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Old 08-09-2015, 08:45 PM   #11
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Re: best trainer

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:02 AM   #12
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Re: best trainer

I highly recommend the Flyzone Switch. It is a tail dragger so it won't nose over as easily as tricycle gear. It floats very nicely and you can switch it to the low wing configuration once you become a proficient pilot.

I learned on this plane and sold it to my buddy who I am now training. He loves it as well.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #13
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Ive flown a nexSTAR really nice trainer
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:24 PM   #14
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I took my son out for the first time this year. Prior to this he had flown a Hobbyzone Champ. I handed him a new Sport Cub S and gave him about a minute on the difference ailerons would make. He then maidened the plane.

He emptied six batteries. We went home, charged up and later that night, he repeated the same process. By the end he was flipping though the intermediate mode and advanced mode and loving playing games with the panic switch.

The plane is home in mint condition and had about 90+ minutes of flight time in light to moderate gusts.

This turns out to be an amazing trainer. Went way beyond my expectations!
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #15
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Re: best trainer

I think the Nexstar 40 stands out in my mind as a good trainer, because it is readily available and lots of people are familiar with it. The best trainer is the one your instructor is familiar with, but saying that they are all fairly similar.

Sims.....Hmmmmm, I believe Sims will shorten the learning curve but you will still need a instructor to help you. Sims don't teach you how to start and tune your engine, adjust controls and do the real world stuff.

I want to be be firm here, if you teach yourself you will fail. Get a instructor or someone who is familiar with flying and there help. Getting a instructor will lead to alot more enjoyment of this great sport.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:52 AM   #16
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I used this back in the day. But from watching someone else I know the eflite apprentice was a good trainer for them.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:27 PM   #17
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The apprentice is a very good airplane to fly. Great size and the SAFE technology is really helpful to learn, but you need to know that as you become more confortable you should start using the intermediate mode soon because it is not self-leveling.

Self-leveling is not good to learn as other airplanes dont offer that feature
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