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As much as I enjoy my touring car and my buggy I would like to hit the skies. I heard of a local group the flies around my area and I stopped by for a few hours and watched. Of course now I have the aircraft bug. :) I would love to progress into heli's but for now I am looking for a nice RTF to start to learn how to fly RC aircrafts. I have heard that I want a top wing plane because they are more stable but that is all I know. I just received a catalog from Tower a few days ago and I was looking at the RTF 40 and 60. Comes with almost everything I would need. What would you guys suggest?

-JR
 

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Start with a cheap plane like a tiger moth, its an E plane and flies very well. You will want to start with something slow because if you buy a fast plane your going to need lots of glue to fix it after you crash it..
 

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Cool. Are these kits? What am I looking at spending to start flying? (ball park) Thanks.

-JR
 

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Your looking at around $150 to $170 for all your going to need to get in the air.
 

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I can't wait to get one of the GW B-2's! That ducted fan getup looks fast! I have seen a couple fucted fans in action but never a double DF. That A-10 looks pretty sick too!

I'm in!


The Slow Stick Pico Iron Crosses are great indoor flyers as well as 'zero weather' flyers. We are awaiting a response locally on whether or not we will be able to use an indoor driving range on the weekends..... :banana:
 

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Looking at the link you provided what kind of flying time am I looking at before I have to land and recharge the battery?

-JR
 

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Hunter Hey man whats your address cause my wife is going to want to come over and kick your arse for letting me find out that i can get into flying for less than 200 bucks. :) thanks X
 

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Originally posted by x_789
Hunter Hey man whats your address cause my wife is going to want to come over and kick your arse for letting me find out that i can get into flying for less than 200 bucks. :) thanks X


LOL:) X just tell your wife to head west till her feet get wet then look around if she can't see me walk another 50 feet west and wait there:D J/K If she gets made tell her to sign onto the board and she can chew me out for letting you know.
 

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Hey hunter can you do a little post that has everything needed for one of these little fellahs I did some searching but not reall sure about what all is needed. Also links would be really sweet and remember our 200 dollar limit .. X
 

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Sure:)

Give me some time to search.

The plane
1 http://www.mentornet.org/WES.htm $55 bucks you can get one on ebay for $44

Radio
2 http://www.hitecrcd.com/Radios/RadioHome.htm most hobby shops $115 to $125.

Battery

3 110mah http://www.microrc.com/electric.htm#Polycells $13 bucks

Speed controllor

4 GWS-MINI-5A http://www.microrc.com/electric.htm#Polycells $20 bucks.


Total $192:banana: Now thats if you go by the lowest prices. It seems like some of the LHS in my area have better prices then I could find online so do some checking to see what you can find.
 
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The plane thats the LHS price you can get it $10 bucks cheaper on ebay. The radio is the same one I use and the price is good. Tower wants to much $$$ for batts, you want the small connectors less weight. And the SC your looking at will work just fine.
 

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