Originally Posted by rcgeorge
All top the line competition Rc world class is expensive same with everything in this world.
That's true. Its seems that in the DLG world, we have very few models available that fall in between the top of the line and the bottom. And the price range for the middle of the road ones is still pretty steep. Compare a middle of the line DLG to that of a middle of the line helicopter. It's about the same. I know why it is that way but it can be a pretty bitter pill to swallow for a newbie that just wants to give this aspect of the hobby a try.
I agree with what Scott said above. Newbies should buy used. Generally buying used gets you a fairly good plane for a fairly good price, comparatively speaking.