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Old Feb 11, 2006, 02:18 AM
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best pusher prop foamie for beginer???


I am going to teach my GF to fly

I want to teach her with a pusher so when she crashes it will not bend the shaft, break the prop, ect.

I was looking at the easy star... looks like a solid bird.

Any sugestions? Any pushers that are EPP that would be good to start with?

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Old Feb 11, 2006, 02:28 AM
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it would be nice if one had ailerons too
Old Feb 11, 2006, 02:36 AM
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Easy Star is the absolute best possible plane you could teach someone on, very solid, no bad behavior at all, it does not have ailerons by default but it is not too hard to add some, with either FFF, or Balsa.
Check out http://www.mpx-easystar.de/
they have a bunch of mods, including aileron mods.
Old Feb 11, 2006, 02:54 AM
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it would be nice if one had ailerons too
If you want to teach somebody to fly ... keep it simple = no ailerons.

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Old Feb 11, 2006, 03:11 AM
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I was thinking if it had ailerons I could disable the servo (or not put one in) until ready.
Old Feb 11, 2006, 03:14 AM
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yea R/E/T would be best to start out... If you have the electronics already, or dont mind buying them, Then my recomendation would be the park shark ( http://www.foamtasticmodels.com/prod01.htm ) You can get it as a kit or plans, its not EPP, but you could build it out of EPP, (in fact im building one out of epp for my daughter now, will have an EPP body and blucor wings) Its super stable, turns great, and is tough... I let my dad fly my first one, he did a full throttle nose dive from about 30 feet (he confused the elevator up/down direction), it crinkled the nose a bit and broke the tail, but 5 min with a hot glue gun and I had it back in the air The park shark has a 32" wingspan VS the 54" span of the easy star, and weighs just over half what the easystar weighs... meaning that smaller batteries will give you longer flights...
Old Feb 11, 2006, 03:32 AM
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I was thinking if it had ailerons I could disable the servo (or not put one in) until ready.
Usually, models equipped with ailerons really need them for proper control. There are few models which deviate from this rule, like the MiniMag for example.

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Old Feb 11, 2006, 07:51 AM
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i used a aerobird extreme it flys in strong winds and the spares are cheap it also has a pro and beginner mode so you can get use to how ailerons will handle even though it has not got any plus everything will fit back in the box for transport.
it also has a large wingspan so you can see it in the air, dont let the name extreme put you off it will fly itself in to a landing if you point it into wind
Old Feb 11, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Old Feb 11, 2006, 12:02 PM
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Easy flying pusher? Look no further than a frog! Tons of info on the build and all kinds of advice right here in the foamies form. An awful lot of people swear by the model. No ailerons, but it flys very nicely without them.
Old Feb 11, 2006, 12:06 PM
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the EZ* is good but needs a big field, because it flies fairly fast and doesn't do tight turns.
Old Feb 11, 2006, 01:07 PM
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I see that the Frog and the Park Shark have been brought up
Old Feb 11, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Good job! for your next challenge, can you find 7 unicorns in this thread?
Old Feb 12, 2006, 06:51 PM
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the EZ* is good but needs a big field, because it flies fairly fast and doesn't do tight turns.
Needs a big field? I have flown mine Indoors at numerous occasions.

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Old Feb 12, 2006, 08:04 PM
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I'll vote for the Frog. I made my last one in a profile version. Every kid in the neighborhood has crashed it--including me. When the nose gets too crumpled looking I just cut it off and put on another. Very stable. Great trainer.


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