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Old May 05, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Getting back into the hobby after a 6 year break. What has changed?

After graduating college and moving into a smaller place I got out of flying my airplanes. I finally have some space now to store and fly them so I want to get back into the hobby.

How much has changed in electric flight in 6 years? It seems now that most people are using 2.4 GHz radios instead of 72 MHz. If you've got a 72MHz transmitter (as I do) is there any reason to spend the money to switch to 2.4?

How about batteries? I hope they have dropped in price and increased in performance but I don't have a clue. I actually flew my Twinstar airplane this morning for the first time in years using the same old lipo battery I had years ago. I'm sure the battery performance dropped off from when it was new, but I couldn't tell.

What website do people use to shop online? I used to use Tower Hobbies, but it looks like it hasn't changed much since then. I would like a sight with more features like customer reviews, rating systems, intelligent navigation and sorting, and multimedia enhancements. Is there an equivalent in the rc airplane sphere?
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