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Old May 19, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Hobbico 60 Mk III - Tower Hobbies Trainer 60 or Tower Hobbies trainer 40

Hi,
I'm trying to choose my first gas trainer. At the local club one member (who happens to own a hobby shop) suggested the Hobbico 60 MkIII with a .60 or .61. The main reason being that in St-Jean it is always windy and that this plane was very stable. I saw the plane fly and it looked very controllable.

I was also looking at the tower hobbies 60 and 40 trainer. Reason being the price on the 40. It's RTF for 239.
**** for this the local guys said that with a .40 i would want to upgrade quickly and would use the .61 in my second plane. (sounds logical but i'm too new to know).

The tower 60 is 114$ but i have to have it shipped. The Hobbico is 179$ local with 15% quebec taxes.

Let me know what your opinions or suggestions are.
thanks
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Old May 19, 2010, 08:13 PM
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I would go with the Hobbico.
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Old May 20, 2010, 05:06 PM
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If you do go with the tower hobbie .450 don't buy the RTF the engine, it's garbage and you want a transmitter w. more channels i'm planning on buying a Hangar 9 P-51 mustang PTS

http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ent=P-51PTSPOY
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Old May 23, 2010, 11:37 AM
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If you do go with the tower hobbie .450 don't buy the RTF the engine, it's garbage and you want a transmitter w. more channels i'm planning on buying a Hangar 9 P-51 mustang PTS

http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Def...ent=P-51PTSPOY
I agree with this guy.

The TH .46 MKII is a good plane, the TowerHobbies engines are junk.
(frustrated me for months before ripping it out and going electric with it (and now i'll probably put a new .46 O.S. back in it)
The ARF ultimate combo would be good, except for the 4 channel non-computer radio. (it comes with a SuperTigre engine... but not a good radio, and is pricey.)

I recommend going with the guy that owns a local hobby shop... he will help you much more than the extra cost. He will probably give you a discount, will probably virtually give you some glue and foam and small bits... AND his help will be invaluable.

Don't forget you need field equipment (another $100+) (which local guys will probably help out with (everyone has extra stuff they can part with); mail order won't).
Expensive hobby to start off in...

Maybe start with a .40 sized plane if money is tight... i'm sure they will sell you one of those also. As for needing the .60 for next plane... that depends on the next plane.

A .46 AX will fit and work well in ManY planes.
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