Posted by billekens |
Mar 13, 2006 @ 02:36 AM | 1,935 Views
I am relatively new to RC flying. Eight years ago, I made a Gentle Lady from a kit and used a four-channel Futuba radio for the RC. I had a great time learning to fly this glider. It was slow enough so that I could learn the difficult conversion from standing outside the cockpit and having the controls seemingly in reverse if the aircraft comes towards you. I know now that nothing reverses but my mind thinks in reverse. We sold our house moved to a new city. My Gentle Lady was delegated to a shelve for a few years. I am now in the process of putting electric power in my Gentle Lady.
I have many hours flying full size aircraft like Beavers, Otters and Twin Otters to name a few. I have been a commercial pilot for forty years and have extensive experience in the arctic. Now that I am retired, I would like to take up the hobby of RC again. Eventually I will build a Beaver on floats if I can find a good-looking model kit. I do not know if that could be materialized with electric power. That question will be answered in the future
I am a retired bush pilot. I flew for forty years on float aircraft in the Arctic and the west coast of BC. Before That I was enrolled in the Dutch Airforce for three years and flew the Gloster Meteor