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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 07:23 PM
I have built and flown over 20 radio controlled air craft
(helicopter once it sucked).Several 1/4 -30% scale models
Extra 230 30% , Christian Eagle 1/4 scale to name a few.........
I lost intrest or time about ten years ago and quit ......

Flying on flight sims for the last couple of years I have sparked an intrest in R/C air planes again .........I am currently building (about 75% complete) a 1/4 scale J3 Piper Cub 81 in wingspan..... should be cool and forgiving hopefully since I havent flown in 10 years .................

Do any of you other flight simmers fly R/C.....?


The genuine Hawg-dawg....(soon to be Bad MF)
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Message Edited on 10/21/0307:50PM by Hawg-dawg

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 07:23 PM
I have built and flown over 20 radio controlled air craft
(helicopter once it sucked).Several 1/4 -30% scale models
Extra 230 30% , Christian Eagle 1/4 scale to name a few.........
I lost intrest or time about ten years ago and quit ......

Flying on flight sims for the last couple of years I have sparked an intrest in R/C air planes again .........I am currently building (about 75% complete) a 1/4 scale J3 Piper Cub 81 in wingspan..... should be cool and forgiving hopefully since I havent flown in 10 years .................

Do any of you other flight simmers fly R/C.....?


The genuine Hawg-dawg....(soon to be Bad MF)
Proud former member of Kelly Johnson's "SKUNK WORKS"
Fat Boys and.... Props For Life

Message Edited on 10/21/0307:50PM by Hawg-dawg

fluke39
10-21-2003, 07:55 PM
no


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fluke39
10-21-2003, 07:59 PM
but i'd love too if i had the money -

flight sims and r/c planes are the two closest things to flying a ww2 fighter.

if i had the money and time to buy a practice one (and all the associated peices of equipment) put it together, take lessons, rebuild it after crashing!- buy a proper one (have to be a ww2 fighter - or even bomber - that would be cool) make that and then fly it - then i would /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

something i have always wanted to do r/c planes - although im only really interested in ww2 planes

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:13 PM
Sounds cool Hawg-dawg...

I've had a few Helis and planes over the years. Mostly aerobatics. Just got the 46% Hanger 9 Ultimate... it's huge! 100" span and 150cc, can't wait to get it in the air.

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:21 PM
Ultimate bipe....... awsome. Should nife edge all way down run way , 6ft off ground..............WOW

Thats huge ....... gonna need a trailer LOL

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:24 PM
Not for almost 20 years, But like you I've thought about it again recently.

At my peak, I had 4 radios and 6 flyables and no living room. More like a workshop (or rebuild shop /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )



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Buzz_25th
10-21-2003, 08:34 PM
Alot in competition, but had to give it up when my eyesight got too bad.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:38 PM
I used to fly R/C, but pressures of work and wallet have made me give it up for now.

My favourites were a 25% Laser 200 and a 25% Blackburn 1912 monoplane (the one in the Shuttleworth collection). Up in the attic I still have a 25% Dr I nearly finished and a 20% Fw 190A just started. Sometimes I think of getting them out and restarting, but I'd need to get a bigger car to get them to the field.

Great fun. Huge expense. Scary propellors near fragile fingers.

Regards,

RocketDog.

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:54 PM
I've recently bought an electric motorized glider on eBay. Can't afford anything better unfortunately, and also I am deprived of the privilege of an instructor, so now I'm trying to learn to fly it by myself before I totally trash it.

Scale warbirds are mucho cool though - but I'd prefer the real thing /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:58 PM
This is my plane I fly whenever the weathers good. Cheap, easy to fly, and fun.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:00 PM
You better believe I fly R/C!!! (even Helis too /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif )

for a quick view of what I do go to my web site:

http://www.geocities.com/jbrundt

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:17 PM
I used to when I was young, had varying success.

Gave up due to expense/time but I am now looking at getting back into it (for the kids of course) via electric gliders as I don't have the type of house or neighbourhood where I could run a petrol/diesel engine without complaints.

I did have a lot of fun with a scratchbuilt r/c hovercraft built out of balasa and a bin bag :-). Just used one engine and split the flow 50/50 to propulsion and lift. Great fun round the streets and even better on the boating pond.




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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:21 PM
I do, but not hardcore. I fly the T-Hawk from www.readytoflyfun.com (http://www.readytoflyfun.com)

It's electric and each battery has around fifteen minutes of fly time, even better, I can fly and take off, and land from anywhere, basically, provided the area is around an acre cleared. I usually fly in drainage ditches.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:45 PM
Like most of the other replies - I used to rc -

Last flight was with a GP - P-51 back in 1992 - at a youth camp I was serving as the Camp Director -

Last day of camp - the kids where begging me to take it up - it was a warm "breezy" day - I had my doubts with the wheather the way it was - but flew anyway -

On landing a gust came across the plane - sending it into a roll, as the plane was about 1' off the ground -

I of course tried to correct, btw I am heavy on the stick, which allowed me to level the wings, only the nose was pointing up - and my thumb, having a mind of it's own, decided to give it full power... the plane was rolling and flipping it looked like a totally planned move - kinda like the closing manuvear at an air show - just when you think it's over the pilot give his final - greatest performance -

I could hear the kids ohhhing and ahhhing - little did they know that I had lost total control.

My mind was flashing back to all the hours spent building her...

...what seemed like 10 minutes, only lasted some 30 seconds ending in a sobering silent crash, I didn't realize until the last moment before it hit the ground that I had given it so much power to try to correct it that I was going almost full speed when she buried her nose...

