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Oct 15, 2021, 06:58 PM
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Is the horizon cropduster a good plane to learn on ?
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Oct 16, 2021, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by goldenwingman
Is the horizon cropduster a good plane to learn on ?
No, it's very temperamental, stalls easy and the landing gear is prone to failure on not so good of a landing, if you're planning on removing the wings for transport the screws that hold them on stick in the recessed holes they use and you have to use a pick to get under the head of the screw to remove it,
The landing gear bends around like a pipe cleaner and rips the screws that hold it to the fuselage out of the phasic mounting they have. the tires are way to hard and transfer any shock to the weak landing gear struts,
Keep in mind that the guys flying them in the video's are not beginner pilots and some of them even have trouble with it.
I have one and and regret the purchase of it.

I would suggest to go to the "Electric Plane Talk" forum and read the Air Tractor thread.

If you need to learn how to fly, get the Apprentice STS, once you know how to work the sticks to fly then find another kit.
Use a "Trainer" type plane to learn on.

Also be aware that replacement parts for new kits disappear out of stock quickly because so many crash and damage beyond repair that replacement parts are in very high demand.
Oct 16, 2021, 11:07 AM
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You were refering to the Air Tractor, right?

If you read the front of the box of the Air Tractor it states :

"A Scale Model Aircraft For Intermediate And Experienced Pilots"

they wouldn't print that if it wasn't true,,,,,,,,,
Oct 17, 2021, 12:00 PM
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The Apprentice is a great plane to learn on!

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