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Old Jul 03, 2010, 06:06 PM
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next planes after trainer

So i have a Hanger 9 Alpha 40 rtf and after i fly it and get good what would be a good plane to move up to i would like it to be a sport plane, if possible,and from great planes or Hanger 9 i was looking at the Great Planes extra 300 sp with a futaba 6ch radio thanks and i have been flying on great planes real flight sim.
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Old Jul 03, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Goldberg Tiger and Sig 4 Star are great 2nd planes.

Look for low wing with symmetrical or semi-sym airfoil, light wing loading, wide based landing gear and long fuselage.

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Old Jul 03, 2010, 08:44 PM
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would this plane be good it is the plane i was looking at and tower hobbies saids it has semi-symmetrical airfoil
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 01:40 PM
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What you are looking at would be a good third plus plane. What you want is a low wing tail drager sport plane. Two good ones are the GP Escapade or the H9 Pulse XT 40. Also the Sig 4-Star 40 or Goldberg Tiger 2 40 might even be better.

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Old Jul 04, 2010, 07:49 PM
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The GP Cherokee would also be good, low wing with scale looks but is also trike geared like your trainer, it also has a semi symetrical wing. There is also the GP super Sportster 40. So far all planes in this thread would be good 2nd planes.
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 09:42 PM
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i like the hangar 9 pulse but is it easy to put together and does the build have alot of glueing i would put a evolution .46NX in it, is that a good engine
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 11:39 PM
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Escapade looks like it would fit the bill but has a wing loading of 25 oz/sq. ft. Tiger 2 is 18 oz.

So Tiger would be capable of flying much slower without stalling. You want to be able to throttle back and also land slow while training.

Same for 4 Star 40 that comes out at 19 0z. Sig brand.

BTW, Tower and Omni Models list the Tiger 2 under the Great Planes brand. I assume they are distributors now.

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i like the hangar 9 pulse but is it easy to put together and does the build have alot of glueing i would put a evolution .46NX in it, is that a good engine
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The pulse I've seen used as a second plane but landing is a little nerve wracking for someone not used to it, If you do really well with the trainer you may do fine but you will have to be on your toes a little more and you'll have a bit more of the pucker factor. With the pulse just keep your throws lower and it won't get too out of control but when you get bored with that crank the throws up some and that plane will really tear up the sky. So if your uneasy I would go with the 4-star BUT if your doing really well and are bored with the trainer then the Pulse might be just the plane to move up to. As for the Extra, NOT a good idea even if it says semi symmetrical airfoil. That is a serious acrobatic aircraft and won't have a long life in the hands of a newer pilot. A third plane it should be ok and will help you move up in skills. But like I said if your doing well, then the Pulse may be a great second plane that will last a bit longer on getting your skills up than some of the other great 2nd planes. It's all up to you and your flying skills.

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