the 4* and it looks like an easy build. Is the Sig 1/4 Spacewalker a good build too? Is the 1/3 size any more difficult to build or just larger and more $$?

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:15 PM
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I have built the 4* .40. It's a very easy build and good flyer..
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:38 PM
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You should have no problem with the 4*. As for the Spacewalker, I really can;t say since I've never built one. The overall design of the plane looks simple enough though.
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The Spacewalker is a more advanced, builder's, kit. It is best left alone until you have 4 or 5 kits under your belt.
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I built the spacewalker for a friend........modifications out my but so it wasn't too heavy or impossible to fly....go with the 4*!
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:51 AM
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4 Star, great choice.
Sig's Somethin' extra is another option for you. Also good if you're "quick on the sticks".
The Cougar too, if you're up for a bit of a dated design. But it does yeild some new techniques..

Look at Great planes kits too, you cannot go wrong with any, really..
Slow Poke or Peten' Poke, Sportster, rapture for starters..
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I think I'm going to go with the 4* 60. I read some negative opinions of the 4* 120, saying that it is too heavy, flies OK but not great and not worth the money... Is this true? I was debating going for the 120, but it would be a big investment to risk on my second glow build.

There are so many kits out there that look really awesome... I keep thinking that I want to build something really big glow or gas powered, as well as some tiny mini electric things. The Herr Mini-sport and Mountain Models Dandy Sport and DuskStik are both on my "small" list. I'm also thinking I'll do the Fundango with a LiPo and brushless power system. Well... that puts me solidly into 2009

I also have some Guillow's display only kits on the queue...

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Old 03-20-2008, 11:47 AM
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Sig Mid Star 40 is also a very easy build and a great flyer, i've buile two of them and now building 4*60.
what i like more in the 60 planes is the bigger radio compartment, makes work inside easy.
as long as its laser cut parts , it will be much easier the die cut.
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