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Old 06-13-2008, 01:13 AM
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Hi! I have a Multiplex Easy Star, (get one!) and I love it. I can now consistently land it. I'm not too good with wind, so I'd love a slow indoor flier. Currently, I've been looking at these:


Flatout 300S
http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../gpma1114.html

E-Flite Sobre
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL1100

E-Flite Divo
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL1125

E-Flite Enticement
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL1175

E-Flite Extra 260
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL1175


If you have any of these planes comment on:
  • Speed
  • Ease to Fly
  • Ease to assemble
  • Total cost (I have four spektrum micro servos, a DX6, but no spare receivers, motors, lipos, etc.)
  • Performance in non-perfect conditions
  • Anything else you love/hate
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:23 AM
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I would not suggest ANY of those planes for a first aileron plank. They have larger surfaces and a lot of throw, something a novice should not have any of. Look for a nice aileron trainer to start out with.
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what would you reccomend?
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:29 AM
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GWS E Starter, Parkzone T-28, Multiplex Mini Mag.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:38 AM
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Those look ok (not the $250 t-28 though), but will they fly indoors? I'm kind of looking for something I can just whip out and fly, anywhere.

(P.S, I do have people willing to train me, and a trainer box, so I'm covered there)
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You can get a PNP trojan for $140. Just add your reciever and battery.

IMO first ailerons and a small area are a no no. Big open spaces = room to breathe.

All of these planes can have the power to handle winds no problem. You should not fear winds, they are not going away

The smaller the plane, the more control surfaces, the more difficult it can be to fly. Now you add in an indoor setting with obstacles and that could just end in a bad bad day.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:59 AM
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Ok thanks... my easy star was RR (same as pnp i think) it worked out great for me.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:16 AM
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I am thinking of getting one to replace my slow stick, how are the flight charactreristics? can I handle it solo?
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The T-28? It flys slow, fast, however you want. Very stable on low and high rates, decent flight times. Reusable power system...Could use a little more power, but I like speed.
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Totally. I think the Easy Star is easier than the slow stick, by far. The slow stick is pretty nice stock, but stick a brushless on it and VROOM, hard to fly. The easy star is also practically indestructible, I've seen one hit a football light post at full throttle and bounce off! If you can handle the Slow Stick solo in no wind, you can handle the Easy Star. It pretty much lands itself! Just get about 15 feet off the ground, cut the throttle, and don't touch the controls.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:25 AM
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Hey skunky, where in so cal are you?
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Anaheim/Yorba area (east orange county).
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:27 AM
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sorry, i was talking about the e-starter.
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Ever heard of the sepulvita dam? (I doubt I spelled that correctly)
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:31 AM
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:31 AM
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I live in the San Jose area
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OH well...
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Originally Posted by Krazy Pilot View Post
Ever heard of the sepulvita dam? (I doubt I spelled that correctly)
Yes I believe they have the Western Fly there...
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Originally Posted by gladtofly View Post
sorry, i was talking about the e-starter.
The e-starter is a GREAT plane, very stable flying, it will float if you want it too. Great little plane, a joy to fly. Make sure you get the NPS version, this plane can be setup for under $100.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Krazy Pilot View Post
what would you reccomend?
Hi Krazy Pilot here are 2 Planes that are tough and fly great, and they are Cheap too, the great Planes profiles are very flimsy, if you look at them wrong, they will break I had one, the Mavrick Cap and Mavrick MK2 are very Nice planes, Hope that helps, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30651

http://www.rc-products.net/default.asp

[media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=wz5ilV8jQRM&feature=user[/media]

[media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=VIZsXzQwhDc&feature=user[/media]
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:51 AM
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The Mavrick Cap Flies great with a 2408-21 towerpro motor, 30 amp ESC, 1300 to 1600mah 3 cell lipo, 15 to 20 C rated, and a 7x6 sf prop, with a pro saver,


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The Maverik looks really great Chellie! Two questions:
1. How much will the motor esc etc. run me?
2. Where in So Cal are you?
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Oh, another thing... how long will it take for me to assemble and fly the Maverik? 3 hrs is about my max.
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Originally Posted by Krazy Pilot View Post
Oh, another thing... how long will it take for me to assemble and fly the Maverik? 3 hrs is about my max.
Hi the Mavrick MK2 can be built in 3 hrs, if you have built planes before, I use 5 min epoxy, and 30 min epoxy when I need a little extra time to work with a part, another great motor is the turnigy 2830 bell motor, here is some info on them,

motor 9.95
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...less_Outrunner

esc 16.95
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...eed_Controller


lipo 17.95
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._20C_Lipo_pack


9 gram servos 3.65 each buy 8 of these to have on hand at this price

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...ec_Micro_Servo


Mavrick MK2 ARF 24.95
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about $ 84.00 for the Plane & parts and 4 servos
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:19 AM
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Cool... thats about in my price range... What plugs do you use? I'm using the big style deans for everything.
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