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Old Nov 16, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Need a recommendation ....

Hi, I'll be happy to get a recommendation for a rc electric scale almost rtf, that is easy to fly. I have tried the T-28 (nearly a scale....) but found it hard to fly ; too small, hard to be seen when away in the sky, and needs hi speed to stay in the sky due to its relatively short wings. Thanks
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Old Nov 16, 2014, 12:56 PM
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what version of T-28 do you have? I had a Parkzone T-28 that was my first 4 channel plane and it helped me immensely with my flying skills.
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Old Nov 16, 2014, 02:31 PM
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That's the one I have ;

http://www.horizonhobby.com/scale/t-...an-pnp-pkz4475
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 05:43 AM
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That is probably the easiest to fly "scale" model out there. I've always thought it slowed down really well and was fairly easy to land and take off. How far away are you flying from yourself if it's hard to see? For most people, that particular model is considered a trainer.
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Maybe I should try a shorter flight distance. Thanks for your help !
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 08:59 AM
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If the T28 was too small and too fast maybe a Piper Cub around 50-60" or an Apprentice might be better. The Piper would meet the "scale" need; the Apprentice is not a model of a real airplane but it's a great trainer
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 02:08 PM
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I have that T-28 and it is actually quite aerobatic. Probably a much better second plane than first trainer. If you fly near full throttle and full rates on the control surfaces, you need to be comfortable with sharp turns to keep it in close. It will fly on little over half throttle, but even that may seem fast to a newbie for such a small plane. It is one of my favorite yank-and-bank planes, I would not consider it a trainer.

If you really want to go scale, a Cub might work as long as it is light; stay away from heavy, over-built glow conversions. What you really want is a floater. I am fond of powered sailplanes for learning, they can fly very slow and they do everything in slow motion. That gives a learner plenty of time to respond. I think there are some ARF foamy sailplanes out there, Radian maybe?

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