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Old 06-15-2016, 02:33 AM   #1
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Well I think I'm ready to commit. I've had this interest for years but never got my feet wet. I want to start a real focused hobby that I can take time to learn step by step and build something I can be proud of and enjoy doing. Been doing some research on where to start via YouTube etc. But maybe a trainer could help. I'm in the red deer Alberta area. Msg me clubs or info if anyone is willing to give a friendly helping hand.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:26 PM   #2
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Hi Jared, welcome to RCC!

So you are interested in building something nice? I like you already! Half the fun of this hobby for me is creating something with my own hands.

I happen to know where Red Deer is - grew up there and still have the odd contact there in the hobby. Where do your interests lie? Sport, scale, gliders? There are lots of options out there.

It sounds like you have not purchased your first one yet, a word of advice - don't marry that first one as the "best before" date may come up a bit quick! There are a few reasonably priced "first trainers" out there new and some good buys in used planes if you can get a bit of experienced guidance in choosing. Save your best building efforts for that second or third plane and learn on an ugly beater if you can.

Find a club to join or at the least a good experienced mentor. I can hook you up with someone from the CARFF club if you like just PM me your phone number.

Good luck. Merv
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Old 06-17-2016, 06:53 AM   #3
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Welcome, as well from another builder.

You may need to narrow down your preference a bit. That way someone with more experience in that particular aspect can help with any specific questions you may have. You will find lots willing to help. We all started where you are so this is a way to give back to the hobby.

I would also agree with Merv. You should not expect your first build to be museum quality. In fact, the emphasis should be on rock solid reliability and ease of use, with tons of forgiveness thrown in to help get you out of trouble. You also have the benefit of PC-based simulators so those first inevitable mistakes from learning or pushing yourself a bit, (that helps learning, as well) avoid a lot of what we had to endure.

Once you decide on what you want to build you can start a thread. The number of eyes and suggestions will be incredibly helpful.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:30 PM   #4
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Thanks guys great advice, where I am at right now is just trying to teach my self pitch and yaw with quad cheap quad copters, just to help with my reaction time and counter wind etc. As per my direction I want to go, well I want to keep that wide open, gliders, fixed high medium and low wing, and heli's, I'm really interested in scratch building to! Once i grasp all the knowledge (and I don't want to get ahead of myself) I'd like to eventually move to fuel fast model stuff. I'm a beginner and I know where i belong, and definitely will buy a 3 or 4 channel high wing foam starter. Haven't bought a transmitter yet I'm kinda going off of rtf, but that's cuz I'm just experimenting with stupid drones. Horizon hobby has good cheap drones to start u found and I've been watching their beginner staged lessons on YouTube. From what I gather it can be an expensive hobby but I like to fix my mistakes aswell because that's how i will learn. Starting cheap!

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