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Old Dec 29, 2002, 07:02 AM
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hi im new to rc electric. i have some limited experance with gas planes (6 mon) i just bought a aero-bird and love the idea of a park flyer around the house(5 acers with 68 empty acers acrost the street) i would love to get in to electric but i need some one to teach me. i was wondering if this fourm had any members in the sacramento area that would be willing to teach me? thanks for your time

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Old Dec 29, 2002, 08:17 PM
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Walzy,

Read the posts here (in all the forums - not just jets), ask questions that you can't find answers for, trust most of these guys - as they know what their talking about (most of the time), and you will be well into your way on Electric flight (BTW - the best way to fly - no noise, no mess, no extra wet version preflight) It's the best way to fly! (In My Humble Opinion )

When your ready for jets (you may be now - however, It usually takes a good bit of airtime with several sport models to be ready for most EDF jets), You can do no wrong with the guys here in this forum.

I like to try to fly models a little outside my experience sometimes (like jets)- sometimes with crashing as a result. Don't get discouraged - just back down a notch and get a slightly slower model - you'll do better for it (I'll never learn though )

I'm currently working on plans for a TRUE beginners EDF model jet (but more like a trainer plane) that I hope one day soon I'll be able to release (after some testing with a few non-fliers of course) - just keep your eyelids peeled!

Good luck with your new hobby!
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Old Dec 29, 2002, 09:06 PM
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Hey, Kenney, I'd be really interested in a beginners EDF, if you can come up with one. I have the Hobbico A 6 Intruder FF model, and someday would like to see THAT little pup as a real RC EDF. In the stock form, the fan system is too weak to do much.Glen P.
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Old Dec 29, 2002, 09:26 PM
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I'm still working on an alfa model of the beginner's EDF trainer. It won't be much jet other than EDF powerplant. I'm talking straight, high-wing with dihedral, inherently stable, and not too fast.

I'm trying to put it together now, (still some bugs to work out) trying out different low-end power plants (gws EDF-50/75) to keep the price low for newbies to R/C, much less than standard jets.

I've been flying for about 10 years now and I've loved jet models since the beginning, and have gotten into them recently, (though I had always wished there was a jet I could get started with instead of a prop plane) hence the EDF trainer plane.

I will open a new thread with it when I'm done working out the bugs - won't be too long now. Probably will be just (free) plans to start with, but I'm hoping to kit it on a limited basis (without the corporate waiting/backing stuff - I'll do the kits myself).

Won't be laser-cut, but hand-cut, therefore very limited runs - I also subscribe to the K.I.S.S. theory, so I'm trying my best to simplify the whole thing.

If anyone-else is interested, just let me know here, I'll keep a running list of those who want one.
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