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Old 12-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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I have RC cars and trucks (nitro) as well as 2 electric heli's. Really thinking hard about getting into fixed wing electric. I'm thinking eRC J5 since it is a 3 channel trainer that converts to 4 channel. I will most likely get the one without radio and get a HK 6 channel so it may be easier to get a rcvr and use it for more than 1 a/c. Anyway, new and listening and reading!

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I have RC cars and trucks (nitro) as well as 2 electric heli's. Really thinking hard about getting into fixed wing electric. I'm thinking eRC J5 since it is a 3 channel trainer that converts to 4 channel. I will most likely get the one without radio and get a HK 6 channel so it may be easier to get a rcvr and use it for more than 1 a/c. Anyway, new and listening and reading!

Hi dkrhardy and Welcome to Wattflyers, get a good 6 channel transmitter, not the HK transmitter, Hitec, Jr, Futaba etc, are a few that come to mind, you will be glad you did you can get them cheap on e bay, use a Berg receiver on 72 Mhz, they are the best of the best and dont cost anymore than the other receivers, use a berg crystal only for best performance, I like the berg 4L receiver for my planes.
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the cub is a nice plane, use a simulator first, before trying to fly a plane, helis fly different than a plane does, and it will help you to get the feel for the sticks for a airplane, my suggestion would be to get a Easystar first, then the cub, crash the Easystar all you want when transitioning from heli to planes, they glue up nicely Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Hi there dkrhardy,

If you are doing electric helis (real ones?) then you are more than trainer ready for fixed wing. If you are only doing 'air hogs' style heli's your plan still sounds good to go, but just be ready to use up some air space. Dont try to fly in a postage stamp sized lot. Give yourself some room!

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I have RC cars and trucks (nitro) as well as 2 electric heli's. Really thinking hard about getting into fixed wing electric. I'm thinking eRC J5 since it is a 3 channel trainer that converts to 4 channel. I will most likely get the one without radio and get a HK 6 channel so it may be easier to get a rcvr and use it for more than 1 a/c. Anyway, new and listening and reading!

Or, check out the entry level Spektrum 2.4 Ghz radio. Price is $99 for transmitter/receiver only. Use your own servos. This radio will serve you well for quite awhile. Believe this transmitter runs on alkaline cells, not my favorite, but again, it's only $99.

http://search.horizonhobby.com/index...d=12CECB6E7AE7
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:59 AM   #6
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Nooooo .... not airhog! And I will do 2.4 for radio ... no am or fm for me! When I changed to 2.4 for my cars, it was the BEST thing! More than 1 car or a/c per radio! For the $$$ involved the HK sure looks good. From what I can see, ALL of the 2.4's are from China, so it is a crap shoot at best! I will, of course, use a LARGE flying field. I don't want to have some itsy bitsy flying area! Please look into the eRC J5, it sure seems to be the best of both (3 ch vs 4 ch) for a 1st a/c. Lots of dihedral as a 3 ch and move the struts and attach the ailerons for the 4 ch "upgrade". Look at the videos before you make a judgement. I suppose you see that I have pretty much made up my mind ..... but I AM open to great ideas!

I failed to tell you I am a (not current) 1:1 a/c pilot. I am also a FAA air traffic controller so I do have the right vs left thing pretty well figured out. Try giving vectors (headings) to an a/c on a radar scope. 42 yrs ATC. I 1st soloed, 1:1, in 1971! Don't even know total hours. Log book lost. :-((
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Hi dkrhardy, Nice to meet you.
No advice here just another "WELCOME to WattFlyer!!"

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Old 12-17-2010, 12:19 AM   #9
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Thank you, one and all! I have the fever but the winter season is forcing me to keep looking. Mostly for input on that particular a/c. New a/c and the only videos or reviews are from the company .....so .....
It is too windy for my helos on most days so I'm sure the same is true for a fixed wing novice. The good is that I can take my time and be sure of my choice.
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