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Old 10-12-2007, 11:00 AM   #11
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Danlazar, as you can see, personal opinions of what's a good or bad trainer are as numerous as there are trainers.

The big difference between the various trainers in the .40-.45 range is whether or not the bottom airfoil of the wing is flat versus semi-symmetrical or symmetrical. Flat bottomed airfoils tend to be easier to build and easier to get off of the ground and the dihedral angle used makes them more stable in turns (tending to return to straight and level). Downside of the flat-bottomed airfoils is that they tend to balloon in winds (makes landings fun) and are not good at sustained inverted flight.

Semi- and fully-symmetrical airfoils allow you to learn sustained inverted flight and advanced aerobatics with fewer problems and wind penetration is better.

My recommendation: the same as Gary -- find a local club that you feel comfortable in. See what they recommend as a trainer (may even have a club trainer available to new pilots), and go with that.

Also, have the chief flight instructor or one of the regular instructors that you'll be learning with check out the two models that you're thinking of acquiring. If they think that yo can learn on them, go for it!
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #12
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thank you for the advice you guys gave me it helped me alot and I found a good club like 5 min away from my house

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Old 10-12-2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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Welcome to the hobby, it's about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on! FWIW start out slow, and listen to your instructor, they want what's best for you. HAPPY LANDINGS!
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:17 PM   #14
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...to the hobby. It looks like some people on this thread have been drinking. The Eagle 2 is an excellent trainer. Finding a local club will be a great thing for you to do. Best of luck.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:40 AM   #15
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I learned on the Eagle 2. It was the first plane I built and it got me flying. It did not survive too long afterwards but, that was my fault. For me the thing that really got me used to controlling the plane was a winter of computer simulator practice. The repitition taught me the muscle memory for when the plane turns and is coming towards you and the ailerons seem to work in the opposite manner. Today a good club instructor with a buddy box will get you going. Hanging around with the guys is invaluable experience, both in terms of learning and in fellowship. To tell the truth, learning is probably the most exciting time in the hobby. Have fun and welcome.
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:12 PM   #16
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plz if enybody can still give me tip i whould really appriceate the ones i got really helped me alot
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