Posted by skydve76 |
Feb 06, 2012 @ 02:33 PM | 4,151 Views
My first plane flight was one of those micro cessnas made by parkzone, back in 2008. This is before they were BNF and had to come with a special xmitter. I flew inside the local hobby town and had a blast. I remember that flight in detail.
I later went on to fly a slow stick. The excitment of putting the camera on it and rushing home to watch the vid. I was commited I would get up at 5am to beat the winds.
Tried a FlyZone cessna. To date this is the hardest plane I have to fly. Nearly 3lbs on 1 square foot of wing. No ground steering. What rush.
Then got my parkzone mustang (original brushed version). Oh the rush, and the way I flew all graceful and "way out". The fear of "will it handlaunch this time ok?" The feeling of sucess as it tips stalls and pulls out 3 inches above the ground right after I could tell it came off my hand wrong.
Time went on, f-27c stryker, then my first edfs, su-27 flanker and a gws me-262. With only one lipo, 35 flights was a nice milestone I clearly remember. Underpowered, energy management. Now they are just foam junk to me and I can fly them in my front yard.
Then I got my first HET f-18, moved on to a twin 90mm Mig-29 with thrust vectoring (fly fly). Later the habu 32, now a 90mm l-39 on 10s. I do have a twin 6+ lb 70mm HET a-10 that gives me some joy but who knows how long.
I tried props as well, I have 3d plane, and I had a blue nose mustang I didnt like. I have a helicopter as...Continue Reading