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Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, Hi - I am new to RC airplanes and am looking for one for my son for his bday. I was looking at this model - I can't afford an arm and a leg but I also see I need to purchase the transmitter and stuff. Could you please recommend a model and the necessary accessories?

Joseph C.
Hi there. I m Joe. How can I help you have some serious RC fun today? Is there a product or accessory that I can help you with?
Hi - I am new to RC airplanes and am looking for one for my son for his bday. I was looking at this model - I can't afford an arm and a leg but I also see I need to purchase the transmitter and stuff. Could you please recommend a model and the necessary accessories?
Joseph C.
I highly suggest the Sport Cub S then..
This is a RTF, Ready to Fly setup with nothing else needed.
Just maybe a few extra flight batteries.
How is this model for a 13yo novice who may have an interest in becoming a pilot?
Joseph C.
Many reasons. First, It will teach him traditional flying with traditional controls. Throttle, elevator, rudder and ailerons.
It has AS3X 3 axis stabilization for smooth and steady flight.
Also, The SAFE system which can restrict how much input the pilot can use to prevent over-control and crashing.
It has a Panic feature. If you feel out of control, just press a button and the plane will right itself.
I have gotten a lot of great feedback on this trainer !!
This model sounds like a good choice - I want him to have fun and not get frustrated bc of too many crashes, etc. We are in Mass - are there any guidelines as far as where he can fly it?
Joseph C.
Most open field parks will allow electric park flyers such as this. You can also look to see if you have a local flying club.
Wow - you have been super helpful Joseph! I think we will go with your suggestion - thank you so very much and may God bless!
Joseph C.
Thank you. I do this to help!! I am an independent hobbyist here to answer product questions and do not work for Horizon so I am not biased from one brand to another.
I want you to be successful and NOT frustrated!!.
I definitely want my son to enjoy it and who knows where experiences will lead to!
Joseph C.
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