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Old Jun 07, 2003, 04:00 PM
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It took a while, but the glow guys settled years ago on the “4- channel, 40-size trainer” as The Standard Trainer. Period. There may be different manufacturers, but if you pull the decals off, you couldn’t tell these planes apart- they all pretty much look, cost, and fly the same. (You’ll never hear them recommend a little 2- channel, .049 Lanier Indicator trainer to a newbie who “wants to try RC out”, “only has $120 to spend”, or is looking for an “cheap, indestructible trainer”.)

Over the last year I noticed that the Slow Stick has become THE most recommended plane for beginners to start out with. Hopefully, in time, it will become our version The Standard Trainer for those getting into electrics. Period.

Aeropenguin, you have put together a excellent post! Congratulations.

Beginners: here it is- in black and white. Here is what plane to get, what standardized components to use that are readily available (and that can be easily transferred to your “next“ plane), realistic costs, “necessary” mods, and excellent first flight tips.
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