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Finally going to learn 3D... Need a planeĦ

So the two title says it. I consider myself an intermediate pilot, but have never tried 3D, though I have wanted to for years.
So now I just need a plane....
I want something that performs pretty well, but will probably survive my initial "training" ....
Cost is an issue somewhat. The lower the better, but if necessary, I am willing to spend what it takes...
My initial "research" pointed me towards a valuehobby 32 in airframe. I like the 32IN GILES-202 ARF (8MM EPP) http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...-epp-g202.html chosen only because, of the 32 inch value hobby planes, its green, but I am not stuck on it, if another of their 32 inch planes would be better, I will get that one.
I also like the twisted hobbies planes, but unless they are a LOT better, I like the lower price of the valuehobby offerings for my initial learning and crashing....

Any input would be great...

If it matters, I have a DX6{G2]
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in the beginning I doubt you will notice any difference between the value hobby plane and the TH plane. I am just getting into 3d myself. I would get the value hobby set up first then when it's used up. Maybe switch to TH.

But then again if you'r already a sport flyer why not try a skywing 38" series? They do the regular sport flying and high alpha better..

I been looking at the acrocub myself looks like a hoot!! And floats are available
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in the beginning I doubt you will notice any difference between the value hobby plane and the TH plane. I am just getting into 3d myself. I would get the value hobby set up first then when it's used up. Maybe switch to TH.

But then again if you'r already a sport flyer why not try a skywing 38" series? They do the regular sport flying and high alpha better..

I been looking at the acrocub myself looks like a hoot!! And floats are available
Even when I was just beginning 3D flying, I could still notice a large difference in how a VH plane flew vs. a Twisted Hobbys. I say get a Twisted Hobbys 32" MXS-C. The best flying 32" I've ever flown, and totally worth the price. I recommend the digital power combo.

Twisted Hobbys 32" MXS-C: Unnamed Huck (4 min 6 sec)
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oh I see. So how does the value hobby v2 sbach fly?

I would still vote for the value hobby or 38" skywing. You can buy almost 3 value hobby planes to one TH plane. Maybe if someone was going to compete on a national level TH but for beating around yeah 2 completely setup VH planes to the price of one TH plane and have 2 to thrash on.

Or get a 38" skywing because they do high alpha better than the flat foamies and a sport flyer would be able to step right into one no problem and have a plane to grow with
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Or a sabre 35 they are awesome and parts readily available
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For your 1st 3D plane, get a cheapy. Something easy to repair
You will crash it , you will need to repair it.
Then get a better plane , TH or skywing,

Value hobby planes are dirt cheap, what have you got to loose.
Keep it for practising the hard stuff. When its wrecked pull out the electronics & put them int a TH plane.
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Heres a question.

If you could only afford 1 Twisted Hobbies plane, which one would you buy ?
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Heres a question.

If you could only afford 1 Twisted Hobbies plane, which one would you buy ?
In what size range?
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My 2c

For your 1st 3D plane, get a cheapy. Something easy to repair
You will crash it , you will need to repair it.
Then get a better plane , TH or skywing,

Value hobby planes are dirt cheap, what have you got to loose.
Keep it for practising the hard stuff. When its wrecked pull out the electronics & put them int a TH plane.
Sorry, I would have to disagree. If you get a quality plane that flies better, learning maneuvers will be easier and you will know that any problems you are having with a maneuver are pilot error instead of the airframe's design flaws. Good equipment and an airframe with good 3D habits will significantly lessen the learning curve.
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If you get a quality plane that flies better, learning maneuvers will be easier and you will know that any problems you are having with a maneuver are pilot error instead of the airframe's design flaws. Good equipment and an airframe with good 3D habits will significantly lessen the learning curve.
That's the way I see it anyway.

PS My flying time is WAY too precious to be messing around with some junky airplane!
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Value Hobby slick 32; I have one for indoor, it is a great plane in spite of the low price.
You can also consider a Hummer 3D , a good choice for outdoor.
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