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  • #8770
    epic
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    I’m looking for plans, or a kit under 30$ for a balsa trainer that could be glow or electric. I think it’s time to graduate from my foam board planes. I saw this one: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__20966__Idol_Laser_Cut_Kit_890mm_KIT_.html

    But idk.

    Thanks! ~epic

    #8888
    hsamuels
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    A good trainer is bigger than that – maybe around 60″ wingspan. Join a club, and most likely somebody will have one sitting in the basement that you can buy inexpensively.

    #8952
    donnyb
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    Hi Epic!
    20 dollars seems cheap for the kit,but you have to buy covering like monokote and trim and hardware that might cost a bit more than you think. I’ve built a couple balsa kits like the gentle lady and the aerostar40. Monokote is not the easiest thing to work with, and you might have to buy a extra roll and the iron made for it to have a really nice covering. I would go to your local hobby shop and ask them questions on how complicated and expensive it might be.

    #9224
    epic
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    Yes. I understand that. I just want the balsa pieces. I understand that monokote costs a lot. My friend has the tools because he recently spent 300$+ on a very nice cub. I just want some cheap balsa kit that is pre cut out.

    #9241
    donnyb
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    Actually since you have a friend in to it, that makes a big difference. I looked up your link and looked at the laser kits and there is some really neat planes. I actually like the gliders. But you know if your build it, you can modify it! Sometimes if you see a kit on a website you can look on you tube and see if anyone reviewed it.

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