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Old 09-21-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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New to RC Airplanes, 76 years old, have built models of all types and also have 350 hours in a Cessna 172 so I know basic flight (real planes) and have experience in RC Car "racing" by that I mean the coming at you and going away from you RC operation.

Back to planes, have been looking at "HobbyZone Delta Ray RTF" any comments on this aircraft?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:05 AM   #2
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rvdriver,welcome to wattflyer the delta your lookin at is a new model ,new features of flight stability safety built in its design. beginner,intermediate,experienced modes. it has a panic button that from the videos i just watched at horizon hobby could save you many dollars learning how to fly.

duel motors....could be twice as much a chance for mechanical issues down the road...but the cool factor is way up there. if you do go this route i would suggest adding some bright florescent strips on the bottom wing.

i have a plane thats very different patterns top and bottom but the florescent colors i added to the bottom was ideal to see when it rolling farther away and colors and patterns blend to look alike.

if you do buy this delta,please report back you findings. i also watch a vid of a guy flying this delta in high winds and it did pretty good.thats a big plus with a lot of deltas.......the superfly is my best windy day flyer.


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narrow is the place to land...wide is the space to crash....choose the narrow way!
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From the looks of it, The Delta Ray is a great trainer. Although if you have the money, a big enough field, and an experienced person to guide you, I'd also suggest looking at the E-Flite ApprenticeS. It also has the SAFE system, but it's bigger and faster than the Delta Ray. Best if you were at a club field for the ApprenticeS, but people have done it on their own. The Delta Ray is a good choice, but there are many others. The HobbyZone SuperCub, Multiplex EasyStar, the SlowStick. These are some that people have enjoyed learning to fly RC with, and all are good choices with their strengths and weaknesses. The Delta Ray, ApprenticeS, and SuperCub are nice in that they have minimal assembly, and everything you need comes in the box.Planes like the SlowStick and Easy Star are more for the builders and tinkerers, which are also important skills.

As someone who already knows flying(By the way, our RC planes are real too, they're just smaller. You were flying full scale planes! ), your biggest hurdle will be flying from outside the cockpit. Now you don't have an airspeed gauge, and when the plane is coming at you, left is right, and right is left, etc. Orientation is a big hurdle. Here's where a simulator on the computer can be helpful.

Good luck whatever you choose!
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