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Old 07-25-2007, 10:13 AM   #11
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I am: Jay C
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Think to the future when buying your first Tx, you eventually (hopefully) will want to fly bigger and better planes with more servos and requiring some mixing of controls, so a minimum of 6 channels would be good,when i started up i bought a JRXP6102, and have found that it has grown with me, Futaba make good radios as well,
of course if you are going to fly in a local park (totally not recommended) a DX7 or one of the other 2.4ghz Txs' would be advisable, interference issues.
your best course would be to find a local MAAC club and go hang out, let the child and yourself meet and talk to the members there, mostly they are nice people ready to help and give advice, you can also see what types of Tx they use, having people who use the same brand in the club brings the learning curve of the radio to an acceptable level
Talking about a sky scooter, i have one that i use for tuning the thumbs in the park, the original motor is really not man enough to fly it well, you will find yourself struggling with altitude and speed, buy a simple outrunner and a two series LiPo and the performance becomes fun.
I have experimented with covering the cambered underside of the wing with ultracote to make it flat, that does improve performance but is easy to rip, so really not worth it,
Good plane for learning on,as far as electrics go, I guarantee once the bug bites you will want a glow trainer, good first plane IMO is the Sig Kadet LT40, i have flown numerous trainers and i found that to be the best.
Go have fun, welcome to our obsession,
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