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Old 07-05-2016, 07:51 AM
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I'm thinking about getting a simple, small electric plane to play with. I like scale realism--so a Piper cub or similar would be cool. What's the good go-to option that's not too expensive?

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Small planes are usually harder to fly and more vulnerable to the wind. Piper cubs are not recommended usually for new pilots. They are high wing but they can have some nasty stall tendencies. I've only flown a 40 Size glow piper and it was tricky. Fiddly to land as well.
Best low cost and easy to fly plane (imo) is the HK Bixler. Its cheap, easy to fly, easy to land and can be flown in moderate wind. They are also pretty crash resistant.
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HK Bixler…off to google! thanks!
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ahh. HobbyKing. Not a bad thing, but man is that ugly (IMO) Hmm. Are the Cessna type planes decent trainers?
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Loads of Cessna clones on the market, most fly OK. The HK Trainstar Tough Trainer is also popular but its a tail dragger. The Bixler is good (yeah its very ugly tho) and has a big following. Mainly because it is such a great learner plane and many people convert them into FPV planes. Mines had 2 big crashes and still flys fine.
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Cool, thanks for the info!
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You might consider the E-flite Timber bnf basic. It has as3x with safe. Flies slow and looks clean and neat. It's easy to fly and comes with floats as well.
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Awesome--I hadn't seen that one.
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Do you have a full range radio? If not, you'll have to get a programmable radio. DX6 is a good radio.
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Sky pilot ts839 is a good size one, without paying the overpriced bnf planes. Bixler, just paint it, it won't look too ugly.
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Paint won't help the Sky Pilot. It's beyond ugly, heck it's beyond lip stick on a pig. LOL
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Originally Posted by stigsdad View Post
I'm thinking about getting a simple, small electric plane to play with. I like scale realism--so a Piper cub or similar would be cool. What's the good go-to option that's not too expensive?

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It depends on your level of flight experience, if you still wanted a scale looks and flew well the a DURAFLY TUNDRA is a great plane to fly since it floaty and docile.
Check it here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Flaps_PnF_.htm

I used to see this plane in our club airfield flown by newbies. Looks scale, great handling and easy on new comer. I do not recommend Cessna just because its a Trainer plane in real world doesn't mean its a trainer in r/c model size...its a hand full to fly. Cessna is good only if you've flown few hours on basic plane with basic take off and landing on wheels. If you still insist of getting a Cessna then make sure to stock up these items: some spare propellers, motor mounting, motor shaft, front landing gear struts and motor/front nose cowling because these parts are likely to take tolls on beginners.
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Sportsman S+ is a gps option trainer.
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Champ is a good plane as well.
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this is my thing ..
if you are brand new to flying WEKCOME to another great part of the RC hobby.
IF you have NO experience with planes , you still have a head start , because your brain already understands when the vehicle is heading toward you that right is left and left is right etc .
after many years of flying here is a few recommendations .
a good flight sim like GREAT PLANES REAL FLIGHT is an excellent way to get tons of practice and ready for your first flights ,,,,AND you just push a button when you crash and keep flying ...SWEET !!
A used sim can be found on ebay pretty cheap and a basic version is just fine .

if you want pull the trigger on a plane to learn with , there are a few great optiuons

how big of a flying field do you have access too?
whats your budget . already having a charger is great !

HERE ARE A FEW PLANES THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN ON
I have to say if there is any way to get some help from an experienced pilot ...do it .

E FLITE MINI APPRENTICE S
BRUSHLESS AND EVERYTHING IS ALL IN ONE BOX ,,,EVEN A NICE 2.4GHZ TRANSMITTER ....AND ITS A SPEKTRUM .
48 INCH WINGSPAN AND A GREAT FLYING PLANE
IT HAS A BUTTON TO HELP TAKE OFF AND LAND AS WELL AS A SWITCH THAT HAS THREE SETTINGS TO ALLOW YOU CHOOSE NEWB INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
STREET PRICE IS AROUND 250,00 READY TO ROCK AND ASSEMBLY TAKE ABOUT 15 MINUTES .

E FLITE APPRENTICE
LARGER VERSION OF THE AIRPLANE ABOVE
WITH A FEW MORE FEATURES GOOGLE IT

BOTH FANTASTIC TRAINERS

FLYZONE SENSEI
A LOT LIKE THE PLANES ABOVE BUT IMHO THE APPRENTICE IS A BETTER DEAL AND THE SPEKTRUM TRANSMITTER IS A REAL NICE PLUS .

ANOTHER LESS EXPENSIVE CHOICE IS A 2 METER BRUSHLESS GLIDER .
I HAVE AND LOVE THE E FLITE RADIAN ....NOT THE RADIAN PRO ...THE RADION
WING IS A 2 PIECE AND IS ABOUT 73 INCH.

IT IS AVAILABLE AS A BIND AND FLY , SO YOU WOULD NEED A TRANSMITTER AND BATTERY . 179.00 STREET PRICE
MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE AS A READY TO FLY WITH RADIO AND BATTERY ...IM NOT SURE .
MOTION RC COM HAS EXCELLNT INFO AND VIDEOS ETC

I CAN GO ON
IM MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP AND ANSWER QUESTIONS HERE OR BY PHONE

IT IS A BLAST AND HAVEING CAR EXPERIANCE REALLY GIVES YOU A HEAD START !
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