It's fine for learning, but there are other choices that are
significantly cheaper, and just as viable for learning. The Nexstar,
especially the RTF version is loaded with stuff that's not needed for
learning. The Tower Trainer is one choice that's less $. I suggest
finding a local instructor and see what he says. You might also go to
and spend some time looking at the
beginner's forum. Lots of discussion there on trainers.
Good luck, it's a fun hobby.
Well, I have one and I don't think it is "expensive". The ARF variation was
only $110. It is very well built and I think only complaint is that it is a
little "too" capable. With a SuperTiger45 I had to fly at less than 1/2
trottle to keep the speed down. As you get better at it, it will outperform
any trainer out there in speed and agility when you run the trottle up to
I'm still using a "human" trainer on the buddy-box and every trainer that I
had commented on how the performance was more than they expected of a "40"
There is also a RTF variation (Ready to fly) that comes with radio, engine,
a flight simulator for you PC, a special "self-correcting" receiver &
sensor. The price on it is $380. They call the self-correcting receiver
their "Automatic Flight Stablization" system. It can be turn on or off and
is ajustable for sensitivity,...not everyone will want to use it, but its
there if you want it. It and the Flight Simulator only come with the RTF
version. The ARF version is just the Plane and Hardware.