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Posted by bighank13 | Jan 10, 2011 @ 10:47 AM | 5,509 Views
Well...I finally got about 90% of my group photos gathered together and ready to post. Hence...let my first blog entry begin.

For those of you who may not be familiar with our situation, I will try and give you a quick snap shop so we can get on to the build itself. I am a fifth grade school teacher and for the past four years, I have worked with hundreds of students (ages 5-14), introducing them to various categories of modeling including Estes rockets, AMA Delta Darts, Guillows gliders and rubber-band powered aircraft, tons of two-channel, radio-controlled aircraft (Air Hogs, PalmZs, Pilotos, Avions etc.) I have worked with students both during class time (through science and collaboration connections), during after school hours, and on Saturdays (using our school gym.) If you take a look at the following link, it will help explain things in more detail:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1147053

Finally, at the end of last year (and through the gracious help of many, many R/C Group forum members) we had put in place enough funds/pieces/parts to build EIGHT 100% RTF Electrifly Flylites! I decided on the Flylites because none of the twenty-one students who would be participating in this group build had ever built anything before. I also knew that the Flylite would give us a chance to focus a lot on all components of the build...and not just spend time building the physical aircraft. Also, for those of you who have never flown a Flylite...I have...Continue Reading