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Old Sep 14, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Hobbyzone duet vs Hobbyzone Champ

Which one should i get as my first plane, the Hobbyzone Duet or the Hobbyzone Champ?

The Duet is a mere $60 bucks while the champ is 90, there has to be a catch.

What do you guys who are already in the hobby think?
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 06:37 PM
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If you can't get both get a champ, the duet was only announced last week!
What do you personally want? Which one does your heart burn for moreA simple sport plane or a scale plane? Also with the champ you get a tx you can use on MANY BNF planes.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 07:24 PM
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the Duet looks cool and the same company I'm hoping its as good as the champ. But the champ control would let you fly both. And works better good when you first start out. The champ is a forgiving plane. Easy to fly,easy to repair with videos on utube how to repair.
If anything its so good many times it make's newbe think there ready for harder planes to early.
Use it to build your stills on flying, but also repairs and up keep on a plane. We all that are new have a lot to learn to keep your planes in the air.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 07:31 PM
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I'd go for the Champ, plenty of replacement parts available. Only parts listed for the Duet are battery, main gear, and horizonal stablizer at this time. Lane
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 08:39 PM
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The main difference is the radio. The Champ transmitter is compatible with other UM's like the T28, so you can bind it with other models. The Duet TX is only good for that model (and maybe the Stratos, but I'm not sure).
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 08:54 PM
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What bout flying advantages, wind handling and durability differences?
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 09:21 PM
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The main difference is the radio. The Champ transmitter is compatible with other UM's like the T28, so you can bind it with other models. The Duet TX is only good for that model (and maybe the Stratos, but I'm not sure).
I think it is only compatible with the Duet.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 11:36 PM
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I'd buy the Champ. I have let first time flyers fly mine on several occasions and it's a piece of cake. Any light plane will have trouble with wind but the Champ can handle light winds okay. I buy all my micros with radio included so that if you sell it, there's a radio that goes with it.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 01:30 AM
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No disrespect Rockhem, But you have been posting for the last month which plane to buy I thought you settled on the Champ a month ago, nope another thread just with the duet in it.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 01:00 PM
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No disrespect Rockhem, But you have been posting for the last month which plane to buy I thought you settled on the Champ a month ago, nope another thread just with the duet in it.
I just never like to waste a dime.

That is why.
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Old Sep 15, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Well I'm sorry, but hobbyzones point is THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU. They have every price range covered now, it's only up to YOU to decide what you want.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 08:26 AM
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what about differences as trainer, wind handling and repair comparison between Champ and Duet from way specs? I know Duet is not out yet.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:36 AM
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They are different airplanes, the champ will be a better trainer because of its real rudder, but the duet is probably better at crashing, and probably easier to control for beginners and is probably still great to learn on.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Get the Champ
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Old Mar 01, 2015, 04:56 PM
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I have both

Champ is more controllable and you can still steer when the battery gets low. Duet is a tank in a collision, just avoid trees. The differential thrust can get you into trouble.

Duet is a perfect starter plane, especially if you do not have a lot of room. Champ needs a little more but can range from beginner to as good as you want to be.
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