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Old Sep 03, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Recommend First Electric Park Flyer

Can someone recommend a first electric plane (I have flown gliders before)?

It must:
- be tough
- be arf
- have big wheels to allow take-off from grass
- have a reasonable flight-time (if possible at least ten minutes)

Thanks,
Martin
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 12:19 PM
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Hey Martin,
Take a look at the Flyzone Super Cub....nice size 1220mm(48"w/s), well built/strong, easy to modify inexpensively for added power & time aloft, & can handle the grass with ease(4" tundra). Look at my post on the Flyzone Super Cub thread or the review on MotionRC's website.

Denny

http://www.motionrc.com/flyzone-pipe...r/#description

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...316477&page=27
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Check out West Michigan Park Fliers.

Their Highland will take a beating, you can put tundra tires on it if you want.

http://www.wmparkflyers.com/highland...c520e7c4a175cb

They are great people to deal with, if you get confused, give them a call, they will answer all questions.

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Old Sep 03, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Michigan is a long way from the UK though.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 06:28 PM
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I am terribly sorry. I didn't read where the OP was from. Oh drats, I hate when that happens. I thought I was doing better at catching those things, but again, I goofed.

My appologies!!
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 02:53 PM
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Not and ARF but easy to assemble in a few nights - twisted hobby Beaver. It has big tires and can fly in small spaces yet is big. It can do 3d or if you move the battery up it will fly much more like a sport plane. It is tough. I have messed it up but it glues right back together.
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 01:33 PM
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It's hard to beat an Archer. Low wing with a lot of dihedral and trike gear. I fly mine off of grass all the time. Just keep a little up elevator on landing.

It's on sale for $99 in the BNF category.
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 03:15 PM
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multiplex fun cub?
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 04:24 PM
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Hi, Martin,

Suggest you consider a Phenix 120 from LazerToyz. I know they're US, but would probably ship to UK. The P120 is a wonderful flyer, slow, graceful, easy to control. Probably not technically an ARF, but a very easy build, probably easier than many of the ARF's from the major suppliers. Almost indestructible. You could put whatever size wheels you want. I'm currently using 2 1/2 Dubro and it works great on short grass. Be glad to provide long-distance support should you decide to go that route.

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Old Oct 13, 2014, 09:55 PM
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Multiplex Fun Cub

I now use 4 cell 2200mah batts with the recommended power pack HiMax HC3516 motor & a 11x5.5 APC prop.
Tons of power & over 10 minutes is no problem, even with fairly aggressive flying.
You can't go wrong with a Fun Cub.
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Old Oct 14, 2014, 07:23 PM
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Fun Cub. Don't waste your time looking at the price, you'll forget all about that but you'll never forget what a fun plane it is. It's a Cub with attitude and big tundra tires. What's not to like?
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