I haven't been involved in the hobby for a few years now but I've held
on to my AMA license in hopes to get back. What I'm interested in, is
opinions on what would be a good electric RC airplane to keep around
(and would fit easily in my Wrangler) that I could keep my "edge" with.
When I was active, I had a bit better than moderate skills in flying and
building and I've built and flown many different types of aircraft from
floaters to wildly acrobatic.
What I'm looking for is something that would take me from the "I haven't
done this in awhile so I'm nervous" stage to "Impressing my friends with
mild aerobatics" stage. ;-)
I'm also pretty much in the dark about what's available and good these
days as far as battery pack/motor/speed control combinations so if you
have recommendations there it would be appreciated also.
I have a Futaba T6XA that I used with my only airplane left (40 size
Midwest Hots II) so, I would like to get an Elec flight pack to use with
it if they're still available.
As far as the airplane,...maybe a high wing with removable landing gear
that would be tough enough to take a landing on tall grass on occasion
because I may not always be near a paved or closely cut field.
Unless the hobby has changed drastically in the past few years, I know
there is no shortage of opinions around these lists so, let me have 'em!
- posted 15 years ago