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Old 08-20-2006, 06:23 AM   #1
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I turned 63 years young 12 aug 06
GOT MY WINGS 19 aug 06
the only thing I am sorry about is that I waited so long to get into a great hobby and have met so many great rc people
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard Tinman!

Many people are late bloomers, it has much to do with the start up costs of the hobby and the need to pursue a career, tend to the family and pay all of the associated bills.

Once those concerns are taken care of... well - here you are!

Good Luck in the Hobby!
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:34 AM   #3
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Hi Tinman,

Congratulations on getting your wings...

That is the 'Yellow Brick Road' part...

Now you have entered 'The Land of Oz'...HeHeHe

Lots of great people/projects/challenges in this hobby.

I've always wanted to make an R/C Flying Monkey from the Wizzard of Oz...Haven't figured out how to do it... yet...

Take care,
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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Hi Tinman

Welcome to this wonderful place

I m ready to try for my wings , I m just waiting for the wind and rain to die down a bit . I was in the hobby 20 years ago , I was raceing 7.5 cc hydroplanes , when they were made of wood . I m now 52 years young , and have already made a ton of mistakes , that was before I joined this site , it really is a fantastic place . There are a lot of really good fellows willing and ready to help you out . I know , I m one of the guys that needed help . Injoy youreself and have fun

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:23 AM   #5
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Congrats !

A lot of work went into your training (by yourself and your teachers) but it's all worth it in the end. I know for myself, sometimes the "being there" (at the field with others) is better than the flying.
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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Way to go Tin-man!!!

I new you could do it!!!
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"Flying an airplane is just like riding a bike...except it's harder to put cards in the spokes"
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:22 AM   #7
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Congrats Tinman, learning to fly RC was one of the most difficult (hand eye) skills I've ever learned, and getting ones wings is anything but a cake walk.

Many of us who've been at this for years tend to forget how nerve wracking the learning process really was, I recall my antenna shaking so badly at the beginning. Following those early training sessions I'd go home from the field a nervous wreck and mentally exhausted.

The sheer exhilaration of being able to solo is a feeling you'll never go and have fun with your hard earned skills.
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