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RC 7 years 2 months ago #68144

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bomer1 wrote: I lile jets but now is def not the time. I have a choice between fokker and the nieuport. I think i am gonna go with the nieuport, not sure yet


BOMER: What is the weather where you are now? DO NOT try to learn outside, cold, snow, windy, ice crystals smacking you (face into the wind to take off)......alone. No experience. No clue. Cold. Alone. Crash. Alone.......sorry that was me.

You guys are talking RC like you'd talk about your sweetie.
All warm & cozy.

Tell some stories now.....

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RC 7 years 2 months ago #68148

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HAHAHA these small one's are fine Paul...He'll do some crashing for sure...These thing's aren't like the big one's...BUT still use caution. :)

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I was watching the videos you posted Dent and my son snuck up behind me. Now I have to buy one! At least that's what I'm telling my wife! :evil:
Thanks for vid's I'm going to get the SE as soon as I know your commision contract is signed! I think you've sold at least four in the last few days! :woohoo:
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Kevy wrote: I was watching the videos you posted Dent and my son snuck up behind me. Now I have to buy one! At least that's what I'm telling my wife! :evil:
Thanks for vid's I'm going to get the SE as soon as I know your commision contract is signed! I think you've sold at least four in the last few days! :woohoo:


I don't have the Se5a yet....I'm gettin it soon...I've got other's I'm checking out...I need some more big gas plane's... :)

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Kevy wrote: I was watching the videos you posted Dent and my son snuck up behind me. Now I have to buy one! At least that's what I'm telling my wife! :evil: . . .


Gad, you're lucky, I don't have any kids to help me out!

Need a good one to tell when the box with my new Nieuport arrives! :whistle: (it has shipped!)

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Here is one that also caught my eye from Banana Hobby, a 4 CH Freewing Flight Design RC Trainer Airplane RTF - 47" WS, 5 servos, $169.



I like the flight videos on it - they call it a trainer but with the flat dihedral I doubt it.

The 'bug' has set in -
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WOW! THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN!
It is. Yet, they haven't shared the tears & heartbreak. Not to mention the safety issues.

Scars on my fingers from gas engines. Almost got de-wackadoodled with electric...long story.

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Not for the Novice....But Man is this thing fun.... :woohoo:
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Paul Mantz, Jr. wrote: WOW! THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN!
It is. Yet, they haven't shared the tears & heartbreak. Not to mention the safety issues.

Scars on my fingers from gas engines. Almost got de-wackadoodled with electric...long story.


I know what ya mean Paul... ;)
would have been great to have a chance to fly with you. :)
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I dunno iQQi. These day's they install auto stableization in the plane's..That plane May have it....
It's not in all plane's.

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dentinhead wrote:




Not for the Novice....But Man is this thing fun.... :woohoo:



dent how did you fit in that lmao
now that looked like fun i used to fly a osprey little glider hav,t done it for years
so iam going to jump straight in and get me one of those NOT looked like fun though

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Hey IQQI is it a gas plane.

Paul its little cold but other then that its pretty nice weather.

Dent how do u land a plane?

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dentinhead wrote: I dunno iQQi. These day's they install auto stableization in the plane's..That plane May have it....
It's not in all plane's.


No auto stabilization - Pete of BH is a really good pilot so he makes it look stable and easy - one can also rig it for flaps, not sure how that is done - separate servos in each wing half.

I liked the final construction aspect, sort of 'screwed together', not sure how it would look after after a cartwheel or two... (no rubber bands to pop off)

As Pete says, some think it is ugly - me, I like the looks.

Seems like BH gets mixed reviews but are trying harder lately.
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bomer1 wrote: Dent how do u land a plane?


Point towards ground.
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Bomber...power down, keep the nose up (elevator up). I'd say power down to about half to quarter, More towards quarter throttle... I can see a crash coming..... :)
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Paul Mantz, Jr. wrote:

bomer1 wrote: Dent how do u land a plane?


Point towards ground.


LMAO
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I like that plane iQQi. I see lot's of potential for camera's and drop boxes....

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bomer1 wrote: Hey IQQI is it a gas plane.

Paul its little cold but other then that its pretty nice weather.

Dent how do u land a plane?


Boooomer (you're like a sonic boom when playing DF!)

It is an electric - comes with everything you need - go to Banana Hobby and check out the video on it.

