Posted by Harv |
Feb 03, 2008 @ 11:46 AM | 3,145 Views
I've done it! I have discovered Nirvana. I was always under the impression you had to strive to reach it, but apparently you can just drive there.
To start at the beginning, my parents winter in the Palm Springs area and my wife and I usually travel down from the frigid wastelands for a week during Jan/Feb. Last year I'd started flying outside with a Slo-V down there, and this year I planned on picking up a Parkzone Trojan to cruise the desert with. So after a couple of false starts, a schedule change, crappy weather and a bus(!) ride from LAX to Palm Springs airport I finally ended up at a nice little LHS called Uncle Don's Hobbies. One of the fellows there knew my father, and suggested that I head out to their field some morning as it wasn't too far away.
And that's how I found Nirvana. The Coachella Valley RC Club is as sweet as it gets. And by sweet I mean totally cool. Great layout, shaded pits, huge runway, big heli pad, fantastic view of the valley, no wind and really nice folks have pretty much sold me on retiring somewhere near there. Assuming I can ever actually retire of course. And if you're ever in the area, the Palm Springs Air Museum is great also, with a nice layout, lots of displays and some very nice (most flying) full scale warbirds to see.
So between finding a flat spot in the desert and flying at the CVRC Club I put about 25 flights on the Trojan, and am more than impressed with it. It was the RTF version that I added a ParkBec and Spektrum...Continue Reading