I'm a complete newbie looking to get into the hobby. I saw this RTF
kit at a local hobby store. It comes with the JR XF421 radio and the
"new" Evolution Trainer engine. I've done a quick search on this topic
and it seems that the plane is a pretty good trainer - how about the
new engine? Is the radio a good place to start?
Thanks in advance.
On 4 Sep 2003 11:56:48 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Mathew
This is a great trainer, good radio, and great engine combo.
Have a friend who just bought one, and I helped him assemble it. 4
flights on it now with no problems so far. His instructor, who hates
any pre-built especially ARF's can't rave enough about how the plane
performs. Had it up in 30+ MPH winds last Sunady and it's stable as a
rock. A excellent choice for a trainer.
As for the props, yes they are a bit expensive and brittle,
but they do allow the plane to fly a bit slower, (great for new
pilots), and cut down the noise quite a bit. If the replacement cost
bothers you too much ($7.95CAD) ea, switch to a 2 blade 11X6 Master
Airscrew at the expense of noise and flying a bit faster.
Buy it, you won't be sorry. A pic of the completed model can
be seen at <www.nosf.ca/rogues>. Bottom row of thumbnails.
Thunder Bay ON Canada
I have the original Xtra Easy and it is a very good trainer. I replaced the
engine that it had in it which was a MDS40 with a TT46 which is a better
performer and a little bit more power. I felt the 40 size engine was a
little under powered for a windy day and the 46 with a 11x7 apc prop works
great. The one thing that you may want to invest in is maybe a buddy cord
which will allow you to do the buddy box deal. If no one has another JR box
you can always purchase a quattro box without a crystal and that can be your
buddy box for around 40-50 dollars. To me that was the better way to go
instead of passing the box between the instructer and the student.
Great setup for a beginner. The engine is very user friendly. The plane
has had great reviews. I have helped someone with the Alpha trainer, but
haven't seen the Extra Easy in person. Good luck.
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