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Old 08-10-2016, 02:02 AM   #1
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So I'm trying to get out of flying (to many crashs) and into floating, like boats. I find myself with some extra stuff like engines and servos. I was Mayne thinking my first boat could be a flat bottom swamp boat with a engine and prop for propulsion.

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Old 08-10-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

Fly slower planes!!
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:43 AM   #3
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

It takes years of practice before most people stop crashing. Even after getting your wings you still need to be cautious and know your limits. Its not easy flying a plane. 99.9 percent of crashes are pilot error in some form or another. I don't know if you joined a club or passed a wings test. The two maneuvers that will teach you how to be a better pilot are round and square eights. In my opinion if you can't do these two maneuvers you shouldn't be flying without a buddy box. They will teach you proper control of the airplane. In 30 years of instructing I've had one student that was a natural pilot. He was a heavy equipment operator with sensitive hydraulic machinery. If you join a club and get on a buddy box you shouldn't be crashing all the time. Also I've seen guys that crash often and should realize the hobby is not for everyone. If I crashed all the time I would give it up, as it would be no fun. You need to fly as much as you can to be a good pilot. I try to fly 10 hours a week. If you fly 10 minutes a week your not improving your skills at all. Cheers Floyd
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #4
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

One of the things I have noticed is that a lot of newcomers want to move away from their primary trainer too fast.
Flying something faster and cooler is always attractive but you should be able to screw holes in the sky with your trainer before you move on.
I notice your join date is this year..... If you have just started flying this year as well, you may want to spend some more time on a trainer cord as floyd says cause it does take a lot of practice.
Try not to be too discouraged. RC in 3 dimensions is way more challenging, and rewarding than in 2 dimensions.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #5
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

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So I'm trying to get out of flying (to many crashs) and into floating, like boats.

Ideas?
Don't do it!

Boats sink.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:57 PM   #6
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

Well OK,

If I was staying in the Hobby I would have to learn from scratch, as almost all my habits that I had were bad ones. Big if here... I was going to start flying again it would have to be on a .40 sized trainer. I do enjoy building more then flying so it would be a kit.

Also need a new transmitter, as my old one just doesn't work anymore.

Could anybody point me in the right direction, in regards to a quality kit, maybe someone on this site has one they don't need.
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One of the things I have noticed is that a lot of newcomers want to move away from their primary trainer too fast.
All the best Hugh
Most trainer planes that my students mastered got modified so they flew better. The Nexstar got the wing tube straightened out to make it a better flying plane. Same with most trainers, take the dihedral out of the wing for a improved plane. Just a tip for anyone flying a Nexstar trainer, add a Higley heavy hub and the plane will turn much better. I flew lots of them and always thought the CG was way off. Cheers Floyd
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:03 AM   #8
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

this is my 5th summer flying and I still put em in lol

I suppose doing tic tocs with the helis 12 inches off the ground and trying to trim the farm fields doesn't help any haha
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

Back in High School an Art's teacher had a proverb...
THE SOONER YOU MAKE THE FIRST 5000 MISTAKES, THE SOONER YOU WON'T MAKE THEM AGAIN!

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:52 PM   #10
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Re: getting out of flying and into floating

I flew helis got frustrated with them got rid of them over and over now I have one I can fly. I also a variety of scratch built boats that I love building and one RTF sailboat. The sailboat I would have to say is the most interesting and skill testing of the boats. I took it out the other day for the first time and fell in love with the experience so you can bet I'll take it out every chance I get. So yes keep the planes and get a boat that way you can have the best of both worlds.
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