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Old May 14, 2011, 09:43 PM
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I find most of my bigger planes to be easier to fly than the small stuff. They are like flying in slow motion compared to the the micro's.
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Old May 15, 2011, 01:26 AM
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There is a point though where the plane gets small enough that you can crash it pretty hard and it just bounces off the ground without damage. Doesn't make it any easier to fly though
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Old May 15, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Polaris Seaplane Model Aero

I would rate this a 9
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:32 PM
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I would rate this a 9
dang that plane looks cool! Super hard to fly I bet haha, maybe in a year I'll be able to fly something like that :P
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Old May 15, 2011, 10:27 PM
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I didn't quite see it on the list, but I could have missed it.
ParkZone Slo-V.
I would rate this aircraft a 4.5. I learned it as a second flyer and found it an easy plane to use. I have a friend who picked one up as a starter aircraft but had a little trouble with it. I ended up talking him through most of his first flights.
It's a slow flyer, but I would say it's a bit underpowered and weight is an issue if you're not used to a plane like that.
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Old May 18, 2011, 01:35 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=6506
Has anyone rated this one yet?

I like the look of it, I have flown (Ie not crashed) an irvine 20 tutor solo a whle back (before I moved to Finland) and have many hours of sim time (Phoenix)
Whould it be a good model to get back into things.

The reveiws seem favourable and its available from HK's Geman warehouse
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Old May 18, 2011, 10:31 AM
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I'd like to see a rating for the Multiplex FunCub.

Thanks!
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Old May 18, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Correction: GWS Tigermoth 400 is listed twice. It's listed at 3.5 and 4.5
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Old May 26, 2011, 06:42 AM
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Wow, I see that the Freewing Hellcat is shown to be rated at 6 which means it's a "good 2nd plane that does not require an instructor".

For real? How can this be correct? It is a minimum 4 channel warbird.

I do not think that it has any self-correcting tendencies at all.

Do want to buy one but I suspect the rating for it is sickeningly optimistic

Shouldn't this be rating be changed to a 7 for now?

Any helpful comments?

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Old May 27, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Thanks for the list

Thanks, this is exactly what I have been looking for! I see too many claims that a plane would make a perfect trainer, only to find out it would rate more like an 8 makes it have for a n00b like me.

How do people rate a Wilga-2000 from Hobby King? I like the sound of it for my 1st and cant see it in the list.
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Old May 27, 2011, 06:33 AM
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Thanks, this is exactly what I have been looking for! I see too many claims that a plane would make a perfect trainer, only to find out it would rate more like an 8 makes it have for a n00b like me.
Even on this list, there are planes which are rated far too optimistically. 4? More like a 7


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How do people rate a Wilga-2000 from Hobby King? I like the sound of it for my 1st and cant see it in the list.
I haven't flown it, but it's got one of the lowest wing loading values I've seen, if the HK stats are to believed, which is not always the case.

Wing load: 16.82g sp.dm
Flying Weight: 550g / 600g (with floats)

If the ~17g/dm2 loading is even close to correct (meaning it's got a 32dm2 wing area - improbably large), this plane would be able to fly very slowly, which is a good characteristic for a trainer. There doesn't seem to be all that much dihedral, and the control surfaces are relatively large, but odds are you'll do well with it as a first plane since you're methodical enough to research the issue.
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Old May 29, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Thanks, this is exactly what I have been looking for! I see too many claims that a plane would make a perfect trainer, only to find out it would rate more like an 8 makes it have for a n00b like me.

How do people rate a Wilga-2000 from Hobby King? I like the sound of it for my 1st and cant see it in the list.
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This Wilga 2000 is a new offering and I don't see a thread on it yet. Want to start one? I highly recommend a seasoned RC pilot assist you with the maiden and some introductory flying lessons.

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Old May 29, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Wilga would be 4, my guess anyways
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Old May 29, 2011, 09:45 AM
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Wilga would be 4, my guess anyways
The four rating is probably pretty close but it will probably require an experienced flyer to set it up. From what I have seen most of the super cheap planes are thrown together at random and need a very careful going over before being flown.
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Old May 30, 2011, 05:41 PM
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