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Apr 15, 2004, 09:18 AM
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Got plane with huge wingspan (43"), good or bad?

Cool, my first post!

Anyway, I just bought an airplane off ebay after doing a little research, actually, 2 days of research, and nothing addressed a good wingspan for newbies such as myself. Here is the ebay item:
I also wasn't about to spend $300. Actually, I would've if I had the monay, but I don't have the monay.

I think I made a good choice... Please help!

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Apr 15, 2004, 10:05 AM
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That looks like it is worth the money, although the on/off throttle makes it harder to control compared to a variable speed throttle.
Be sure to do your learning in little to no wind. That makes a huge difference in ease of control. Also, if there is any wind, launch and fly from the downwind side so your plane stays upwind of you. It is easy to let it get too far away downwind.
The larger wingspan is a good thing, you will be able to better see its orientation when it is farther away.

Good luck,
Apr 15, 2004, 10:07 AM
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Hi meowmix,

The 70$ shipped for this RTR plane is a good price.

I have a similar one, and it is very easy to fly and very strong.

The main problem are how much strong are the wings ... if you carsh nose down is not a problem ... but it you hit a wing .. you can easily damage.

As well under high power the wings can brake ....

With some scotch glue & wood (the one used for clean teath) you can almost always fix it.

In ebay it state it is acrobatic ... this is FALSE ... it is not acrobatic at all ... and if you try you could demage it even without making a crash !

Good luck !
Apr 15, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Considering I haven't even flown it yet, I don't think I am going to do much aerobatic stuff.

edit: What does RTR stand for?
Last edited by meowmix; Apr 15, 2004 at 10:56 AM.
Apr 15, 2004, 12:17 PM
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"rtr" stands for "ready to run". i think thats more of a car term. sometimes you hear "rtf" for "ready to fly", or "arf" for "almost ready to fly", as opposed to a "kit" where the whole structure is in pieces like a puzzle. or you can buy plans which are just like blueprints for the whole plane. outlines for the airfoil ribs, the tail and fuselage design, etc. and you build it from scratch with your own materials. i think you can buy like a half a kit too, maybe they call this a "short kit"? which is plans and maybe some other hardware and special pieces for that particular plane, but i've never bought one of those.
Apr 15, 2004, 02:26 PM
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Well, can anybody figure out that planes brand? I wan't to go to the company website and get the official specs.

Apr 15, 2004, 04:18 PM
Registered User But I doubt you'll find specs there. FWIW, you can buy some spare parts for those things via Yahoo stores.
Apr 15, 2004, 04:35 PM
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Saw some different versions here
See all the 3-Channel airplanes in Stock!!!
V-tail and proportional speed control are available for just a few more dollars.
Apr 15, 2004, 08:08 PM
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Is v-tail any better?

Edit: I found a thread that answered that question, but when it says on/off, will I be able to get a better radio to get proportional throttle?
Last edited by meowmix; Apr 15, 2004 at 09:45 PM.