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Archive for November, 2010
Posted by deadbird | Nov 15, 2010 @ 04:27 PM | 3,920 Views
Hi there,

I thought I would use this space to describe how I got here and what drove me to start doing what the rest of you are doing - discussing this fascinating hobby of RC.

Firstly I'll let you into a secret, I am no expert in radio controlled flight. In fact my first proper RC plane was bought for me in February of this year. I did ask for it for my birthday - thats my 40th birthday!

Some 30 years prior to this intro to RC aircraft I was very much into the kits of Airfix et al and my specialist subject was the warbirds of WWII. I had a room with 3 or 4 shelves worth of planes and a celling dripping with plastic classics from the war years. I spent a lot of time and attention on building and painting them even dabbling with airbrush techniques and weathering but that all came to a grinding halt when I realised my hobby wasnt cool with the fairer sex and I needed to learn how to drive a car, drink beer and play lots of manly sports.

It was only 5 or 6 years ago I started thinking how fantastic it would be to get back into the world of scale models but with the added twist of being able to encorporate a longing I had always had as a boy and entering the world of radio controlled flight. (Mid life crisis already?)

Unfortunately these thoughts closely coincided with me starting my own business so it wasnt the best time to try out two difficult ventures at the same time. Somehow I think I took the wrong choice - I would have saved a lot more money if all I had...Continue Reading