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Old Aug 29, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Flyzone Beaver vs Nitroplanes Skytrainer Cessna 3-blade version.

Anybody here own the Flyzone Beaver and the Nitroplanes Skytrainer. (3-blade prop version) that could give me their thoughts on one vs the other/

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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I have both.
The Beaver is by far my favorite (no comparison).
Better run times & more fun to fly.
The Beaver also can handle almost any runway & is easy to take off & land.
The Beaver also comes with floats (i haven't used them yet)
The Skytrainer has a weak nose gear & needs a pretty smooth surface.

I rarely even fly the Skytrainer anymore.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Thanks,,

I just got the Beaver put together and I will maiden tomorrow as weather looks like it will be perfect.
Since I put together (90%) the Sky Trainer but never flew it I have decided to sell it.


Appreciate the review Clive

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Old Sep 21, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I love beaver...the plane flies great too.



But seriously, the only gripe I have with my beaver is the paint. It is peeling off with the wind (at least it seems like it).
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 12:03 AM
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Carnet is right about the paint.
Most of the problem on mine has been the black, which is easy to touch up.
I have a Tower Hobbies Corsair that the paint comes off even easier.
Paint on most foam planes is not that durable.
I do have a couple of Airfield (FMS) planes that are holding up pretty good.
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 08:15 AM
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I'll third the fact that the paint is sub par on foamies, but I think both planes are very nice flyers. For what you get in the box I'd lean toward the Beaver; they love being on floats!
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 10:51 PM
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The paint on my FMS planes is rock solid.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Well I went with the Beaver and maidened yesterday.
See here:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=6312

Thanks for all your input. Now to sell the Sky Trainer.

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Old Sep 23, 2013, 11:56 PM
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I have both the Flyzone Beaver and FMS Cessna. They are by far my favorite planes. My Cessna is nearly 2 years old and has a couple hundred flights on it and it shows no signs of failing. It is my "go to" plane for most of my aerial photography. It is a very stable platform and just looks good in the air.

My Beaver is a year old and I have flown it both from water and land. I like it so much, I got a second Beaver so I can leave the floats on one and have one on wheels so I can fly either when an opportunity comes up.

It would be hard for me to choose if I had to pick just one of the two, but I would probably take the Beaver just because it offers both land and water abilities. However, I don't think you can really go wrong with either.

Both of mine are covered with vinyl and represent Civil Air Patrol planes.

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Old Sep 26, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Hey! Those look great!
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