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Post by crazydunc » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:30 pm

Hey Guys and Gals,
i was wondering cos im gonna buy a RC plane soon, im just not sure what type to get, ive read reviews etc i was just wondering if there was anyone on here who flys RC who could gimme a lil bit of guidance?

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Post by Ice » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:28 pm

my bro has just started doing rc flying lessons. He has got his first plane that is perfect for a beginner. Its an easystar or something like that. Il find out for you tomorrow.
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Post by heeshung » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:40 pm

Yes, I've heard the Easystar is a beginner plane. From what I've seen and heard, it operates quite well. I had once seen a video that amazed me that was filmed with a camera mounted on an Easystar. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... ank+bobbio)

From what I see in the video, I would definetely recommend the Easystar. What I wouldn't recommend, though, are "toyish" planes you can get at toy stores. I don't know about all of them, but I had once gotten an Airhog Rechargeable R/C airplane and it was barely controllable at all, so it almost always flew into trees. It only flew for about 20 seconds before I had to charge it for about a minute. The only advantage to "toy" R/C airplanes is that they're cheaper. Compare my $40 Airhog to a $200-$300 Easystar.

I would definetely recommend the Easystar over the Airhog. If I couldn't afford it, I wouldn't even bother, as the Airhog was almost no fun whatsoever; most of the time was spent getting it out of a tree. I have the impression that the Easystar is more for beginner R/C enthusiasts while the Airhog is just for 4 year olds that want to see something fly.

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Post by FDX260 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:07 am

I fly a nexstar and its great but go to your local club and ask for an instructor.

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Post by crazydunc » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:57 am

cheers guys that soounds cool, FDX if i can find one near me ill ring m but im not holdin my breath - this is Gloucestershire! lol. everyone else thanks for your advice, im gonna hit the local model shop soon lookin ofr a easystar llike you recommended, il keep you posted!

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Post by harkonnen » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:23 am

Hey Crazydunc, there must be a wealth of info online for the RC stuff. I'm guessing it's a massive hobby. Maybe a few good sites that review and critique products for beginners ...so you go in informed. Probably a whack of used planes for sale too...you just need to know what you're looking for. Mail order from a reputable dealer will bring whatever you want to your door, just make sure you know who your dealing with. Do lots of research so you get the best bang for your buck...it's always good if a salesman thinks you know what you're talking about. Have a ton of fun. 8) :D
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Post by groundsquirrel » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:34 am

As luck would have it, the Boss has an RC website/forum available by a link on the main Surclaro page.
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Post by Ice » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:49 am

I talked to my brother about his, and it is the easystar. In total if you where to purchase all the kit and kaboodle for having a RC plane you need around £150 ($300) So it is expensive getting into it, but it is one of the, if not the easiest planes to fly for a beginner. The prop is mounted behind the wing, so that if you muck up the landings a bit, you wont get a damaged prop.

My reccomendations is to find somebody, either a relative or a friend that currently owns and flys an RC plane. It would be much easier to fly one that way. i have managed to pull some sites together to help you a bit. one is this one.. http://www.hobby-lobby.com/easystar.htm Its some basic info on the easystar and what you would need to start from scratch.. and here http://n.ethz.ch/student/mmoeller/fms/index_e.html Is a free model flight simulator that you can download and use to get the idea on actually how difficult it is to fly a plane for the first time. I strongly suggest you have a practise on that before you take whatever plane out for the first time.

Hope that is enough to get you thinking, give me a yell if you need any more info
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Post by DINGY » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:45 pm

here are a few sites you may want to look at

http://www.towerhobbies.com/

http://www.flyrc.com/

http://www.nitroplanes.com/

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you START SMALL--meaning that you do not go with a scale type plane, ie, P51 or JET

Go with a high wing plane such as a Piper Cub and with a small engine--.40 size or a electric motor

If you can--join a RC club --members always are willing to help

It is a great hobby and I have been in it for 40yrs--Good luck--have fun

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Post by crazydunc » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:58 pm

cheers guys your all ace. thanks for the Help! this weekend im gonna go hopefully! lol. so thanks for all your help!

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Post by dandog » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:14 pm

Hey Crazydunc et al, click on this link for a totally awesome RC aircraft vid; http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid= ... 9215&hl=fr. This could be a new hobby for me.

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Post by heeshung » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:39 pm

That's a great video, and I like how it describes the setup. Although not as fancy, the video I posted above is also filmed on an Easystar, but the pilot used a regular digital camera taped on there.

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Post by FDX260 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:22 pm

Only buy a trainer not a more advanced one
And I would buy a glow not electric cause there better :)
And go to RCuniverse.com

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Post by FokkerDr1R » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:53 pm

Hey,

Check and see if you have a 'Hobby Lobby'
in your area.

We got a Chalenger II there, wich is good for beginers.

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hangar 9

Post by skydiver » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:10 pm

HI
This reply may be a little too late but in anyway....

I think you will have to go for a hangar 9 make.....cozzz......it's the best you get!!!!!!The hangar 9 "Arrow" is probably the best trainer there is,I have 7 rc planes and 5 of them is hangar 9!!!!wanna know why........

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Post by rd » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:31 am

'cause you haven't gotten good enough to fly 1/4 scale RC F4U Corsairs or P51 Mustangs???

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I am not in to scale!!!!

Post by skydiver » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:36 pm

I don't fly scale......wanna know why......it's boring and for old people!
I fly aerobatics and 3d,scale is for people that can't do aerobatics and now they want to show of with their time wasted on pretty stuff that will not make a change in flying!!!!!

Just a thought!!!!

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hahaha...

Post by groundsquirrel » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:44 pm

bwahahahahahaha.....you asked for that one RD :lol: . Hey 'diver, scale isnt exactly boring...check the links on this page....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1348459/posts
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Damm good looking..

Post by skydiver » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:56 pm

Wow that planes is.......or WAS good looking!!!!!

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Re: RC Planes

Post by mel wilson » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:32 pm

Well, I finally purchased my first RC airplane, as I am new to this, I purchased a second hand Piper Cub, joined a local RC Flying Club, and one of the members is an instructor with a buddy box, looking forward to my first flight.

She has a 205cm (80inches) Wingspan, 7 Chann, 4 stroke 0.70 Engine and Futaba RX and servo's.

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Re: RC Planes

Post by rd » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:07 pm

Awesome Mel. Just keep the wings, sky side up. hehe :D

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Re: RC Planes

Post by mel wilson » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:23 pm

I'll do my level best ...... :roll: =D>

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