|May 12, 2004, 11:30 PM|
Joined Mar 2004
too little information
Much of your selection process must consider your experience level and the radio gear you already have and/or are willing to purchase for a DLG.
If you have no experience with DLG, consider that NSP indicates an intermediate/intermediate rating for the Apache. (both building and piloting skills at intermediate).
The cost factor which you have already implied is within your budget, is not unreasonable for start up costs for DLG. So if you think you're ready to take on an aileron ship it might be a good choice.
Another consideration of course is the vendor and his/her reputation for both support and customer service but you're probably already quite aware of that caveat and have done your research in that regard.
You're off to a good start by inquiring here. You may also consider doing a search in R/C Groups too, there is already quite a bit of information here.
|May 13, 2004, 09:21 AM|
West Boylston, MA
Joined Feb 2003
To second the Master's input, for a beginner, an Upslope Spinner will be more durable, and, if you can build it as a 3 channel (rudder/elevator/flaps and 6" dihedral per side), or 4 channel with flaperon mixing, it'll probably match the performance of the Apache and be MUCH more tolerant of the hard lessons of learning to fly.
If you have flying experience, then for only slightly more money, you can order a Slingshot from Germany, and get higher performance still.
Can you tell us more about your building/flying experience and your radio or the radio you hope to buy?
|May 13, 2004, 10:07 AM|
If you do go with the Apache, realize that NSP is advertising the plane for $129.99 in Quiet Flyer magazine. Also realize that it will weigh a lot more than the 9.5 to 10 ounces that NSP is advertising in the same add.
The Apache is more an ARF. The spinner is a much more involved building project, but is much more crash resistant.