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Old 04-12-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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New to the forum, and to RC Flying. I've been flying larger scale planes (like 155,000lbs size )... So I just wanted to say hi and post a few pics of the fleet I've acquired over the winter... gonna get flying this spring I hope...

Alpha 40 - recovered the fuselage... other wise in nice condition. Got it cheap too!

Easy sport - flyable, but an older build from a kit. Even cheaper than the Alpha!

Both have Spektrum 2.4ghz electronics...

Finally the Super Sportster - was free!! Just needs to be finished. Started covering the wings this weekend.

Enjoy the pics!!

Rich
-in Ottawa-
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: This Newbie's Fleet!

Hey Rich!

Welcome to the Addiction!

You have the makings of a fine fleet there - well done!

As a full scale pilot you are going to feel - confused... by not being inside of the AC. But! you'll get over it.

After that you'll be just as crazy as the rest of us!

Good Stuff!

So - have you flown RC yet or just in the training stage?
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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Its something that I've always wanted to do as a kid, but never got around to it. I build a few balsa planes that never flew... but that was it.
Last summer on a whim I bought the Alpha used.... started tinkering with it, and reading on the interweb about rc planes... youtube is a great teacher!!

Just something to occupy my mind, and eventually I'll fly em.

Never flown one... but theres no better teacher than trial and error. Should be fun, and challenging I'm sure!
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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You'll be hooked on your first flight LOL.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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Be careful....they seem to breed and multiply faster than rabbits...lol

Wish you were closer, I could probably add a couple more to your fleet.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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Hey Herc, how about some pics of the 155000 pounder?

That would be cool!
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... Never flown one... but theres no better teacher than trial and error. Should be fun, and challenging I'm sure!
On THAT point I will have to disagree with you.

Trial and error usually ends up with broken airplanes and frayed nerves.

Find a local club, meet the instructors and get them to help you get started.
There are a million small details in this hobby that all add up to a good flight, you don't have a Flight Engineer and Ground Crew to prep and start the plane for you - you have to do it all yourself now.

I have seen a number of Retired pilots try and fail at RC - they have a hard time because they are not 'IN' the plane 'FEELING' how it is reacting...

This is a whole new experience - you have to work at it.

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:02 AM   #8
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Hey Herc, how about some pics of the 155000 pounder?

That would be cool!
As requested!! (ok... so clearly the Cub is pretty light... but thats what I learned on, and still fly...)

Cheers.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:08 AM   #9
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Nice,
My Father was a flight engineer on the C-130 at 435 Squadron for many years.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:08 PM   #10
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Yup, I was right... that IS cool!

Is that the actual aircraft that you flew?
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