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Old 02-04-2006, 06:58 PM
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I am starting to get into r.c planes and i want to know what planes to buy before i get a jet. I am thinking a hanger-9 alpha .60 trainer for my first plane. but i dont know what planes to get after that that will gt me ready for a jet.
Old 02-04-2006, 10:35 PM
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Well I'll tell ya right now to not even attempt a jet for you first 2 years, I don't care what your ability to learn is or your abition to strive for flying a jet is. Find a local club and get instruction. the alpha trainer or any trainer is fine. Everyone will tell you their first trainer and call it the best. I've flown all the trainers and they all fly the same, Its a freakin trainer.
Basically a jet would be your 8-9th model

get a trainer and learn to fly it. when you get bored flying it, that's when you need to use it as the tool it's intended to be. IF your seriouse about being a jet pilot then you need to start out from square one flying by the numbers. that means persion, disiplined flying. Their is no room for dorking around.

Just becuase your ultimate goal is jets don't leave out the tail draggers. most if not all of the high powered prop models are tail draggers. If your worried about the cost of all these models then you have no business in jets. Since the jet pilots are pretty well skys the limit when it come to their models. your average turbine model is running 6000+ bucks US

AS far as what to get
1)Trainer,
2)super sport or tiger low wing trainer.
3)some sort of highly mannerverable
4)High wing sport model, clipped j-3 cub, super decatholon , cesna. basically a semi semetrical high winged model
5)sonic 500 with a weak 40 like an OSla
6)sonic 500 with a hot- to quicky class 40 or a GP viper get good with these. you can get the viper to about the govered speed of jets. with some renforcing it can take more
7)patriot. can either get this or go to a ducted fan jet go through a couple of these before dealing with a turbine

the AV8R is the best first turbine model.
Old 02-06-2006, 06:10 AM
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i agree with red fox jets are in your future not a 2nd or 3rd plane. learn all you can on props before you try a jet
good luck to you
Old 02-06-2006, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: what planes to buy?

Get the Alpha 60, get good with it, then go to a Midwest Aerobat.

From there, a good, sporty fully semmetrical Low wing plane Like a Sig King Cobra.

Once you have mastered that, you're ready for entry-level jets

But keep in mind, each of these steps will require a lot of time
Old 02-06-2006, 01:37 PM
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What is there about a jet that interests you? Are you talking of a model that looks like a full scale jet but is powered by a model piston engine with propeller? Or are you talking about a model that is powered by a $3,000 jet engine? Big difference. Big, big, huge difference.
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Default RE: what planes to buy?

this is the same guy from another post posting the same que.dont get stupid idont even want a jet too dangurous and theres a few houses behind the field where i fly if something goes wrong and some reason i fly over the no fly zone and the jet will easily go right thruough a house roof even catching it on fire that scares the hell out of me and rather stick with piper cubs cessna stuff like that. just make sure ur field does not have anyhomes near within the perimeter of the take off area or no houses beshind you it truly is really dangerous in my opinion i think jets should be banned from fields that are too short or have neihborhoods around like within a mile

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