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Old Jan 27, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Next UltraMicro after Champ

What would be next BNF UltraMicro plane to fly, after learning on Champ? I have DX6i.

Should be able to handle some wind. I like UM PoleCat, T-28, Corsair, UMX Gee Bee R2.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:06 AM
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T-28 hands down...I love mine, great intro to a 4ch UM
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:06 AM
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What would be next BNF UltraMicro plane to fly, after learning on Champ? I have DX6i.

Should be able to handle some wind. I like UM PoleCat, T-28, Corsair, UMX Gee Bee R2.
UM P-51, or if you don't like the style of it, T-28. That is how I progressed and it worked very well.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:10 AM
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I just bought a UM P-51 after flying the Champ for a full year. I had been planning on a UM T-28, as many people recommended, but when I got to the hobbyshop, they had just sold the last one. So I got the P-51. First flight, I crashed and broke off the tail (my fault) and after fixing it with foam-safe CA and tape, it still flies good. SO go with either P-51 or T-28. Both are good.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 12:49 PM
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I've had a couple of UM P-51s, a UM T-28 and the UM-Corsair. I'd rate the T-28 first and the P-51 a close second. I'd wait 'til later on the Corsair. Enjoy!
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 07:20 PM
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to me the P-51 is a little lower profile...and faster
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 05:57 AM
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T-28. The "T" means just as much for the UM as it did for the full-scale.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 10:26 PM
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T-28 is the best Ultra Micro trainer, but the P-51 would work also. The Polecat is a great plane, but it's fast and responsive and I can see it getting out of hand really quick if you've only flown the Champ. Once you can handle the T-28 or P-51 you'll be fine, and I highly recommend getting the Polecat.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 09:34 AM
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I was in the same place as you a few months back, starting from the Champ.

I own the PZUM T-28 and it is a wonderful little plane, especially if you get 1S batteries with a higher C-rating than stock and a few 250mah-sized lipos for a bit more wind tolerance. It is a great step up from the Champ as a 4ch trainer.

Thing is, your Champ will handle winds better than anything you listed other than the UMX GeeBee, which weighs 3X what the others do and is 2S to their 1S. These get into the parkflyer-ish space requirements, too, due to their speed.

Frankly, the only UMs that are much better than your Champ in the wind are in the 2S class, much faster than the Champ, some of which now come with that gyro/stab tech from Eflite.

I think the only 1S UMs that might have a chance of being as good or better than the Champ are maybe the PZUM Polecat or Sukhoi...which are not known as good 4ch trainers.

Are you flying UMs due to severe flight space restriction? If you have more wiggle room, you may want to move up to a parkflyer-sized plane like the PZ T-28, which is almost universally acclaimed as a great 4ch trainer. They will cost more to fly, but so will all the zippy 2S ultra-micro-ish planes that are coming out.

Good luck.
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