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Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:40 PM
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LOL .... it surely depends on your point of reference, HUH!
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While everything is relative, I think calling various Parkzone and Electrifly ARFs large electric models is simply not accurate. They are small models, or medium at a stretch.

Now, if he had posted that he was looking for a larger electric model than what he had been flying, there would be nothing to argue about....
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:50 PM
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No arguing here! My biggest, for now, is 55" 3DHS and it is a handful to take down to come home!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Someone not versed at all in RC may think the Parkzone warbird line are large. I wonder what my fiancÚ would have thought if I still had my Sig Astro Hog. I believe that has a 6' wingspan and would have dwarfed any of my current lineup. My largest plane right now is a 48" 3DHS Extra 330 EPP, and with my current situation is about as big as I feel comfortable with right now. It's a bonus that it still uses my collection of 3S batteries.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:10 AM
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My definition of a large electric is something one step down from giant scale: monoplanes from around 48" to 79" and biplanes from round 42" to 59".

Parkzone uMs are micro to sub micro, small electrics range up to Parkflyer size from there at around 2 lbs max and medium electrics fill in the space from small electrics to the large size electrics mentioned above.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:14 AM
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I went from a UM Trojan to the PZ Thunderbolt with minor learning curve issues. The Thunderbolt is the smallest of the 3 I fly.....But I am working on a GWS BN2 and that will take up the reigns as smallest in the hangar when it's done at 29" wingspan....
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:09 PM
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The title of this thread is a little misleading....

What he is really looking for is not a large electric, but a first small to medium electric, after flying ultra micro electrics....
That is good on grass.

Still curious about the grass though. There's all sorts of grasses out there. I couldn't take off or land on the grass in my front yard, even if it was an acre.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Funcub will takeoff in grass while trimming it on takeoff and landing....You can't stop it...
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Old May 06, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I got the 800mm Trojan from Nitroplanes and was very pleased with it. I have crashed it many times and it has survived. Here's a video of it flying over a canal near my house with a wingcam from Hobby King on board.
Flying Over The Columbia Canal (5 min 38 sec)
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Old May 06, 2012, 09:07 PM
Yea, I fly dusty planes..
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Nice size plane, easy to fly, stable and lands well....E-Flite mini Pulse w/480. One of my favorite planes to fly. You have to remember to buy something that is easy and fast to get replacement parts for. After picking a plane that is the most important thing. Horizon Hobby and Heads Up RC. You will be covered.. Dave/ZZ
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Old May 10, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Corsair or Corvalis

I have both the Corsair and the Corvalis. Both fly well but the Corsair F4U is a better quality plane. The rudder on the Corvalis came out of the box bent.
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Old May 12, 2012, 04:26 PM
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For some reason, I don't think of foamies as a medium size plane. I see a 5 pound 40-size plane as medium size. If you want to take off from grass, I think that the 3.5 pound weight plane is too light, and will be nosing over and bending motor shafts. 5 lb planes are big enough to roll on grass without continually nosing over. You will need wheels that are near to 3 inch diameter, to roll easily on grass.

Maybe some of the Cub models are easy to fly, but I am having a real time with the Seagull 80 inch Cub, as the tail moment arm is short, and takeoffs with cross winds require a good deal of skill. This has been a more difficult plane to get off the ground than any plane I have flown, including a P-51.

Be really careful with the low wing "trainers". A lot of them have been around for a long time in the glow community, and don't fly as well as more modern designs. valuehobby had a white 60 inch low wing plane that was the gentlest flier of any of the low wing models that I have tried.

The high wing Kadets fly well, but they lumber around a bit.

If you're interested in learning building skills, why not try the building trainer that balsausa has? It is high wing, balsausa has nicely flying planes, and the quality of the kits in high.

If you're willing to try a few cheapies, why not try a couple of the nitroplanes trainers that are high wing? Some of them may not fly all that well, but will probably be stable enough for you to handle, and will not break the bank, when you break the gear on a grass field.
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