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Old 11-26-2008, 05:12 AM
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HI all.

I have some experience with helis ( king II ) but none at all with electric planes, I have FMS simulator so I`m now looking for my first plane.

I`m hopeing I can use a lot of my heli gear ( futaba 6ex 2.4G, e-flite 480 brushless/ sonix 40a esc, esky digital servos EK2-0508 and various lipo`s.

Can anyone recommend a good first trainer that will run with my existing setup?

I have been looking at seagull e-pioneer trainer, any thoughts?

Thanks all, ants.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:31 AM
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I was in the same place as you about three weeks ago,my suggestion if you have no experiance with planes is to get yourself a RTF rather thn ARTF and put your helis stuff into it,that way you have both and the equipent in the ready to fly can go into your next plane(hopefully).As for a Plane it depends on whether you want one with ailerons or just rudder/elevator.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:47 AM
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Thanks Gravity,

Not sure about a rtf, I`ve got 3 tx`s now!
Maybe receiver ready or plug n play.

I really fancy building a artf as I have more than one set of rx`s, motors, servos etc ( no propellors yet! ).

As I have a 6ex I thought maybe setting ailerons to beginners throws?
I`m used to ailerons on the heli but have never flown a plane so I could be wrong

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Old 11-27-2008, 02:57 AM
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I'd stay away from the RTF stuff... Just wasting money since you already have a good power system and radio.

Your standard parkflyer size trainers will work. You don't want to go too small since a 480 is a pretty good size motor. It would overpower a lot of smaller parkies.

What kind of price range are you looking at for a plane?
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:10 AM
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Hi, Thanks,

Something cheap and easily repaired with good spares, my Dream is the e-flight Taylorcraft ( love at first sight , but not yet! )

I`m thinking maybe multiplex twinstar II for now as the motors are provided but I`m wondering will my servos fit as I don`t really want to buy another 5 mini`s.
Also how would the motors cope with li-po`s.

Thanks, ants.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:27 AM
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The GWS E-Starter is a great aileron trainer. My son learned aileron flight on it.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHCL2&P=ML

That 480 might be a bit too much motor for it but you could pick up a small outrunner that would work well for very little.

Here is a video of him flying it a couple years back.

http://rcuvideos.com/video/Mason-and-the-Estarter-wmv
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:08 AM
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the estarter might be ok, just underprop your 480 motor a little so you don't make the plane too fast...

you also might want to look at a mountain models magpie it comes with several setups, w/ailerons, w/o ailerons, with both wings... It would prob be a little easyier to build than the estarter.... I would still recommend underproping it a little to start with just so that its not too fast for beginning....

http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...roducts_id=318

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:49 AM
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Thanks for help all,

I`m now thinking about a multiplex minimag.

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Old 12-03-2008, 04:04 AM
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That is a good idea.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:05 AM
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Cool
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I like it.
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I would go for it.
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reach high and go for your dreams good luck to you.
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