|Jan 24, 2012, 08:35 PM|
Need an aircraft for beginners
I'm looking to buy an airplane that I can use to train some other people.
Plane should meet these requirements:
Type: Apperentice, cessna, piper cub, trainer or any parkflyer good for a beginner with lots of prior simulator experience. No v-tails.
Wingspan: Anywhere in the range 25-60 inches
Airframe construction: Foam (No balsa or wooden airframes please)
Motor: Electric brushless only
Completion level (in order of preference): PNP, BNF or RTF
Battery: I prefer a plane that uses Lipo batteries as opposed to Nimh or something else. But I maybe flexible on this.
Channels: Basic 4 minimum
Condition: Very good
Price: Maximum 110$
Shipping/pickup: Shipping at seller's expense or available for local pickup in south bay, CA.
Please PM me with what you have.
|Jan 24, 2012, 09:52 PM|
Its only a 3ch, I want a 4ch...
I prefer an aircraft that the learner wouldnt want to get rid off after a few flights. Something he would be willing to fly even later. In other words, I want something I can sneak out and fly too sometimes
Thats why a 4ch minimum and something of 'relatively good quality' - eflite or parkzone for example...
|Jan 24, 2012, 10:05 PM|
If you are interested, I can take some quick pics to show you. I may have a few others, but I have to take inventory and see whats what out there in the hangar.
If we dont hook up, best of luck training your bud.
|Jan 24, 2012, 10:19 PM|
PRC (People's Republic of Commiefornia)
Joined Jul 2005
Trader Rating: 181
Just about anything in here:
|Jan 24, 2012, 10:38 PM|
Pics As Requested
Here are a couple of pics...the first is the 182 we talked about....the second is not really classified as a trainer, but if you are going to buddy box and looking for a plane to keep yourself busy when you bud is not flying, consider the T-28. If you have flown a decent T-28, you may agree that it can teach someone how to fly without much trouble....buddy-box assumed.
The 182 has it's tail off for storage. In perfect shape otherwise. Cell phone pics....sorry about the quality.
Good advice on some of the other planes listed above......I am flying a Radian Pro and absolutely love it.....and I have had others fly it with my watchful eye over them....over the weekend, a 9 year old kid who couldnt get his sharper image plane heavyweight off the ground was wiping away the tears while flying the Radian.
|Jan 25, 2012, 12:51 AM|
Thanks for the excellent suggestions everyone. Yes I am going to buddy-box. Btw, I have a dx7 for myself. Which is a good/cheap radio that can be buddy boxed with it?
Looks like I'm probably going to go with the used t28 or one of those hobby king planes...
|Jan 25, 2012, 10:16 AM|
Joined Apr 2008
Trader Rating: 9
Ultimatehobby.com, located in the City of Orange, Ca. has the T-28 Mentor for $29.99. It comes with outrunner motor. Just need servos (3), rx, tx. and 2s or 3s lipo.
My Mentor is my warm-up plane at the field.
Cheap tx for buddy box - DX6.
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