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Old 06-30-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Im in the market for a second plane, im getting board with the trainer. I was wondering if any body could recommend a plane that fits this description. Im looking for a "Ready To Cover", mid wing, .40 size engine recommendation.


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Old 06-30-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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I recommend the Sig Somethin' Extra as a second plane, but it does come in an ARC version only ARF and kit. However the kit is pretty easy to build. Heck I'll build it for you and you can cover

Another is the Sig Mid-Star, again comes in a kit only.

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Old 06-30-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Four Star 40 Kit

You could build a Four Star 40 Kit. Four Star's are great second planes, I still have mine except mine was an ARF.
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Old 06-30-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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It depends on your trainer as well. Avistars are great trainers and also great good second planes by making them more sensitive. Four Stars are great planes. A good first tail dragger. I have 4*60 and a great to fly.

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I would agree with everyone! Get a kit for your second plane like the something extra. It will teach you important building skills that translate into repairing skills. Increase the throws on your trainer so it will fly inverted (probably at full "down") and wring that mother out while you are building. Don't rush the build stage, get it as square and true as you possible can. Build it like you would if you had to sit in it. Above all have fun!
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Old 06-30-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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With this segment of the market, a good ARC that would meet your criteria would be a bit hard to find. It's mostly ARF's and alot of kits. If you can't find a good ARC plane that turns your crank, look at the Hangar9 Super Stick or Ultra Stick 40. Fantastic second airplane and a great band for the buck.
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A Something Extra would make a decent 2nd plane. Start with the control throws set on the mild side, then as you progress, you can adjust them to the wild side.

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