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Old 12-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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I'm sure this has been asked before, but here I go anyway:

What is the best indoor/park-flyer model for me to get into, considering the following:
- I have a DX6i and would prefer to not get an RTF. BNF would be nice so I don't have to add anymore crappy Tx's to my collection
- I fly CP helicopters up to mild 3D, so I am not new to RCs
- I have a whole bunch of the eflight 150mah batteries and would like something that could use those

I've been recommended the Champ or Supercub, but both of those are RTF only. I've heard 3 channel is good for beginners, but should I even consider 4 channel considering my heli experience and the fact I have a sim?

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Starter Airplane

hmm .. I dont do indoor. I like micros, esp for training beginners on the controls.

For parkflier, see the following:

I think the 'go for 3ch' has been overhyped. If you are afraid of the ailerons, don't use them.

If you want a Parkzone, I would still recommend the Supercub, even if it is RTF. Just bind you DX6i over to it. That is the go to plane for newbies around here.

But I prefer new flyers train on a Easystar type plane. These are sold by various makers under various names. There is no risk of nose over, broken prop. Landings are much easier as a result, since you just land on the belly. They float along slow and are more aerobatic than a Supercub. And most of them come with ailerons (but not the original Easystar). Can use any Spektrum receiver (or an Orange Rx from Hobbyking). Easystar = Bixler, Skysurfer, AXN-cloudsfly-floaterjet, etc

If you want a plane that is a bit more fun and tougher to stand up to crashes, I just love the Popwing/TekSumo/Swift type flying wings. They are easy to fly, though not as easy as the ones above. Still a lot easier to fly than a warbird. But an entire plane can be assembled for about $60-$80 + shipping. Great plane to learn then go to combat, racing with your friends with it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: Starter Airplane

i have a champ for sale
you want it??
i'll sell it to you as a bnf or arf
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