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Old 07-06-2012, 06:10 PM
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after the hobbyzone champ what is a good next step with same stock transmitter.??
Old 07-06-2012, 06:35 PM
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That's about it with that Tx. No ailerons, no range.

Here's a table showing which are compatable with your transmitter; though I'm not sure it is your transmitter??? Do you have aileron control?


Between a Corsair, a Spitfire and a T-28 Trojan - I'd say the Trojan would likely hold up best. But Idon't think your Tx is listed in the compatability chart even though ths Champ info says check there.

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A lot of folks talk about the Park Zone T-28, that is, if you want to stay small like the Champ. I think it'll be my second plane. In reading about the Park zone Ultra Micro series, not only are they 4 channel, but are supposed to be quite alot faster than the Champ. I've read that the T-28 allows for the slowest and most stable flying of the Ultra-Micro series (except the J-3 Cub). Of course, this is not first-hand experience, but reading reviews and other threads.
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I would leave micros. I learned off of micros and honestly they arent that great. I learned off of a 3 channel micro which gave me false confidence boost then a VERY twitchy 3d capable Yak 54 micro 4 channel which was VERY hard but taught me a lot too.

You should move up to a larger 1100 wingspan foam glider. Great slow speed performance and great flight times plus some gliders can be quite aerobatic.

A radian is 3 channel but if you wanna go 4 channel take a look at AXN Floater Jet and The Bixler from hobbyking.




I have the AXN and it is fantastic and slightly smaller than the bixler. Bixler can fly slower and more stable but the AXN is faster and more aerobatic plus still stable enough for learning on. You will need servos and 30 amp esc, instead of the 20 they recommend. Plus servos are 2.50 bucks (the 9gram Orange HK servos). Plus you need a controller. I recommend the Turnigy 9x controller. Fantastic for the price and the receivers are Cheap both 8 and 4 channel. Plus you can always upgrade the Module later with a FrSky one which is IMO one of the best especially for the price.

And surprisingly they have the turnigy in stock in USA store.. Thats really rare lol because its normally sold out all the time at any warehouse..


here is a video of my AXN onboard. The AXN so far has been my favorite plane and owning balsa and foam... I still love my AXN the most. It fits in my trunk easy, uses 2200 3s batteries (common), and i can get almost 30min run times if I go for thermals and take it easy. Really satisfies my hunger for flight, easy to balance, takes a camera with ease (but bixler can carry more load period making it popular for fpv), and the plane just flies so well and takes hard landings/crashes with ease.
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Sailplanes are exactly what I started with, lengthy flight times.

Still yet my favored is the Flyzone Corvalis, as low wing touch of speed but generous wing span makes for an incredible solid flyer, option of using scale like flaps, nearly an overkill as so easy to land either way.

Yet to find a model close to this majestic handler, an easy lander.

Not overly large wheels best to land on pavement, just have room for the extended glide, deadsticks beautifully.

Bonus has lights if you dare to enter night flying, dusk flying a breeze.

Older clip of a typical soft touch landing, usually the norm with this puppie, as I'm far from gifted here, it's a piece of cake

Nose gear is beefed up, far from indistructible but another well thought out design .

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I have one that I bought around Christmas, put it together, but have never flown it. I just need to set aside the time and get it flying. I ought to take it to work and fly it afterwards.

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If you absalutely want to stick with your hobbyzone trannsmitter, I would recomend the micro t-28. But beyond other micro planes, that trannsmitter won't work very well. (not a full range tx) I would say get something like a dx6i, or, if you decide you don't really like the BNFs, you could get a futaba 6 channel, and never have to buy another radio again.
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I would go with the Hobbyzone Super Cub or the Ares Gamma 370. Both are high wing trainers and will do mild aerobatics, i.e., loops and wingovers, stalls, etc. The Gamma 370 is upgradeable to an aileron wing so itcan gofrom 3 channel to 4 channel with ease, no mods needed. It also has a brushless option that bolts on if you want more power. I picked the Gamma 370 up over the weekend and it flies great; the oversize wheels make ROG takeoffs a breeze.. I have the HZ Super Cub as well; either would be an excellent step up from the Champ. Unfortunately, the stock Champ TX limits your choices severly to the micro models. In additon to the Champ, I have one other micro, the PZ UM Corsair, I don't like micros because they seem to fragile to me, but that's just me. Try a larger plane, you will be glad you did.

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