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Old 03-27-2008, 02:02 AM
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I've been flying the HZ Phantom for about 8months off and on; if the wind is not blowing??
I had some good flights and my share of crashes. I'm thinking about going to either the T-Hawk or the HZ Super Cub which I hear both are good flying planes.

I'd like to stay under $200 for the second plane.

And, somone has already told me the HZPhantom FM27.045M CH 2 FMRadio will not work with the T-Hawk.

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:07 AM
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Try this. I have this plane and fly the heck out of her. She has alot of power and flys nice and smooth. I moved up to this plane from the HZ Super Cub. If you've been flying for 8 months, I wouldn't go with the HZ cub because it's a true beginner plane. If you're ready to try your hand at a 4ch plane (with ailerons), I personally recommend this plane! I stand by her 100%. Good luck with your search friend.

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Old 03-27-2008, 07:49 PM
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The T-hawk is a nice plane, but it won't fly that much differently than your Phantom. For a nice easy step up, get the SuperCub. If you want more of a challenge, and think that you are ready to try aileron control, get either the PZ T-28 Trojan or the Multiplex Minimagistar (Minimag). These are generally considered to be the two best aileron trainers, but there are many other decent planes. I don't have any experience with the plane from Banana Hobby, so I can't comment on how good or bad it is. I would be a little concerned about how strong its construction is, since the foam that they describe is conventional foam and not as resistant to damage as the PZ or Multiplex planes.
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I just started flying Jan this year and LOVE the HZ Super Cub. Been doing a lot of reading and asking questions for my next plane and just ordered the T-28 Trojan. A whole bunch of folks like that plane.

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Old 03-27-2008, 11:07 PM
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Or veer away from the rtf stuff.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:14 PM
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carld has a good point. I'm sure there is a satisfaction with building your own plane and I'm looking forward to that day myself. I don't want to give up kayaking with the wife, or playing golf with my buds, or having the grandkids over every weekend, so I need to manage my time better I guess. :-)

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Old 03-28-2008, 05:33 PM
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Or there are ARF kits too to look at.

My mini ultra stick will be the second plane that I fly and it only took a few hours to complete.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:51 AM
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jhp4162, I am really excited about my new 4ch J-3. It is in your price range and I think the now very affordable LiPos and chargers may make this Cub ideal as a "2nd plane." To bring up my most recent post about this plane please click:

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:21 AM
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I also have a Mini Ultra Stick, and love it! I fly that plane every chance I get. It handles the wind pretty well. Great plane!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:22 AM
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Flown both the Firebird Phantom and Super Cub extensively, Super Cub is actually an easier flyer of the two, Phantom has abit of speed for a trainer, so your actually up a notch at your current skill level...<> 2nd plane option was the Stryker B, not the faster C version, will take over 10 to 15 MPH winds with practice, is an all aileron experinece, abit faster than the Phantom, and simply loads of fun...<>..careful on the Stryker C, as 82 MPH is abit to handle, consider it a 4th Plane option, may also want to try a low wing, love the Parkzone Warbirds especially the Spitz model, but caution as are fragile...<>..mine have (Warbirds) yet to make 100 flights without dings..<>.


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