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Old 02-20-2014, 04:28 AM   #2506
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Feels good to get back in the air:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdVXMpgomPg

This thing is stupidly overpowered and floats like a feather, no bad habits that I've discovered. I stopped flying it because I had a bad servo in the tail.

Nice flying. I'm itching to get out. Supposed to be 40 here today. 20"+ of snow in the yard. Ugh.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:42 AM   #2507
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Nice flying. I'm itching to get out. Supposed to be 40 here today. 20"+ of snow in the yard. Ugh.
Thanks. I'm rusted pretty well, need to get more stick time to polish it up... Guess that's what happens when you stop flying for months and months.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:17 AM   #2508
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Thanks. I'm rusted pretty well, need to get more stick time to polish it up... Guess that's what happens when you stop flying for months and months.
I found this past year that when I stopped for a week or so I'd be much better than before. Like I was stuck on some plateau and stopping for a bit cleared the block. Weird. I fly at least once a day right in my yard which makes it easy to over do it I suppose.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:58 AM   #2509
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I have not flown outside in months.....today a 30deg temp drop and 50mph winds.

Beginning to wonder if I will ever get to fly again.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:05 AM   #2510
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I have not flown outside in months.....today a 30deg temp drop and 50mph winds.

Beginning to wonder if I will ever get to fly again.
I finally got to fly outdoors on my lunch break - checkout flight with blade 130x after a rebuild. After 2' of snow and below zero in the last week, near 50 and sunny and calm is a treat!
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:43 PM   #2511
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I found this past year that when I stopped for a week or so I'd be much better than before. Like I was stuck on some plateau and stopping for a bit cleared the block. Weird. I fly at least once a day right in my yard which makes it easy to over do it I suppose.
I dunno if that'll work for me but doesn't hurt to try I guess
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:11 PM   #2512
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Just Thumbs, or Fingers Too?

I've been improving in my operation of the EastFly4 simulator with the transmitter-style controller (I'm just inept now, after my 2 decade layoff).

I've always flown using a neck strap while holding the transmitter and using just my thumbs.
I've been trying to use my thumbs and index fingers, and the results have been, er, "poor".

What do y'all do? Do you use a tray?
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #2513
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Well I bought my boy an R/C airplane for his birthday. He has logged quite a bit of time on the simulator his Grandfather has, plus his Grandfather was in charge of training new flyers with the local club for a few years. Anyway we need some snow to melt so we can get out to the field as its not plowed and its apparently knee to waist deep in snow by the entry.

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Old 02-23-2014, 04:32 PM   #2514
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I've been improving in my operation of the EastFly4 simulator with the transmitter-style controller (I'm just inept now, after my 2 decade layoff).

I've always flown using a neck strap while holding the transmitter and using just my thumbs.
I've been trying to use my thumbs and index fingers, and the results have been, er, "poor".

What do y'all do? Do you use a tray?
No tray, no neck strap, pinch method on right stick and thumb or sometimes pinch on left. Can't stand having anything attached to the TX.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #2515
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Neck strap and fingers for me.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:03 PM   #2516
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Neck strap and a modified pinch for me.. Thumbs on top of the gimbals and pointer fingers on the sides.. It works for me!

Just picked up a BNF UMX ASK21 sail plane.. Tried it today with the included high-start system but couldn't get more than 30 secs or so of flight... I need to tow it up next time! Cool little glider for $50 at local RC show
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #2517
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Just thumbs for me, and rarely a neck strap. When I do use the strap, it's either when I'm flying my hexcopter and I need to move my hands a lot to flip switches and turn knobs, or when I'm hand-launching a plane. I can just see myself chucking a plane into the air and dropping my transmitter at the same time.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:40 AM   #2518
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Just thumbs on the tops of the stick, no strap....I will hold the transmitter.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:18 AM   #2519
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Neck strap and a modified pinch for me.. Thumbs on top of the gimbals and pointer fingers on the sides.. It works for me!

Just picked up a BNF UMX ASK21 sail plane.. Tried it today with the included high-start system but couldn't get more than 30 secs or so of flight... I need to tow it up next time! Cool little glider for $50 at local RC show
I have the ASK21. From all I've read, it's a disappointment except as a slope plane--which is how I will use it. We did try some of the much-marketed aero towing (I also have the UMX Carbon Cub which is the recommended tow plane) but that was really dicey operation, even in a huge indoor dome. Outside in any wind...then they are so small that at its hard to see what they're doing at altitude.

But again, at $50 it's worth it, as a sloper.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:29 AM   #2520
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I also picked up the ASK-21 a while back for $50 since they're now discontinued. I bought it to launch with my quadcopter.

The new UMX Radian looks pretty cool.
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