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Old Aug 26, 2014, 06:32 PM
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Which Plane?

I have around 20 acres of flying field. There is grass as well as dirt baseball fields that I could takeoff and land in. I want to get a 4ch trainer, as I have done well on my 3ch Firebird Phantom (which I know no longer have). I am trying to decide which of these planes I should buy.
Airfield Blazer-looks nice and it comes with two kinds of wings - a sport wing and a dihedral trainer wing. I am not sure about the range. I like the price ($180) and its in stock! The only thing is that I think it may not come with a charger, which seems weird for an RTF. Am I wrong?
http://www.nitroplanes.com/95a283-blaze ... f-24g.html
Or is this one better:
http://www.amazon.com/FMS-1400mm-Tra...cm_cr_dpwidget
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 08:25 PM
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For $180 you can get a 4 channel Delta Ray RTF . Take a look at the video at the bottom of the page in this link .
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...nology-HBZ7900
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 08:29 PM
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Rtf should come with charger. One thing to think about is parts availability on those planes.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 09:03 PM
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Trikes can get squirrely for a beginner. I'd suggest a tail dragger.

Only RTF ?, no minor build/assembly ?
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 09:08 PM
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SkySurfer ?, still need a charger thou.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/05a79-sky...d-rtf-24g.html
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 10:05 PM
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Trikes can get squirrely for a beginner. I'd suggest a tail dragger.
There is virtually ZERO advantage to taildraggers.... trying to remember to hold the tail on the ground so you can steer against prop torque when taking off but not overdo it and end up with the plane stalling is an extra layer of complexity a beginner doesn't need.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 08:35 AM
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Get the ParkZone T-28.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 10:39 AM
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The FMS shows to have weak nose gear, but still got many good reviews from people. Landing gear on many planes as they get heavy need to be stronger. There is a lot more flyers and info and videos of the FMS plane on the net. Only found one new guy review on the Blazer here on on RCG. The you tube reviews of it seem to be the people selling it, Which you know are always good. Do the search on RCG and it well show reviews and forums about these planes. I always get planes with lots of info and parts for repair. There no fun sitting in your plane room. I have a plane close to the FMS flys good but harder than my trainers and I do use a runway with it.
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 09:03 PM
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Both of those planes are nice looking planes. I have not seen many if any posts from people citing experience, either good or bad with those planes.

I have two Ares Gamma 370 and have found them to be excellent flying planes, they can grow with you (from 3 channel to 4, from brushed to brushless, from 2s to 3s), and they are in your price range.

But they don't look as close to scale or as pretty as the two that you are looking at.

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Old Aug 28, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Trikes can get squirrely for a beginner. I'd suggest a tail dragger.

Only RTF ?, no minor build/assembly ?
As a full scale pilot I will respectfully disagree. I have flown rc for 7 years and flown full scale for 2 and a tail dragger vs trike is night and day. Maybe just an opinion.
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 10:57 PM
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I was scared to death of tail draggers because of all the negatives about them. I actually find them much easier than tricycle.
Everyone is different etc. I would not put myself as an expert of even intermediate flier, just maybe an advanced beginner, and I found most of what people said about tail draggers to be a bit exaggerated; they aren't that bad!

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Old Aug 30, 2014, 05:19 AM
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Lol! I wish I had a dime for every time i've seen a post like 'When I'm trying to take off with my Cub it just veers off 90 degrees from the direction I'm taking off from for no reason at all! What's wrong with my plane?'
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 07:04 AM
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Well, my Slow Stick is a taildragger and I've always found it dead easy! <ducks>
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 09:20 AM
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I will say that my 4* 40 is a pretty easy tail dragger, probably comparable to a trike, but when you get into the 80 inch cub, you have a different animal. Some planes are okay for beginners, others are not.
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