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Nov 24, 2005, 04:01 PM
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Glow Trainer Reviews in RCPower! is the glow/gas modeling webzine of RCGroups. ENJOY!

The new Horizon Hobby Hangar 9 PTS mustang trainer/warbird ARF:

The Hobbico NEXSTAR Ultimate Training Package:


Horizon Hobby's Twist 40 ARF:

Uproar 40 ARF w/ 46LA:

Cermark Graduate ARF:

Great Planes' RealFlight G3:

Realflight add ons 5:
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May 23, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Thank you very much, very helpful information.

Jul 18, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Oct 15, 2006, 11:25 AM
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My son and I are looking at the attached sites now, great information... We like the Nexstar also.

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Dec 06, 2007, 09:10 PM
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hey guys, i am new to this incrdible world of rc airplanes. i was thinking of buying a superstar .40. Is this a good choice?
Dec 23, 2008, 04:22 PM
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This page show some of the more popular RC Trainer Planes.

It's good for getting an idea of the different trainers available.
Mar 08, 2014, 07:56 PM
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I used to own the nexstar and it was a wonderful plane to fly. I had that as my first and moved to avistar. A big move across the country led to a slight hiatus and now am getting back in with the purchase of a alpha 40. Good luck!
May 18, 2014, 10:36 PM
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This is an old thread/sticky but has value. The Nextstar is a lot of value for an ARF at $140 less coupons at Tower. Lots of wing area for a light loading.
You can add an Eagle Tree flight stabilizer if limited help.
SIGmfg Kadets are a super value with 1000's learning on them. Super light wing loading and slow flight give a new pilot time to react and think while developing skills. The LT-40 is light. The Kadet Sr with a .40 or the seniorita with a .20 or .25 is economical on fuel and great trainer. These two are kits.
Telemasters also offer slow flight for learning.
Check the wing loading before purchasing. Under 20oz a sqare foot. Kadets are around 12oz/ft. And why such great flyers.
May 20, 2014, 10:26 AM
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I learned on a Hobbistar - I recommend that.
May 20, 2014, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by grosbeak
I learned on a Hobbistar - I recommend that.
Agreed it's a good one too! Even the 89.00 Tower Trainer is a good one.. Using the coupons gets it to the 89 and free shipping.
Aug 01, 2014, 10:12 AM
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I would steer clear of the Hobbico Nextstar, it's a pig! flys terrible...
the Hobbico Hobbistar 60 is a nice flying trainer tho! simi symetrical wing
Aug 11, 2014, 03:09 PM
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There are very few 20cc trainers out there. I am posting notes on the troybuiltmodels Falcon 1.9 meter wingspan trainer, on another thread.
Aug 24, 2014, 09:24 AM
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I did my learning on a 55 inch wingspan Telemaster with an electric motor. I ordered it through Hobby Lobby (not the craft store).

A foamy Mr. Mulligan flies well, if you want to go the electric route.

If you have a computer around, try to get a flight simulator (RealFlight is expensive for Windows, but good: X-plane is cheap for the Mac, and has 1 RC plane on it -- it is a quality simulator for real-sized planes, and you will need a joystick). If you fly on a simulator until you get basic instincts working, you will save a lot of money (you will avoid a lot of early crashes).
Feb 04, 2015, 03:46 AM
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I learnt on an Avistar with a great instructor, moving on to a 40 sized Stick and a Pulse. Nothing beats a good instructor.
Aug 04, 2017, 05:12 PM
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Glad this thread got some new blood....
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