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Old 05-14-2012, 09:29 AM
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Default Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I am trying to decide on the first kit I want to build since a 20yr break.. I am thinking of the Bridi Loadstar 40 or the Goldberg Eagle 2.. I like the size of the Loadstar but the first plane I ever built was the Eaglet 50. I am not sure of quality and building of a Bridi kit.. any suggestions?
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

If it were me I'd build the Eagle II. Then again I am a bit biased as the Eagle 63 was my very first RC aircraft and kit.
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thanks Tarasdad,
I built 2 Eaglet 50's years ago, so I am fimilar w/ the goldberg building process, I really like the look and size of the Loadstar ... hmmmmmm decisions decisions.
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I read that the Loadstar and telemaster are the same.. is this true?
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I haven't flown either one, but I'd go with the one that looked best to me, and I like a taildragger without having to convert, so it would be Loadstar for me.

They both have over 700 square inches, pretty light, and good proportions. I don't see how you can go wrong with either one.

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

ive built both and id say by far go for the eagle 2. it looks great handles well and if in the future you wish to convert it to tail drager or modify it it is quite simple.
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

Thanks Jim,
I too love a taildragger, as I learned to fly r/c on a Midwest champ... Man I loved that plane..
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I did notice in the Manual are instructions to make it a taildragger.. that makes my decision that much harder...
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Mr E,
How was the Kit building of the Loadstar... I have never built a Bridi model so I was wondering about the building of the kit..
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I am going to guess that the loadstar flies better than the Eagle but the Eagle will be a little easier to build. I say challenge yourself with a new and different build. The Loadstar was highly recommended to me when I was a beginner but I myself learned on the original Eagle 63.
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Thanksvertical grimmace,
I think I agree, I dont think it will be a bad build and I have built 3 other kits so I think I will be ok..
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

Bridi kits were all great building -AND flying- airplanes. The manuals don't have any pictures, and that is what turns people off. Doesn't bother me. After 3 airplane builds, you may not need the manual for most of it anyhow.

The Loadstar is close in looks to the Telemaster, but it is not a Telemaster. However... Both the Hobby Lobby Telemaster and the Loadstar are Bridi designs!

I would say the the Goldberg kits are amazing, but Bridi is King!

Good luck! Both are great choices.

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

It built just as easy as the eagle you need a lil better understanding of plan reading cause the instructions do lack pictures. All in all an ok model just flying wize I think the eagle it far better.
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

Dmb, I learned on a Midwest Champ too, and yeah, I loved that plane! You probably don't need another trainer, but I do still enjoy flying a trainer sometimes even though I've been flying for years, so maybe you're the same.

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

is Bridi still making kits?
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Bluejay bought the rights; their reputation is very good:

http://www.bridiairplanes.com/

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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

Let's not forget the new offering from Great Planes:

The Dirty Birdy (Yeah I know... It's an ARF. But it is still the original Bridi mold)

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ORIGINAL: buzzard bait

Dmb, I learned on a Midwest Champ too, and yeah, I loved that plane! You probably don't need another trainer, but I do still enjoy flying a trainer sometimes even though I've been flying for years, so maybe you're the same.

Jim

I loved that Midwest champ.... Its been 20 years though and I want to learn on 4 channels, so back to the building board after 20 years...
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ORIGINAL: Mr. E

It built just as easy as the eagle you need a lil better understanding of plan reading cause the instructions do lack pictures. All in all an ok model just flying wize I think the eagle it far better.

Thanks again Mr.E... I am going to think on it, get the shop in building order and then order one of them, just not sure yet which one.... I appretiate all the input.
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Bridi kits were all great building -AND flying- airplanes. The manuals don't have any pictures, and that is what turns people off. Doesn't bother me. After 3 airplane builds, you may not need the manual for most of it anyhow.

The Loadstar is close in looks to the Telemaster, but it is not a Telemaster. However... Both the Hobby Lobby Telemaster and the Loadstar are Bridi designs!

I would say the the Goldberg kits are amazing, but Bridi is King!

Good luck! Both are great choices.

Brian
thanks Brian,
that was just the info I was looking for, I am leaning twords the Loadstar but Mr.E keeps making great points... I guess if I have guestions when I am building there is always these forums to get some info..
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

I set up my radio so both the left and right stick worked the rudder on the Champ. Then I practiced take-offs using the left stick. Later I got a BUSA Stick 40 +, and the switch to ailerons was a complete non-event. I actually could have easily gone straight to something like a 4 Star. But I understand wanting an aileron trainer after so many years.

I guess now since you've got advice from someone who has had both, that is probably the best source, but I still think it depends a lot on what looks attractive to you. It's a hobby after all, so whatever pleases you is best. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Jim
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Default RE: Bridi Loadstar 40 vs Goldberg Eagle 2

Interesting way of setting up the transmitter when you were training. I flew my champ with rudder on the right stick and only flew 4 channels a couple of times, thanks to some freinds in my old club... I really like the looks of the loadstar so that is the way my heart is voting but my head keeps reminding me of how easy the eaglet 50 was to build.. I also have a 11 year old daughter that will be flying with me, so I guess I should let her has "some" input on the plane..

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