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Trainers & Packages
Trainers & Packages
If you're just getting started you have come to the right place!
The first question we will ask is "electric or glow/gas?" and the second is "whats your comfortable all up budget?".
Start by reviewing this page then make contact with us at [email protected] and we will do all we can to help!
First Plane & Budget
A decent size, good quality, full function EPO foam model with AS3X stabilisation (or similar) is a great option for those starting out.
To clarify some of the jargon....
BNF = Bind & Fly, that is the model is ready to bind (link) to your Spektrum transmitter (model has a Spectrum receiver installed and factory set.
PNP = Plug & Play, that is the model is ready for you to install receiver of your choice
RTF = Ready to Fly, that is everything you need to fly is "in the box". RTF models are typically at the "toy end" of the market.
The EFlite Timber or Valiant are good first model choices.
There are a plethora of lower cost options available but if you are serious and have the budget we recommend EFlite.
Firebrand will have you in the air with quality new set up for about $1200-1300.
We encourage all pilots to get a good Sim like RealFlight . Best money you will spend!
For those with a bigger budget it doesn't get better than this...
Sebart make exceptional quality conventional construction Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) models. They are best know for performance aerobatic models but the Cessna 50E is Sebarts solution for the beginner through intermediate "Sport Pilot". The Cessna 50E does it all!
Expect to pay about $1500 for the Cessna, Motor, Prop, ESC and Servos depending on specifications selected.
We recommend the Spektrum DX6 as great radio. You will need full function charger and a larger 5/6S batteries.
Prefer the smell of nitro?
If you like the sound of a real engine and the smell of glow fuel this is the model for you.
The Great Planes Avistar 46 is outstanding! It suitable for starting out but like the Sebart Cessna its more of an all-rounder then just a trainer.
With a good motor such as the OS46AX, propeller and servos you will be up for about $900 for this model.
Add a Spektrum DX6, fuel, filling pump, glow igniter, starter and sundry other minor items and you will need a budget of about $1500 to be in the air with a quality new set up.
See Sport Models