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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Looking for a good 30-40 size sport trainer

My LHS has a killer deal on a BH-Renegade ARF W/ a 40-size engine, and i am trying to decide if it is the right plane for me. Are there any reviews on this bird?

Mainly, i am looking for an aerobatic plane in the 30-40 size range that has good low-speed performance characteristics. Ideally, i would like something that can be slowed down to around 10-15 MPH without tip-stalling to death.

I have (had?) a Sig Kobra that i spent all winter building from a box of sticks, have flown it a total of 5 times plus one liftoff. I got it off the ground saturday, and upon reaching an altitude of 6 feet, it rolled left 90 degrees faster than i could blink (about 3 times as fast as it aileron rolls on high-rates) and augered into the ground. For the 5 good flights i got out of it, i learned that while it is a very smooth-flying plane, it is only a smooth flyer above 30 mph. If i got below about 30 with it, it got tip-stally, and below about 25 it won't even fly straight and level.

So now i am looking for something to replace that will fly more the way i like to fly: at slow to moderate speeds, with the capability of performing aerobatics if i wish it to. If it helps any to clarify my meaning, one of the guys let me fly his 100cc Yak-54 on the buddy-box (he took off and landed) and that plane handled exactly the way i am looking for. I just need something not as bit.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 05:36 AM
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it looks ok to me
other options would be a Saratoga 40, Pulse 40, Escapade 40, 4*40

i have seen all of the above fly and all are great birds for a 2nd or 3rd plane
imo id go for the Pulse or Saratoga very easy builds and look great

if you feel you can handle an unlimited bird the Seagull Edge .60 but that might be more plane then you want
i found in the 40 to 60 size price doesnt change much moving up to a .60 size with a 1.00 in it from a 40 with a 60 in it

but the Seagull Edge .60 with a Saito 1.00 for me is one the best setups i have flown and almost as much fun as my Trex 500

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HAN4130
here is the Pulse .60 imo its a great bird BIG easy to see and breaks down it fit any car
put a big 1.00 4 stroke on that youll love it

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SEA4000
here is the Edge i have 1.00 Saito is great in it
here is a short video of me flying it slows down great and does any thing you could ever want
Seagull Edge 540 .60 (4 min 46 sec)
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Thanks for the advice. One of the main reasons i am looking to stay in the 30-40 size range is fuel consumption. I want to avoid something that is going to drink nitro like a fish. I'd go for a 50cc gasser, but i don't have the kind of cashflow to drop that much up-front.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 10:09 AM
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I second the four star 40. I've had 2 of them plus a 4*50 and loved them all. Or you can't go wrong with a Stik but I don't think there are kits for it any more.

I'm looking a the 4*20 for an OS 25 (maybe even a .35....)

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Old Jun 21, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Pretty hard to beat a Goldberg Eagle ll.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the advice. One of the main reasons i am looking to stay in the 30-40 size range is fuel consumption. I want to avoid something that is going to drink nitro like a fish. I'd go for a 50cc gasser, but i don't have the kind of cashflow to drop that much up-front.
4 stokes man my 1.00 gets about 8min WOT on a 12oz tank
i can get 10 to 12 if i manage the throttle a little

also you can get 26cc to 30cc gasers that run great
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