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Old Jan 06, 2004, 08:08 PM
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good ARF with ailerons??

i am looking to get a park flyer at the local swap meet this weekend. i was hoping to find one with ailerons that wont break the bank. trainer type of course. i am new to this electric stuff.
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Old Jan 06, 2004, 08:26 PM
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Alot of people swear by the Super Scooter Pro II
http://www.servocity.com/ServoCity/P..._airplane.html
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Old Jan 06, 2004, 10:02 PM
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twinstar would be nice
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Old Jan 07, 2004, 07:28 AM
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TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar - TwinStar -

Or you could also try the Multiplex TwinStar.


- It is a FEF plane, Fast, Easy and Fun to build
- Easy to Fly
- Strong foam
- Easy to repair (5 minutes Epoxy for a lifetime)
- Not too expensive
- Can be upgraded later to add cameras on it, landing gear, painting, etc...
- Easy to change the battery on the field
- Looks good in the air
- Has rudder
- Takes 8 cells batteries, ESC and servos, that will be usable later, in many possible other planes, after done training with this plane.


There is no one I know, who tried this plane, and who did not like it.



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Old Jan 07, 2004, 12:14 PM
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GWS E-Starter would be a great choice as well.
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Old Jan 08, 2004, 07:59 PM
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I also recomend the Sky Scooter Pro II. Inever flew before May of last year. Bought the Scooter and managed to keep it in the air after the third try, a dozen flights later I'm doing rolls and loops.
All in all its a super plane, easy to fly and it takes punishment very well. Try it you won't be sorry.

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Old Aug 05, 2004, 11:41 PM
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The Multiplex Twinstar has alot going for it.

But of course you already new that !
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Old Aug 08, 2004, 12:59 AM
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I second the E-starter, Its my first electric plane and I love it. I put it into a tree on my first flight and had quite a time getting it out, but since then I have had a great time. It is pretty tough, I hit a soccer goal while landing, it just put a little dent in the wing. (I coated the wings and tail fins with clear packing tape, it adds weight but it makes it quite tough and adds a nice shiny look to it). Also, I didnt like the wing struts so i never put them on... evidently there is no need, especially with the packing tape. I landed hard a few times and the landing gear ripped out of the bottom... just add a little glue and its as good as new. IT came with a 400 motor but that is heavy and is underpowered at 7.4V. I got a 350 motor and LiPo packs (see below). On my 5th flight I was doing loops, by the 10th I was doing rolls, by the 15th I was flying across the field inverted and rolling out. It is great to learn on. IT is stable and the ailerons are small, so rolling takes a lot of effort but it can be done with help from the elevator. I used used up my first "can" (stock/cheap) motor last week, you might want to order a few extra 'cause they don't last long I use the following setup and it works great:
2 cell (7.4V) High discharge LiPo batteries (1500mAh) USE caution when charging LiPo packs... do your homework.
GWS 350 motor on a C gearbox
Blue Bird 10 amp ESC
3 GWS naro servos
9070 prop

Gives 10 minutes of high powered flight then 5- 10 minutes of less powered flight.

I am in the process of upgrading to a more manuverable plane. The GWS Formosa.
For it I ordered:
Himax 2025-4200 Brushless motor w/ B,C,D gears and gearbox
CC Ph25 ESC
11V 3 cell Thunderpower pack 2100 mAh
6 chanel reciever and 4 servos (2 aileron)

I am putting that power system in my E-starter for fun until the Formosa is ready!!! heeeheeehee I will probably rip the wings off We'll see.
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Old Aug 08, 2004, 07:53 PM
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Go with the Estater- cost less then the multiplex, and flies great.
I am running it on a himax 2025-4200 on 3s C gear on a 9x7.5 slo fly apc.

flies nicely on just half throttle. if you keep it light you will probably be able to do unlimited vertical climbs.

One more thing, dun use a gws 9x70 prop on that motor setup. it flexes on 3/4 throttle.
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Old Aug 08, 2004, 08:14 PM
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My formosa is flying on a axi 2212/26 love the way it rollS! my E-starter rolls very sluggihly.. now i have to get used to the different plane handle...
both are my staple weekend flying planes.
C-47 is next on my build list. hmmm i have a tantrum on the build list as well.
I guess i have to decomission my slow stick now for sure... been a faithful flier.
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 06:02 PM
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I would suggest the Sky Skooter, it doesn't have all the aerobatic capabilitys of other aileron planes when set on low throws, but becomes mildly aerobatic with large throws. The best thing is that it can be bought for $165.99 localy from the prop shop, on Van Dyke just past Nine Mile, which is where my dad got his. They are rather helpfull to electric customers.

Only real complaint my dad has is that it climbs like a brick. We are planning to pump it up to eight cells, but that will need a new ESC first
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Since January, got a new Multiplex beauty

This time, they hit hard !!! I think all the competition will be knocked out, for sometime.
It is called the Magister, and is a beautiful, great plane to build and fly.


I have a review and videos of it but I think everyone should have an Magister in his fleet. Just an amazing plane, and not expensive for what you get !

For Review and Videos:
http://plawner.net/



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Old Aug 15, 2004, 03:16 PM
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but make sure u get small servos for the fusalage as well as the wings because it is quite small
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