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Old 12-01-2003, 10:46 PM   #1
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Are there any women RC pilots in any of your clubs or area ???

I'm just kind curious to how many of us guys have a wife / girlfriend or know a female that's into building or flying RC planes ???

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Old 12-01-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hey - your spinner looks familiar! How are things on the Sunshine Coast Sam?
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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Great Dave !!!

I had a little mishap with my extra two Fridays ago...I learned that landing an Extra like a Kadet LT-40 doesn't work very good...I was coming in over the thresh hold, slowed down too much and it stopped flying...the right wing dipped a bit, I leveled the wings and at about 4' off the deck and she dropped out of the air...

She nosed in...Damage: cracked the plate that the landing gear is screwed into, down and back like a can opener effect..

Smashed the spinner off, and cracked the fuse on both sides just behind the cockpit. (Didn't break all the way through, but the fuse was almost broken in two !!!).

I also pulled out the right aileron...

All in all it took about 3 hours to peel the covering back and glue it all back together and recover...

She's now good as new !!!

John from Vector Flight sent me out new wheel pant and belly pan made from the new material...

It's much stronger and looks great !!!

Last monday I got out and put two flights on since the crash and everything flew just fine !!!

I also put a couple more flights in on Saturday with my new 3 bladed prop from "Master Scare Screw" hehehe..

How are things up in your neck of the country ???

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Old 12-02-2003, 07:15 AM   #4
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My wife has her own plane, although she hasn't flown since the kids arrived.

Several Lady Flyers in our club including Nuker's wife and daughter.
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:19 AM   #5
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My wife started for a couple of years, but took last year off. She is supposed to go after her wings again this year. It became a frustration factor for it. Although she can do the manouevers, she isn't comfortable. This year will be the success or she will probably quit.
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:20 AM   #6
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The secretary of our club (Flying Tigers) is a woman and she uses "RC Bitch" for her handle. Her real name is Darlene, I believe.

Not only does she fly RC, she scratch built her own plane, a 60 size Piper Cub and did the most increadable building job. It was so good, that she covered it with red transparent covering so the frame joints etc could be seen.

Her plane was entered in the airplane beauty contest at the Toronto Hobby Show just a few weeks ago. There are pics in another forem here at RCC. You just gotta check it out. Darlene is a huge asset to our club and does the work of any five other members I would dare say. Every club could use an "RC Bitch" or two.

Heres to Darlene and all women RC Pilots!!!!

Here is the link to the pics, her plane is the red cub on floats!

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:16 AM   #7
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I have to ditto Garry's comments. As the past President of the Flying Tigers I know just how much work Darlene puts into the club. She has even secured a spot for us to float fly next year on a weekly bassis.

I also know that she would be more then willing to correspond with any other lady RCer's out there. Drop her an e-mail at flybtch@sympatico.ca
Maybe we can get her and live in husband Don (also an RCer)to join up here at RC Canada.
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Old 12-02-2003, 08:23 AM   #8
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Ditto, ditto! on Darlene's acomplishments.

I was lucky enough to be on-hand when she needed a test pilot, and this plane flew straight and true right off the board with virtually no trim changes!
This airplane flies as good as it looks, on floats or wheels!
There are some in-flight pics in my personal gallery.

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Old 12-02-2003, 08:24 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the feed back guys !!!
Wow this site is more active then I first thought !!!
Yes, someone should email her and get her and her guy to join us here on RCC !!!

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I'm going to teach my wife how to fly on the simulator first, and then my old man says he's going to teach my little girl(she's 3 now) to fly starting next year!!! I of course told him he'll be teaching her with HIS airplane and not mine!
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