The Mentor-G by Maxford USA has to be one of the best all-round Basic Trainers available. It might just also be the best airplane to introduce RC flying to the public. Its slow flight is excellent, its initial and operating costs are low while it can be exciting to fly if pushed. Join us as Sport Aviator tests a very unique Basic Trainer.
Two airplanes in one RTF teach the pilot to fly and then moves on to aerobatics with a few minutes of wing remounting. The FlyZone Switch is a new concept and performs well. Join radio host Ralph Squillace as he teats both Switch versions and opens the RC world to his Dad.
Movies Added! Hangar 9′ successful Alpha glow-powered Basic Trainer series has been teaching new RC pilots how to get into the air for almost a decade. The new E-flite Alpha 450 Sport looks and flies as well and as easily as its big brothers but is electric powered and the right size for Park Pilot flying. Walk on the small side and try out this new airplane in the Park Pilot Section.
Movies Added! Balsa USA’s Stick 40 Plus is the newest incarnation of this time-proven kit-built aircraft. The Stick 40 Plus can be anything the builder wants it to be from a calm Basic Trainer, to a great performing sport aircraft all the way to a full-bore, honking, combat airplane. If you haven’t built a wood kit before, join us On The Flight Line to learn what it takes in our first wood kit review.
Movies Added! Here it finally is. The Kadet LT-40 ARF is the updated version of the best-known, most widely flown RC trainer in history. Its ancestors gave wings to tens of thousands of new RC pilots. Now, the updated, modernized Kadet LT-40 ARF marches on, ready to the same for you. Join Dick Pettit On The Flight Line and study the airplane that helped start it all.
Follow along as a real-life beginner modifies the Thunder Power OBL Trainer to Electric Power under the tutelage of an experienced electric power instructor. Also learn how the Thunder Tiger Trainer OBL performs behind a modern outrunner motor. Journey onto the quiet side of the Fight Line for this one.
Movies Added! The original Fighter-Trainer, The World Models F-14-like Basic Trainer, is still one of the best Basic Trainers available. Complete with panel lines, access hatches and extraordinary scale details, this “jet” will take the new RC Pilot from first flight through sport aerobatics. Everything is included in this ARF kit, even the twin pilots. Yet it costs only $110. Join us On The Flight Line as we tank up with some J-4 and punch holes in the sky.
A full-sized, electric powered, scale, basic trainer in the true Progressive Training System, the E-flite T-34 Mentor ePTS is a nearly unbelievably great RC learning system. Equipped with a 2.4 Ghz computer radio, a 25-sized outrunner motor and a big 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery, the T-34 is about the best low-wing, slow flight basic trainer there is. Pop the canopy, climb inside and ride the skies with us in this amazing RTF airplane.
The new Kyosho RTF Calmato Basic Trainer is a gentle airplane, easy to fly, and features strong construction. Good thing it does because open up that very powerful engine and things get fun quickly. Yet landings are slow enough that you may get tired waiting for the airplane to reach you. Build and fly it along with Bob Karasiewicz On The Flight Line.
Movies Added! – Hobbico’s NexSTAR was the first and still one of the best, RC pilot learning systems. Now, meet its electric-powered brother – the NexSTAR EP. Using the exact same airframe, the NexSTAR EP features easy operation quiet performance. Its exceptional airframe may not look like a basic trainer but it sure flies like one. Join us “On The Flight Line” to study this airplane and its optional battery systems.