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01-17-2006, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

Hi newbie420,

The ParkZone Decathlon probably wasn't the best choice for a first-time flyer. The full scale Decathlon is a very twitchy aerobatic plane, and at least some of that translates into...
03-03-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

I know it's been a while since I've updated this thread, but I just received this excellent write-up from RCDOC on the Estarter:
02-06-2004, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

You've probably noticed that I haven't updated this thread in quite a while. I had originally intended to update the thread more frequently, even daily. Unfortunately, I ran out of planes that I had...
12-09-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

Here's a contribution from Jason Beach:

Another kit plane that's an excellent first plane IMO is the Duskstik from Mountain Models.
http://www.mountainmodels.com/duskstik.php

This is a...
11-24-2003, 09:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

If that "inner craftsman" in you is screaming for an outlet, how about a kit? A kit is simply a box of precut parts, sheets, and sticks that you glue together into an airplane. Kits allow you the...
11-19-2003, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

The next couple of planes I'm going to list here are more traditional trainer-type planes, and it's highly recommended that if you decide to go this route, you find yourself an experienced instructor...
11-13-2003, 02:54 PM
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Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

Maybe you're looking for something a little bigger? Jason Beach contributed this write-up on a simple foam-n-tape trainer from a JK Aerotech, the T-52:

The JK Aerotec T-52, it's all foam and...
11-11-2003, 08:06 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

I'm going to try adding a new plane to this list each day. As always, pop me a PM if you have any input!

Today's addition is the Hitec SkyScooter Pro 2. If you decide this is the plane for you,...
11-10-2003, 04:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

If you're looking for a plane for a younger pilot, or aren't looking to spend a lot of money, the Hobby Zone Firebird series seems to be another popular choice amongst forum cruisers. The advantage...
11-10-2003, 03:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

RE: Good First Planes

First up in our cavalcade of excellent trainers is the GWS Slow Stick. This has to be the most-recommended first plane on online forums, for good reason. It's CHEAP ($35 for the kit with motor and...
11-10-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 77,731
Posted By Matt Kirsch

Good First Planes

Jason Beach suggested that I start a pinup thread on good trainer planes. Excellent idea, IMHO.

This thread is dedicated to those planes which make good first planes for newbie fliers, what you...
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