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Special Edition Airplane Buying Guide Update 2008

5/24/2007 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2007 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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Page 4: Make Your Decision, Get The Airplane
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Ok, now that you have some answers in your mind for these considerations, it is time to start comparing the features of some airplanes so you can go out and buy the very best one for you. We have made separate charts for electric-powered and engine-powered models. They give you a chance to compare popular models based on these requirements.

Engine Powered

Model Constr. Build Time Engine Radio Flying Field
  Beginner
Alpha 40 DSM2 RTF 2.4GHz Balsa/plywood 1 hour Included Included Club field
  Sport/Beginner
J-3 Cub ARF Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution 46* 4-6 ch. Club field
PTS F-22 Raptor ARF Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution Alpha 4-6 ch. Club field
PTS F-22 Raptor RTF Balsa/plywood 1-2 hour incl incl Club field
PTS P-51 Mustang ARF Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution 46* 4 ch. Club field
PTS P-51 Mustang RTF Balsa/plywood 1-2 hour incl incl Club field
  Sport
Piper Pawnee Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution 52* 6 ch. Club field
Pulse XT 60 Balsa/plywood 6-8 hour Evolution 61* 4-6 ch. Club field
J-3 Cub ARF 1/4 Scale Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour Zenoah 20cc 6 ch. Club field
  Intermediate
Fokker DVII Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour Evolution 61* 6 ch. Club field
Funtana X100 ARF 3D Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Saito 100* 4-6 ch. Club field
Hellcat F-6F Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour Evolution 61* 6 ch. Club field
Pulse XT ARF 3D Balsa/plywood 6-8 hour Evolution 46* 4-6 ch. Club field
Sundowner 50 Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour Evolution 52* 6 ch. Club field
Twist 60 ARF ARF 3D Balsa/plywood 6-8 hour Evolution 61* 4-6 ch. Club field
Yak 54 ARF 90 Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution 100 7 ch. Club field
Tango Balsa/plywood 6-8 hour Evolution 52* 4-6 ch. Club field
Ultimate Bipe 46 ARF Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Evolution 52* 7 ch. Club field
  Advanced
27% Cap 232G ARF Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour Evolution 45GX 4-6 ch. Club field
Carden Yak Balsa/plywood 15-20 hour Evolution 45GX 7+ ch. Club field
P-47 Thunderbolt 150 ARF Balsa/plywood 20-30 hour Saito 220 6-7 ch. Club field
Inspire 60 ARF 3D Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour Saito 82* 4-6 ch. Club field
Sukhoi Su-26mm ARF Balsa/plywood 12-15 hour DA-85 6-7 ch. Club field
B-25J Mitchell Balsa/plywood 15-20 hour Evolution 36x2 7-9 ch. Club field
* These models can be electric powered as well

Electric Powered

Model Constr. Build Time Motor Radio Flying Field
  For Everyone
Micro Cessna/Citabria 2.4GHz Foam 1 min. incl 2.4 incl indoor
Ember 2.4GHz Foam 1 min. incl 2.4 incl indoor
Vapor ultra lite weight 1 min. incl BNF* indoor
  Sport/Beginner
Super Cub Electric RTF Foam 30 min. Included Included Small field
Spitfire RTF Foam RTF incl incl Small field
  Sport/Intermediate
Taylorcraft Balsa/plywood 3-4 hour E-flite 480 4-6 ch Small field
Mini Ultra Stick PNP Balsa/plywood 5-6 hour E-flite 480 4-6 ch Small field
  Intermediate
E-flite Cap 232 BP ARF3D Balsa 3-4 hour E-flite 450 4-6 ch. Small field
E-flite Edge 540 BP ARF 3D Balsa 3-4 hour E-flite 450 4-6 ch. Small field
J-3 Cub 25 ARF Balsa/plywood 3-4 hour Power 25 4-6 ch. Club field
Mini FuntanaX ARF 3D Balsa/plywood 5-6 hour E-flite 480 4-6 ch. Small field
Mini Pulse XT ARF Balsa/plywood 3-4 hour E-flite 450 4-6 ch. Small field
Extra 260 480 Park Flyer ARF Balsa/plywood 3-4 hour E-flite 480 4-6 ch. Small field
F-15 Foam 5-6 hour E-flite BL420 (2) 6 ch. Small field
Enticement Foam 6-8 hour E-flite 250 4-6 ch. Small field
Ultimate Bipe 20-300 10e ARF Balsa/plywood 6-8 hour E-flite Power 10 6 ch. Small field
Deuces Wild 25e2 Balsa/plywood 10-12 hour E-flite Power 25x2 6-7 ch. Club field

Even if you are thinking of models that are not in the charts, you can see how the same factors apply and that will help with your selection process. It is important that you get that model and get it built. Flying season is here and everyone else is going to be at the field—you don’t want to get left behind. You can be assured that our guide will help you make the right choice, have the best possible RC experience and have more fun than you ever imagined.

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