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Old 04-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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What is a good second plane?

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Any suggestions for a good second plane? - nitro / 40 size/ ARF .

I know, I know, it's a tough question, but there are enough instructors out there reading this to make a good, honest suggestion or two.

Perhaps and interesting looking model, and not just a tougher to fly high wing that looks like another trainer. My 1st plane is an Alpha trainer with the 45 trainer engine (the one with a flywheel) from Hangar 9.
I have flown a corro Diamond Duster, and a corro WWll fighter (a Tony). Both somewhat too advanced for comfort.

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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It's not a 40 size, but my 2nd plane was a Goldberg Chipmunk back in the early 90's. I still have it! Its been through a really nasty crash, 2 engines, and its about to be revived again with an OS 91 FX!

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Try the H9 PTS Mustang or F-22. Great aircraft that go from trainer to intermediate in one aircraft. Now they are both available as ARFs without the engine and radio, both use a 40 to 52 2stroke. cheers, Karl
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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My second plane was / is a Sig Somthing Extra. I'm please with the way it handles.
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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Second Plane

I'd go with a Goldberg Tiger 2. Very aorobatic low wing trainer, capable of most pattern maneuvers.

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:43 PM   #6
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A Sig 4*40 or a Goldberg Tiger 2 also make an excellent 2nd plane.
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Tiger-2 You can even make it a tail dragger

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SIG Kavalier. Excellent second plane.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:01 PM   #9
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try and stick with the goldberg or Sig kits mentioned above.
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Hello Bill,

I have also heard great things about the Tiger 2 and the Four Star 40, however, I'd go for a SPAD DPS for sure. It has made an excellent second plane for me. I've got lots of flights on mine (4 so far today, and its on the charger right now!), and it is fantastic fun.

As a word of advice, I'd get an instructor to buddy-box you for a couple flights on whatever you decide on. These planes all fly well, but losing the dihedral of a trainer changes flight a fair bit. I dumb-thumbed a DPS into the ground, which could have been prevented if I had an instructor for my first flight.

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