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Old 07-16-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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Next step from a high wing trainer?

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Any advise to move up from my LT-25?

I would like to built.

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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Re: Next step from a high wing trainer?

A sig four star would be a good choice.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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I agree!............................................ .............(dots are for length of message)
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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Re: Next step from a high wing trainer?

My first low winger was a Sig Astro Hog (are they still available??). It is a real builder's kit, lots of shaping and sanding. Very strong plane, very good flyer (for sport aerobatics, not going to 3D or anything "modern") and with its ample dihedral and modest control surfaces, a real pussycat.

I had 3 or 4 different engines in mine, but a nice 60 to 80 four stroke would be excellent as a 2nd-ary trainer up from a high wing.

I also recommend the 4* line, they fly well and are not difficult to handle either, and the build would be MUCH faster (also come in ARF form).

Into the modern era of fun fly type planes, I would also suggest trying something like a Sig Fazer - can be very maneuverable if the throws are set for it, but with a very low wing loading - with reduced rates and a modest setting on the throttle (ie dont try and fly around at full) it can really be a great trainer. And just increase the throws and fly it "harder" as your skills improve.

The most important thing, take off and landings, can be done at a walking pace.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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SIG 4 star particularly if you like to build...........IMO
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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Re: Next step from a high wing trainer?

The Astro Hog is a good flying plane.
Looks great and has a fairly low wing loading.
It can be built as a trike or a tail dragger or made to be convertable.

Yes it is still available.
Here is the write up on it.

This is the legendary model that got R/C aerobatics off the ground in 1957. As the first successful low-wing R/C model, it swept 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in R/C aerobatics at the 1958 National Championships, and pioneered the unlimited aerobatic capability we take for granted today. Obviously the Astro-Hog is no longer competitive with today's high-tech pattern ships, but it does offer the modern sport flier amazing aerobatic performance in a super stable, easy-to-fly model. The Astro-Hog will perform any maneuver in the book, yet flies slow enough to let you enjoy it! So gentle, some people have used it as a primary trainer. Ideal for 4-Stroke engines.

The Astro-Hog is a premium quality Sig kit and features: all balsa and ply construction that is light and strong; precision die-cut or sawn parts; detailed full-size plans; photo-illustrated instruction book; semi-symmetrical NACA-2415 airfoil for aerobatics and gentle stall characteristics; responsive strip ailerons; bolt-on wing mounting; trike or tail dragger landing gear (tail dragger gear not included, order part # SIGRPCK255); molded headrest; aluminum engine mounts; and complete hardware package including Sig Easy Hinges, pushrods, control horns, and links.

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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4* was my second plane and I loved it. If your budget is tight build a spad. It sure reduces the pucker factor

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:14 AM   #9
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Re: Next step from a high wing trainer?

This is always a very subjective issue. I was looking for a more capable low wing airplane and read some really good reviews on the Hanger-9 Pulse XT60. It is very similar to the Sig Four Star but seems to have a more up-to-date look.

I have to say, the thing takes-off and lands like my Eagle 2; not at all like I thought it would be. It is a real floater. The plane is also quite aerobatic and will do the Basic IMAC routine very well. Overall, it is very confidence inspiring which is what you need when stepping up from the high wing trainers

Personally, since all the planes itemized in this thread are great 2nd planes with similar strengths and flaws, it all comes down to what plane looks the best. I don't think you'll go wrong regardless of your pick.

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Re: Next step from a high wing trainer?

I recomend the Goldberg Tiger 2; available in kit or arf

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