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Forum: Beginners 08-06-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,056
Posted By Leo L
The Firebird Stratos has been discontinued. It...

The Firebird Stratos has been discontinued. It was a decent beginner's plane and if you can get one at a good price it would still be a good choice. If you are going to be learning at a club with an...
Forum: Beginners 08-06-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Leo L
Consider the Circuit line of trucks by ECX:...

Consider the Circuit line of trucks by ECX: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/1-10-circuit-2wd-stadium-truck-rtr-blue-silver-ECX03020 I bought two of them for my grandsons: one is 9 years old and...
Forum: Beginners 08-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Leo L
Yes, your wing can be fixed. Get gap filling foam...

Yes, your wing can be fixed. Get gap filling foam safe CA and Kicker. Apply the CA to one piece and spray the Kicker on the other piece. Press them together and hold them for one minute. To be on the...
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 12-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 163,174
Posted By Leo L
RE: Parkzone Supermarine Spitfire Mk11B

I had not heard that PZ discontinued the BF-109. If that is truly the case, it will be sorely missed because it is truly a beautiful flying machine.
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 12-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 163,174
Posted By Leo L
RE: Parkzone Supermarine Spitfire Mk11B

Hello,

I haven't been to this site in quite some time. It used to be so active; its sad to see it down to a few die-hard flyers.

I have all of the current PZ Warbirds and find each one to...
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 08-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,265
Posted By Leo L
RE: Parkzones New Warbird F4F Wildcat

Hi Madwebtvscientist,

Do you ever get the feeling that you are talking to yourself, or at least forum thread communicating with yourself? I haven't visited RCUniverse in quite some time and I...
Forum: Electric Training 08-04-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By Leo L
RE: Recommended trainer, Hobbico?

The plane that most people consider to be the best beginner plane is the HobbyZone SuperCub (just don't use the ACT feature). It can take-off and land on pavement, concrete, dirt or short grass. If...
Forum: Electric Training 08-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By Leo L
RE: Just joined Waldorf, MD

Hi Fed50H,

Welcome to RC flying! That grin will only get bigger as you spend more time flying.
Forum: Electric General Discussion 05-19-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Leo L
RE: Help trying to get back into RC planes - Parkzone any good?

Hi Matt,

Welcome back to R/C flying.

ParkZone is a terrific manufacturer. They make some of the best foam planes that you can buy and their customer supprot is the best in the industry. ...
Forum: Electric Training 04-19-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Leo L
RE: Whole New World From 10 Years Ago

Hi Cougar,

Welcome to RC flying.

I don't have the 55" Cessna that you are interested in, but I had an earlier version from the same manufacturer. The two biggest issues with that...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 01-13-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Leo L
RE: Please advise on a 3d out door electric

Although you indicated that you prefered no foamies, I suggest that you seriously consider the ParkZone Typhoon2.
Forum: Electric Training 01-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,337
Posted By Leo L
RE: Parkzone Corsair or T-28 D?

First, I presume that you are talking about the HobbyZone SuperCub and the ParkZone Corsair and T-28.

The answer depends on whether you will be handlaunching/bellyflopping or using the landing...
Forum: Electric Training 01-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Leo L
RE: Should I sell the Super Cub?

Hi Sandgroper,

DO NOT SELL THE SUPERCUB!!!

The SuperCub is designed to be flown by beginners, even if they NEVER had any simulator experience. Do not equate your problems on the simulator...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 12-28-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Leo L
RE: No Instructor Necessary

Hi Henry,

I responded to your tread on a different site, but I'll write here as well.

Neither an instructor nor a simulator are necessary to learn how to fly. However, both an instructor...
Forum: Electric Training 12-14-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Leo L
RE: why are some lipos cheap and others expensive?

Quality control, middleman markup and profit are the three most obvious reasons. Last year I bought eight LiPo batteries from HobbyCity. One was completely defective. It would have cost me more to...
Forum: Electric Training 12-14-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Leo L
RE: blizzard landing aid

I don't believe that the DX5e transmitter is capable of giving you the type of mixing that GlacierGirl described.
Forum: Electric Training 10-22-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,471
Posted By Leo L
RE: flying simulater or airplane fist

For most people the way to go is to get the simulator first. Learn to react to the various situations, particularly when the plane is flying toward you. Learn to land the plane when its flying...
Forum: Electric Training 09-14-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By Leo L
RE: any one know of a good trainer with a 38inch or less span?

Take a look at the MiniSuperCub from HobbyZone and the J3Cub and SuperDecathlon from ParkZone.
Forum: Electric General Discussion 09-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By Leo L
RE: Noob with super club HZ

Todd,

Welcome to RC Flying.

One of the most important rules for beginners is to fly when there is virtually no wind. This is not merely a suggestion, its considered a rule and for good...
Forum: Park Flyers & Backyard Flyers 09-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,837
Posted By Leo L
RE: New Parkzone Trojan T-28D PNP/BNF & EZ-XPORT

Lowdrag,

I must disagree with you on one thing. I just bought the P-51 "Gunfighter" and since I absolutley refuse to hand launch planes, I added the Cosair's landing gear to the wings and the...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 09-08-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Leo L
RE: PZ T-28 prop size

Although in general getting a wattmeter is a good idea, in your particular situation you should have no propblem using any of the props you mention. The 10x7 will give you the most torque of the...
Forum: Electric Training 09-08-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By Leo L
RE: Landing on a Grass Strip

As Sir Raleigh wrote, use big THIN wheels. The ugly (IMHO) GWS wheels work great on grass. If you have a tail dragger, you might want to try placing the main wheels slightly more forward, which...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 09-03-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Leo L
RE: Looking for a

Get the ParkZone Typhoon PNP:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=PKZ4375
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-31-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,487
Posted By Leo L
RE: ParkZone Slo-V vs. GWS Slow Stick

To make it simple:

If you are looking for an RTF - get the Slow-V

If you are looking for an ARF - get the SlowStick
Forum: Electric General Discussion 07-31-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,865
Posted By Leo L
RE: Airhogs Havoc heli

Without doubt the Havoc heli is a lot of fun. But do yourself a favor and get the E-flite Blade mCx. Although its twice the price of the Havoc, there is absolutely no comparison. Once you try the...
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