I started RC when I was a kid with nitro boats and cars - I had 2 boats, one with 3.5cc outboard and one with 7.5cc engine. The car was a nitro and it did about 75MPH.
I bought a trainer when I was 12 and was flying at a local club, I could fly around fine but never got to the difficult part of landing. I had a ARF (which was crude at the time compared to today's models) and the elevator broke in 2 pieces while flying and went into salt water. Sadly, I never went to the field again after that.
Advance to about 5 years ago and now I'm 40, I bought Real Flight 2.0 then Real Flight 5.5 and have logged tons of hours flying on my PC. I fly alot of the different planes and I'm probably Early Intermediate to late beginner for 4 channel.
I recently purchased the Trojan T28 Micro and the Full Size Park Zone Trojan T28. I have flown the T28 Micro about 10 times with no issues. Flew the T28 larger plane once but let someone else land it because it was pretty windy about 15 mph and wanted to bring it home in 1 piece on its maiden flight.
I have a few questions and would appreciate any help you can give me.
1.) I am having fun with the Trojan Micro T28 and looking to get another Micro. I have the Spectrum 5E (wish I had better one to load different planes in it but oh well) Which plane in your opinion would be the next best micro for me to continue to learn? I was looking at that 3D SBACH because it has the asx3 but maybe it would be to big of a step up??
2.) I have a flying field about 30 mins away which is why I don't get to fly the big Trojan T28 as often. Is there a nice plane that you would suggest that is say between a Micro and the larger T28. For example, maybe something like 30" wing span where I don't need such a big field yet I can fly it in 10-15 mph winds where the micros seem to be more sensitive to wind.
3.) I have searched on the internet for various tricks/stunts. Is there a PDF or video series that I can download to learn all the stick movements, for example, inside loop, outside loop, hammerhead stall, inverted flight etc. I have taught myself a lot of these maneuvers but not sure I always do them properly. For example I was doing a loop at full speed when in reality you are supposed cut power at top of apex and return stick to neutral when loop is complete. It would be helpful so I can continue to advance as a RC Pilot.