Originally Posted by drh
thanks for the reply.
How much of a leap will it be to fly this if my RC flight experience is with the Blade CX2 and the Parkzone Vapor? Would you consider the Radian somewhat of a slowflyer?
"Slowflyer" is a term that kind of describes a certain class of airplanes, and the Radian is not in that class. However, if you have mastered the Vapor you probably won't have any problem with the Radian. You should be past the #1 killer of airplanes flown by beginners, which is left/right disorientation.
The Radian does require a much larger flying area, however! For a beginner, think about an open area at least the size of a football field, preferrably two. It has an amazing L/D (glide ratio), especially if you're not used to flying sailplanes. It takes a little practice to master the energy management to make a spot landing. The good thing is that with rudder/elevator sailplanes, it's very relaxing. Things don't happen too fast, and they're usually fairly smooth.
Many people have flown sailplanes as their first R/C aircraft, including me.
Hope this helps,