| I posted earlier about my adventures with my new Yellow Bee ($30 @ | HarborFreight). I bought the thing yesterday on an impulse and today I | see many of you saying this is a terrible plane for a newbie. I would | like to spend the absolute least amount possible for a decent plane | that is easy to fly because it will get demolished. | | Anyone care to share any advice/recommendations?
Absolute minimum of 3 channels for any powered plane. (Two channels is OK for a glider though.)
Aileron/elevator/throttle or rudder/elevator/throttle doesn't really matter as long as you have all three channels. Anything that gives you throttle/rudder or two throttles (like the Yellow Bee) is NOT going to work well.
Ideally, the prop will be in back, and the plane made mostly of foam so it can survive crashes.
You're probably looking at $150-$200 for something decent that includes everything you need, but they'll fly so much better than the Yellow Bee it's not even funny.
And while help is not essential, even an hour of help from a more experienced R/C guy will help your plane last much longer and help you be much less frustrated.