|Jun 26, 2011, 09:04 AM|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Joined Aug 2010
RTF "Jet" for beginner RC flyers?
On another thread about beginners that buy an EDF and then crash never to see the RC hobby ever again, this was posted:
Here is what I found this morning on Google:
ToughJet (not really RTF)
ThunderBat XT ParkJet Trainer 2211 RTF
Anyone know of a great looking, jet-like, easy to fly, RTF, trainer?
|Jun 26, 2011, 10:12 PM|
Joined Aug 2010
The HK "SkyFun" version of the FunJet in your first picture was my third plane after a UM Champ and a UM T-28.
It is supposed to be Receiver-Ready but mine required a lot of work and some outside the box thinking to fix all its problems and upgrade the power system.
In spite of all those preparation hurdles before it could fly, it actually is predictable, smooth and graceful to fly and land if you've had some experience AND you're a good natural pilot (in other words your ability is better than your experience level would normally indicate). It always impresses watchers at the field with its flying qualities, but I wouldn't recommend it as a first plane.
Even as a second plane it would require some buddy-box time to make sure it lasted long enough to get comfortable with it. My club has good instructors and I flew it on the buddy-box a lot at first.
Plus there is more risk in hand-launching with any pusher prop where the prop hangs below the fuselage.
I understand what you're saying, but I still think it would have to be a second plane and even then with a support system like a club that has good instructors in order for a new flyer to have success.
Maybe some of the other smaller, slower pusher prop jets would be successful, but I haven't flown any of those.
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