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Old Jun 25, 2006, 05:05 PM
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Next model after aileron trainer?


I was wondering what model would people recommend after mastering an aileron trainer?
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 05:52 PM
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Norite,

Seems like you have a great number of choices available to you
if you feel confident with a high wing aileron plane. As I understand it the next step in difficulty would be a low wing aeleron plane like a Mountain Models Switchback. I guess it just all depends on how you lik e to fly and what you like to see in the air (Scale, Sport, foam, balsa, etc).
Old Jun 25, 2006, 08:45 PM
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http://www.espritmodel.com/l_mini_ultra_stick.html

This plane also has a float kit from E-flite
Old Jun 26, 2006, 03:35 PM
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I went straight to the GWS Corsair after my aileron trainer. All the dings and cracks in the foam are proof....
Old Jun 26, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Mini-Ultra-Sticks are great! But there's no float kit, that's for the 25e stick. the GWS Formosa is also good and a tremendous value.
Old Jun 26, 2006, 05:47 PM
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I went to the Super Zoom. Nicely aerobatic full epp and it has a float kit as an option.
Old Jun 26, 2006, 08:09 PM
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You could make the leap to almost anywhere. I went to GWS Formosa then Corsair. But after I went to SA Groove (balsa) I wish I would have done that first! It depends on how much you will wreck.

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Old Jun 27, 2006, 07:34 AM
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I saw the float kit at my LHS. E-flite show a picture of the UltraStick with the floats attached. I think the floats were around $55
Old Jun 27, 2006, 07:53 AM
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Thanks. I have five flights so far with a multiplex minimag, and about 50-60 with a Ripmax Zephyr (no ailerons). I already have a GWS Mustang, which I've flown once - went into the ground after too steep a turn, but it wasn't badly damaged, and has been repaired. I was thinking of having another go with the mustang in a few months, and with an experienced flyer standing next to me ready to grab the controls in case something goes wrong.
Old Jun 27, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Well, I was reading an article where someone wanted a new plane after getting used to their aileron trainer. However, the general concensus was that the person should fully master their aileron trainer first - i.e be able to complete a large range of stunts competetently - before upgrading. This seems to be the case here, as I do not believe in 5 flights you have mastered flight with ailerons. Therefore, I would advise you to keep flying your minimag until you can do more stunts, as then the progression to a more advanced aeroplane would be smoother and more enjoyable (as the stunts that had to be done on the trainer can be "enhanced" on the new plane).
Old Jun 28, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Well, I was reading an article where someone wanted a new plane after getting used to their aileron trainer. However, the general concensus was that the person should fully master their aileron trainer first - i.e be able to complete a large range of stunts competetently - before upgrading. This seems to be the case here, as I do not believe in 5 flights you have mastered flight with ailerons. Therefore, I would advise you to keep flying your minimag until you can do more stunts, as then the progression to a more advanced aeroplane would be smoother and more enjoyable (as the stunts that had to be done on the trainer can be "enhanced" on the new plane).
Rest assured, i won't. As i said earlier, it'll be at least a few months before I trythr mustang, and when I do, I'll have an experienced flyer next to me. I've already started doing stunts with my minimag, now that I'm used to it...


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