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Old 09-18-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Complete noob when it comes to rc planes. What do you bashers like to fly and recommend as a good beginner plane?
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Get esky controller (USB) and FMS (free) and try it on the PC before you buy a plane. You can get it for $20 in Ebay.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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Ditto on the simulator, it helps if you use it right.

As for nitro planes, the Avistar series is good paired with an O.S. .46 FX, that's what I had originally. Also the Skyward .40 is a good one (I don't know the brand of either but I assume you could google it pretty easily)

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Any of the parkzone series are good or hobby zone aeorobird series.
They are electric which makes it easier and some are slow enough to learn on. Also not real expensive so crashes can be fixed relatively cheaply.
If you have no experience either practice on a sim or have a experienced flyer get the plane up in the air before you take control.
Crashing is never fun.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:50 PM   #5
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check out the Nex-star made bye hobbico?? i think anyway they are $450.00 give or take depends on your lhs.It comes ARTF thats the one i want.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:45 PM   #6
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i have a Flyzone SkyFly and its pretty cool. its slow to respond in the flaps so plan ahead, and DONT DIVE BOMB WHEN YOU THINK YOU GOT IT ! i tried to loose some altitude the wrong way because i got confident and when i tried to pull out of the dive my wings snapped. funnyest part of that whole month, no question. btw, this is my first plane and that day was the first day i had my first successful full flight (take-off, fly, land) so that could give you an idea maybe...
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:14 PM   #7
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I recommend learning how to fly using a simulator like FMS as others have mentioned and when ready buy a MultiPlex EasyStar. It's a great plane, very stable in the air and easy to fix when you crash ( and yes you will crash ).

Check out for lots of information on electric flying.

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Old 10-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #8
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I cannot say enough good things about my realflight g3.5 sim.
Use it every day and you can download free planes and helis!
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:01 AM   #9
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depends on a few things

If you are joining a club with instructors or just trying it yourself

I would ALWAYS recommed a club, the instructors will fly the plane and trim it for you first then hand control over with instruction.
if you are going nitro i would not consider trying yourself. it results in what the flyers call
Rekitting or basically returning the whole plane to the little bits of balsa that it started out as. LOL

if you get one of the little electric ones that they are selling as park flyers you might try it by yourself but if so some sort of simulator is a good idea.

Remember "taking off is optional"
Landing is "MANDITORY"
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #10
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Dot the Electric planes use Sub C cell batteries?
Currently out of the RC "mix"
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