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Old 04-17-2009, 08:39 PM
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looking to buy a Supper Cub as 1st plane

1. were to buy in Raleigh NC (Cary)?
2. Whats a good Club Near Cary NC for Newbies?
3. What about training(ers) and/or Simulators?

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Old 04-18-2009, 02:45 AM
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Hi FCS,

I'm new to the sport,too, but fortunately I had a lot of practice on RealFlight 3.5 sim, and it really paid off. I would highly recommend it. Especially now that they have a couple of really affordable sims available. I've been flying solo since my 2nd flight with my E-Flite Apprentice, and I couldn't have done it without the sim experience.

Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:05 AM
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I would rccomend the mini super cub from hobbyzone. That's the plane I learned on. Flight sims are good for learning proper control inputs on your transmitter hoever nothing beats flying in real life. The super cub is a good plane but I must say the mini cub is probably a better plane for a first plane. If you get one and get bored with flying it, turn off the act and move the push rods to the outside postion on the horns
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:10 AM
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Minicubpilot is right, nothing is like the real thing. The sim helped with all the proper inputs and nose-in control, but when you fly for real, it seems like the plane flies 10 times faster than the sim! Still glad I learned that way, but I know it's not the only way.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:32 PM
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Any thoughts on the best 1st plane to get.

One that is easy to learn to fly
takes crashing well
will move up to the next level.

I'm looking at RTF
Decathalon
Freedom Flyer
Super Cub

I love to hear your op pion or other choices

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:04 AM
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fcs,
I haven't flown any of those, but they are all known as good flyers. The Super Cub is practically a legend as a very forgiving first plane. The only drawback as I understand it is the "proprietary" electronics. Here is a good review I found on the Super Cub: http://www.ampaviators.com/index.php...d=25&Itemid=28
and a WattFlyer thread: http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12218
Here is a ParkZone Decathalon review: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990359

Here is a review on the Freedom Flyer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=333486
Hope this helps. After checking the reviews, I might get a Decathalon!

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