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Old 01-06-2007, 09:59 PM   #21
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Hobbico Nexstar a good bet ?

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I learned to fly on a nexstar and love it. Only complaint I have is the landing gear is a little weak especially on hard landings when learning to fly. After getting my wings and graduating to mid wing and low wing planes, I modified the nexstar. I changed it to a tail dragger and moved the landing gear forward eliminating the front wheel. Also took the dehidreal out of the main wing. What a difference!!! Great plane. In fact this turned out to be one of my favorite planes as I still fly it frequently. Does easy rolls and all of the acrobatic stuff. Would highly recommend this plane!!
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:00 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by atc666
i would recommend buying the plane, radio, and engine seperately. this is the way that i did it and i already appreciate my descision because when i got my second plane i needed to usmore than 4 channels and was glad that i went with the hitec optic 6 because for a little bit more $ initially it save me having to buy another radio for my second plane.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:49 PM   #23
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Your question about the Nexstar hit home with me, as I have just completed putting mine together. I enjoyed the construction. It was simple enough to keep me out of real trouble, but managed to show me that things have to be done right. My next step is to join up with an instructor from the club and get it in the air. AND safely back on the ground. My plane was the one without the extras. I want to learn how to fly, not turn the autopilot on and off. I also wanted the DX7 radio, not the one included with the package. I think your friend should try to figure out where he wants to go in the hobby and purchase items now that will see him through. If I had taken the package, I would have bought a radio that I would have replaced. Wasted money. I'm glad to see some good comments about the plane. Makes me think there's some hope for me. Let us know what he decides and how he makes out.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #24
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Since my last comment, I have 8 flights on my Nexstar. Speed brakes came off after 1st flight. Wing extensions after a couple more. Instructor is happier and so am I.
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The NexStar was my first plane also. Took speed brakes and wing extensions off and converted it to a taildragger last winter(DragStar)....way more fun. Also flys very well with skis and I am going to be putting floats on it as well. I don't use it much anymore (have other sportier models to fly) But with the skis and floats it will be my multipurpose plane.

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