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Forum: Beginners
03-24-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

Many years ago in UK - I had a Starlight High...

Many years ago in UK - I had a Starlight High Wing Trainer which I then modified to have ailerons - keeping the dihedral as when R/E. Why ?

I had various models and this was basically sitting on...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

I think the biggest difference for a complete...

I think the biggest difference for a complete newcomer to a trainer is whether the model will self right.

They do not have the ability to correct the bank or aspect of the craft once the turn or...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

Generally I agree that Ailerons give a better...

Generally I agree that Ailerons give a better response to bank a model .. but I can also recall in early years of my model flying ... Old Timers that could bank and turn on a sixpence with rudder...
Forum: Beginners
01-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

Long time ago - I posted an old 8mm video that...

Long time ago - I posted an old 8mm video that showed a Starlight Trainer - it was sold by Eastleigh Model Centre in UK ready built by a local guy ... lovely little 1m span job for 15 - 20 IC glow....
Forum: Beginners
02-12-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

Fair enough ... but in that you define a problem...

Fair enough ... but in that you define a problem that is inherent in forum life - understanding of what is being said / posted. I agree that average newbie is in a world he has little comprehension...
Forum: Beginners
02-12-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,320
Posted By solentlife

THAT is the BEST response of all and I totally...

THAT is the BEST response of all and I totally agree.

I taught many RC'rs in the 80's .... and that's exactly what I did with them. If the trainer they appeared with had no ailerons - I flew it...
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