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Old 12-04-2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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If you want to start with electric gliders sugest either a" back to basics",a very good easy to fly model that flys very well on 400 with 8/7 cells and 6/3 folding prop,I have two. 60'' can be flown in small fields.Also the Mini chalenger is the same size and can be got as a kit (don't think the back to basics can be got as a kit .Both are rudder,elv,motor.A good place to start.I fly them and up to a Grifter F3J open ship.But find a club and get an instructor to take up your model before you fly it.
If you can get to COGG's field I'll let you try mine,but won't be till spring now.Tony
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Old 12-05-2005, 08:32 AM   #12
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So I guess the common thread here is to get myself to a field and familiarize myself with the planes and the people involved in this sport.

It's nice to know that anyone interested (with or without a plane) can just drop by and get some friendly advice from flyers.

I'll most likely go visit the Brockville, ON club, and hopefully purchase a plane in the near future.
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:00 PM   #13
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A plane such a the Push E Cat,
or the Multiplex Easystar would be my recommendation as the motor wont get damaged after "incidents". They would still have soaring capability. Buy the best equiptment you can afford is you think you will stay at it, I see so many beginners have to upgrade within months, especially chargers and radio's.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:00 PM   #14
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I agree with the comments about first joining a club, but also realise that this is not always an option.
For the past few months I have been flying a Unicorn flying wing made from Epp foam with carbon fibre reinforcing spars and stock powered by a 400 motor.
With the control throws set down its a ----- cat with increased throws it gets interesting. More to the point for a beginner pilot it will take an incredible amount of punishment.
I am using a plantraco rx and had radio failure,( loose chrystal, now soldered and end of problem) the wing dove in full throttle from about 60 feet, result, slight damage and flying again the following day. checkout the site.

I now use a A/C micro brushless motor wound 3 strand 28g 11 turns, my first attempt at winding, 13500rpm static with a 9x4 prop and a Kokam 1500 3cell lipoly battery. a normal mixed flight is about 35 to45 mins.

I love this wing and have lots of hours flying with it.
best of luck
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:06 AM   #15
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Hi Derikx!

I'm Jesse, I am the Arnprior Radio Control Club Secretary. Check out our club at "" it is just 40 minutes west of Ottawa on high way 17.
We have three organizations within the club, a fly anything you want, a giant fly anything you want and a glider club.

Check out the site and you can contact us anytime you wish, maybe even come and visit, we'd like to meet with you...


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Old 12-23-2005, 03:36 PM   #16
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Brockville club flies Tues nights at the High School in Prescott learn to fly electric inside & you will be ready to glide out side in the spring
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