ARF Trainer, do you know?? - RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum
RCCanada - Canada's Radio Control Hobby Forum
General RC Aircraft Discussion Discuss anything RC related

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
RCC Senior Contributor
Shawnlh's Avatar
I am: Shawn
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Radio of choice:
# of RCs: 6

Feedback: 21 / 100%
Posts: 704
Total Props: -3
ARF Trainer, do you know??

       Remove this ad - become a site supporter!
I am going to get back into the air but I hate building What do you feel is the most complete (preferably all wood) .40 size ARF. I don't want the RTF's because I have a nice radio and engine therefore I don't need an RTF. I would like to find a plane that requires very little assembly aside from the radio and engine install. I had the Tiger Trainer a few years ago, but I didn't like having to install the control surfaces. I know I sound kinda picky, but I would rather be at the field than in the shop. Any suggestions???
Shawnlh is offline   Quick reply to this message.

Sponsored Links - Subscribe to remove this ad.
Old 10-09-2003, 12:21 AM   #2
RCC Expert Contributor
nosedive's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Northern Alberta

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 809
Total Props: 0
The Sig Kadet LT40 ARF is in my experience one of the sweetest trainers on the market. Slow flier, nice and big so it's easy to see, good looks (IMO), quality construction too. REAL nice gentle flight characteristics! I'm sure there are many others as well, but I recommend the LT40 (ARF OR kit) every time. I know there are many purests who thumb their noses at ARF's, but like everything else, they have their place! No need to apologize here. The main thing is that you fly!!

MAAC 50249

Planes, Pedals, and Motorcycles! (In that order!)

I stopped being politically correct when I found out that some people were offended by it.
nosedive is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 03:36 AM   #3
RCC Supreme Contributor
I am: Rick L
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Abbotsford BC
Radio of choice:
# of RCs: 25

Feedback: 33 / 100%
Posts: 4,380
Total Props: 13
might have something that youre interested in!

hobbico superstar 60.i put together this arf last spring with a old k&b61 i had kicking around.well i tell you,never mind the fact that this arf is a trainer.this plane flies incredible.i have by the way flown many other planes not just trainers.this one looks and fly's incredibly just so happens that i have another one" nib"let me know if youre interested.also have a sixty size engine for it if you need it,but it will fly with a 46 as well.let me know if your interested maybe we can make a deal.or trade,depending on what you have.
xv-townboy is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 06:06 AM   #4
RCC Supreme Contributor
I am: Bob D.
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Radio of choice:
Futaba 12FG
# of RCs: 1+

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 3,311
Total Props: 0
I'd also consider a Hobbico Avistar. Certainly the most popular trainer at our club these days, as you progress increased rates can give you some flexibility in the flight characteristics due to the semi-symetrical wing foil.

Goes together quite quickly too. Just make sure you get the "Monocote" version.

Bob D.
Ajax RC Club
Indoor Aero-Choppers
Member of MAAC since I joined

Lighten Up, Life is waaaaaayyyy too short
Nuker is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 06:24 AM   #5
Kevin McGrath
RCC Pro Contributor
I am: kevin w
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sault Ste marie,Ont. Canada

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 1,958
Total Props: 1
Sig LT40 ARF
IMAA 27023
IMAC 3710
The Planet is doing what it has always done.......floods,volcanic eruptions storms,
earthquakes.........but today there are more people in the way.
Kevin McGrath is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 06:34 AM   #6
RCC Supreme Contributor
rcpilot's Avatar
I am: Maqsood
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia

Feedback: 29 / 100%
Posts: 2,328
Total Props: 0
I'll second Bob's Recommendation of HOBBICO AVISTAR. Excellent flyer, keep the control throws soft, and you have a nice trainer. Once you feel comfortable, move the throws higher and you got a nice aerobatic trainer.

Learned on it in 1998, and have flown 30 different planes so far, but still got an AVISTAR.
MAAC # 59977
IMAC # 4177

My Website
My Photo gallery
rcpilot is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 06:43 AM   #7
RCC Junior Contributor
cplant's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St. Catharines, ON

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 206
Total Props: 0
Just about every company out there sells a decent .40 sized trainer. I don't think you could go too wrong with any of them. The all seem to be great fliers and well designed for their purpose. I hear ya on the control surface thing. It's not one of my favouriote jobs either. Unfortunately I think you may be stuck with it. I can't think whether or not any of these arfs come with the control surfaces attached. I don't think it's too common. Somebody could probably clarify this though.

You could try to find one used that is already assembled (maybe you can even find one that hasn't been flown), or be real nice to someone and con them into putting it together for you.

FWIW I like the AVISTAR too.

If you don't have time to do it right this time, how are you going to have time to do it again?
cplant is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 06:54 AM   #8
RCC Master Contributor
Fodder's Avatar
I am: Scott
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Ajax, ON

Feedback: 0 / 0%
Posts: 1,351
Total Props: 0

Also, according to Nuker, the firewalls are very easy to replace and replace and replace...
I never crash...I land with style!

Ajax R/C Club
Fodder is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 07:58 AM   #9
Terry Gauvin
RCC Supreme Contributor
Terry Gauvin's Avatar
I am: Terry J
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Moncton, NB
Radio of choice:
# of RCs: 10

Feedback: 48 / 100%
Posts: 2,165
Total Props: 1
Can't go wrong with an LT 40.
DX18 Stealth, H9 Inversa 33, H9 33% Edge, H9 33% Decathlon.
Terry Gauvin is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Old 10-09-2003, 11:37 AM   #10
RCC Supreme Contributor
AJCoholic's Avatar
I am: Andrew Coholic
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Timmins, Northern Ontario
Radio of choice:
JR 12X

Feedback: 5 / 100%
Posts: 9,873
Total Props: 1
I bought a Hangar 9 solo sport from Great Hobbies last year for our primary club trainer. It has survived two seasons so far of weekly flying and a few crashes also. It is a nice flying plane, and was a good deal I think for the price.

However, I also have to agree that any of the currently available arf trainers all mentioned above will do.

Myself, I would wait for something to go on sale...
Andrew Coholic -MAAC #26287L

1/2A to giant scale, IMAC, SAM, R/C sport, turbine jets, Heli's...
if its got a wing or two and an engine - I like it!
AJCoholic is offline   Quick reply to this message.
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the RCCanada - Canada Radio Controlled Hobby Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionally, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Name
Your first name and last initial is required if you plan on using the forum.
Which city & province you live in. This is mandatory for classified listings.
Radio of choice?
Which radio is your current favorite to use?
Number of RC Vehicles?
How many boats, cars, planes do you own?


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
vBulletin Message

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.