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I flew fixed wings for 20+ years. 3 years ago I got into helicopters and currently have 2 450's. Haven't been interested in flying them this year so far though.

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i used to fly alot moved now got no where to fly.

i flew sail planes or slope gliders made from composit materials mainly custom built pss planes are my fav real heavy and fast as hell used to fly in the bay area

alot of 60 inch slope racers like the nemesis planes like these https://www.f3x.com/ miss flying need to get a powered plane but too in to fiishing just got my first lil tin boat its about to be over with now wont even leave the lake lol

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No RC, but Ive been known to do scratch build stick and tissue rubber free flight on occasion.

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I'm just getting into RC flying myself. A buddy at work has been into it for years and got me hooked on it. I have a pilot's license, haven't been flying for awhile due to lack of funds. I think the RC stuff will keep me settled down a bit until I can get back in the saddle. My kids are also interested, so that is a plus.

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Flying RCs is one of my favourite hobbies. I have about 15 planes - some powered gliders, some warbirds, some performance planes. I am working on a 1/4 scale cub right now and am looking for a good engine for it so if you have any suggestions, let me know - either 4-stroke or gas - not Nitro on this "bird of time."

And, I am also looking for a 9.9 or 9.8 Hp outboard (short shaft - the engine, not me!) so if you know of a website that sells them, let me know as well. I see that there is a Chinese outfit (wholesale outboards) but from what I've read on Tinboat, it looks too good to be true. Any updates on this "online" outboard site??? As we say on the Welland Canal (near where I live) thanks a "lock."

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I have a spare bedroom FULL of RC planes. Haven't flown in a couple years now. Probably 25 planes and around 60 engines or so. A few electrics as well.
Probably need to start weeding them out.

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Pappy wrote:I have a spare bedroom FULL of RC planes.
You too.

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KMixson wrote:
Pappy wrote:I have a spare bedroom FULL of RC planes.
You too.
yes.

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I have a ready to fly electric trainer I gave to my father in law for Christmas. He gave it back to me :LOL2:

One day Im going to take it out of the box and fly it.......attempt to fly it.
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I did when I was a kid . . not RC, lol, plane attached to a control string in a circle with a Cox .049 motor.

I put together a 1/4 scale Piper J3 Cub. Wingspan was almost 9 feet. awesome build.
Had almost a grand into it with everything. Taxied a bit on the runway and sold it.
Just didn't have the heart to watch it crash and burn.
Am almost to the point again to build another one !!!!
But, If I do the Cub, it will be a float plane.
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Barefoot_Johnny wrote:Am almost to the point again to build another one !!!!
But, If I do the Cub, it will be a float plane.
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If you plan on flying it, I would suggest you start with something smaller and inexpensive that would not hurt as bad when you crash it until you feel comfortable enough to risk the Cub. As I tell people, "If you have not crashed one, you have not flown one". That is part of the process. You will crash at some point or another.

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An rc float plane sounds awesome!
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What's the deal you guys? Where are the pics of these flying machines?

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I had a few flying vids and lots of pics until just recently. My C: drive on my pc got a bit crowded so I thought I moved my pics and flicks to a second drive but evidently I only managed to delete them. This is the best pic I currently have of one of my heli's. I've installed a better gyro since this pic was taken and was considering going flybarless right about the time I last flew.

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