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Old Jul 08, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Good scratch build trainer plane

Hey, guys I am trying to figure out what plane to build for my dad who wants to get into flying I would like to build him a plane before we spend money on getting a nicer plane. I would like a plane that will fly slow and is very predictable. If you can can you put a link or the name of the planes plans to build it. Thanks rcplaner214
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Hard to do better than Waterdog's STC http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=stc
Lots of folks started out with this trainer. Nice,simple build, very predictable, and flys really well.
Or, if you prefer a full-fuselage plane, the Blu-Baby from Tony65x55 is probably one of the most built designs ever.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=blu+babi . A true classic. If you look at the size and age of both these threads, it's obvious that they're both excellent planes. You won't go wrong with either one.
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Hard to do better than Waterdog's STC http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=stc
Lots of folks started out with this trainer. Nice,simple build, very predictable, and flys really well.
Or, if you prefer a full-fuselage plane, the Blu-Baby from Tony65x55 is probably one of the most built designs ever.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=blu+babi . A true classic. If you look at the size and age of both these threads, it's obvious that they're both excellent planes. You won't go wrong with either one.
Those are great planes EZ!

RCPlanner you may also look at the Polaris!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922465
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Old Jul 09, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Hey, guys I am trying to figure out what plane to build for my dad who wants to get into flying I would like to build him a plane before we spend money on getting a nicer plane. I would like a plane that will fly slow and is very predictable. If you can can you put a link or the name of the planes plans to build it. Thanks rcplaner214
This one is SUPER EASY and inexpensive to make , very stable and will fly slowly if you make it light http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1685988
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 04:40 AM
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Those are both great! The OP was asking for a trainer, and when I think trainer, I think "high wing w/ some dihedral, 3 ch (RET)". That's why I went with those 2 for my suggestions.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Neither the Polaris or Easy Fly are trainers. EZglider's choices would be much better. Also check out the EZFly, a great trainer I use as my night flyer. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ghlight=ez+fly

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Those are both great! The OP was asking for a trainer, and when I think trainer, I think "high wing w/ some dihedral, 3 ch (RET)". That's why I went with those 2 for my suggestions.
The one I suggested IS high wing , dihedral , 3 ch RET .
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 09:48 AM
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The one I suggested IS high wing , dihedral , 3 ch RET .
It flys well, but in my experience a delta type planform is difficult for a true beginner to keep orientation. I would think point your design towards you and orientation for a beginner would become difficult.

I may have to build one though

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 12:32 PM
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It flys well, but in my experience a delta type planform is difficult for a true beginner to keep orientation. I would think point your design towards you and orientation for a beginner would become difficult.

I may have to build one though

Azarr
You should definitely build one ! It's absolutely the quickest , easiest build I've had so far - and also the easiest to fly ( just think of how nicely the paper airplane the design is based on glides ). Orientation isn't really a problem ( when properly balanced and trimmed - like any plane ) because it's self-righting - just let go of the right stick and ease back on the throttle a little . And even if a total beginner were to crash it , chances are just the nose would be mushed - easy to fix , or cut off and replace .
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