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Old 09-09-2016, 06:58 AM
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Questions?? I'm looking for my first plane

A few weeks ago, a friend brought along his old airplane for some flying. The plane was lightweight styrofoam, decent size and had a brushed motor. It was very cool seeing that thing in action! I think the plane was from the 80's. I believe it had a three or four foot wingspan.

I want to buy something similar, but couldn't find much on HobbyKing. I'm looking for something inexpensive, lightweight, and can be brushed or brushless.

Any help appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:47 AM
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I started with a Hobby Zone Super Cub. Good flyer in low to no wind and fairly durable. If you have never flown, a simulator is very helpful.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:10 AM
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Get a Consendo S. They can all but fly their self. Very easy to fly.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:27 PM
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hobby zone champ is a good plane as well
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
A few weeks ago, a friend brought along his old airplane for some flying. The plane was lightweight styrofoam, decent size and had a brushed motor. It was very cool seeing that thing in action! I think the plane was from the 80's. I believe it had a three or four foot wingspan.

I want to buy something similar, but couldn't find much on HobbyKing. I'm looking for something inexpensive, lightweight, and can be brushed or brushless.

Any help appreciated.
I started with a Zagi. It was the 36" wing span and had a 400 brushed motor.
It used a 2100mah battery.
The best thing about that airplane was the EPP foam and it's durability.
We would put a 2ft long colored tape on the battery so when you crashed in a field and the battery was thrown out the tape would stick up in the grass making it easy to find.
That airplane was easy to fly and since it was tough you had a lot of flying time.
So find a airplane that doesn't break easy. If this is your first plane and you get over the hump of learning to fly you will love it and hopefully not take over your life as it has done to a lot of us. I find it to be very relaxing compared to racing 1/10th scale and 1/8th scale. I now still have a 48" Zagi that I love using it like a glider, I can easly fly it for an hour just gliding and then using the motor to take me to get enough altitude to glide more.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:12 PM
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zagis are good! Also a parkzone radian is easy to fly!!
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:07 PM
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Apprentice S15 e, mine is a bfn. So you have to have spectrum radio. But that is what most of our club members use, so I will have lots of help. This plane also has "safe technology" there are lots of YouTube videos to check out.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
A few weeks ago, a friend brought along his old airplane for some flying. The plane was lightweight styrofoam, decent size and had a brushed motor. It was very cool seeing that thing in action! I think the plane was from the 80's. I believe it had a three or four foot wingspan.

I want to buy something similar, but couldn't find much on HobbyKing. I'm looking for something inexpensive, lightweight, and can be brushed or brushless.

Any help appreciated.

If you're looking at hobbyking.com then the Bixler is a perfect platform for first plane: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykin...flaps-kit.html
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I second the Apprentice 15. Awesome little airplane. Completely renewed my confidence in flying. It only took a couple of flights for me to start flying it in expert mode.
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I personally love my parkzone t28, that is my go to plane!
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If you have never flown, I would table the larger plane and take a look at Hobby Zone Sport Cub S. It is a micro sized brushed 4 channel cub with electronic stability, crash recovery and 3 learning modes. The plane is well build and durable. It is also very easy to fly in the beginner mode. In that mode it will keep itself level and restrict pilot input to prevent over corrections. On a calm day you basically guide the plane rather than worry about flying it. The other modes allow more freedom and the plane allows your skills to progress. In advanced mode you can do MILD "aerobatics".
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Many e-Flite planes now have SAFE technology. Basically a bailout button that self levels the plane if you get in trouble when pushed. Good for saving new flyers from crashes. probably a good option in a first plane
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