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Old 07-01-2016, 07:13 AM
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Hello,
Iíll start this thread by saying that my end game is to fly a WarbirdÖeasier said than done from what Iím hearing. I would only classify myself as a beginner to intermediate pilot. Iíve been flying a Carl Goldberg Eagle 2 that I build myself for about a year and a half now. Iím in a local club and started off with an instructor on a buddy box. Since then Iíve successfully soloed and become very proficient at takeoffs, landings, loops and barrel rolls. Now Iím looking to transition to my first low wing plane. What in everyoneís opinion would be a good first low wing in the .60 class to learn on for the transition to a warbird? Guys in my club have given me some suggestions but there are only 15 or so of us so I wanted to pose the question to a broader audience. Kit or ARF doesnít matter to me and I want to stick with glow. Some suggestions have been: SIG 4-STAR 64 EG ARF, Goldberg Tiger 60 Sport and SIG Astro Hog.
Thanks for the help
Old 07-01-2016, 07:46 AM
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World Models T-34. Listed as a .40 size plane, but I run an OS .55 in mine. Low wing, 58" wingspan.
Started with one when I began flying warbirds twenty years ago. Still have one, but been through several over the years.

http://www.airborne-models.com/html/...p?ProductID=46

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Old 07-01-2016, 03:51 PM
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Sig King Kobra however it is a nose wheel plane so it won't give you taildragger experience.
Old 07-01-2016, 05:05 PM
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pt-19, just like the original fellas. the one i had was a dynaflite, however i dont know of any now.

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Old 07-01-2016, 06:58 PM
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The sig four star 64 is a terrific first low wing airplane. Since you have already built a kit you might try building a four star 60- they go together very quickly.
Old 07-01-2016, 07:31 PM
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Basically if you can handle a plane proficiently then you should be able to handle a warbird like a P-47. The bigger the better to a point but a Top Flite 60 size P-47 or the H9 version handle like a sporty plane.
Warbirds have retracts and flaps so the pilot workload is a little more than a 4ch sport trainer.
The hard part comes in landing the plane but these have large flaps and slow way down when you need it. That's the important part, you have to understand when to use flaps and how much power to keep on until landing.
Look into the TF P-47 I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
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I agree with the last post. P-47's are great. If you are interested in a PT-19, Seagull sells a good version. It is retailed by Sig.

One step I really support is to study videos on Youtube of the model you are considering. It's a great research tool.

Best of luck to you!
Old 07-02-2016, 02:38 AM
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How about a P-51 Mustang MKII PTS from Hobby Hanger. It is a warbird trainer
Old 07-02-2016, 04:30 AM
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If you are referring to this:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/airplane...rainer-han5100

It comes from Hangar 9. Hobby Hangar is a different company altogether.
Old 07-02-2016, 08:25 AM
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any P47 or Hellcat. Big wing and widely spaced landing gear
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The three your club members suggested are great. Don't know about the other two but the Tiger 60 can be built as a tail dragger to get you used to that. And it's an easy build.
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I'm with FW-190. The mustang Mik II. PTS is a good second airplane and already looks like a Warbird. This one. http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ProdId=HAN4425

a new pilot in our club been flying his great past 8-9 months. He was really greasing his landings too.
So I invited him to come fly my Top Flight 85 Inch 50cc gasser. We talked about the differences in size and speed, but I told him he could handle it. We kept it a couple mistakes high and I handed him the transmitter. and he flew that just fine. He even did a roll. As I told him bigger is better and he is ready to try a larger gas plane. For his 3rd plane.

For that I recommend the Hanger 9 P-47 or Top flight kits. All good flyers.
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
If you are referring to this:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/airplane...rainer-han5100

It comes from Hangar 9. Hobby Hangar is a different company altogether.
Ugh, that's right Hanger 9. It is big enough and not too expensive. After the PTS mustang survives, a 20cc heavier warbird with would be another step forward.

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