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johnnyz
02-24-2007, 12:32 AM
Found out the meaning of yard dart, unfortunately the first day I got the plane. The plane was a Flyzone cessna 182 and was a poor choice for me, straight in the soft grass.
Question, what's another plane(trainer) that I can throw the electronics into and have another flyer. I don't want to replace the fuselage on the cessna, too squirly for me for I did fly it about 8 minutes. Preferably a foam or wood and possibly a slow stick. The electronics are tactic 4 channel radio, tactic receiver, 15a esc and 3 micro servos, I think everything survived the crash but the motor.
Thanks

CitaFly
02-24-2007, 12:36 AM
HobbyZone Super Cub - you can buy without the electronics - a superb plane - my review:

http://www.ampaviators.com/articlescrvw/

johnnyz
02-24-2007, 12:50 AM
The 370 motor did survive.

johnnyz
02-24-2007, 01:15 AM
Where can you get supercub arf?

johnnyz
02-24-2007, 01:54 AM
What about this guy, except it recommends a 20 amp esc, mine is 15a.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCL2&P=ML#tech

blueapplepaste
02-24-2007, 02:07 AM
What about this guy, except it recommends a 20 amp esc, mine is 15a.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCL2&P=ML#tech

That is a pretty good one from what I hear, but I would make sure that you have someone more experienced with you for sure.

I would also look at the GWS slow stick. They are very durable and relatively easy to fly. I'd still recommend having someone experienced but if you're determined to do it yourself then I'd go this route.

johnnyz
02-24-2007, 02:14 AM
I'll stop here and quit being stupidest.

CitaFly
02-24-2007, 02:32 PM
Where can you get supercub arf?

You have to buy each component separately - there is no ARF kit. I think the Super Cub is the best bet for any beginner.

NEVER stop asking questions - it's the only way to learn - and there are never "stupid" questions.

CitaFly
02-24-2007, 02:53 PM
What about this guy, except it recommends a 20 amp esc, mine is 15a.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHCL2&P=ML#tech

Interesting but may be a handful to fly - I assume the weight listed - 16.9 ounces - does not include the battery and electronics; if so, the battery alone will add something like another 5 ounces to the weight; add another 3 ounces for the electronics and now the weight is up to something like 25 ounces.

The wing loading goes up about 50% from 9 oz/sg ft (desirable for a trainer) to 13.6 oz/sg ft. This puts it in a more difficult to fly category - not so forgiving and relatively fast for a trainer.

Looks closer to another yard dart, IMHO.

johnnyz
02-24-2007, 05:05 PM
Hopefully the stupidity rests at least for today.
I ordered the supercub rtf from my lhs today.
I'll look up Clint's tips on toughening it up. Thanks for the input citafly.