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Old May 27, 2001, 10:30 PM
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3 Birds Attack Firebird!!!

Hey Guys I had 3 birds attack my firebird today,I was just gliding around when out of nowwhere Bam!! None of them seem to do anything to it so I decided to have some fun .About 2 days ago I put the rods in the 1 st hole on the control surface of my v-tail and I seem to turn a little better.So when they turned around I proceeded to chase them. I had a lot of fun till it started getting a little dark so I landed and came in.Also what would be the best radio to get next a Two stick or a Hitec single stick transmiter? Since I'm used to the firebird would Two be better??Help Appericated...
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Old May 28, 2001, 12:20 AM
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Go with a 2 stick radio, because it will most likely have more than 3 channels which leaves your options open for more advanced planes when your skills advance.
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Old May 28, 2001, 05:05 AM
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If your talking about a 4 channel 2 stick, Iíd say go that route. But donít get a 2 channel 2 stick. If you go to a system with more channels later you will have a hard time adjusting to the change over to controlling on one stick for pitch and roll. With less than 4 channels the hitec 3 single stick is a steal. If you want to do the most fun aerobatics you need 4 channels so if you can buy 4 channels or more.
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Old May 30, 2001, 06:19 AM
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If you believe that this hobby will be a lifetime and have the money, go for a computer Radio system with 6 or more channels. Later on as you advance you'll find yourself buying a computer radio, which happened to me as I progress. Now with my computer Radio, I can use up to five different models stored in memory, and the hitec 3 channel, and futaba 4 channel are just sitting around. Plus, when you advance you'll find that a computer radio is a must because of the features that it has like sub-trims, exponential, servo mixing, ect..
If this is going to be a lifetime hobby, in the long run you will save money by purchasing yourself a computer radio which can fly practically almost all different kinds of planes, whether it is gliders, Zagi with V-tail mixing, and helicopters. When I was starting out I thought I was not going to get involve with helis and just wanted a plane that can fly simply. Now I crave for speed, helis, and aerobatic airplanes. This hobby is really addicting. Anyways if you have the money go for a computer radio, that's the tradeoff, the high initial cost, but later you'll find it beneficial to your hobby. Don't take my word for it, it is just my opinion.
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Old May 30, 2001, 10:38 AM
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I am to get a computer radio if I ever truly learn to fly. So far its been an exercise in frustration. I have the sky scooter 3 channel AM radio, and it works fine. And I should be able to use it with other models.

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Old May 30, 2001, 12:07 PM
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Dewd...where in berkeley are you flying? and what channel?

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