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Old Aug 03, 2004, 12:11 PM
Dan Cutter
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First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

I am on the verge of buying my first gas-powered airplane and am torn
between the above two from Hobby Lobby. They both have six foot
wingspans and are ARFS. I really like the telemaster better, but can
anybody tell me why such similer planes have very different prices?
Telemaster a whopping $350 while the cub is $150. Hobby Lobby says
the Tele is "european made". Is that worth the extra $$$$? I've been
flying electric gliders and parkflyers for awhile, but the county put
in an R/C airport a mile from my house. Fresh blacktop runway,
carpeted tables galore with shade, windsocks, no money spared. Paid
for by gambling at south Lake Tahoe! Thank You Nevada! I have to "put
up" with the far-off sound of two and four stroke's ripping up the sky
every calm morning. Can't beat 'em so I'll join 'em. Speaking of four
stroke's, would anybody reccomend one to a first timer? I'd think
they'd work great in a cub or telemaster. Dan Cutter
Old Aug 03, 2004, 02:11 PM
Paul McIntosh
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Re: First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

Wow, what a lucky guy!

I agree that the price tag on the Telemaster may be a bit extreme. I would
look elsewhere such as Tower Hobbies. They have a warehouse close to you.
One plane to look at is the Goldberg Tiger II. If you have been flying
anything for a while you can handle this.

Start here:

http://www.towerhobbies.com/listings/listarfs.html

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"Dan Cutter" <dancutter@charter.net> wrote in message
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> I am on the verge of buying my first gas-powered airplane and am torn
> between the above two from Hobby Lobby. They both have six foot
> wingspans and are ARFS. I really like the telemaster better, but can
> anybody tell me why such similer planes have very different prices?
> Telemaster a whopping $350 while the cub is $150. Hobby Lobby says
> the Tele is "european made". Is that worth the extra $$$$? I've been
> flying electric gliders and parkflyers for awhile, but the county put
> in an R/C airport a mile from my house. Fresh blacktop runway,
> carpeted tables galore with shade, windsocks, no money spared. Paid
> for by gambling at south Lake Tahoe! Thank You Nevada! I have to "put
> up" with the far-off sound of two and four stroke's ripping up the sky
> every calm morning. Can't beat 'em so I'll join 'em. Speaking of four
> stroke's, would anybody reccomend one to a first timer? I'd think
> they'd work great in a cub or telemaster. Dan Cutter



Old Aug 04, 2004, 10:11 AM
MJC
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Re: First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

Unless you are leaning toward "scale", the Telemaster will make you
smile for years.
It's a perfect first gas airplane, and even when you get good with it,
it's still a lot of relaxing, fun-flying, airplane.
I became an experienced flyer years ago but still grab my Telemaster
Senior once every few weekends and take it to the field because it's so darn
fun. With a .61 engine, a 20oz tank, and a 1400mah battery pack, I sit in a
folding chair at the edge of the runway and take it up to "altitude" where I
pull back to idle and fly it like a glider looking for thermals for a good
20 minutes. When it nears the ground, I power up to take it up again and
repeat.. and repeat... and repeat; until my butt gets sore or I run out of
ice in my Coke.

MJC


"Dan Cutter" <dancutter@charter.net> wrote in message
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> I am on the verge of buying my first gas-powered airplane and am torn
> between the above two from Hobby Lobby. They both have six foot
> wingspans and are ARFS. I really like the telemaster better, but can
> anybody tell me why such similer planes have very different prices?
> Telemaster a whopping $350 while the cub is $150. Hobby Lobby says
> the Tele is "european made". Is that worth the extra $$$$? I've been
> flying electric gliders and parkflyers for awhile, but the county put
> in an R/C airport a mile from my house. Fresh blacktop runway,
> carpeted tables galore with shade, windsocks, no money spared. Paid
> for by gambling at south Lake Tahoe! Thank You Nevada! I have to "put
> up" with the far-off sound of two and four stroke's ripping up the sky
> every calm morning. Can't beat 'em so I'll join 'em. Speaking of four
> stroke's, would anybody reccomend one to a first timer? I'd think
> they'd work great in a cub or telemaster. Dan Cutter



Old Aug 18, 2004, 10:28 PM
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Have you considered building the Sr. Telemaster Kit? It sells for about $110.
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Old Aug 19, 2004, 10:08 AM
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I've had two Telemaster 40s built from kits, and they're great planes. Some of the Cubs may be a little squirrely on takeoff because of their relatively short tail moments. Does HL still sell the Telemaster 40 kit? As far as 4-strokes go, my personal favorites are Saito and O.S. My current Telemaster is powered by an old O.S. 48FS that is reliability personafied.
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Old Aug 23, 2004, 10:27 PM
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I believe they do still sell the 40 kit. I'm getting ready to build a 6' Telemaster from foam. I've built an 8' Sr. this way and a 4' as well. All of these are powered with electric motors.
About the only suggestion that I would have to make the Telemasters a better flying plane would be to increase the size of the rudder by about 50%. Also, adding a slight about of washout usually helps too.
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Old Aug 25, 2004, 12:11 AM
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Re: First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

I also plan to build a Telmaster Senior electric.
I am curious as to what you used for power.
I have several 8 cell rc2400 ni cad packs and would like to come up with a
setup that would let me use these packs (even if I have to make some 2 or 4
cell supplemental packs to add to the 8's. this would give me 16 or 20 cell
packs.
any input appreciated.
TIA Ken.

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> well. All of these are powered with electric motors.
> About the only suggestion that I would have to make the Telemasters a
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Old Aug 25, 2004, 06:11 AM
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Re: First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

I fly a Kadet Sr. with a Saito .80 and my Telemaster .40 is electric powered.
As far as which one is the best trainer... The Kadet flys slower, but a
Telemaster will handle a bit more wind so I think it would depend on your local
average weather conditions.

Ken, I have a web page that shows some of my Telemaster E-conversion, stop by
there and give me an e-holler..
http://www.flyinglindy.homestead.com/eprojects.html


Old Aug 25, 2004, 12:11 PM
Kenneth D. Schillinger
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Re: First nitro plane; Cub or Telemaster?

I stopped by and found you have done some nice stuff. Your Telemaster 40 is
shown with the same setup as I used in my Sig Kadet LT-25. A Geared Astro 40
with 16 cells.
I am looking for a setup for the Senior Telemaster.
Regards, Ken.

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> I fly a Kadet Sr. with a Saito .80 and my Telemaster .40 is electric

powered.
> As far as which one is the best trainer... The Kadet flys slower, but a
> Telemaster will handle a bit more wind so I think it would depend on your

local
> average weather conditions.
>
> Ken, I have a web page that shows some of my Telemaster E-conversion,

stop by
> there and give me an e-holler..
> http://www.flyinglindy.homestead.com/eprojects.html
>
>



Old Aug 26, 2004, 09:53 AM
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Ken
My Telemaster is powered with a DeWalt 18V motor, 18 cells of GP3300's, 3:1 gear ratio, 15x10 prop. I get 5700 rpm with this setup and have adequate power. I think I'm going to go up to 21 cells to get a little more power though. My plane weighs 9 pounds ROT.
Are you building the kit?

Wren
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