Posted by Bothersome |
Mar 02, 2009 @ 03:53 PM | 1,892 Views
I'm an old guy by some standards and a young guy by others. I live in a small town in North-West Louisiana. I'm a Systems Administrator for a local boat company here.
I've been into computers and electronics since before my freshman year in high school (1979, I said I was old). I've always liked RC aircraft (and cars). Couldn't really afford them when I was a kid. Now I don't really intend to buy a lot of toys because of space limitations in keeping them. But I seem to be acquiring them anyway.
I have 4 helicopters and one airplane. I was reluctant to getting into fuel powered RC stuff but now am finding that to be the most fun.
I am an AMA member and a member of a local flying field although I fly mostly at a local area here in Vivian. It is simply an unused industrial site (brand new though) that has a nice smooth road that dead ends to nowhere so nobody goes down it. The area is huge but the road has light poles on each side so you have to be good at landing to do a nice landing. The road goes east-west, and the wind seems to always go north-south around here, so you gotta make a cross wind landing. Once you get used to it, it's easy peasy. Yes, I have the permission of the mayor to allow it and the site is owned by the town (so far).
I started my RC hobby learning to fly on the Blade CP Pro helicopter. After a couple of months, I bought a Trex 450 helicopter. Been flying it for a couple years now and have recently bought a glow powered trainer....Continue Reading