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Old Jun 25, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Next model after aileron trainer?

I was wondering what model would people recommend after mastering an aileron trainer?
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 04:52 PM
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Norite,

Seems like you have a great number of choices available to you
if you feel confident with a high wing aileron plane. As I understand it the next step in difficulty would be a low wing aeleron plane like a Mountain Models Switchback. I guess it just all depends on how you lik e to fly and what you like to see in the air (Scale, Sport, foam, balsa, etc).
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 07:45 PM
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http://www.espritmodel.com/l_mini_ultra_stick.html

This plane also has a float kit from E-flite
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 02:35 PM
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I went straight to the GWS Corsair after my aileron trainer. All the dings and cracks in the foam are proof....
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Mini-Ultra-Sticks are great! But there's no float kit, that's for the 25e stick. the GWS Formosa is also good and a tremendous value.
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 04:47 PM
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I went to the Super Zoom. Nicely aerobatic full epp and it has a float kit as an option.
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 07:09 PM
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You could make the leap to almost anywhere. I went to GWS Formosa then Corsair. But after I went to SA Groove (balsa) I wish I would have done that first! It depends on how much you will wreck.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 06:34 AM
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I saw the float kit at my LHS. E-flite show a picture of the UltraStick with the floats attached. I think the floats were around $55
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Thanks. I have five flights so far with a multiplex minimag, and about 50-60 with a Ripmax Zephyr (no ailerons). I already have a GWS Mustang, which I've flown once - went into the ground after too steep a turn, but it wasn't badly damaged, and has been repaired. I was thinking of having another go with the mustang in a few months, and with an experienced flyer standing next to me ready to grab the controls in case something goes wrong.
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Old Jun 27, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Well, I was reading an article where someone wanted a new plane after getting used to their aileron trainer. However, the general concensus was that the person should fully master their aileron trainer first - i.e be able to complete a large range of stunts competetently - before upgrading. This seems to be the case here, as I do not believe in 5 flights you have mastered flight with ailerons. Therefore, I would advise you to keep flying your minimag until you can do more stunts, as then the progression to a more advanced aeroplane would be smoother and more enjoyable (as the stunts that had to be done on the trainer can be "enhanced" on the new plane).
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 02:53 PM
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Well, I was reading an article where someone wanted a new plane after getting used to their aileron trainer. However, the general concensus was that the person should fully master their aileron trainer first - i.e be able to complete a large range of stunts competetently - before upgrading. This seems to be the case here, as I do not believe in 5 flights you have mastered flight with ailerons. Therefore, I would advise you to keep flying your minimag until you can do more stunts, as then the progression to a more advanced aeroplane would be smoother and more enjoyable (as the stunts that had to be done on the trainer can be "enhanced" on the new plane).
Rest assured, i won't. As i said earlier, it'll be at least a few months before I trythr mustang, and when I do, I'll have an experienced flyer next to me. I've already started doing stunts with my minimag, now that I'm used to it...
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