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Old 03-22-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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I'm quite new to this whole hobby, learning to fly (got my wings) last summer. I have read way too much information on everything and am more confused this year than this time last year.

The electric indoor flying looks like a lot of fun for the winter but I have noticed that the bigger planes seem way too fast for enjoyable indoor flight. I have seen some small slower planes mentioned for beginners.

I want to build but something very slow and fairly small (reaction time is slowing with age). There seems to be lots of articles but they all seem to be missing information and very high tech.

Are there any "complete" sites that are good to visit for "plans to flight" help?

If all of this same info has been previously posted, I appologize for the repeat.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum AirDog!

I'm quite new to electrics myself, so all I have is more reading material. www.eflightwiki.com is maintained I believe by an RCC user, Lloo, and is a good read for the beginner.

Good luck,

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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Welcome AirDog. Nice to have you as a member.
I am into nitro but know that a lot of members here are electric fans. Ask questions in the forums on any topic. Enjoy the hobby
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome and the info. I will check it out.

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Old 03-22-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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Welcome to RCC

Hey airdog: I come over here to RCC to catch up with the local boys, but I get most of my info from RCGroups. The Scratchbuilt foamie forum over there http://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-scratchbuilt-428/ has a "stickied thread (right near the top) of free plans for scratchbuilders. There are some great designs in there for beginners. Most of the plans are "tiled", meaning you wi;ll have to print them out and then tape the sheets together like a big puzzle. If the plans aren't the right size for you, you can use Tile Print to resize and tile print out just about anything. Andrew Donatelli (Bipe Flier here in RCC) is the mastermind behind tileprint. http://www.blackflight.com/ You can download an evaluation copy of the program to see just what it can do.

Best of luck in this wacky hobby!

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