Multiplex FunCub is the best 1kg (2lb) foam training model I have ever flown. Mine has flown in and out of some unbelievable strips. Copped a plenty of knocks, still going strong. Two great features, can be flown from rough ground, nor does it have to be tipped upside to change the battery. Airframe is incredibly rugged too. Thanks to a great design, it also flies properly, in the old fashioned way when aeroplanes were rigged correctly. Not the cheapest but in the long run this gives the best bang for your buck. My electronic book covers a step by step installation of the Eagle Tree Guardian stability system, with a bush pilot set up with a screwdriver, no computer needed.
Number two choice is the E Flite Apprentice S. Great model. A turn key solution to teaching yourself, AS3X stability is setup out of the box. Into the Air was designed and written to take your tablet to the flying field. Into the Air covers how to operate and fly both models. Most subjects are on a single page. Remember, your flight will also be the test flight. Specifically, this book shows you how to achieve a successful solo flight.
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