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Old 06-29-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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hi i am a brand new member and i was wondering what is the best plane to get started with i have no experience flying rc plane but i do own a lot of rc ground stuff, now i know thats not even close to the same but i am familiar with building and installing servos has i own 2 tamiya tiger tanks but ive been looking for a different thrill and i think flying is it.

I was thinking about getting a super cub would that be a smart choice ?

some of you will probably laugh but my goal would be to be able to handle flying edf military jets but im willing to do the grind to get there just need a push in the rigth direction thanks in advance for whoever got time to write on this thread

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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Re: what is the best to start on?

Actually it is close to the same. Now you've just asked how to get started which means that everyone and their dog will be giving you advice. It sounds like you want to go electric all the way. The best way to learn to fly is to join the Hub City Radio Control club and have one of the guys out there instruct you, but if I had to guess I would say you want to learn on your own. In that case you could buy something like a Parkzone Cub and go out and fly on the calmest of evenings/mornings (4 times a month). If you try this you will probably learn how to fly and in time progress to something a little more difficult. That being said I would rather see you buy a nice 4 channel trainer and get proper instruction. I use to be a member of the HCRCC and I still go back and fly whenever I can. They are a great bunch of guys.
When you ask a question like this it is best to give as much info as possible such as age, free time, budget. Other wise you get a whole bunch of advise that does not apply to your situation.

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A nice 4 channel trainer

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:36 AM   #3
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Re: what is the best to start on?

"Actually it is close to the same. Now you've just asked how to get started which means that everyone and their dog will be giving you advice."

Absolutely true. George is right on the mark about that. It includes his advice.

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He's correct, since you have already firured out controlling the model when it is coming towards you and going away from you.

Flying though is another matter. It's best to learn from someone who actually knows how an airplane flys - not how he thinks an airplane flys, as is the case with so many RC types.

As a first trainer, a Cub - J-3 or Super, stinks. If it's been fudged to be an acceptable trainer, it's not a Cub.

Other than that, if the goal is EDF jets, I'd suggest that you start with electrics as opposed to glow. Start working on your collection and knowledge of electric stuf instead of something which will not get you where you want to go. Changing later will be a massive extra expense. Of course, if funds are not an issue, that's irrelevant, as is the need to become reeducated in sytems going from glow to electric.

Stay focused.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: what is the best to start on?

To start with invest in a flight simulator for the computer. It will save you loads of time in getting the orientation and basic idea of how the plane flies using a transmitter.

Definitely learn to fly with an instructor if you can. I was required to have a buddy box at my club. I went straight to a four channel electric trainer. Ailerons are way cool. I think I would have found just a rudder irritating.

I would have crashed my plane a handful of times without the instructor. Plus a few more times that I am sure I stayed away from problems in advance because they already warned me. For example ending up in trees is way easier than one might think. I have avoided it so far (knock on wood).

I started with the E-Flite Apprentice. http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=EFL2725. Just get at least a second battery. Gives 15 minute flights with still lots of juice to spare on the 3200 mAh pack.
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