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    Help with plane selection for my wife

    I fly alot of 3d capable planes,Sbach, Extra, Ultimate,,,so I am not familiar with what I am asking here,,
    I have been working with my wife this year, and have her now where she can fly her trainer very well,, I made her a deal that when she learned to fly well, I would get her a nicer plane,, She said she likes the way a cub looks,,,and thats great for her, lot of lift and low wing loading,, perfect plane,,,BUT,,,, I am not sure about any aerobatic moves,, I have shown her a decathalon, and she likes that just as well,,,
    SO here is my question,, Is a decathalon a more capable model when it comes to light aerobatics, rolls, loops, and maybe a tumble up high? I am not familiar with these planes soI am asking some of you guys who know,, thanks

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Yes, a Decathalon is definitely a more capable plane areobatically, but it comes with a price. Compared to a Cub, the Decathalon will stall easier, lands faster, and still has the same ground habits as a Cub. But the ones I've flown are still great flying planes and she should be able to handle one with your help.
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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    yes get a decathalon, nicer looking, more fun, make sure she is good on the rudder and uses it properly. THe H9 taylorcraft is a great bird and very aerobatic if you want to spend a few extra $ on her

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    it depends on the Decathlon but all of them are more then what your wife can handle I'm sure

    but like the pilot Decathlon can do more then the segaul models .. one witch is more a sport plane just sayin

    bill himpel makes a eally niec one also 25 % and up

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Why not the best of both worlds and get her a clipped wing Cub? Aerobatic, yet still flies like a Cub!

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife


    ORIGINAL: Gtarling

    Why not the best of both worlds and get her a clipped wing Cub? Aerobatic, yet still flies like a Cub!

    thats like the same airplane .. deathlon >cub " flaps "

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Rascal 110 maybe?

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    I still say h9 tailor craft with a 30 cc gas
    Start out easy and forgiving and then crank
    It up as she gets bored with flying circles

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Well, I ended up talking it over with her, and made the decision, found a great high wing plane, that provides great lift, has flaps to slow it down to a crawl, and when put on high rates,andIcan take it and put on a real show,,this plane will really throw down and surprise anyone seeing it for the first time,, Im just waiting for it to arrive at the end of the month.
    We both win,,, She has a nice plane to ease around with that will roll and all that jazz,,,and then Ican fly it and do high alphas and hovers,, thanks 3DHS
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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Nice.

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    RE: Help with plane selection for my wife

    Good choice
    It's untested in real world rc guys , but should
    Be a superb contender for your
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