What is a good beginner plane that is not too expensive?

Joe C.
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Flying R/C for 20+ years. Numerous awards in racing & combat. R/C Instructor, enjoy helping folks soar to their goals.


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Shopper conversation with Joe C. on June 28, 2016

Joe C.
Hello! How may I assist your shopping experience? Did you have a question about the sport cub s?
im looking for a plane for a first time flyer. and that is not to expencive
Joe C.
how much do you want to spend?
and how much room to you have to fly?
100 or less
Joe C.
didnt' I just chat with you?
Joe C.
another person asked exactly the same question
can you go as high as $129?
Joe C.
great, because the one you are looking at would be my first choice in that range
it offers the SAFE system
are you familar with SAFE?
i drive rc cars and im looking into planes
i want to learn to fly rc planes
Joe C.
SAFE offers 3 flight modes: beginner, intermediate and expert. Beginner mode stops the plane from rolling (into the ground-- common when learning).
All modes offer a "panic button" you can press if you get disoriented which auto levels the aircraft from any attitude.
thats awesome.
Joe C.
yes it helps a lot
it doesn't know where trees are but it helps steer around and level it
what plane is that?
Joe C.
the one you see now has it
we have larger ones with SAFE also
but they are more expensive
thank you so much
is it a slow plane compared to other planes?
Joe C.
easy to fly-- good for small spaces
we even fly them indoors during winter
anything else i should know?
Joe C.
this comes with all items you need to fly in the box
but a few extra batteries are handy to have charged ready to go
they are only $5 ea
is the s RTF with safe tech a upgrade of this plane we are looking at now?
Joe C.
I've added these items to your "ideas" to the right. Do you see them? (can you click them to see details?)
RTF has all items to fly-- transmitter too-- bnf does not
i see the items
so i should get the sport club S BNF w/ SAFE tech or the sport club S RTF with SAFE tec?
Joe C.
not the BNF-- get the RTF one
thank you. have a nice day!
Joe C.
you're welcome, thanks you too
you still here?
Joe C.
how may I assist?
can this plane take a few hits to the ground?
Joe C.
yes-- as long as you don't land too fast straight onto the prop
they survive in a gymnasium and do surprisingly well unless you dive nose down
is the champ RTF a good plane aswell?
Joe C.
yes but it doesn't offer SAFE so it isn't as helpful in learning
okay thanks again
Joe C.
you're welcome
Customer Rating:
Needler: 10
Experience: 10
Feedback: very helpful. game me good options. told me about what some things meant. and really did a good job explaining.