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Old May 26, 2008, 08:03 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, 08:03 AM
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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, 02:47 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 04, 2008, 11:23 PM
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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, 09:15 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, 12:04 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, 12:37 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, 12:51 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, 08:21 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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Old Mar 05, 2015, 09:24 AM
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Hobbico Nextstar

The NextStar was my first gasser after 8 or 9 scratchbuilt and factory foamies. (6 months into myRC flying career). I bought it for cheap money with all the "fixins" from a club member at the field after watching him fly it. This after swearing I'd never join the gassers! It's size and nitro engine were intimidating, but I saw what a stable platform it was and was somewhat confident I could fly it.
Anyway, I have found it to be a rugged very forgiving and stable flyer (without wing add-ons or stabilizer.
I'm now a club instructor. My recommendation for a first "real" plane, given today's technology would be the RTF version Apprentice from Horizon(with stabilization) or the Metroplex FunCub RTF. A gasser just adds too much to the already steep learning curve
A couple of final points.....if you can find someone with building experience to help, a great 1st plane is a simple scratchbuilt like the Blue Baby 3 channel. You build a friendship, learn some building/repairing techniques, and with such a minimal investment, reduce the stress of those first flights.
A final, final thought......IT IS SUCH A MISTAKE TO TRY TO DO THIS ALONE,!!!!! Find an experienced friend, join a club, ask at your local hobby shop....whatever you have to do to find someone. I would say that your chances of finding the satisfaction and joy of flying, and making it a long term part of your life are almost ZERO WITHOUT HELP IN THE EARLY STAGES. There is just too much opportunity for frustration without the helpful hand of experience to put everything in perspective. I CANNOT STESS THIS POINT ENOUGH!!!!! Happy flying!
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