Is the OpenPPG a good platform for beginners to start with (if an instructor OKs it)? It’s really tempting - it seems like it’ll be cheaper on money and effort (maintenance). And maybe it’s easier to fly, too? (There’s no steer torque, annoying motor starts, or powerbanding to worry about, so those are a few less things to think about when learning how to fly with an instructor.)
Are there any reasons I should avoid picking this as my first motor? Obviously, there’s the downside of short flights, but as someone with almost no hours in the sky, I would just be happy getting off the ground and getting started in aviation.