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Hi All, new to the forum, I have been reading and watching video's about rc flying and wanted to get into it. Does anyone know where to get these two plane's to buy to start out with. or do they still sell them? Thanks Bill
My first RC plane was the Accipiter Badius. I still have it and fly it often, although I have upgraded it to a brushless system. It is very sturdy. The fuse is all but unbreakable. It only has 3 channels, but it is good to learn on, and at a cheap price. I still use the radio that comes with it for my prototype planes and for testing. It will sure take a beating and keep on flying. You can find them at Nitroplanes.com, but they rarely have them in stock. My second RC plane was the Wild Hawk. I have been through 3 of them. They fly very similar to the Accipiter Badius. After totalling my second one, I upgraded my third one to a microjet brushless system and added ailerons. That made it a totally different plane. I still throw it up whenever I go fly. Harbor Frieght Tools Sells the Wild Hawk and all of the parts for it, but I heard they were going to discontinue them, so if they still have any, you may be able to get one for cheap. It is also available at Nitroplanes.com. In my opinion, either plane is great to get into the hobby just to see if you like it for not much money. Good luck. I hope you find something you like.
A good landing is one you can walk away from... a great landing is one you can re-use the plane. My youtube channel:http://youtube.com/user/0269Reaper
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Reaper
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It is, the fuze is like a wiffle ball bat...
And it flys like one too.
A good landing is one you can walk away from... a great landing is one you can re-use the plane. My youtube channel:http://youtube.com/user/0269Reaper
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Reaper
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I think I had the knock of version... mine was called the Antiseptic Beatris.
Hahaha! YOU called it that.
A good landing is one you can walk away from... a great landing is one you can re-use the plane. My youtube channel:http://youtube.com/user/0269Reaper
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Corbarrad
Sluggish 3-channel control and high-weight brushed power systems with lackluster performance probably were one of the key reasons for me to stop flying from the mid-nineties to 2010.
I know Dave keeps preaching about the importance of rudder control, but given enough power I'd rather do without rudder control than without ailerons.
That is not to say that I don't like rudder control if I can get it, but in a pinch bank and yank is the way to go.
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