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Old 01-27-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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I am very new to Electric RC's and have a few concerns. I first purchased a Thunder Tiger Super Cub EP. I attempted many times to get off the ground and each time ended in a crash and repair. I decided to go to something bigger and decided on the Thunder Tiger OBL40 Electric and was wondering if anyone had any experience on this plane and what is thier feedback whether good or bad.

I have not attempted to fly this one and won't until I get more experience or training. Being in Nova Scotia this is limited.

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Old 01-27-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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Hi Chris doesn't matter if its electric glow or gas if you don't have experience it will CRASH why it could even happen with experience.I have lived where there has been no time or to far for someone to teach you (but try and find someone first) So my second suggestion is a flight simulator. The other problem I see is the cub in certain sizes are an excellent flyer for experienced pilot/ If electric it is try and find something with a flat bottom wing with lots of dihedral.
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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Lone Wolf?

Pardon what may be a dumb question, but are you trying to learn on your own?

If so, loop on over to the MAAC website ( and check out the Atlantic Zone and find a club in your area. Drop by their field or their next club meeting and introduce yourself.

Most clubs that I know of do welcome electric flyers but you may get a disdainful expression from some of the older members.

Join and go through their insturction program, even if you have to fly a "slimer" (the alcohol/oil fuel mixture tends to lay down a layer of oil on the airplane).

Once you've got your wings, start flying electrics.

If you hav access to indoor flying, you'll probably move along faster (and possibly pick up some bad habits that aren't used by the outdoor set.)

Keep in touch and let us know how things go.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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Hi Chris, myself I started with a GWS tiger moth (3 channel) and a GWS E-Starter (4 channel). If its fairly calm they are easy (for me anyway) and fun to fly, and if you do crash all it takes is some tape and glue and your off and flying again. Thats my 2 cents...
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:45 PM   #6
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Yes, depending on where you live Chris, I would look for a local club. ASRCM, HRCC are two local clubs in and around Halifax. MAST is in Truro, and the list goes on. Head to and look up clubs in the Atlantic Zone as byrocat has suggested. If they have a website, they will probably have their meeting dates posted for the winter session.

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