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Old 03-21-2008, 08:46 PM   #11
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #12
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:47 PM   #13
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My Favourite beginner plane

My beginner plane was a EAGLE II

It was very forgiving.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:06 PM   #14
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My first plane was an Eagle II as well. I still have it and its 14 years old. I fly it on floats now.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:20 PM   #15
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Favorite plane

In U/C ontrol the Half A Stunter was my favorite also little jumping bean. Best trainer La 40 Sig and Eagle II . Scale Gold burg clipped wing Piper Cub. Best all round flyer Ugly Stick and Acro Watt english kit. Most fun and very forgiving plane U Can Do.
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:25 PM   #16
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Re: Your favorite first plane

my first plane was the supercub from hobbyzone broke in half wired it together kept flying finally had to replace most of it now waiting for my alpha40 rtf from great hobbies wanted bigger and a glow jobbie
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:11 PM   #17
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Re: Your favorite first plane

Goldberg Eagle II with an OS 46 AX on it...Wow....I built it, so it was great to see it fly!

However, if I could do it all over again I'd have just gone ahead and started with the Hangar 9, Pulse XT 40. I bought one for my second plane, and put an OS 70 Surpass II, 4 Stroke on it...Lemme tell you, I have actually learned to fly on that plane!!!
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #18
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Re: Your favorite first plane

i have a supercub electric easy to fly even on windy days and cheap to fix can't wait to fly my new alpha 40 glow model
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:05 AM   #19
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Re: Your favorite first plane

I taught myself to fly with the Hobbyzone Supercub..and still fly one to this day.

The only "original" part is the motor and gear drive system. Ive epoxied fuselages and countles wings back together (windy days and stupid stunts) till they were too heavy.

I now fly it with a Hitech system, and have added Ailerons

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:19 AM   #20
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Re: Your favorite first plane

When I decided to get back into the hobby last September after several decades away, I wanted to fly rather than build so I bought an E-flite Apprentice 15e. It has been a good starter plane in many ways (flies well, repairs easily, good 2.4 Ghz radio, no fuss electric motor) but it also has a few frustrations. It has trike undercarriage. If you buy one beware that it will only take off easily from ashphalt, hard packed dirt or ice/packed down snow. It will not take off properly from grass (even with oversized wheels), soft or rough crusty snow (on skis). I had to create a SPAD tail dragger fuselage - using the original wing - to overcome that problem as I fly in a location which is not manicured at all. It's not pretty but much more suited to my flying conditions. The other problem (reported many times on other forums with Apprentice 15e threads) is that the electric motor is low quality. It has sufficient power but is cheaply made and susceptible to failure with relatively low impact events. For example, I was trying to fly from relatively hard packed snow but because of trike set up buried the front ski & tipped over. Catching the prop caused the front of the motor which is made of some kind of dense plastic to "wear" around the front bearing causing the shaft to misalign & the motor to start grinding. Not much to be done but replace it as spares are not available. As with most others with same problem an alternative 15 size motor is the best solution.

Anyway, just a few thoughts in case any beginners are considering that plane.
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