Hi, new to the group, and flying.
I live in the UK and have been enjoying flying a glider that i got
cheap (£35) from Bigpockets.co.uk, it's uses a pretty cheap
Differential propellor system to fly.
I've crashed it a few times, and now i have broken it, but i had good
fun. They only thing i felt was that i wasn't in control of it alot
of the time, i.e. alot was dependant on the wind conditions and if you
got into a drop you had to let it go and pray it would correct itself,
Now.. What i ideally want to get is a 3ch rudder controlled plane
which will hopefully give me more control over the overall flying
system, am i right in thinking that if i got a 3ch plane that if i
crashed it would be down to my own skills rather than other influences
I'm looking for something quite cheap and the Wing Dragon looks
absolutely perfect for me, has anyone tried these and could recommend
them? I like the idea that they are easy to land (From watching a few
Also, as i've only had previous exeperience with a cheapy glider would
it be wise to get another similar glider before paying a little bit
more on something like the Wing Dragon II/
Any help/info/alternative planes/Opinions will be appreciated.
Also if anyone who lives the uk knows where i can get these cheap in
the UK? I've seen them on ebay from Hongkong and the RTF kit is about
£48 plus £30 P+p (OUCH!) But you get a spare wing and battery which
sounded pretty neat. I don't like paying that much postage, but it
may be my only option judging by stores over here that sell them for
£100 before P+P.
Thanks again if you can help me any way possible in convincing me, or
warning me if i've made the incorrect/correct decision. Thanks.
- posted 17 years ago