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Jan 31, 2013, 01:26 AM
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I am new to the RC World!

Hi guys! I am new to the RC world! I have quite a few hours rotary-wing and fixed wing and several thousand hours of simulator time but I am new to flying RC! I have ordered the CMPro Marathon kit from Nitroplanes and have ordered the Futaba 6EX FAAST radio and reciever and Hitec 645MG HS645 645 MG HS 645 HS-645MG Steering Servo for my throttle servo, #TGG30/10736 Turnigy 30cc Gas engine w/ CDI
1x #TGY-3D-17x7/17641 Turnigy 3D Gas Wood Popeller 17x7
1x #AL76spinner/9147 Aluminium Prop Spinner 76mm / 3.0inch diameter
5x #HXT12K/2 HXT 10kg Servo (metal gear) 55g / 10kg / .16sec for the rest of my servos, if anyone has any other suggestions as to stuff I might need please let me know. I also ordered 6V 3300mAh NiMH batteries for the reciever and the ignition system for the engine. I can't really think of anything else that I might need other than maybe a prop hub adapter, but I don't know if I actually need one or not.
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Jan 31, 2013, 02:57 AM
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Well Charles, Welcome Aboard! You are in the correct forum so when you get a question, feel free to ask!

I would recommend a trainer for your first plane as R/C is a whole different ball game as opposed to full-scale flying. The selection you made would be a great 3rd or 4th plane and a plane like http://www.nitroplanes.com/90a271-lt40-kit-yellow.html a better choice for your first plane. Your radio would work in this plane, but you would have to purchase a smaller engine.

Do you have a club nearby to assist you?

What part of the county do you live?

Jan 31, 2013, 09:27 AM
Hope to get out of life alive
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Hello Charles! Welcome to the madness of the RC world. Enjoy yourself and make sure to come here often to ask questions. With that said, I agree with Jerry's post. The BEST thing you can do is find a club local to you and have them help you get started. I find I enjoy the BSing at the field as much as the building and flying

Jan 31, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I gotta agree with the guys above. As much as we all hate to tell you, that plane is walking into a bad crash. There are few guys that can pick up the controls and fly a plane like that with ease. Now for the sim, I am a sim taught pilot so I am a believer in being able to fly okay with a TRAINER for your time on the sim. A sim is great, but nothing prepares you for the real thing like the real thing. My advice would be to go find a used cheap trainer on your local craigslist and learn with that, then maybe you will be able to fly the katalina.
Feb 08, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Welcome. I am new also. Can't wait to fly my first aircraft.
Feb 08, 2013, 01:14 PM
2 many planes & 2 little time
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Electric foam trainers are a great first plane... let's face it, you're gonna crash and those things come close to bouncing. Think of it an an intermediate step. Good luck.
Feb 11, 2013, 05:25 AM
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As others have said, you need to start with a trainer first.
Having full scale experience means that you have good understading of what to do but your fingers and brain will need to adjust to a whole new scenario.

A good trainer to start with would be the Flyyzone SENSEI
(here is a link to the thread - https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...92017&page=133)

Or the Hangar 9 Alpha.

Again, go to a club where you'll get people who will gladly assist you to choose a plane, set it up (and preferably fly the maiden for you) and take ir from there.

Feb 11, 2013, 08:18 AM
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as I just stated in another thread, a properly set-up 30cc plane,(properly as in with a mild set-up)will fly easier then mosty trainers, now what it will not do is give you that few secounds of time, when you have your thumbs crossed up!
that is where a true trainer will help, so don't put that plane in the attic, just go get you a 4 channel high wing trainer, get comfy with it, it won't take long, but it is a needed step!
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