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May 04, 2010, 10:39 PM
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new plane for grandkids

need sugestion for parkzone plane for 6 11 yr old grankids. 11 yr old has successfully flew my trainer nitro plane on buddy box. 6 yr old likes to see how many pieces the plane is in on simulator after crash. would like to purchase one of the parkzone planes that are RTF but need 2.4 transmitter to fit other parkzone planes. which is the best plane for tall grass landings
Choice is between Vapor and Cub would like for the night lits on Vapor.
Live in country so flying area is no problem, 5 to 40 acres, no problem.

thanks bboyk
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May 04, 2010, 11:27 PM
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The Mini Super Cub is a fun plane and takes a pretty good beating before it will break anything. Especially if your landing/crashing in tall grass. LOL
May 04, 2010, 11:38 PM
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Vapor but only if you intend on flying without the wind
May 04, 2010, 11:53 PM
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I would recommend the Parkzone SuperCub Lp, its a very tought plane that is beginner friendly.

And if you do have a crash or two, the replacement parts are cheap!
May 05, 2010, 08:22 PM
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thanks for your suggestions. will probably get the vapor to fly in my yard early moring and late afternoon. this way wife can watch, need excuse to spend the money for it.

May 05, 2010, 08:34 PM
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Perhaps the Ember 2 over the Vapor for outside use.
May 05, 2010, 10:52 PM
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I really like the ember 2. Flys slow, so long reaction time, but still fast enough to handle a LITTLE wind outdoors...
May 06, 2010, 12:19 AM
A nice plane thats not often mentioned is the Blue Arrow Cupid, much nicer to fly than the ember IMHO
May 06, 2010, 12:57 AM
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bboy, if you think you and your grandkids will be into RC, a great investment is the Spektrum DX6i Tx system (can be had for $150 It is 2.4GHz (free from interference from all the 27MHz toys) and is a computer radio with the exponential control option which makes everything way easier for everybody to control. Then you can do all the available BindNFly planes from Horizon Hobby or by using Spektrum Rxs any of oodles of ARF planes.

The $100 BNF Vapor is great, inside a big space or in the yard with no wind. It's so light it doesn't break anything, and is a great teacher of RC flying.

The $90 BNF Ember is another little one (no wind) with more performance, and the most popular park size stable and durable trainer is the $170 BNF Super Cub LP. I've been a SuperCub freak (and doing lots of performance mods since my start with it).

The other BNF planes take more experience, but the BNF T28 Trojan is the most popular park size stable aileron trainer. It's a wonderful durable performer.

Happy flying

Last edited by Ickarusmelt; May 06, 2010 at 01:14 AM.
May 07, 2010, 01:52 PM
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I have several glow planes and all support equipment plus 5 larger electric planes. So I am mostly looking for something for smaller spaces.

Thanks for all replys , bboy
May 08, 2010, 09:07 AM
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bboykin, If you have a little space and want something a tad larger than the micro's or vapor, you might want to consider the HZ mini cub. It is actually fairly small,good power, and can handle a fair amount of wind. 3 channel for the kids as well. My Son bought one a while back and I have been impressed by it.
May 08, 2010, 10:23 PM
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how about building one of these with them and then letting them fly
May 09, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Or the EzFly is a great beginner foamie and very tough since it is EPP

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