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Old 03-12-2003, 05:52 PM   #11
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Well........way back in 1960.........

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I was six and we lived by the Windsor Airport. My dad had taken me and my brother to see the local flyers from the Sun Parlor Club flying some planes, when one crashed into the side of our car( 49 Plymouth). It was twice as long as me and big ( they had to be big then to carry all the heavy radio gear I suppose). When my dad picked it up and handed over the fence to the flyer I was amazed from that point. When I got older, I got one of those dang C/L COX pt19s and spent more time starting it than flying it. I think I made one full turn. Then in the teens, came the Gullows era, then in 1979 I bought my first R/C, spent 1 year building a 60" Spitfire and noticed that one wing was 3 inches longer than the other. Dang, I bought another C/L.Scrapped it.
Gave up until 1995 and got the first (of many) PT40 kits. The rest is history. Now in stage two....sport low wing, scale, and Bipes.Eventually the 5 jets will get built and flown......if I get the time and place to fly 'em.
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Old 03-12-2003, 06:39 PM   #12
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l just remembered a funny true story that happened to me a number
of years ago. Before l said l started with C/L before R/C, my buddy and l
took our planes out my Ringmaster and his FliteStreak. He insisted l fly
his FliteStreak so we fired up the Fox .35's l signaled him to release and
away l went. You have to back up on take off to keep your lines tight
and control, well as l did in all my glory l tripped over my own big feet there l was flat on my back the plane screaming towards certain
death and my lines tangled and slack All l saw was my
buddy cover his face with his hands and mumble NO.
ln desperation l just grabbed the lines and yanked as hard as l could
no crash the plane pulled straight up only a few feet off the ground.
l got on my feet leveled it out and finished the flight
l never flew it again, figured l used all 9 lives, we still sit down and have
a few and laugh about it today some 25 years later.
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Old 03-12-2003, 11:01 PM   #13
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When you mentioned the Ringmaster it brought back memories so here is my story.

Dad was into CL when I was in a stroller, very early 60's, for about 2 years. Never carried on with it though.

When I was 15 that old Ringmaster was in the attic of the garage, after about 10 moves, so I said to him "why don't we get this thing out and fly it?"

So after fiberglassing the wing we took it down to a clearing by Lake Ontario (At the time we didn't know we were about a Mile from the Oshawa RC Club).

After about 5 revolutions on the ground it finally got into the air (It was about 10 lb's with a 35 in it).

When it finally ran out of fuel there was a truck pulling up to where we were, A gentleman by the name of Bill Beamish got out and said he hust came over to see what we were doing.

Turns out Bill ws a member of the RC club and was worried that someone else may have been trying to fly RC in the area, when he found out what we were doing he told us to come over and see what they were doing.

Well that was the beginning, within 2 weeks we had a plane and were members.

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Old 03-12-2003, 11:13 PM   #14
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So do you Guys remember having this Look on your face?
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:45 AM   #15
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Some of you guys like Moss who has been in this hobby longer then most
I have a OS 80h FAi engine laying around here somewhere that was made around 1970, dual plugs and rear carb

And it will start without a ignitore sometimes

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Old 03-14-2003, 04:52 AM   #16
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I built thousands of plastic models when I was a kid. then in 1967, I saw a F/F rubber kit in the local Kresgee's store and on the box it said "Really Flys". I bought it and started building my first balsa kit. Soon after, I ran into a teen flying C/L in a nearby ball field. He was from Toronto visiting relatives. I went and asked him about his plane and he then introduced me to engines (.049), magazines, dope etc. from then on I flew C/L .

In 1972 I met a British fellow named Peter Cliff who had moved to town. We became good friends and he showed me how to really fly C/L stunt and combat.

I bought my first R/C in 1979 and had little success trying to learn by myself. After graduating from College the following year, I moved to Sault St. Marie and a crazy bunch of flyers down there taught me how to fly R/C.

I don't mean you Cecil and Craig........On second thought....yes I do!

Today, I still fly F/F, C/L and R/C

Isn't this is a wonderful hobby!
If a little is good and more is better, too much is just right!

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Old 03-15-2003, 01:39 AM   #17
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my story

I started out when I was 7 or 8 in f/f and gliders. Got an .049 for xmas and started flying lines - ya I had a flite streak[baby] and ringmaster too. Many others did I build and fly as well. Got to the point of contest flying for many years. Flew rat and goodyear racing, stunt and some combat. Worst day I had, landed one plane on top of the other 2 I took out that day and destroyed all 3 in the process. I don't know why I still rember that. The one I landed was a spit, one of the others was a nobler, don't remember the other. Wish I could say those were the only ones I rekitted but sh.... happens. Ended up with a good number of trophys, some friends and several scapebooks of memeries. Had to get out of hobby when about 25 due to wife and then kids. Took about a 15 year sabatical and now have been flying r/c for 25 years or so and love building and flying. Now it seems like I spend some time instructing, and some time flying. During summer we {wife and I] spend the long weekends and some weekends tripping to various fun flys and events around the province. Started getting into imac last year and will get to some imac events this summer. Too much fun, and the planes just keep getting bigger - think I've just about reached my limit, I won't be able to get them in the truck. Anyway thats my story.

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