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Old Nov 13, 2014, 09:21 PM
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What beginner plane should i get?

I need a cheap Ready To Fly no assembly required beginner rc plane
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 09:43 PM
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Champ?
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 09:58 PM
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I learned on a Champ after a few other trainer's I crashed many times. Picked champ out of box been flying one with some repairs. Easy to fix, cheap to fix, repair video's on you tub to watch. Can fly in front yard, back yard street. Winds under 5 mph needed. best time to learn sun up and sun set for low wind. Having a simulator helps learn your hands and mind what to do. If it's been done with a champ some one here on RC Group has done it and talked about it. A little more with safe.
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 11:13 PM
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I say Delta Ray. You can fly it way more often due to bigger size better motors.
4 channel.
3 modes to fly in. Beginner, intermediate, expert, with panic button which works in all modes.
Has gyro stabilization.
You grow with the plane.
Once learned flying it's mildly acrobatic and can be a basic FPV platform.


I started with the Duet and if I had a do over I'd go straight devil Ray.
Also has a very decent radio that can be used for BNF.

Downside is you need a rather large flying space. Look on eBay for these planes. They are 200.00 new but I got mine for 30 on ebay and it works great!!
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 08:55 AM
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I am New and the HZ Sport Cub on Beginner mode is Great and the UMX Radian is a Nice change of pace and Not hard either!
I have a Delta Ray I am saving till I have many more hours on the other 2 so I have something to look forward too?
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Another thing I recommend is a RC flight app for the phone, the are a few fair ones out for free that will aid in the learning of the basics. The champ is a really good small plane that you can almost fly anywhere.. The HZ Super cub is what I learned on. Both 3 channel planes. The s cub is much larger and needs a bit of space. What some vids on set up, flights, etc.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 11:51 AM
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Any of the following would be great choices. Check out the dedicated threads for each plane and go on the Horizon Hobby site for details about each plane:
- HobbyZone Duet
- HobbyZone Champ
- HobbyZone Sport Cub S
- HobbyZone Delta Ray
- HobbyZone SuperCub S
- HobbyZone Corsair S
- Eflite Apprentice S 15e
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 02:54 PM
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Champ.

The Delta Ray is great, but it's WAY more plane than a Champ. Needs more space, etc. The DR is excellent though, and overall probably gives more bang for the buck than the Champ. Both are great beginner planes in their own ways. Champ for easier flying in smaller areas, in NO wind. DR for bigger areas - for flying and landing. Faster, bigger, more to handle, four channels, etc..

Depends though on your ability, circumstances, and so on. I also recommend an Ipad or other app, mainly to get used to the basic controls - left being right and vice versa when coming towards you and so on... Free, and good practice.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 03:02 PM
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I need a cheap Ready To Fly no assembly required beginner rc plane
One of the cheap AirHogs planes.

If you need cheap there is little point in getting into RC properly as you probably can't afford the repairs after a crash. And we crash.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 03:51 PM
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I need a cheap Ready To Fly no assembly required beginner rc plane
There are many options available to you, that could be found using the handy Search function, as that question has been asked and answered a thousand times.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 04:51 PM
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 04:54 PM
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^^ that's neither cheap nor RTF.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Cheap is relative and with a "cheap budget" nothing will be "ready to fly" very long.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 05:22 PM
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and i completely forgot - it requires some assembly - OP wants no assembly required.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 05:26 PM
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There's just nothing out there that beats a Champ for low price, flies out of the box and all around great flying characteristics. It won't handle a lot of wind but a beginner should be flying with no wind anyway.
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