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Old 12-21-2008, 08:00 AM
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I don't know what type of charger you use, but just incase... here is a good battery charger that balance charges lipo's... $40
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...lancer/Charger


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I'm going to be needing a 6S LiPo charger. The ones I have only do 4S.

I do like the BLACK Turnigy you mention.

Better than the IMAX B6?
I know people that have this. I've heard about accuracy issues with it. And the software for it...
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5548

Or the GT A-6?
???
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6590
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:42 AM
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Looks like the IMax and the Turnigy have the same specs except the Turnigy has a built in cooling fan and no PC/USB port...

I am looking hard at the Turnigy as I could use another decent charger...
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cbatters View Post
Water cooler construction of SuperCub just a different flavor of ugly than pod-boom.

To each their own version of ugly.


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In fairness, I have also in the past called EPP "basketball sized beaded ugly foam".
I don't know why people would want some of the EPP stuff out there, when there are other planes out there that are exactly the same, except with attractive small bead foam. EPP doesn't crash well, as some claim either. It damages rather easily, and instead of clean, easily repairably breaks in standard foam, it looks like someone took a fist to a grapefruit.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by caltrop View Post
I'm going to be needing a 6S LiPo charger. The ones I have only do 4S.

I do like the BLACK Turnigy you mention.

Better than the IMAX B6?
I know people that have this. I've heard about accuracy issues with it. And the software for it...
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5548

Or the GT A-6?
???
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6590
I have a GT-A6 that is extremely accurate. Quality of components, manufacturing process and calibration all play a role even if the PCB, display and SW are the same.

If the Black Turnigy at under $40 were as accurate as my GT-A6 it would be a steal. (Although for an extra $20 you get USB/SW to the PC and the temp sensor.)



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Old 12-23-2008, 05:03 PM
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HOBBYZONE SUPER CUB ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT, THERE ARE MANY FORUMS PRAISING HOW GREAT THIS PLANE IS, I MYSELF BOUGHT THIS PLANE AS MY FIRST. I COULD PROBABLY GO ON FOR PAGeS ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE CUB IS.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by fireflyer View Post
HOBBYZONE SUPER CUB ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!! ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT, THERE ARE MANY FORUMS PRAISING HOW GREAT THIS PLANE IS, I MYSELF BOUGHT THIS PLANE AS MY FIRST. I COULD PROBABLY GO ON FOR PAGeS ABOUT HOW AMAZING THE CUB IS.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:23 AM
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If he can fly it on the sim, he will in real life...that leaves a bigger market for you both to choose from. Get him a extra or yak

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:09 PM
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My vote still goes out to pod/boom like AB3 based on:

1. Lower cost
2. Pusher prop (less likely to get damaged)
3. More rugged construction
4. Beginner mode automatically adds up elevator for learning
5. Expert mode makes plane much more acrobatic

Novice user is much more likely to crash SC than AB3 on first turn either by not pulling back on stick or pulling back too hard and stalling during the turn.

IMHO - First plane priority is durability to maximize flying time and minimize repair time. Once you have mastered flying you can go for looks.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirsty_Carnage View Post
If he can fly it on the sim, he will in real life...that leaves a bigger market for you both to choose from. Get him a extra or yak

Kirsty xx
Yep, and FMS is even free to boot. My buddy downloaded it, and with a bit of setup effort it's not bad. He even uses his DX6 with a patch cord made from 2 phono jacks laying around the house. I would have never bought G3, if I had known I could have done that.

The point is, if you spend a bit of time on free FMS, you should have no problem flying any decent trainer as a beginner.

BTW, there is yet another unmentioned pod boom advantage:
6. Ugly enough that it likely will not get stolen.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:22 AM
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By him an Easy Star or something similar. It is easy to start with and can take a lot of hard landings without braking apart. And if it does, just glue it together. It is a pusher plane so the prop is a bit protected if he goes down on the nose. It is big enogh to fly calmly and nice. And when he is getting god at flying just put a better brushless outrunner in it and it will go as fast as you want.
I have seen one Easy Star with an EDF on the top and it flies well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8dJNI-GL8
I have also seen one with two edf's, one under each wing and that one was really fast.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Petrik59 View Post
By him an Easy Star or something similar. It is easy to start with and can take a lot of hard landings without braking apart. And if it does, just glue it together. It is a pusher plane so the prop is a bit protected if he goes down on the nose. It is big enogh to fly calmly and nice. And when he is getting god at flying just put a better brushless outrunner in it and it will go as fast as you want.
I have seen one Easy Star with an EDF on the top and it flies well:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8dJNI-GL8[/media]
I have also seen one with two edf's, one under each wing and that one was really fast.
I hope he gets good, but I wouldn't go that far.
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