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Old 02-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Just ordered a UM P40

Well until the weather gets good, I will not be able to get proper training on my PZ T28.

So I figured I would just get the Micro P51 since it is on sale. I would rather risk crashing that than the much more expensive Trojan. Plus there is a large field right behind my house, however it is really too rough to use for take off and landing. This is where I fly the Champ. The Trojan I can go to the park or the local club field, which has been dead because of the cold weather.
Instead of the P51, I ordered a P40. Partly because I just like that aircraft a lot better, and partly because of the AS3X it comes with.
I will set my dual rates lower on my DX6i and be gentle with the sticks. I know I am playing with fire here but I really want to learn ailerons. My schedule and the weather does not always bode well with training day at the club. And as I said before, I'd rather risk a lower cost airplane than my nice park zone Trojan. I know this is not a good aircraft choice, but If I never have faith in myself I will never succeed.

All this being said, is this a pretty good aircraft? I know it is a bit underpowered but is there anything else I should know? At least I know for sure there are spare parts available and great Horizon customer service.
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It is not my favorite of the UM's. Don't know how to describe it just a bit more attention needed while flying it. It is a bit underpowered IMHO. Some are reporting the motor mount is quite delicate as well.

But...it sure looks nice.

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Can't be worse than the Champ in a breeze lol. So keep the power up and keep tricks to a minimum? I just couldn't pass up this looks and the AS3X. The P51 looks rather bland to me, just like the real one.

Well I am good at rebuilding things and the parts are cheap so I guess that is a plus lol.
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She arrived yesterday!! I could not maiden her though because of rain and today I am working. :/. I want to set the DX6i for low rates once i figure out how. The manual says 70%
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