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First plane selection.

My first plane selection


  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .
#1
Hi everyone, i have been wondering what should be my first flying plane so i have ordered the parts and I am still waiting on the servos bu I want to know which you would like me to try. About the flying and crashing, don't worry I have plenty of simulator time and I am sure I could now crash anything.

I have 3 choices as a first plane,

1- I have the crash-proof trainer
2- I have a biplane
3- I have a custom jet with in-flight wing configuration change.

Option 1:
trainer.jpg

Option 2:
biplane.jpg

Option 3:
jet.jpg


So which should it be?
I leave it up to you!
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
Mentor
#8
I don't really see a trainer in the group. The low wing looks like my 3d foamie. I'd say get a trainer and start there.
 
#9
i would recommend a nutball to start . if u make it from presentation foam board it is relatively crash proof i had crashed mine about 30 times before it was beyond a state of quick repair. they are great trainers and easy to build
 
#11
I like the look of that biplane. Big control surfaces. If it's your first go, I would dial down the throws quite a bit. I have an FT Flyer/BluDart and was amazed the first time I flew it how manueverable it was. I dialed down the elevator to 50% :) It is a crazy fun thing to fly when the winds are calm.
 
#12
Hey everyone, i've started setting up the plane, the motor is installed.
Still waiting for the servos. If someone knows a place to get 9g servos in montreal please tell me.

For now the 5x5 prop works well but the 8x5 has a problem. Can someone tell me what is wrong.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
Mentor
#13
That sounded like the prop stretches the rubber ring too much - try using two bands instead. Learn that ugly sound at the end - the sound of a misplaced propeller on a prop saver.
 
#20
My guess is that you have too much control surface area combines with too much throw. the plane probably would have flown fine with less control surface area and less throw.