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RC / Flying model planes?
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:35:04 PM »
It was cool looking at the R/C cars the thread before this one.  I know some guys out there have R/C or flying model planes and would like to see who's doing what...

I currently only barely dabble in it myself but have been interested since I was a teen attending pattern flying competitions with a family friend.

About a year ago, I built the control-line plane shown (Flite-Streak trainer with OS Max .015) and flew it a few times... then decided to try a loop..... I'll put it back together one day   :-[.

I also have an R/C "RTF" Hobbico trainer with an .040 that I bought a couple of years ago.  I've flown it a couple of times with an instructor... hope to get back on it one day...



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Re: RC / Flying model planes?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 06:41:11 PM »
Always wanted to get into RC planes but there always seems to be other more important things to spend the money on.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:22:47 PM »
I too picked up the RC airplane bug 9 years ago.  Started out with glow motors.  Built my own 60 sized trainer.  What a blast.

Here is a pic from a couple years ago.



Currently my hanger has anywhere from a 55cc gas motor to a 170cc twin 18hp 40% extra.

Great fun & stress reliever, until you crash.  All planes have expiration dates.  We just don't know the date.   ;D
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 12:47:33 PM »
I remember seeing that pic before.  NICE!!!!  Looks like you have "Extras" (I think that's what they are) in most every size.

Are you into all that "3D" flying? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 01:28:51 PM »
I have 3 extra's.  35%, 40% & a 480 size electric.

I not really into 3D.  I do a little hovering.  Not much if at all in hi Alpha flight. 

I would call myself the average Sunday flier.  I just like to fly big planes!

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Re: RC / Flying model planes?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 07:37:54 PM »
I've been flying R/C for about 10 years and have 23 planes All Warbirds!!! Nothing but WW ll U.S and RAF fighters and bombers. All of them are electric gave up on gassers when I was flying COX control lines.

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Re: RC / Flying model planes?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 07:39:27 PM »
Your can teach yourself to fly with the new flight sims (Realflight) and start off with slow 3 channel birds.

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Re: RC / Flying model planes?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 09:55:24 PM »
Yeah... the simulator software is just amazing...

I'm amazed at how consistent I am when using it.  I crash EVERY time!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 10:07:41 PM »
If you like to fly big planes, Check this out.  ;D  This belongs to a friend of mine.

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Re: RC / Flying model planes?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 01:16:13 PM »
Mongo - I can't see anything in the post above.... is it just me, or...?
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 09:39:12 PM »
Must be you.  ???  I see it fine. Copy and paste the link.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 09:51:25 PM »
I see it too
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
OK... Now I DO see it...  very cool!!!!!

Guess the "treats" I drank tonight helped my outlook!
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 03:33:58 PM »
Awsome those are some nice planes! I used to fly them to! I had a small trainer with a small glow engine, then started working on a model from hanger 9 f4u-corsair with my grandpa but never finished it, still have it but I got out of the hobby cause I had to choose either planes or cars, but hopefully will get back into it, I always wanted to build a giant scale b-17 of the memphis belle,

like this one
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 09:15:38 PM »
A buddy of mine has one of those. He also has the largest RC Piper Cub in the world. 3/4 scale IIRC.
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