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rahul

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Guys I m new in this hobby & wanted to know which rc is best for me piper j3 cub or Cessna 182??
 

aussiesteve

Well-Known Member
Guys I m new in this hobby & wanted to know which rc is best for me piper j3 cub or Cessna 182??
Welcome aboard

Neither - get a decent trainer - go to the nearest associated club near you and spek with the guys there.

If it's a gasser - run it on good oil :biggrin:
(I mention that because the right oil is as subjective as what the right airframe is).

Let people know where you're located, what your eperience is and they will probably be better able to guide you to a good group of people who can help you get successfully started.
 

BRUTUS

Plank Junky
Lifetime Supporter
Do you have a simulator? I'd vote j3, but it depends on what brand. If it's an electric foamy, you could make it work.
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
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I m thinking of art tech piper j3
In my opinion that plane is kind of small with a 40in wingspan and no dihedral and could be tricky with any wind at all.
I have also heard good things about the Apprentice as well as the Sensei

http://www.hangar-9.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL3100

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/flyzone/flza3010m.html

I learned on a powered glider. Not this one but....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCGNG&P=0

Find a club in your area:
http://www.modelaircraft.org/clubsearch.aspx
 

Tired Old Man

Staff member
I soloed a guy in 3/4 of a day one Saturday with an Apprentice. Sure, he had some sim time but he had never flown before.
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
I think it helps if the airplane has some built in stability whether it be in wing design or an electronic aid such as the SAFE feature that the Apprentice is available with.
 

BRUTUS

Plank Junky
Lifetime Supporter
Since Raul isn't much of a talker, and hasn't really responded to any of our suggestions I'm just going to assume his mind is already made up.
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
Whatever he decides I hope he is sucessful as well as safe in his new endeavor and comes back to give us an update.
 

Tired Old Man

Staff member
Bravo sir. I believe you'll have a lot of fun and quickly learn skills you will carry forward in all your flying activities.
 

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
Nice choice Rahul. Please come back and give us updates on your progress of learning how to fly as this could be helpful for others who may like to go the same route.
Good luck to you and welcome to this wonderful hobby.:thumbsup:
 

BRUTUS

Plank Junky
Lifetime Supporter
Don't beat yourself up too much! Luckily, parts are relatively cheap for that airplane, and a few wrinkles, ding's, and dents never kept a foamy on the ground!

Good luck with the repairs, and don't get discouraged. I've drilled at least a half dozen planes into the ground before I learned how to fly.

I hope you can find someone local and fly's RC so that you can buddy up with him/ her. Having someone with experience around makes a big difference, and if you can there are free flight simulators out there, in fact, doesn't the Apprentice come with it's own? If you can, find that flight simulator and practice until you can get 3 good landings in a row before you try with the real one again.

Best wishes, and good luck!
 
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