Radio control nuts

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

  1. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Back in the early-mid 90's when I was really racing you could go into the hobby store and get sticker sets to do your fave. nascar team car. I had a jeff gorden RC10T2 as well as a country time car...I still have the bodies....yea I never toss anything. When I was toying with the idea of racing again...I went to look and nothing...not online not in the stores...I was pretty bummed....and I don't even like nascar, but they to have some pretty cars.

    I did not get to take pics of the RC fleet lastnight...I took some gun pics instead....perhaps tonight I will get a chance.
  2. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer

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    I built this aircraft back in 1995 after getting tired of dealing with the "gas" planes, mess, noise, etc.

    Very old school. She flies on 7-8 cells with a geared Astroflite 15.

    Decided to strap the GoPro Hero on top after using it successfully on my motorcycle. Worked great!


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  3. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Thanks... The camera I'm using is the Contour Roam, like this one: http://contour.com/products/contour-roam
    About $200 plus a memory card.

    The plane is an E-Flite Mini Pulse with a few mods, mainly a Park 480 motor instead of the recommended 450. I also sawed the wing in half and re-joined it with no dihedral and added bigger ailerons. It doesn't seem to care at all about the extra weight when carrying the camera.

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    Mounting the camera was simple. I made a little platform out of lite-ply that the camera bolts to, then it can be rubber-banded in place just about anywhere.

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  4. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    Man we race concrete superspeedway in Rock Hill, SC (Hobby Stop), another track not far from there, and dirt oval at a couple different places. There is probably a dirt track near you, maybe some short course off road.

    Check out Team Associated online. My car is the RC10L R5 Team Edition.
  5. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  6. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    I'm an AMA member... I just hate dealing with club politics...
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Me too, but the local club just had a drastic change in leadership, plus the guys that fly at the local "park" do not grasp simple safety items like not making low passes over people so I joined the local club.

    It used to be that you had a bunch of hoops to jump through to fly there, now, all you need do is show them you can fly and obey the simple safey guidlines.
  8. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    That, and a little common sense, is the way it should be...
    Plus finding a club that's not leasing property...
    They should own it, and improve on it, accordingly..
  9. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    The one I belong to does lease the property, from the state, and just resigned a 20 or 25 lease. http://www.kcam-de.org/
  10. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I don't want this to get moved to CS&M but all I have to say about the AMA is they can keep it. Dirty politics and old men set in their ways just scratches the surface.
  11. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    You are entitled to your opinion, but you cannot argue that they do not go to bat for us in the legislative area and work to promote the hobby.

    Without them and the coverages they provide, many clubs could not exist.

    So, just because you apparently had a bad experience with them does not make the organization bad.

    Care to cite specifics to go along with your condemnation?
  12. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Now that, is a good deal.
    The one's around here are built on private property, paying leases to heirs, who are now looking to sell the lands...
    Bye bye, pits, pilot stands, and other improvements they spent money on...
  13. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    I looked into the local clubs, and was not impressed. Out of the 4 in the area, only 1 really interested me. By the time I would pay all my fees for the year, it would cost me a little over $100. I would rather buy another plane for that.

    The owner of a local hobby shop was in the store I work at, and was telling a co-worker of mine about his experience with a club that borrows the land from someone else. The land is leased or lent, not sure which, by a family who are farmers and have a good amount of land. The owners are RC enthusiasts and from what this guy was saying, have some serious money invested in their planes. When they show up, everybody is required to bring their planes down so that they can have the place to themselves. He said after that happened to him a couple times he never went back.
  14. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious GO SHOCKS!

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    Just got a Sig Kadet Senior kit from my wife from Christmas. Opened the plans and about crapped my pants at the size. I knew the measurements, but it was just a surprise seeing it full-scale on paper. This is my first kit and plane, after buying a used trainer when I was a kid that I never got around to flying.

    I specifically wanted a full-on kit, and there are SO few options available these days - especially in the realm of trainers. What is drawing me into the hobby is the eventual building and flying of the warbirds, but that's obviously down the road a ways.

    I think I'm going to add strip ailerons (the Senior kit doesn't include them stock), and make it a taildragger. The latter might be an IF if the club trainer (the human one) throws things at me when I suggest the idea.
  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Thanks for the info guys. I've got a GoPro, just figured it would be big and awkward, but looks like it will work fine.
  17. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    That kicks ass!
    Very scale like movement, as well!
  18. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    HeadQuake is a member of a couple crawler forums I belong to. The amazing part og his rides are the fact that those bodies are carved out of wood. Look up his other videos , he has some amazing shit .
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    In the Wagoneer one, he shows the build in the beginning, very impressive.
  20. FPGT72

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    Made a few repairs tonight....I said I had not flown the planes in quite a while and wow these things are dirty. The corsair had the elevator split in half in flight...I was able to land ok. The F4F had a cracked cowl and I just wanted it replaced.

    Here are the pics...I will take a few more as I slowly clean stuff up.
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