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Old 04-05-2008, 02:34 AM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

Nexstar's aren't bad. Infact they come with a proper look full height undercarriage unlke one homebuilt I've seen.... Remember to account for another 6" in the budget Alex :-)
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:22 AM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

Hey!

Last summer i was in the same situation as you. I stuffed around and couldent decide, but then i saw the Bossanova 3D from ripmax and *WHAM* i rushed down in my LHS and bought it.

http://www.ripmax.com/item.asp?itemi...9&Category=010

Building is very easy and without any complications (even i could figure the manual out) I fly with a OS 46 AX and its very nice and light servos are 3001 allaround but a 3010 in the elevator. My wing loading is about 30gram/sqcm and thats not much!!

You nearly cant stall it, it just soars in to landings, dosent tipstalls even at 0 flying speed!

The only - about it is the landing gear. mine collapsed the first day of flying with it. I decided to go use 50$ and bought a CF landing gear and some blindnuts+nylonbolts and a new peace of wood to put it in. The CF gear is a little higher than the standard and actuatly makes landing and take off easier!

Also the hover skills are incredible. I have a buddy that have flown the ucando46 and 60 and a bunch of other 3D planes - hes says that the Bossanova is the easiest hoverable plane he have tried!

I can only recommend the Bossanova as the 2. plane! its awsome!!

videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rc&search_type=
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

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I know this is sort of off the topic, but what do you think would be a good trainer? I have been looking at the Hobbico Nexstar plane, and i think i am just going to buy a used one off of ebay just to save some money, plus the plane doesnt need to be brand spanking new for my first plane. I have been flying this realflight simulater G4 demo and i am actually getting a pretty good hang of it. I think it will be pretty different though when i actually use the controller and not the keyboard. But any way, i have really been looking at this plane and i was just trying to get some feedback on people to see if they what kind of expireience they have had with it. i would greatly appreciate feedback and i hope to hear from you guys. Thanks a lot!!!!!
I learned on the Nexstar and my sons trained on the same one. They are an excellent trainer IMHO. I bought the complete package with the sim and it made it very easy to learn. I recently bought one of the ARF versions ($99.00) and transferred all of the equipment over to it for my grandson. Now he has a brand new Nexstar to learn on.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:15 PM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

you are right. the uc came out a bit long so icut it down a bit. now its a bit short. will put larger wheels on one day. at least it does not tip on its nose in long grass and bust that mega dollar prop. alex
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:35 PM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

Hey I started with a goldberg eagle II trainer, still fly it. have got a 300s as a second. Does anyone know of anywhere in nz that does precision cutting for rc kits off the plans?
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:31 PM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

There are a number of sign shops that have computer cnc routing machines, they should have no trouble cutting from a .dxf file. You'd have to digitise the plans (or pay the sign shop a lot of money to do it for you)

I have also spoken to laser engravers and enquired about getting stuff laser cut, I know there is a place in Chch that was able to do it for me (again from a .dxf) and I am sure there will be places in Auckland that will do the same - check out the yellow pages.

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:12 AM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

Fourstar 60,, can't go wrong,,
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:53 AM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

hey Alex, i was actually thinking that i was going to buy the p51 pts ARF version and buy all the parts i want. Since it is a trainer, do you think i would be ok with that. thanks for the feedback
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:25 PM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

New World Models Mach 1 or Mach 2 cheap and fly great!
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:30 PM
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Re: Good second Plane?.

Four Star series, then to a Sig Kougar if you can find one...getting scarce (Sig should ARF that one, it is a great sport plane, ARE YOU LISTENING SIG????) then move on to a profile. Mojo 40 or 60, OMP Katana or Fusion.

Don't be in a rush to build a $2000+ GS aerobat. The quickest way to loose that $2K, is to try to fly it before you are ready. Don't be:
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