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Old Jul 22, 2012, 09:35 AM
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I am new to Rc are there good scratch build trainers for me slow small and 3ch
and can carry lots of weight like a flip cam
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Those requirements do NOT go together. Slow and small and trainer and carry a load, no way. Small planes fly quick relative to their size and do not carry weight. You want a fairly large trainer and then it will carry weight when you are ready. But as a recent beginner, I would suggest a foamie to fly while you build you first stick build, which can be quite challenging. You don't want to smash up something you spent so much time on. I think the Multiplex easycub is a great choice although there are others out there. I have a great 3 channel cub from HobbyKing that was $50 plus shipping and comes with motor, esc, and servos, that can fly fairly slow, but is fast on high throttle. It was my first plane. Not the best trainer but I had lots of stick time on the simulator and helis. What is your experience level?
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Although not "scratch", look at Crash Test Hobby. The Pelican or Albatross make great trainers, are three channel, and can carry a small camera. Although not small, there are videos of the company owner flying them in a small ball field.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks just started no sim like a month
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Thanks just started no sim like a month
You need a sim.For cheap I recommend CLearview ($40) and a cheap USB tx from ebay. This is what I used. No need to spend big bucks. Then you need a big foamie, then you get whatever you want.

Learn to fly on the sim then the motions will become natural and you don't have to think about it. A newbie on his first flight does not have time to think when his plane gets out of shape.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 05:52 PM
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GWS Slow Stick. Inexpensive, simple, easy to fly, not fast, can carry a ton of weight.

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Old Jul 22, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I am new to Rc are there good scratch build trainers for me slow small and 3ch
and can carry lots of weight like a flip cam
Try this one - inexpensive and easy to make , protects your electronics if you crash , VERY stable and easy to fly if you make it with lots of dihedral ( " V " shaped wings ) , will fly slow if you build it light ( slow flying is a matter of light weight RELATIVE to wing area ) , and will carry a camera ( but the added weight will force it to fly a little faster ) .

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1685988
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:48 PM
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GWS Slow Stick. Inexpensive, simple, easy to fly, not fast, can carry a ton of weight.

Glen
Where can I get one
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:48 AM
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One source for GWS Slow Stick. $36 USD.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCJ2

You need to add ESC, Receiver, and battery.

Glen
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 08:43 PM
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+1 on GWS Slow Stick.
It's easy to build, easy to fly, easy to land. But a beginner needs to be helped when flying in windy weather.

Chen
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 11:04 AM
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But still any trainers scratch builts
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Here is a great scratch-built starter plane.

At 170g (6.1oz) your flip cam is awfully heavy for most beginner planes. You could potentially build a scaled up version or just put it off for your second plane. The latter is probably the better option since you will know how to fly before you are tempted to put your expensive camera on a plane!!!
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:49 PM
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http://www.mountainmodels.com/index.php?cPath=25_152

Another great option for trainer/AP platform.

Learn to fly it first. A very forgiving plane and easy to repair. Once you master this art she can carry a bit of a load and probably get your camera up.

Few threads around here on modding her.

When folks want to fly with me for the first time this is always my go to plane with my buddy box.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 03:03 PM
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is the axon a good trainer i hear it holds up to 200 grams
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