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#1 AeR0_84 Dec 06, 2012 04:46 PM

is this a good beginner /1st time flyer airplane?
 
been doing alot of reading on this:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...sm-rtf-HBZ7400


would you suggest getting this or something else?


and should i buy it RTF or BNF? and if BNF what controller?

#2 easyrider604 Dec 06, 2012 04:59 PM

Absolutely!

I bought mine RTF. Or you could buy a Spektrum DX6i transmitter for future BNF models.

I later got a DX6i with 3 receivers when it was on promo.

Either way, just get that HZ SC and fly!

BTW, log some 30 hours simulator time if you haven't done so yet.

#3 chucksolo69 Dec 06, 2012 05:08 PM

I got the PNP version and have been flying it about 8 months now with no crashes. I also fly mine with a DX6i Spektrum TX. Easiest plane to fly and land this side of the Hobbyzone Champ.

The direct competitor to the Hobbyzone Super Cub has got to be the Ares Gamma 370. It is sold by HobbyTown and flies just as great as the HZ Super Cub but costs a lot less. Check it out. Either one would be a great first plane.

#4 1320fastback Dec 06, 2012 07:12 PM

You will not be disappointed with the HZSC.
Was my first plane and many others also.

Unlike most of the lesser expensive trainers out there this one has actual R&D behind it and it shows.

#5 AeR0_84 Dec 06, 2012 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by easyrider604 (Post 23459946)
Absolutely!

I bought mine RTF. Or you could buy a Spektrum DX6i transmitter for future BNF models.

I later got a DX6i with 3 receivers when it was on promo.

Either way, just get that HZ SC and fly!

BTW, log some 30 hours simulator time if you haven't done so yet.

who and what was the promo price?

#6 easyrider604 Dec 06, 2012 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AeR0_84 (Post 23461212)
who and what was the promo price?

I just bought my SC from the local hobby shop. $189.00

#7 Rockin Robbins Dec 06, 2012 09:55 PM

Why not? The Super Cub was #1 newbie trainer until the Champ came along and there are legitimate arguments that the Super Cub is superior, especially with the Spektrum radio and LiPo battery. It's too early to see if the Ares Gamma is going to whip up on both of them, and I really like that plane.

Hope it gets its licks in, but no matter what, the Super Cub is a solidly competent learner plane that won't let you down.

#8 Edmond Y Dec 06, 2012 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by AeR0_84 (Post 23459830)
been doing alot of reading on this:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...sm-rtf-HBZ7400


would you suggest getting this or something else?


and should i buy it RTF or BNF? and if BNF what controller?

You are right on track my friend!! this plane fly looks real, graceful.

Edmond

#9 AeR0_84 Dec 06, 2012 11:16 PM

Thanks for all the help guys, im just a bit afraid to pull the trigger and buy it for 199.99 as i am afraid its going to go on sale and i miss out..

#10 Dan_D Dec 08, 2012 09:35 AM

Super Easy... Super Ugly Easy
 
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Originally Posted by AeR0_84 (Post 23463015)
Thanks for all the help guys, im just a bit afraid to pull the trigger and buy it for 199.99 as i am afraid its going to go on sale and i miss out..

Hi,

A few months ago I found an old Gentle Lady kit hiding in the back of the closet. It had been there for AGES. I decided to build it. After realizing all the time and effort I was putting in, I decided to get a more rugged trainer before flying the stick and tissue plane. Good thing. I bought a Hawk Sky, and then I put that poor battered bird into trees, into the ground, and into dire straights. I turned to the forums for help, and a fellow with the handle "Balsa or Carbon" (Al) suggested that I build a plane he calls the SUPER EASY. It's made from 1 1/2 sheet of Dollar Tree foam board (costing $1 each) and a cheap combo kit ($25). You will need a Tx and Rcvr, but I managed to score those very affordably.

It was a good thing that I decided to build a few of those before I continued to destroy my Hawk Sky. Man, I sucked at flying. I put my first SE into the ground so many times you could plant a field of corn in the divots. But that's okay... I stripped out the electronics and bought more foam board. The second one lasted a little longer. But I finally managed to knock the motor loose, and it did a Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the wing. The third one is doing okay, in spite of tangling with a 14 KV power line. The fourth one is on the table, nearly finished. It doesn't feel bad to crash a plane when a complete new airframe is going to cost $2 and 2 or 3 hours of time. I've learned a lot about building, repair, and even a little about design.

You can see the thread at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1767975 There are a lot of good links and advice in there. I want to thank all the people who have given me advice, encouragement, and assistance.

Ad Astra

Dan


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