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Old 07-09-2003, 08:45 PM   #61
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Hobbico HobbiStar Taildragger with a 60 OS FP and a t6xas 6 channel futaba radio system! Still learning on it and soon will have my wings (hoipefully next time I go)
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:43 PM   #62
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I learned on a hobbico avistar with a O.S 40LA and it' flies great, and easy to control in the wind. just swapped the 40la for a GMS .47 now it's a little easier for doin basic aerobatics except tonight was trying to hover and heard a funny noise then seeing my spinner and prop freefallin to the runway and the drivewasher and cone went missing but good news is i actually found all the parts put the parts back on minus the spinner and back in operation.
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Old 07-13-2003, 08:03 AM   #63
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Mine was a Seniorita with an Enya 35. - A three channel setup (no ailerons).
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:16 PM   #64
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My trainer was....

An Aero-Star 40 powered by OS 46 and it ws great, still flying after two crash done by my dauther....

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Old 12-11-2004, 03:11 PM   #65
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eagle 2 trainer that was my brothers and magnum 40. Rock solid plane.
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:14 PM   #66
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I have a question for everyone. With the new (good)r/c simulators such as Aerofly Pro, Reflex XTR and so on, do you think that trainer aircraft are needed for learning as much as they use to be?? One of the pilots in our club taught himself on a sim, and his first aircraft was a 3D plane wich he flew with great success for many many flights (no instructor, ever). I did start with a trainer but for only about a half dozen flights (first 3 with an instructor) and I started to get a little bored with it. But then I smucked it, thanks to a aileron linkage that let go. After that, I bought a Twist, took it out and found it quite easy to handle. I too have spent several hours on a sim, and if I knew then what I know now, I would have started with the Twist and maybe would not have worried about an instructor. I think that the new sims my replace the need for trainer aircraft, and someday, maybe instructors too

Let's here your opinions on the matter
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Old 12-12-2004, 09:34 AM   #67
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There is no doubt that sims reduce the amount of time you need to solo.
I used MS Flight Sim in tower view mode quite a bit before I even thought of trying rc and surprised my first instructor with how well I controlled my first trainer.
To me, the hardest thing when learning to fly is that the controls (aileron,rudder) APPEAR to be backwards when the plane is flying towards you. This can be learned with any sim and the trick I learned in one of the many instruction books available ( prop up the low wing with the stick).
As a trainer, I started with a Phoenix trainer. The first one lasted 2 minutes in the hands of the instructor ( poor quality link on the elevator broke and it went straight in). I went out immediately and bought another one and the guy at the club who was selling them gave me better hardware for it. I never had really good luck with this and failed to solo that year athough I had started in September and we quit about late October.
The next year I flew the Phoenix for about 2 months and then bought the Kadet LT 40. BIG difference!! Had my wings in about a month.
By the way, we didn't use buddy boxes at that time, you had to pass the tx back and forth.

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Old 12-12-2004, 12:39 PM   #68
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controlaire single chan rx and tx Kit
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then Sonic cruiser 1966
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finally gave it to a kid

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Old 12-12-2004, 05:13 PM   #69
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De Bolt Trainer 1960ish. Rudder and throttle. OS Pet .09. can't remember the radio.
Tried for my kamikazi pilots licence. Flunked the test.
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Old 12-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #70
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I guess, I have to be different.

My trainer is a Bob Martin ET-40 (63"ws) that I purchased at a garage sale for $15.00. (anybody heard of this one before, as I have only found one reference on the internet and no one in my club had heard of it before.)

It was half built but I tore it apart and started over. I purposely build it electric and modified it to have a quick removable hatch and wing.

Yes I did get my wings with it after three crashes over the summer.


If you want awesome, you have to scratch build it!
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