Originally Posted by Turner
Looks awfully nice! Have to consider the price though:
Motor $39.99 if you buy the recommended Rimfire 250 motor
Speed Control $34.99 Great Planes Silver Series 12A Brushless ESC 5V/1A BEC
Battery $12.99 Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 2S 7.4V 300mAh 20C BP Ser
3 mini servos $37.03 Parkzone servos
Radio receiver $59.99 AR600 6-Channel Sport DSMX Receiver
You'll have various miscellaneous propeller, prop adapter, connectors, etc for another $10 or so
All for a total of about $265. What's an e-Flight Apprentice BNF? Oh, they don't have one, foolish people. Then just buy the RTF for $299.99 and sell off one of your DX5e's for $35.00. You're way ahead of the game with a much ruggeder and great flying aircraft that undoubtedly handles wind better. Compared to the Apprentice the Falcon EP suddenly loses its mojo.
But neither plane meets your initial requirements: that you'd like to retain use of your existing 1S batteries and charger and don't want to spend too much cash. There's no doubt that the Apprentice or Falcon might be slower to get out of shape, and hence, a bit easier to fly. But you have Champ experience so you're acquainted with the rhythms of a micro already. If you like the Champ, you'll like a Trojan too, even though it will be a bit twitchier than a plane you don't know.
It's all personal choice! We have a tremendous number of great planes out there to choose from that will meet a wide variety of needs. It's a great time to fly RC!