Thinking of buying a low wing trainer...or a plane that is not a high wing trainer like my Apprentice. I'm thinking one of the following
1) Pulse XT 25e - about the same size as the apprentice but balsa/wood construction. My eyes are not perfect so I want to stay at the 50 inch wing span size
2) Mini Pulse XT - park flyer version of #1. Smaller might be less intimidating? But also might be less stable?
3) Parkzone T-28 Trojan - sounds like everyone's favorite foam plane. Also a park flyer sized plane. I'm afraid this would not be fun to fly on windy days..and it seems every day I am at the field, it is windy!
I also like building as much as flying, thus my attraction to ARF planes. I think there was an Eflite Advance 25 before that would have been perfect, but now discontinued. ARF, low wing, but with semi-symmetrical wings. So it was a real low wing trainer. And then there are the Eflite mini stick and ultra sticks. Not low wing but would be more aerobatic.
What do you guys think? From what I have read so far, mid wings are the last ones I should look at and would be the most challenging to fly.
Do you have the Apprentice S (/w Safe) or the original Apprentice?
I bought the ArtiZan for my low wing trainer. This plane is amazing for low wing / aerobatic trainer. Compare with T-28, Artizan is more forgiving.
I have the Apprentice S. And so when I bought the Artizan, I bought the PNP and transfer the SAFE r/x to Artizan. Unlike other planes, which may not compatible with SAFE r/x. This one works 100%. I don't even have to rebind.
This plane can take wind to 20km/h. And because I have the SAFE r/x, it has the panic button if I am in trouble.
Unless you want the warbird, ArtiZan is not a bad choice.
Another option for low wing trainer, will be the Corsair S from Parkzone. This is a BNF. Don't mistaken with the other Corsair, this Corsair is design for beginner. It has 4 channels, low wing. It equip with a special SAFE r/x. It does exactly the same as the Apprentice but it's for low wing trainer.
Speed wise, the Corsair S is bit slower than the Artizan (but still faster than the Apprentice). Which helps for entry level of low wing trainer.
For learning aerobatic, Artizan is way better than the Corsair S.
Price wise, ArtiZan is cheaper.
I hope this help.