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Old 01-30-2013, 10:25 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by BenjaminDz View Post
Fun Cub has to be the ugliest plane I have ever seen haha. To be honest, I think that Radian plane is a big ripoff when compared to Firebird... What is the difference? It looks absolutely the same = wings, tail, and even front prop + front cover. But itsl ike $100 more - so what is the benefit of it over the Stratos? Second, I will be honest... this plane is so amazing... : http://www.ebay.com/itm/GWS-Big-Tige...item1e76381901

I like the body and I like that suggestion - is there a big difference when flying twin-winged aircraft? Also, these are the requirements:

REQUIRES: Speed Control: 10A or higher
Battery: 7.2-9.6V 500-750mAh NiMH
Charger: Charger capable of charging the selected flight battery
Radio: 4 Channel
Servos: 3 nano
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Misc. Items: building and field equipment


Sounds like this would be a very spendy airplane... how much would it cost me to get all those parts?
I disagree on the Radian. It's a sweet glider.

But, as to the Tiger Moth, I love that plane.

The last time I put one together, a few months ago, it was from HeadsUp RC and cost me $120 for everything, including upgraded wheels, battery, an extra aileron servo, and shipping:

1 Power Up 400 Slofly Outrunner Brushless Motor
@ $14.95 = $14.95

1 HURC 18 Amp Brushless Motor ESC
@ $13.95 = $13.95

4 Power Up 9g Micro Servo
@ $1.95 = $7.80

1 GWS TIGER MOTH 400 - WHITE, NO POWER SYSTEM
@ $50.00 = $50.00

1 Du-Bro 2- 1/4" Diameter Super Lite Wheels (Cat. #225SL)
@ $5.25 = $5.25

2 APC 9 x 3.8SF Composite Propeller
@ $2.60 = $5.20

1 11.1v 1300mah 40C EZ Flite Lipo Battery
@ $17.95 = $17.95


Sub-Total: $115.10
Shipping: $4.95 (Standard)
Total: $120.05

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #102
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Here are some videos of my Tiger Moth in the air.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #103
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Tiger moth is another good one for smaller flying fields ,i had one long ago for flying in a gym in winter.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #104
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TigerMoths are SuperGreat and sweet fly'in,, had mine for 5 years and it still rocksbubsteve


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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #105
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
Tiger moth is another good one for smaller flying fields ,i had one long ago for flying in a gym in winter.
Was that a 400-size? Or a pico-size?

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:08 AM   #106
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I had both , the small one for a gym and big one for dome flying.
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Ok cool so that could be my upgrade then right?
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The TM was my third plane, my first ARF kit, my first bipe and my first aileron plane. I had been flying about six months when I first flew it.

It's a sweet, gentle flier with low wing loading. I think it would make a fine upgrade.

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I should point out that when I built my first TM, I used a 2410-09Y motor with a stick mount.

The 400 Slofly I quoted above is a little trickier to mount. The 2410-09Y is also cheaper.

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
I should point out that when I built my first TM, I used a 2410-09Y motor with a stick mount.

The 400 Slofly I quoted above is a little trickier to mount. The 2410-09Y is also cheaper.
good choice for the TM, around 20 OZ thrust, I had a 2418-09 on mine but now have a 450 on it, sweetist fly'in bipe out therebubsteve

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My experience says you should really start with quality equipment if you are serious about the RC hobby. These two planes are really just toys and not hobby level, they will do little more than frustrate you when they break, or after a few hours of flying when you've mastered their limited ability. The cost of good hobby quality equipment is quite high, however if you want to stay in the hobby, this equipment will last many years through many planes. Start will a good simulator, this is a great way to learn the basics, then hone your skills, then try advanced aerobatics when you are ready without risk to your plane.

Check ut these:http://www.nitrotek.it/aerei-rc.html
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