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Old 04-18-2009, 09:11 AM   #31
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Yea, count me in on being an R/C nut.

I've done cars, boats and sailplanes over the years. Current obsession is Discus Launch Gliders (DLG). Here's a vid of what DLG looks like (yea, I'm in there, find me if you can).


DLG Launch Styles at the Schoolyard from Cecil Walker on Vimeo.

These planes weight from 8-13 oz, super light, Usually 4 channel (rudder, elevator, ailerons). The shitty thing is that they generally start at $300 and go up from there
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:19 AM   #32
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That is very nice. Trips my trigger. I could see building something like that.
You've got a couple of companies doing laser cut balsa WWI kits

Manzano Laser

and ..

AerodromeRC

But if it were me, I'd do a simpler kit first like one of Mountain Models or Stevens Aero laser kits.

But if you're a raw begginer I'd take the route cRAsH and Annie took with the Vapors or get a GWS SlowStick, get on RCGroups forum and read all you can in the Beginners section, especially the BoomerAce mods for the SlowStik.

Slow and manueverable is better than those pusher v-tailed trainers.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:27 AM   #33
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Yea, count me in on being an R/C nut.

I've done cars, boats and sailplanes over the years. Current obsession is Discus Launch Gliders (DLG). Here's a vid of what DLG looks like (yea, I'm in there, find me if you can).






DLG Launch Styles at the Schoolyard from Cecil Walker on Vimeo.


These planes weight from 8-13 oz, super light, Usually 4 channel (rudder, elevator, ailerons). The shitty thing is that they generally start at $300 and go up from there
Fantastic!
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:42 AM   #34
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Fantastic!
Here's another video of last years contest. A bit long, so I won't embed it:

http://vimeo.com/1649275

Typical dead air flight time is 1 to 2 minutes. But my personal best for finding lift is 45 minutes on one flight. One guy I fly with made 1 hour 57 minutes on a single throw

Launch height typically are 80 to 150 feet. But some guys around the world are reaching 200+ feet!!!

Oh yea, the $300 starting price is just for the plane (for competition class plane)! No radio gear But there are just 2 channel kit planes that can be found for $50, again then add servo's, receiver, transmitter.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:14 AM   #35
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Pretty maneuverable little unit.





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Old 04-18-2009, 11:55 AM   #36
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Yea, count me in on being an R/C nut.

I've done cars, boats and sailplanes over the years. Current obsession is Discus Launch Gliders (DLG). Here's a vid of what DLG looks like (yea, I'm in there, find me if you can).


DLG Launch Styles at the Schoolyard from Cecil Walker on Vimeo.

These planes weight from 8-13 oz, super light, Usually 4 channel (rudder, elevator, ailerons). The shitty thing is that they generally start at $300 and go up from there
Want!
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #37
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I'd put a motor on mine, that flinging shit looks like work.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:41 PM   #38
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I flew R/C gliders back in the 70's. We used little .049 motors to get to altitude. By the time the fuel runs out, it is up pretty high.
But I like this disk golf launching idea, combine two hobbies in one.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:28 PM   #39
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I'd put a motor on mine, that flinging shit looks like work.
I would try to get some kids on the team to chunk them.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #40
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My friend's father put way too much time and money into these.
I guess most of them might be in a "crashed " state now.
I would like to have one to collect.
My friend is an artist and painted faces on pilots and parachutist for him.

This Sopwith pup was kind of a big deal.

His flying lawn mower was very aerobatic, and the witch on a broom was very popular (and hand launched)
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:11 PM   #41
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My friend's father put way too much time and money into these.
I guess most of them might be in a "crashed " state now.
I would like to have one to collect.
My friend is an artist and painted faces on pilots and parachutist for him.

This Sopwith pup was kind of a big deal.

His flying lawn mower was very aerobatic, and the witch on a broom was very popular (and hand launched)
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:36 PM   #42
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Sopwith Pup, since I can't see the other one.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:21 AM   #43
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Sopwith Pup, since I can't see the other one.
Sweet.
That's a lot of dope!
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:57 AM   #44
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Sweet.
That's a lot of dope!
not to mention the beer bong.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:35 PM   #45
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I would try to get some kids on the team to chunk them.
My models fling themselves at the ground and become chunks quite well on their own, I don't need no steenkin' keeds to help me, thank you very much..
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