Posted by Murocflyer |
Nov 30, 2013 @ 12:58 AM | 1,146 Views
For my next build video I plan on building a Stevens Aero SPORTStik.
I am thinking this would be the perfect step up for a beginner wanting to learn how to fly with ailerons and learning how to build something out of balsa. This is a very easy kit to build and perfect for a beginner builder.
Stay tuned for the build videos. I'll be posting the links to them as soon as I can get them edited and uploaded.
And since there is a whole family of Telemasters, I may just do a build video on the complete lineup starting with this one and working my way up. I mean I don't think there isn't anyone who flies model airplanes that hasn't thought about owning a Telemaster at one time or another. And if building is something you may be interested in doing but were afraid you couldn't do it, now is a great time to give it a try.
Edit to add: PS 29 Nov: Tried ordering the Micro Tele but none were available. Build videos are postponed until I receive it.
There has been a lot of discussion in the past few years on how difficult working with balsa is and how tough it is to build a balsa kit. Since many of us know that is not the case, even for a newcomer in this hobby, I have decided to make a video while I build a Stevens AeroModel Buzz 400.
The Buzz 400 is the next generation of SQuiRT 400 that many of you have flown in the Wings Across America 2008 adventure.
Posted by Murocflyer |
Feb 17, 2013 @ 04:05 AM | 8,377 Views
We all love model aviation no matter what the form. Some like airplanes, some helicopters, some sailplanes or gliders, others like multicopters, cars and/or boats. No matter what form of model aviation you participate in or like to do, at one point in time there was someone to teach you the ropes and show you how to build, fly, or how to know what power system to use on your new model. We were not born with knowing how to fly model aircraft or knowing how to build a foam or balsa plane. That skill or talent was most likely taught to you by someone close to you, or someone you met at your local club. But for some, finding that person to teach them the necessary skills is not always easy to do.
I have found a solution which will make it easier for modelers to get help in their local area, and an easy method that allows providing and offering help to others in this hobby. I have coined the term for those willing to help others “Model Aviation (MA) Mentors.” The idea is quite simple and it uses an online map program that is available to everyone.
MA Mentors can volunteer to do many things. They can teach others how to fly, build airplanes, or helicopters, or multicopters or whatever you choose. Forums are great, but they lack the personal one on one ability and real time interaction that we get working with people face to face. And as you know, looking at a PC screen is no substitute for a real person.