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The following are suggestions for two different set-ups for a new flyer.
The main difference in the two is the size of the aircraft and the cost.
Both set-ups offer high quality items at reasonable prices.
There are many different options to choose from, these two options are very popular and work out extremely well for many beginners.  

Wright Flyers Club recommends the 60 Sized Trainer Set-up
(The 40 Sized Set-up may be used as an alternative)

Purchasing higher quality items such as the engine and radio will allow you to use these same items on future airplanes you may purchase.

The Wright City Flyers R/C Club recommends Mark Twain Hobby as a supplier of the following items.


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60 Sized Trainer Set-Up (Recommended)
Aircraft
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
 HobbiStar 60 MK. III by Hobbico
Good quality Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) trainer, easy to assemble, easy to fly, excellent performance.
71.0" Wingspan, 7.5 - 8.5 lbs.
Semi-Symmetrical Airfoil
Approximate Price: $149.99
Engine
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
OS .61FX, 2 Stroke Engine, 1.9 HP
Ball-Bearing, High Power Sport Engine
Remote Needle Valve
Approximate Price: $149.99
Propellers, Glow Plugs,
Glow Plug Igniter & Fuel
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
APC 12x6 Nylon Propeller
(APC 11x8 Nylon Prop may be substituted)
Approximate Price: $3.79 each
(Buy 3 of these)

OS Type A3 Glow Plug
Approximate Price: $3.99 each
(Buy 2 of these)

Du-Bro Kwik Start XL with Charger
Used to ignite glow plug during start
Approximate Price: $18.39

Wildcat 10% Nitro / 18% Oil Premium Extra Glow Fuel
Approximate Price: $14.49 per gallon

Radio
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
Futaba 6XAS Computer Radio - Very Popular
Easy to use, 6 Channel Radio
Features: mixing, dual rates (3 channels), Exponential (3 channels), 6 model memory, servo reversing, servo end adjustment.
FM & PCM, comes with 4 servos, batteries, charger.
Approximate Price: $229.99

may be substituted with:

JR XP662 Computer Radio
6 Channel Radio
Features: mixing, dual rates, 5 model memory,
servo reversing, exponential, servo end adjustment.
comes with 4 servos, batteries, charger.
Approximate Price: $249.99

Electric Engine Starter,
Battery & Charger
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
Hobbico TorqMaster 180
12V DC Heavy Duty Electric Starter
Approximate Price: $37.99
(Hobbico TorqMaster 90 Standard Duty Starter may be substituted, Approximate Price: $27.99)

Hobbico TorqMaster LC 12V 7Amp Battery
This is a sealed, lead calcium battery
Approximate Price: $17.99

Hobbico 12 Volt Charger
Approximate Price: $10.99

 

40 Sized Trainer Set-Up (Alternative)
Aircraft
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
AviStar 40 II MonoKote by Hobbico
Good quality Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARF) trainer, easy to assemble, easy to fly, excellent performance.
59.5" Wingspan, 5 - 6 lbs.
Semi-Symmetrical Airfoil
Approximate Price: $99.99
Engine
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
OS .46FX, 2 Stroke Engine, 1.6 HP
Ball-Bearing, High Power Sport Engine
Remote Needle Valve
Approximate Price: $114.99
Propellers, Glow Plugs,
Glow Plug Igniter & Fuel
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
APC 11x6 Nylon Propeller
(APC 10x7 Nylon Prop may be substituted)
Approximate Price: $2.79 each
(Buy 3 of these)

OS Type A3 Glow Plug
Approximate Price: $3.99 each
(Buy 2 of these)

Du-Bro Kwik Start XL with Charger
Used to ignite glow plug during start
Approximate Price: $18.39

Wildcat 10% Nitro / 18% Oil Premium Extra Glow Fuel
Approximate Price: $14.49 per gallon

Radio
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
Futaba 6XAS Computer Radio - Very Popular
Easy to use, 6 Channel Radio
Features: mixing, dual rates (3 channels), Exponential (3 channels), 6 model memory, servo reversing, servo end adjustment.
FM & PCM, comes with 4 servos, batteries, charger.
Approximate Price: $229.99

may be substituted with:

JR XP662 Computer Radio
6 Channel Radio
Features: mixing, dual rates, 5 model memory,
servo reversing, exponential, servo end adjustment.
comes with 4 servos, batteries, charger.
Approximate Price: $249.99

Electric Engine Starter,
Battery & Charger
Available at Mark Twain Hobby
Hobbico TorqMaster 90
12V DC Standard Duty Electric Starter
Approximate Price: $27.99
(Hobbico TorqMaster 180 Heavy-Duty Starter may be substituted, Approximate Price: $37.99)

Hobbico TorqMaster LC 12V 7Amp Battery
This is a sealed, lead calcium battery
Approximate Price: $17.99

Hobbico 12 Volt Charger
Approximate Price: $10.99


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