Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Had a few trainer planes, then got a Raptor 30, sold it and bought a Blade CP Pro. Sold it, bought a CX2 and an MCX. Also have two Vapors. Those are fun!
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  2. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Does 17 planes, 5 radios and countless accessories count?
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  3. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    I brought mine out to Utah - it was great not having a tall tree for miles! :lol3

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  4. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    I'd say that's just about right. :nod

    :lol3
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  5. Roger95

    Roger95 Adventurer

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    Well i would'nt say a nut but i do like to fly every now and then.


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  6. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Beautiful.

    I flew control-line as a kid and always wanted to get into RC but it was just way too expensive.
    I loved building them though, I could dope a wing with the best of them! (monocote came along and it was like cheating.)

    The Vapor really made it possible for us to learn to fly RC without investing a bunch of money, as well as the ability to learn indoors or a really small outdoor area. I know that if I have to pack up and go to a field to fly, I won't fly much.
    Now we fly in our little forest and it's a hoot zooming around in the trees.

    This is Annie and I doing a little combat action in the backyard:

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    It's been a fun process.

    All the gory details of our flying careers here.
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  7. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    :nod

    ...complete with Hot Vapor-On-Vapor action. :rofl

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  8. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    I'm a verifiable RC nut, I've got the collection of planes, radios, and batteries.

    I flew my SR Batteries X250 in the yard yesterday, narrowly escaped totalling it on the final, I forgot it needs a bigger yard to fly in. :eek1

    Lately I like little scale WWI models...

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  9. Curvy

    Curvy Lost Planet Airman

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    That is very nice. Trips my trigger. I could see building something like that.
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  10. merickk

    merickk Living Folk Tale

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  11. Guzz

    Guzz Gutless wonder

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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).

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    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 :huh
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  12. YamaGeek

    YamaGeek Ancient trailbike padwan

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    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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  13. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Fantastic!
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  14. Guzz

    Guzz Gutless wonder

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    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 :clap

    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 :eek1 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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  15. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    Pretty maneuverable little unit. :wink:


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  16. dagwood

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    Want!
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  17. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    :rofl

    I'd put a motor on mine, that flinging shit looks like work. :1drink
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  18. Caribou Aqua Buddha

    Caribou Aqua Buddha Long timer

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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.:clap
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  19. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    I would try to get some kids on the team to chunk them.
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  20. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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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.
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    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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