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Old 10-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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Cool! Thanks for the info everyone!

Someone suggested that I also look at the Hobbyzone Sport Cub S RTF. It has the 4 channels like the Apprentice but is smaller. Anyone flown the sport cub? How does it compare to the apprentice?
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:56 PM   #12
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The bigger the plane the nicer they fly. Basic physics ( Reynolds numbers).
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:05 AM   #13
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There are some pluses to first steps being without ailerons: typically, such planes have a good amount of dihedral to provide inherent stability and so reduce the frequency of control inputs; over control and not the lack of enough control capacity is the typical problem and the addition of ailerons just invites more over control.... yes, turns are more sluggish and slow with ailerons but that also is not a bad thing or at least a reasonable trade off against the risk of a death spiral from over control.
Yes, yes and absolutely!

The only people that are against learning on 3 channel are those that have never tried one.

Our former club president was one of them, dead set against 3 channel trainers. Then at one club meeting I brought out a nice little Carl Goldberg Mirage 550 electric for show and tell. I was flying it around and he came up and said "Let me try that thing." I handed it over and he flew it around for a while and said "This thing flies nice, I like it!"

After I landed it he came over, took a look, said "There's no ailerons!" Then as he walked away in disgust he said "If I'd have known that I would have never touched it!"

The trick is to put the rudder on the right stick. The transition to 4 channel then becomes nearly seamless. Also with computer radios I mix rudder and elevator 100%. Then you can turn on either stick.
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