Being new at this my victories may seem simple to many, even bland. Tonight however, I scored big! On my scorecard that is!
I did my first rolling takeoff, did 3 "laps" around the field and stuck the landing! Twice!
The temp was 65 with no wind, truly a perfect evening!
I then learned about “going vertical” right after takeoff, stalling, what I believe is called a “knife over” (unintentional of course!), and that no one has any business doing that 40 feet from the ground! After collecting my plane (Super cubs love Gorilla Glue!) and my stunt pilot ego (fortunately I had the field to myself) I went home happy and called it a success.
Now that the highs are dropping, the leaves are changing and the winds are blowing a bit too strong for my foam machines here in upstate New York , I'm pondering the best way to get into indoor/micro planes . The conclusion thus far...a ParkZone BNF Night Vapor! Makes sense now that I have my DX7!
Nov 1st 2010
Picked up a Vapor BNF for around $54 including shipping on Ebay.
Awesome!!! Loved flying it! Nice n slow around the church "Cultural Hall" (Basketball court to the rest of the world!)
My RC flying hobby started at the age of 12, or at least the desire started then! Lack of resources kept me from actively pursuing RC flying. For 33 years I told myself it was too expensive or I didn’t have enough time. Seem as though both the hobby and I have changed. The hobby has become much bigger/better and yes cheaper! I hope I have too! At least the better part
Three weeks before Fathers Day of 2010, my wonderful wife gave me a Super Cub LP to try out. I loved it as much as I thought I would! Foam and electrics have made the hobby much more attainable from a financial perspective. I have found that I love every aspect of the hobby; building, flying, (crashing not as much) rebuilding and even watching others fly. Even just within the realm of RC flying I have found a lot of diversity in what and how people fly. Between RC Groups.com and my local club (RAMS) I have learned so much. I thank them for sharing their knowledge of love of the hobby. The excitement most people have for this hobby is very contagious! I hope that I will be able to help others get as much enjoyment out of this hobby as I have! With that in mind I’m trying to come up with my “RC Philosophy”
My RC Philosophy A list of stuff I have learned so far and to help remind me how to get the most out of the hobby!
1 - RC is my hobby, not my life. Keep it in perspective. When I can’t see my family before the fuselage it may be time to re-prioritize.
2 - Put something positive...Continue Reading
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Family, RC, church and working on the house take up the vast majority of my time