I stood there and knew what I had done wrong - wishing that I could redo the last 2 minutes of my life - I totally lost control and paniced - I feared that I would loose the plane and send if flying off towards the kids - I guess basic instincts kicked in to protect the observers and I did what any good honorable pilot would do - take his plane out to protect the onlookers... (hey - it makes me feel better to look at it this way! I lost the plane - but I saved some kids from being hurt)

I never found the time to build another one...

Although I now have a son (age 3) and plan on getting him into the sport - so I guess I will have to perfect my "Destructor" move so I can pass on the family secret of how to destroy all visual recognition of an R/C plane???


ahh the memories

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 09:49 PM
yes I did a couple years back.

I lived along the Lake Michigan shore, S. Michigan / NW Indiana area where there are 2 State Parks that feature ~200' high sand dune ridge line that parallels the lake shore. When the wind blows west north/west, the area is used by hang-gliders and R/C gliders. My arobatic glider completed many hour long flights and was capable of rolls, loops and hamerheads. I've done some thermal flying also but it pails in comparison to slope soring. I sure do miss living in that area.

Mtn.

Cpt.LoneRanger
10-21-2003, 10:02 PM
I tried. I really wanted one of those helos, but everytime I got the money to buy one, I'd put it in some fency computer stuff /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif



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Bearcat101
10-22-2003, 12:05 AM
I but one, it crashed, I sold it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 12:44 AM
Hawg-dawg wrote:
- Flying on flight sims for the last couple of years I
- have sparked an intrest in R/C air planes again
- .........I am currently building (about 75%
- complete) a 1/4 scale J3 Piper Cub 81 in
- wingspan..... should be cool and forgiving hopefully
- since I havent flown in 10 years .................
-
- Do any of you other flight simmers fly R/C.....?

Flying R/C is how I became a flight simmer. I took the exact opposite route as Hawg-dawg. I was in a hobby shop about 15 yrs ago and wanted to build a Spitfire R/C. The hobby guy convinced me to try out something easier as my first project so I went with an electric motor/glider. Spent a couple intense weeks building. Within 2 days I not only never really got off the ground, but my glorious 3 second flight ended with a stall and crash which destroyed most of my hard work.

The next day I got an advertisement in the mail for Jetfighter II. I've been playing flight sims ever since /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Dennis

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 01:14 AM
yup - I've got a Spitfire, as shown and a 'picolo' electric helicopter /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 02:58 AM
Got bandwidth for this?

Me and a Top Flite F4U. You will get to see its final flight.
It's demise was brought on by a dead flight pack. 8(

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 03:01 AM
I used to fly R/C quite a lot, I still do here and there but now most of my money goes into the 1/1 scale birds. I currently fly a Ultimate Biplane, a 1/4 scale P-40, and am looking at the Dave Patrick Edge 540T as a potential 3D candidate. I had a 10 year lapse as well, but it is fun, and there are some nice ARFs out there now (I am a flyer not a builder).



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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 03:25 AM
I'm the chief (is that the proper word?) of the school aviation club. We build our own R/C planes every year. Mostly made of wood and electric powered (so we can fly them in campus).

This year's project is a canard plane. Won't look too pretty but should do some aerobatics :P

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 03:30 AM
I fly full Contact Combat - RC Dog Fighting -, It's a Blast ! " Expensive ", but a real Blast.

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 03:38 AM
Well,I have a balsa wood Ju-87B kit I bought a while back which I might make flyable someday. I'm a complete noob in this area and really don't know where to start....

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 04:59 AM
Been in it for a few years, but ive only built a trainer and a plane called the stick. Unfortunatly, everyone tells me to forget about the ww2 planes because they are rediculously hard to fly (hope they are wrong)

Woh JK-1, ive seen some spectacular crashes watching people dogfight at our field, if I have the time ill post some pics.

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 05:10 AM
Last time I flew was about 10 years ago. I still have my Dynaflite Fun Scale F4U.
I think about getting back into it but haven't yet. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 05:14 AM
I used to fly but the lack of money and time caused by college has forced me out of it for the time being. I have had 4 birds, all 4 of which are still airworthy. To save money I share servoes and recievers between them, so only 2 can actually fly in any given day, but all the airframes and engines are ready to go. Havn't flown since early 2001. My birds include a Great Planes (GP for short) PT-40, GP Easy Sport 60, GP 1/4 scale Piper J-3 Cub (90 in. wingspanhttp://www.netwings.org/dcforum/images/shocked.gif ) and a Top flite 1/8 scale P-47D-25 Thunderbolt.

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 05:44 AM
I would like to get into the hobby, but dont have the money to spend on it now. They have a runway in moonachie NJ by the meadowlands, I use to go dirtbiking and ride quads there as a kid we would bring out bb guns and try to shoot them down because they would always buzz us riding on the trails, ICAG_Bader nice spitfire and casing.

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 06:53 AM
LeadSpitter_ wrote:
- I would like to get into the hobby, but dont have
- the money to spend on it now. They have a runway in
- moonachie NJ by the meadowlands, I use to go
- dirtbiking and ride quads there as a kid we would
- bring out bb guns and try to shoot them down because
- they would always buzz us riding on the trails,
- ICAG_Bader nice spitfire and casing.

Bad idea, some of those things are armed /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . One of the guys that was at my old club had a Misquito with working rocket launchers. Best damn looking plane at the field whenever he was there. Also the biggest. I think it was exactly 1/3 scale.

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