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Old Apr 09, 2015, 04:35 PM
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Looking for ARF for under 100 bucks, 4 channel

I've got a couple of Horizon Hobby Micros(Sport Cub S, T-28 micro, Radian) and going to step into ARF next. The Fun Cub looks good but it looks like the kit alone is 120 bucks and I want to spend less than 200 dollars for everything(receiver, motor, servos). think I am looking for something similar to the Flylite, but with 4 channels.

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../gpma1107.html

The Mini EZ master trainer looks cool, but the reviews are terrible.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...otor_ARF_.html

I would prefer something foam as well; just so it is easy to repair; anything in the Cub, Piper, Cessna class would be preferable.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 06:38 PM
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Look at the Goldberg Falcon at Tower. I just finished mine and waiting to some decent weather.
Tomorrow I hope.
I started a thread in the Electric plane talk, but not much response.

The plane looks nice and the build went easy. I am using a Powerup 250 slofly from Headsup.
10a esc froms Headsup and Ilight 5g servos from, yes,, Headsup. I have some 2s 600 batteries
that balance it perfect.

The motor is $12, esc $13, servos $3 each, need three, battery $7.50.

So you can be in the air under $100

Don't discount the Flylite, it is a blast. I have been flying mine about five years.
Added flaps and raised the fun factor by five.







Ailerons don't work, too much under camber. So now they are flaps
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 07:26 PM
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The Ares Gamma 370 Pro RFR is worth looking into. $99 + $10 shipping I believe.

http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/AZS125...r-Receiver%29/

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1790673

Ares Gamma 370 Pro RFR Review - Part 1, Intro and Flight (7 min 32 sec)
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Depending on what batteries and charger and radio you have, you can put a Sensei or Apprentice
in the air for under $200,

I am a Sensei person myself.

Another one to look at is the Multiplex Funman, you have to add the ailerons, they come
with the hardware, and you need two servos, $10 tops.
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for the reponses. The Goldberg Falcon look like it is the closest fit for what I am looking for. The Gamma looks like it is pretty much BNF. I'm surprised there aren't more kits available, but at the park flyer end it seems like people gravitate towards the RTF/BNF planes like Horizon Hobby offers - no surprise; they are great planes. I keep running into guys at my local park who have custom built quad copters; so I guess more of the trend is going to people building quads; maybe they are easier to assemble. I just want to gain some experience adding the motor, running servos, attaching pushrods, ect.
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You can get the Fun Cub kit for $110 from Tower:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXZWL8&P=ML

If you're on a tight budget, you can get everything on the inexpensive from Hobby King and have it in the air for roughly $200. Check out the Fun Cub thread here on RCG, there's lot of guys in there that could get you setup inexpensively:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1209004
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A nice slow flier that will give you some experience on the build side of the hobby is the GWS Slow Stick.

It's more of a low wind plane, but a joy to poke along with on a nice day. They also make a nice plane for aerial videos, if that something you might be interested in.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-Models_c7.htm

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=407136
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The Fun Cub does look pretty cool. I may just buy the kit; then buy the other parts piece by piece. Like I said the main point of building a plane is to get some experience and confidence.
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The Fun Cub does look pretty cool. I may just buy the kit; then buy the other parts piece by piece. Like I said the main point of building a plane is to get some experience and confidence.
Maidened my Fun Cub just last week. Think you've made a great choice in your next plane!

I would have recommended it, but thought it was out of your specified price range. You'll love it!
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 03:56 PM
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Maidened my Fun Cub just last week. Think you've made a great choice in your next plane!

I would have recommended it, but thought it was out of your specified price range. You'll love it!
It looks like the best option. I really like Cubs and I can build the plane then just buy the parts at intervals. I already have a few planes to fly so I can take my time. Looking forward to getting some experience with kits; it sounds really rewarding.
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Is that a Fun Cub? Looks nice. I would want to use a different decal and pain style than what they sell.

Another question - how hard is the Fun Cub to construct?
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It is not the easiest, but Mulitplex is top of the heap in kits, instruction, and quality of hardware.
They come bone bare white. This one is painted with NAPA school bus yellow spray enamel,
The fit of the parts is near perfect. You need regular medium CA, and I used canopy cement for the servos.
On the Fun Cub, if you do flaps, and you should do flaps, you will need a computer radio with
six channels.

I have the Cublaninggear gear and some biggie wheels.
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It is not the easiest, but Mulitplex is top of the heap in kits, instruction, and quality of hardware.
They come bone bare white. This one is painted with NAPA school bus yellow spray enamel,
The fit of the parts is near perfect. You need regular medium CA, and I used canopy cement for the servos.
On the Fun Cub, if you do flaps, and you should do flaps, you will need a computer radio with
six channels.

I have the Cublaninggear gear and some biggie wheels.
I've heard quite a few folks that say Multiplex is rock solid so good to know. I have the DX4E so I suppose I will need to get a 6 channel radio. What are the 5th and 6th channel for? Does it use 4 channels to control the ailerons?
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I've heard quite a few folks that say Multiplex is rock solid so good to know. I have the DX4E so I suppose I will need to get a 6 channel radio. What are the 5th and 6th channel for? Does it use 4 channels to control the ailerons?
You need to turn one flap servo around or have a six channel radio so you can
reverse one flap servo. So you need two channels for the flaps. You can fly with
four but no flaps. and flaps are half the fun with the FunCub. You can always add
the flaps later no problem.

Multiplex in their unknown wisdom uses reverse servos in the RXR planes. And they
sell they as well. Pain!
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