As to landing a plane, as they say (or used to) any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.

For R/C, at least for me, doing a nice feathered landing is always a highlight of a flight. I love to have it fly past me and then watch the landing from the rear and do the flare. It is the same in real life - I used to fly sailplanes and landing a sailplane is a delight as it's glide ratio is so good (unless you are in some farmer's field) (with ground chuck holes).

I also have a simulator coming that gives you a R/C transmitter connected to the computer and on screen you can do R/C flight not unlike DF.
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dentinhead wrote: I like that plane iQQi. I see lot's of potential for camera's and drop boxes....


Yeah! I thought the same. Gad, And I have not even flown one in 35 years!

Anticipation is 90% of the fun!
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Don't know if this will work, still haven't figured out how to upload video

My giddy aunt! It worked!!
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Muck! Great video - Neat plane!

Wow has the hoibby come a long ways. Did not expect it to be a micro...
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dentinhead wrote: Not for the Novice....But Man is this thing fun.... :woohoo:


Re: Carbon-Z Scimitar

Kick Ass! WoW That's a 'pilot's pilot plane'
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Great plane Muck...Might be a little much if you haven't flown.
I have a friend at work that learned on the P51. He picked it up quick...
Just take it easy..You may get frustruated..lol...Load's of fun...let me know how it goes. I know alot of people that are buying these thing's...Many are using them to learn...

Yea iQQi, it is a blast...and flat spin's like you wouldn't believe...Mrs Dent got it for me a year ago...(Eflite Scimitar)

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Yep, just keep my finger of the throttle till I get the feel for it.
Doesn't it look beautifull though, even if I never flew it its worth the money just to look at :lol:

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Flyingmuck wrote: Yep, just keep my finger of the throttle till I get the feel for it.


LMAO you'll do fine. Especially with that cat for a copilot... :woohoo:

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Haha I started it up on the dinning room floor and she ran off the moment it moved
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LMAO Muck...... :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Here's one of my projects. I have everything but the sound system...
It's going to be electric...It will have the sound of the real engine along with the sound of the gun's...
I couldn't find the video I wanted. This will do.

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As I mentioned at an earlier point on this thread, you should be able to find a decent R/C sim to download for free. I use FMS(Flying Model Simulator). Windows XP is the latest compatible OS that it mentions but my brother and I run it on our windows 7 computers, I don't remember if we had to change anything to make it run or not. I don't care much for the models that come with it but there are tons of user made add ons that are free to download also. If you happen to find a plane that you like the looks of, you can swap/modify the PAR/physics file to make it fly how you like. I fly mine with either the keyboard or a dual joystick game pad but if you have a USB interface cable you can connect your R/C transmitter to it but no matter what you use to fly it you will still have a better idea of what to do with the real thing when you get it. Oh, I almost forgot to add that you can add wind on FMS gusts and all. Its not the most accurate model sim visually (can't see control surfaces move) but it help me stay sharp.
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Re simulators

I just received RealFlight Basic (RFB) today and have been playing around with it and the plane models. It is quite nice and realistic. That said, I am not totally happy with the models and display. RFB has not been updated since 09 so lags what is out there now.

So I have just tried ClearView ( ClearView R/C Flight Simulator ) using the controller that came with RFB (looks and feels like a real R/C transmitter). ClearView has a free trial that you can get.

I am very impressed with ClearView - it, for me, seems more realistic than RFB for the two planes I tried. I like the visuals better too, especially the view of the plane while flying. More like it looks when out on the field.

ClearView has a much larger selection of planes and the trainer I last tried reminded me of my beginning R/C flying years ago. Amazing graphics - got some good chuckles from it too when I clipped a tree. (or two...)

The cost for ClearView(CV) is $40 and you can get a R/C transmitter controller for $15 or so. I think this is a very good investment for anyone starting R/C flying. I remember my first flights: fly/crash repair then repeat process. I had the most beat up plane at the field but balsa was easy to repair.

My next issue is to select the plane in CV that best fits my new Nieuport that is coming in a few days.

I was so impressed with CV that I bought the full version. Lots of bells and whistles.

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As I look and feel the scars on 3 fingertips obtained when I made my first electric from scratch, I wish I had seen this first. If you have a few moments...

One of the best hobbies going.
Now go FLY!
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