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Old 03-02-2007, 06:25 AM
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Hey gang,

I am turning to the pros here, need some help.

I am a decent novice to intermediate flyer. I received a Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel for Christmas and in the next week or so, I will be getting a DX6 to go with it.

I haven't built the plane yet, that will start in about 3 weeks. Here is my dilemma that I have been wracking my brain on:

I want to fly a bipe that will give me the feel of the sopwith without it being as expensive as the sopwith. Is that even possible? I would love to get the hang of the take off/landing/flying attitude of this plane without dumping the real deal in the process.

I thought foamy, but the weight and stuff may not match. So I understand there may not be an exact match to help me get the hang of it, but anyone have any ideas? (yes, sim too)

Thanks ahead of time, I appreciate ANY input!
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by CGFlyer View Post
Hey gang,

I am turning to the pros here, need some help.

I am a decent novice to intermediate flyer. I received a Hangar 9 Sopwith Camel for Christmas and in the next week or so, I will be getting a DX6 to go with it.

I haven't built the plane yet, that will start in about 3 weeks. Here is my dilemma that I have been wracking my brain on:

I want to fly a bipe that will give me the feel of the sopwith without it being as expensive as the sopwith. Is that even possible? I would love to get the hang of the take off/landing/flying attitude of this plane without dumping the real deal in the process.

I thought foamy, but the weight and stuff may not match. So I understand there may not be an exact match to help me get the hang of it, but anyone have any ideas? (yes, sim too)

Thanks ahead of time, I appreciate ANY input!

Hi, practice with one of these ultimates, install a 2409-12 with a 30 amp esc and a 1800 mah 3 cell lipo, with a 7x6 , or 9x5 prop, bi planes do tend to be a little Squirrly, and this one will be a great transitioning trainer, have fun and take care, Chellie

http://nitroplanes.com/pubrelulbiar.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/2409-12T-Outrunn...QQcmdZViewItem

http://nitroplanes.com/rcbrpl.html

Ps The ultimate bi plane will be a easier to learn with, but you can also go with the Tiger moth electric,

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Old 03-08-2007, 02:27 PM
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Don't forget the flight sims also, practice, practice, practice. The Camel is not going to be a cheap bird once you get it built, glad to see you have the smarts to not jump into flying it first. Something else when you do get to that point, it taxis like you are balanced on an egg, it is very top heavy, try and make a ground turn too sharp or too fast and it will be dragging a wing. Best of luck to you.
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And I recommend the DX7 instead of the DX6. The DX6 is a park flyer radio, and the DX7 is better for the big planes. Your engine and battery may mask the little AR6000 Rx, and the programming feature of the DX7 are great!! Its worth the extra few bucks.
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Yes!!!!!! get the DX7. You will be glad you did. Scott.


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And I recommend the DX7 instead of the DX6. The DX6 is a park flyer radio, and the DX7 is better for the big planes. Your engine and battery may mask the little AR6000 Rx, and the programming feature of the DX7 are great!! Its worth the extra few bucks.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:52 AM
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Just for those that are about to build, here is a link that has good build info on the H9 Camel:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=5581361
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