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Old May 26, 2008, 09:03 PM
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I just pulled the engine off mine after 5 months of hard flying. I can do inverted circuits around my field now so I think it is time to move on. I'm thinking of an electric conversion of the plane now that I've stolen the powerplant. It does fly pretty well. I never used the AFS though.
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Old May 27, 2008, 09:03 AM
No thrust...It'll bust...
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Brother2,

I got your PM. I have not converted it yet due to my work schedule and other things... All of the parts are gathered though. I just have to do it. :-)

Have you found this thread yet? http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...xstar+electric - Pretty good info on the electric side.

-Tim
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 03:47 PM
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Thanks to Mr. Heer's excellent and informative review. I have decided to buy one for myself.
I'm one of the old "newbe's" in the mid 80's I built a Sig Cadet, with no instructor available I made a nice hole in the ground with it and totally destroyed the plane and two months of building. Won't do that again.....

Great site..

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Old Nov 05, 2008, 12:23 AM
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im glad you got a good plane, my flew like crap. i gave it away hobbico would not help me at all they said it was my falt and that i did not know how to fly??
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 10:15 PM
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well I bought 1 about a month ago hahaha man the thread is old any body know how much throttle to use on landing or how much runway is needed to land I am going to maiden it with the flaps then take them off possibly for the next run
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I have the ARF version of the NexSTAR, and have been very satisfied with it. I also did not use the flaps and the other wing equipment. Since I got the ARF, I did not get the one with the AFS. I had an experienced AMA instructor helping me every step of the way, and this fall, I got my wings. I strongly recommend this plane, either the RTF or the ARF.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:37 PM
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It's a double priced Apprentice without a 2.4 gig radio! Pass...
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Yeah, back in 2008, they were the bomb. Nowadays, there are more cost effective trainers out there. The Ares Gamma 370 3 channel and Pro version 4 channel come to mind. Cost is one quarter of what the NextStar will run you.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:21 AM
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I have the ARF version of the NexSTAR, and have been very satisfied with it. I also did not use the flaps and the other wing equipment. Since I got the ARF, I did not get the one with the AFS. I had an experienced AMA instructor helping me every step of the way, and this fall, I got my wings. I strongly recommend this plane, either the RTF or the ARF.
That's why I got the ARF, so I could hook my present radio system and motor to it.
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