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Old 07-15-2009, 11:03 PM
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hey im looking to start pattern flying and i was wondering what would be a good entry level setup for a patten plane would be.
Old 07-15-2009, 11:21 PM
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Question is what is your budget and what sort of equipment do you have left? You can try 40 sized pattern planes like:

Venus
Spot On
Excelleron

or if you want EP ... try the Hyperion or Sebart planes.
Old 07-15-2009, 11:25 PM
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tryin to stick towards nitro so far i have a 6 channel spektrum receiver and a 2300 mah 6v receiver pack thats about it i got some servos but i would have to see what they are. i have all building materials and extensions and stuff. my budget is whatever i have to spend.
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how makes the models you mentioned above.
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well i found the models sounds like the venus is the plane to get. any of you have and gripes with it?
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could you also put something like [link=http://www.prcmodel.com/module.php?name=onlinestore&func=viewprod&product=14]this[/link] in for a motor
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Hi Spencer,
Were is Orangevale?
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bout 15 miles east of sacramento
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i was lookin on tower hobbies and they said that the venus .40 is discontinued and also where would i pick up a excelleron
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can someone please list some mor 40 size pattern planes.
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Default RE: entry level pattern rig

Try:

Kyosho Oxalys
Excelleron is by Sportsman Aviation
Spot On is by The World Model
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ORIGINAL: spencer321

bout 15 miles east of sacramento
There are several clubs in the Sacramento area. The SAM field on Florin road has several pattern flyers that would be glad to help you get started. Or, you are welcome to contact me offline via PM or email and I would be glad to share information with you.

Woodie (aka Don Atwood)
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You can get the Venus .40 [link=http://myatomic.com/catalog/viewsku?sku=GPMGPMA1025]here[/link] if that's what you really want.
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what do you guys think of the Spot On
Old 07-16-2009, 09:02 AM
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Hello,

There is a brief build thread on the plane:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8535380/tm.htm

Based on what was said, the plane seems to be a good one, maybe except for the covering used.

Good luck,


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if you can afford to go bigger then I would suggest you do atleast 90 to 120 size
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i think im going to get the small one first just to see how i like it i probably will but just in case i dont it wont be a big loss. if i absolutely love it sure i start lookin for a bigger plane.
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Spencer (I hope that I got it right),

I think that Jetmech is right. Larger airplanes do fly better and it might be cheaper in the long run to buy the larger plane now, rather than spend money on a smaller one only to be wanting a bigger one. Keep in mind that if it does not work out, you can always sell the plane or at the very worst keep it. Unless you are interested in 3D flying, there isn't anything else that a pattern plane cannot do better than a regular sport plane.

Just a suggestion,

Teo
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ok well i was looking at the focus sport and it looks pretty solid how does it perform.
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it does very well needs atleast 110 to 120 to get hte performance you need
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look at he aquilla too from north east dynamics
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I have the Venus 40 and the Venus II, and the difference between the planes is night and day. I suggest a larger plane, too. Focus Sport supposedly flies really nice. I wouldn't mind having that instead of the Venus.
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hey jet where would i find the aquilla
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here http://ne-aero.com/precision.html
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its almost 2 meter and needs a good 120 2 stroke

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