newbie's question

hi all:
i am newbie on the RC thing and i ma interested in R/C jet, like f-15, f-18,
something like that. where should i start? where should i get more information?
i would like ot do some research first ....
thanks.
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dave
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well, i realize that. i saw the scaled RC models on TV. they taxi on the runway, take off by themselve, land on the runway by themselve ... i am very intersted ...
expensive, what kind of money are u talking about?
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dave
hi all:
i am newbie on the RC thing and i ma interested in R/C jet, like f-15, f-18, something like that. where should i start? where should i get more information? i would like ot do some research first ....
thanks. ======================== For a true turbine powered jet, you will spend several thousand dollars and have a machine that requires a huge amount of skill and knowledge to fly.
If you're new, check
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a site set up by Tower Hobbies. You need to learn to fly a basic trainer, glow powered or electric, then begin to work toward the jet.
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Carrell
If you are a newbie, don't start with a jet.
Unless its a propellor driven thing - they work fairly well. Ducted fans etc are tricky to get flying and expebnsive, and turbines are very expensive and dangerous in inexperienced hands.
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The Natural Philosopher
Jets huh?
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on the sample clips. Some of these guys have $10k + invested in these
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out the photo gallery!
These are both real turbine powered jets. Hardcore stuff. You wanna learn to fly on some kinda trainer plane, get a stunt plane, then maybe a ducted fan type. A ducted fan uses a regular 2 stroke airplane engine spinning a fan (get this..) in a duct. When mounted inside a plane you get appearance of a proper jet without the cost & hassle. Oh, and Nothing flys or lands itself.
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MikeF
Start with a basic prop-driven trainer. You second plane sould be a low wing sport plane, then you can start thinking about jets. Dr.1 Driver "There's a Hun in the sun!"
Reply to
Dr1Driver
Your first research should be at your local bank. Check the availability of second mortgages. Jets are neat, but EXPENSIVE!
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w4jle
Dave,
Jets are cool-looking, but trust me, you'll have your hands full learning to fly with the typical high-wing, propellor-driven trainer. Jets are fast, expensive, and not for newbies. I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but remember, those full-scale jet jocks started out flying high-wing trainers.
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