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Posted by Mode One | Nov 08, 2008 @ 09:32 AM | 5,123 Views
Hello, My name is Mark, I'm currently a member of an R/C Flying Club in Northern Minnesota. I've been building and flying model airplanes since the 1950s and first got involved in R/C in 1968. I have Modeled in some way, shape; or, form, since a very young child, building plastic models, Model railroads or flying models.

I fly Mode One, which means my Throttle and Elevator are reversed from the more common Mode Two, which most all seem to fly now. The reason for this is very simple, when I joined a club in 1976, the largest portion of active flyers flew Mode One, so to get help learning to fly I switched. Mode One has some advantages; but, I will leave that for another time and place. My interests in R/C are sport flying and World War One Aeroplanes. I also have more then a passing interest in R/C Sailplanes. I really enjoyed helping people learn to fly! However, no one is interested in learning Mode One; so, I don't get much of a chance anymore. I feel the hobby breaks down into the following interests for me. Building model airplanes, B.S.ing with my flying buddies and finally flying. Building to me is not assembling an ARF, although I use ARFs, also. I love building from Kits or from scratch. i have a fairly extensive library on the aspects of this hobby that interest me. I love books almost as much as I love this hobby.

In my day to day and face to face life, I am friendly, helpful and care about people. I have a pretty good sense of humor and...Continue Reading