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Old Mar 08, 2014, 10:56 PM
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Help!!!!

You guys are probably getting annoyed with all the different threads I am starting, but I keep having questions! As most of you know I am 15, turning 16 in 16 days. I have asked for a RC Plane for my birthday, but am unsure of which one. I think that I would get bored with the Hobbyzone Supercub, because it is only a 3ch airplane. I REALLY would like to start out with the Dynam T-28 because it is a trainer/warbird. Keep in mind that I don't want to spend a ton of money on the supercub, if I am only going to fly it until I get bored. I don't have a way to get money quick so I need a plane that will entertain me for a long time. I think I am going to officially ask for the T-28. What is the advice I should hear? Thanks for all your help!
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 11:18 PM
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I guess the other threads didn't give you the answer you wanted?

It's a free country.... where people can crash planes they shouldn't have bought because they're new to rc flight. Where they can waste their money on replacement parts and repair methods that don't work. Where they can post threads about how a plane they shouldn't have started out with flies like crap.
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 12:42 AM
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Some one needs to post the "my rc plane does 100 mph" video.

It says it all...epic fail.

Rc planes, boats, cars etc are great fun...please don't spoil it for yourself.

Do get one of these DeltaRay http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1963305

RF

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Old Mar 09, 2014, 01:47 AM
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How about the Freewing Pandora!!
Freewing Pandora thread.
It can be configured in 4 different ways
1- High wing tail dragger
2- High wing Tricycle gear
3- Low wing tail dragger
4- Low wing Tricycle gear!!
Now I know it's not a warbird but neither is the super cub you are looking at!
But it is amazing what a little bit of paint and a couple of stickers can do!

LURCH
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 03:17 AM
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Get a Delta Ray. It's full-house (4-channel), it will allow you to teach yourself to fly with the SAFE technology's various flight envelopes, and it cam move up with you as a pilot, being very aerobatic when SAFE's set to the expert setting and the control throws are increased. Then you can put the Xtreme motors on it for $25.00 and have something that has a whole lot more power..

Very good airframe for someone looking to stick with one plane for a while.

The T-28 may have been a trainer in real life, but it would not make a good first RC aircraft. Low-wings generally don't. It completely lacks any self-stabilization and self-recovering capabilities and you're very likely to plow it into the ground about 14 seconds after you power it up..
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 03:51 AM
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I agree a delta ray is the way to go. My 6 year old daughter a flying one and she loves it. I fly it once in awhile on advanced and it's a fun little plane. I wish I had one when
I started out.
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 05:18 AM
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Birdboy,

You might want to listen to what people are telling you, let me just add that I was in your situation and surprise the exact thing everyone told me would happen, happened.You need a slow plane so you can make mistakes and recover from them, the plane will teach you how to fly. The big transition is ailerons. Trust me when I say this, noting you can do on a sim will prepare you for that! Look at the flyzone cub, fly it without the ailerons and when you get good then plug them in. Even still with the money thing, look on classifieds here, plenty of good planes for cheap in there.

I started out flying gas rc planes in 1996 as a teenager and flew for about 2 years. I got older and life went on. So about 2 years ago I started getting back into the hobby and things have changed. I bought a Corsair thinking I would be ok and played on my sim. Long story short I new right away I needed to go back to the basics and bought a cub. Listen to what people are telling you, I know its not what you want to hear, but it is what you NEED to hear. Other wise you will have a 10 second flight and your birthday present will be sitting on the ground in pieces. By the way Happy BIrthday!
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 08:49 AM
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Do you have an RC simulator? When learning to fly, you need to get to the point where you no longer need to continuously think about how to move your thumbs the plane move the way you want. Especially when the plane is fly towards you and everything is reversed. A simulator is a great way to train your thumbs.

Will you be flying with an instructor on a buddy box? If not, then I suspect that starting out on a low wing T-28 as a first flying experience will not end well.

Even though I was training with an instructor at my club on a full house trainer, I had a 3-channel micro Cub that I flew in my back yard. I just flew left hand circles, right hand circles, and figure 8s over and over to build confidence.
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 09:26 AM
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Okay, okay, I will stay with the supercub. How easy is it to add ailerons to it, and how well do they work?
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 09:37 AM
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Okay, okay, I will stay with the supercub. How easy is it to add ailerons to it, and how well do they work?
Very easy and yes they are effective but the RTF cub transmitter does not have the channels for it. Let that be your first mod after you buy a cheap DX6 or the like off the RCG trader. Redhood enjoy your 6 yr old daughters interest in "Daddy's planes" while it lasts. My 13 and 15 yo daughters have less than zero interest in "Daddy's planes".

Alan
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 09:44 AM
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I wish I had known about the Delta Ray when I first started and crashed my T28! That looks like an awesome plane to teach yourself and grow with. As I recall, you have had absolutely no stick time, an iPhone sim or even a good flight sim like Phoenix RC or Real-Flight cannot prepare you for the true hands on. The SAFE technology is similar to what the add on EagleTree Guardian can do, but it is already built in and definitely worthwhile for the newbie. Plus you can learn with ailerons.
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Get a Delta Ray. It's full-house (4-channel), it will allow you to teach yourself to fly with the SAFE technology's various flight envelopes, and it cam move up with you as a pilot, being very aerobatic when SAFE's set to the expert setting and the control throws are increased. Then you can put the Xtreme motors on it for $25.00 and have something that has a whole lot more power..

Very good airframe for someone looking to stick with one plane for a while.

The T-28 may have been a trainer in real life, but it would not make a good first RC aircraft. Low-wings generally don't. It completely lacks any self-stabilization and self-recovering capabilities and you're very likely to plow it into the ground about 14 seconds after you power it up..
I would go with the delta rat BUT I want the more scale appearance of the supercub
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 10:03 AM
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As I recall, you have had absolutely no stick time, an iPhone sim or even a good flight sim like Phoenix RC or Real-Flight cannot prepare you for the true hands on.
No but it certainly helps with orientation issues which IMO are the cause of most crashes early in a new RC aviators career. Well on second thought they are the cause of most of mine too. I did enough sim time when I first started so that when I flew the plane, I did not have much problem with controlling the plane as it came towards me.

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Old Mar 09, 2014, 10:22 AM
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How about the Freewing Pandora!!
Freewing Pandora thread.
It can be configured in 4 different ways
1- High wing tail dragger
2- High wing Tricycle gear
3- Low wing tail dragger
4- Low wing Tricycle gear!!
Now I know it's not a warbird but neither is the super cub you are looking at!
But it is amazing what a little bit of paint and a couple of stickers can do!

LURCH
Yes...but does it go 100 miles per hour? LOL!
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Old Mar 09, 2014, 10:44 AM
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How about the Parkzone UMX Carbon Cub SS? 4 channel, flaps, nice little plane. I enjoy the HELL out of mine every time I fly it. Not real good in wind over 5mph though...other than that, nice solid little flier...by the way, I fly Warbirds quite a bit, learned on them too, almost walked away from this hobby because I couldn't understand why I was constantly crashing them, and having been in "the game" for only about 3 years now, I recently got this Cub, and I think it's a hoot to fly...
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