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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:18 PM
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First of all, before launching an airplane, seek help. A club is best, and there are many in the UK.

I don't know what's available in the UK, I advise looking for a "Radian" e-powered sailplane as a first-time airplane.

They come in several versions, including RTF ("Ready-to-Fly"), which includes everything you need for less than $300 US. Plug in the charger and batteries, then follow the instructions. Sometimes, assembly is complete by the time the batteries are charged and ready. The Radian (not the "Radian-Pro" avoid that one) is simple to assemble and fly, gives very consistent performance, is rugged and easily repaired, and replacement parts are available.

Good luck.

Yours, Greg
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