RC Planes

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rayjay

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Anybody else other than me and Biggus fly RC ?
 
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rayjay

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Yay! First post in the new forum !!!:yeah:
 

boneboy96

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used to...sold all my rc stuff...planes, boats, trucks, etc. may have 1 or 2 engines left but that's all.
 
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243Savage

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I used to be in to that big time. Never quite got over a slight gravity problem I kept encountering. I've got boxes of expensive wreckage in the basement. Tried fast boats thinking that would be safer....no dice....ever seen a nitro hydro smack a turtle at 60+ mph....it ain't pretty. :banginghe
 
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rayjay

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bigdave said:
i'm trying to get started in electric planes. any tips?
Yeah, come up to the house on a calm evening and we will go up to Sugar Hill Elem and wear my neck out. I have a house full. Biggus only saw about 1/2 of them.

Lite Stiks, Foamies, Shock Flyer, Cox gas RC converted to elec, Blue Angels Bearcat.........

I'll get you a link http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php?topic=air-elec

rj
 
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Yea man I have build them from kits, from cloraplast and pvc down spout, have made many from home made stuff from a hardware store that fly great.
 

Eddy M.

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I have an AEROBIRD electric plane lots of fun but haven't used it in a long time because of not having a good place to fly it--- looking at trying the Marietta/ Woodstock soccer fields when they are not being used eddy
 

boneboy96

The High Flying Mod
there's nothing more rewarding then spending months of evenings and weekends on a plane and actually get it to fly...fly...fly away...only to crash and burn 5 seconds later. :yeah:
 

Racor

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About 15 years ago I had a Gental Lady glider. Loved that plane. I would fly it from my parents backyard over a large corn field behind thier house. Well one day the local sherrif pulled into the drive and it seemed I was flying high enough to interfere with local airtraffic! :rofl:

I would get teh plane airborn and actually look through binoculars to help guide it back down! Those thermals back home were great!

A great hobby that I hope to share with my new born son!
 

Eddy M.

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similar story I am "HAM" radio operator and went to a "HAM" flea market ( HAMFEST)at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County there was a R/C operator there who built his planes from scratch and had HIGH power transmitters to control his planes (Hams can use higher powered r/c transmitters) any way he could fly his light weight electric so far away we could not see it with the bare eye-- he had been flying for a while when a GA. National Guard chopper flew over the J.M.Park /turned around and came back and checked out his aircraft( from a distance) for several minutes before continuing on their way-- his R/C was really way up there and a long way from the transmitter it was quite a sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

dixie

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Never flown the RC's but I used to wear the old string and joystick type out!! I had a model of the P-51 mustang, and the english hurricane, twin engine fighter model. Loved to go to the football field on sunday afternoons with them.
 

Eddy M.

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Dixie when I was a kid we had those old planes with a hand held 2 string control-- they had gas engines and went around in a circle so fast you would get dizzy and crash the plane - but the crashes never seemed to destroy the plane so I would fly once-crash then my brother would fly once and crash and over and over eddy
 

dixie

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Yup, that's them! Nothing quite like that smell of the gas/oil mix they burned, and having to use a six volt batt to crank them with. You could always tell when one of us had been "flying" from the prop cuts on our fingers! LOL, if I could find one, I do believe I'd try it again.
 

Eddy M.

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we need to get together and you try my electric -- just need a large clear area to fly it I am hoping to use the Marietta Soccer fields to fly sometimes--- lots of fun just start the motor and throw it in the wind and go I have several battery packs for the engine so while one is recharging we keep on flying:fine: :fine: :fine:
 

T-Bone

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I would be interested in some more info also. I was taking flying lessons last year until fuel got so rediculous and I had to stop. Miss it very much and am looking to try RC until I can get my lessons going again. Any pointers about what to look for in a decent plane and what to look out for in the planes on Ebay?
 
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