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Old 11-27-2005, 10:09 AM
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Default RE: Suggestions for a trainer plane

I mostly agree with Piper Chuck re RTF's vs ARF's. However, for a true beginner, assembling an ARF is rather like an experienced builder putting a modest kit together. It could easily take a novice 30 - 40 hrs without help. Few working folks can put that much time together easily & even an ARF "build" could stretch out over a month or more -- that is a lot of flying time lost in the shop. The RTF is a quick solution to the completely inexperienced who otherwise might be turned off by the initial time/effort requirements.