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Old Aug 25, 2010, 11:49 AM
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The main difference to note here is that the Habu is a great sport jet based on its larger turbine cousins making it a pattern plane like EDF jet. It goes fast it goes slow and many pilots like it. The focus is on flying and keeping it simple.
The F-86 is a sport scale jet and has very honest manners while providing a lot of functions. The F-86 is a good transitional EDF jet for a person who appreciates scale jets and is interested in learning more about flying with flaps and retracts and speed brakes. The micro air system and all the other functions are more typical in much larger and more expensive planes. Having a little more work load than a typical plane but not demanding your full attention to those duties is one way I would characterize the Venom F-86. For that reason it provides a good trainer platform for many aspects of EDF jet training.
If you have some stick time in sporty prop planes either tail draggers or tricycle types then I'm sure you can handle the F-86.
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