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Old 09-09-2005, 12:25 PM   #11
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it is obviously not a trainer aircraft, its meant for the people who have already learned to fly and are looking to get into scale.....not for the person who has never flown a plane before


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Old 09-09-2005, 03:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by wingman2003
it is obviously not a trainer aircraft, its meant for the people who have already learned to fly and are looking to get into scale.....not for the person who has never flown a plane before


Nope, it's meant as a trainer. Hanger 9 has a new P-47 to do what you're suggesting. Tail draggers are not good for learning but I can't see why you can't use low wing. The military uses low wing planes to train new pilots. It really all depends on how forgiving the plane is, IMO anyway. I'm not an instructor though.
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Old 09-09-2005, 06:52 PM   #13
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Ok I have some first hand experience with this plane. At our Leamington event I was asked by the local hobby shop to fly this plane right out of the box and tell them what I thought of it as a trainer. This is a relative new hobby shop called Action Hobby in Kingsville Ontario. The owners put the thing together on Saturday and I went over it then I asked them to charge it overnight. On Sunday I flew it and with just a few clicks of trim it would fly straight and level hands off. The trainer 3 blade prop, flaps, speed breaks on the landing gear and plastic wing droops did indeed slow it down to trainer like speeds. I took it up high and with reduced throttle eased full up elevator until the stick was all the way back. At full up elevator the nose bobbed but the plane could be flown in both a left and right circle without tip stall. However the plane was stalled and loosing altitude rapidly. Letting the stick go and adding some throttle and the plane recovered in a few feet. It is capable of loops and rolls at full throttle with a little nose up to keep the altitude. Landing and takeoff are a little different than the trike gear setup as it is after all a tail dragger. Because the wheels are so far forward you would really have to work at it to get it to nose over.

So how do I rate it as a trainer? Well not as easy as a high wing trike geared trainer but your average beginner would be able to learn to fly with it but the buddy box would be highly recommended as it being a low wing it could get out of shape easier than a standard trainer leaving less time to pass the transmitter.

This plane begs to have the flaps up, a two bladed apc prop instead of the 3 bladed one, the landing gear speed brakes removed and the clear plastic wing droops removed then it would fly like any other .46 sized Mustang. I have not tried it yet but I assume as your skills improve you could do each of these steps one at a time improving the performance a bit each time.

You can see some pictures of it flying on the album near the bottom.

For those of you who have been following the ARF Bashing of a Great Planes 1/3 scale Pitts you will see some photos of the finished plane flying as well.

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Old 09-29-2005, 09:13 PM   #14
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We have had the opportunity at our club to hae a new member purchase one of these planes.. He did very well.. All of our instructors and a few members took a shot at it.. One the brakes on the wheel struts where taken off it was very nice to fly.. Not a bad trainer. In alot of way better then a high wing as it is better for the next plane. Learn low wing tail dragger right off the bat.. So
it looks like a winner to me.. Good flight Char.. And i see alot of these under the tree come december.. And if it works and brings in New people to the hobby i am all for it.
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Old 09-30-2005, 09:14 AM   #15
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Last weekend a new guy showed up at our field with one of these. Still in the box! He had charged the battery, and brought out a couple tools. We assembled the plane in about 15 minutes and flew it. The thing flew beautifully, and as stated, would only bob with power off and elevator applied. I didn't fly it, but it did seem to come in remarkably easy.

Funny thing is, out of nowhere, another gentleman showed up and said "I have that plane". He had bought it and put it together, and with only the included simulator for instruction, had taken it up into the air and flew it for a few minutes. He claimed that it became attracted to the trees and suffered some damage. He's currently fixing it and will hopefully be coming out for some proper instruction the next time he flys it.

I scoofed when I first saw this. Most of my planes have been built by some degree by me. I am warming to the current arfs, and can't beleive the RTF claims. The H9 mustang would definitely work as an alternative if someone just didn't want a high wing. I think it can only help the hobby, as I have seen a lot of guys in the stores looking for a "cool" looking airplane for a trainer. IMO this plane will work for these guys. I really like the fact that it can easily be made hotter, in degrees if need be, to allow progression without the need to buy a new plane or structurally modify the airframe.

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I wish I could have bought one when I learned. I flew my high wing for 3 weeks before my flying ability out preformed my plane. high wing trainers are great mind you but I'm glad to see this plane. Seems to me to many people get hung up on the "low wing tail traggers" as being hard to fly. If the throws are low enough I think a Sig somethin'extra or a h9 twist could make a good trainer
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