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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:11 PM
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Newbie to RC Planes what would you recommend

Hi guys l'm currently flying heli's and l'm thinking of getting an plane to learn on. I have a large field l can fly in, l'm looking for an RTF kit ideally and electric.

What would you guys recommend and how much do l need to spend for a RTF kit?

thanks
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Take a look through the threads referenced here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=357623

Lots of information!

As for me, I would recommend the EasyStar RTF for about $200.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=MPU13203
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Thanks l'll read through it now
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Most important.

What is the amount you want to spend in total..... to get into the air?
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:28 PM
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Old Nov 06, 2008, 03:48 PM
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I'm not sure the total amount, couple of hundred $ l guess, l know it can be a bottomless pit, as l've spent a fortune on my heli's.

I've posted a wanted ad on the electric planes for sale thread
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Hello,

I'm also looking for an airplane and can fly helis.
Please reply to my post: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=950511

Thank You.
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Nothing, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
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Old Nov 08, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Nothing, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!!!

LOL!...Oh but its true..if you persist..you and your $$ will go separate ways
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 01:43 AM
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Start with HZ Supercub or the Easystar...$160-$200.

Stay away from anything from Flyzone...CHEAP,UNDERPOWERED JUNK!!!

Hemicuda
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 01:50 AM
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Start with HZ Supercub or the Easystar...$160-$200.

Stay away from anything from Flyzone...CHEAP,UNDERPOWERED JUNK!!!

Hemicuda
Well IDK HC..some of those planes fly pretty good for the money. Do you have personal experiences with these planes or are you just going with the JUNK story because the look cheap or something?
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 03:01 PM
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My first plane was the FlyZone Commander. $60 RTF and comes with the on-board computer that "helps" you fly. Basically it try's to keep you out of trouble by cutting the motor and keeping the plane upright. Best of all you can turn it off on the fly and make it do loops and more aggressive stuff. BY NO MEANS are these a "great plane", but they are a good place to start IMO.
Then go to a bigger foamie. They glue right back together if need be. I went to a Parkzone T-28 which flys really nice. Get the plug and play version, pop in a RX and use your existing radio. For about $150 you get a really nice flying plane.
These are my opinions.... and oipinions are like A-Holes.... everybody has one!
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 03:22 PM
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I wonder if anyone here has tried the Sky Fly 2? I flew a Sky FLY 1 and it was an excellent flier. They are availible here for $75.00. Good first 3 channel. Excellent radio in these by the way.
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 03:34 PM
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Are these foam planes and sky fly's good to fly? I was looking for something a bit sturdier like a cub
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Old Nov 09, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Well..the general consensus is the HZ Super Cub is about the best all around plane to start with and it has a steering tail wheel which is a big plus in my book. With that steering ability its easy to line it up in the wind and just roll it around flying the tail..thats the first step...once that tail is flying you can ease her up and ease her back down..that helps take some of the fear out just doing that maneuver. Learning to fly is best done in small steps and the SC allows you to do that..on pavement no less!
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