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Old 04-11-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
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Good first plane for newbie.

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Hi folks, my girlfriend is interested in getting into this hobby, but has no experience with models or aircraft of any sort.
I thought that it would be a good idea to start her on an electric.
As I have not had any experiance with electrics, was wondering if you could point us to a good park type flyer that would be of decent quality and be rugged enough to take a few beginner type landings.
Thanks everyone.
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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hope this answers ur questions

oh and btw, i nearly went and bought a multiplex easystar for myself(bought all electronics and stuff, except the plane), and then went to a club and decided to go the glow powered way. But i sure did like the easystar for a starter. i was looking for something that i would not get bored after flying for 2-3 hrs. I've also seen a lot of on board cameras being attached to easystars. so they are loads of fun.
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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For a newbie, I ggota suggest the Graupner Tipsey Nipper, the plane flys well and with the high mounted pusher prop configuration there's less chance of breakage. Its affordable, stable and has no real vices of any sort.

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Old 04-13-2006, 05:43 PM   #5
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You might also want to take a look at the Magpie from Mountain Models made by Doug Binder. His MM website has some video clips of him deliberately crashing the model to demonstrate its toughness. Doug is a great guy to deal with, too. He will not give you a bum steer, and he answers his email & will talk to you on the phone. If you call during the daytime, though, you usually won't find him at home.
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