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Old Nov 18, 2010, 12:14 PM
Balsa taste like chicken!
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Just buy the floats and give them to your wife for Christmas! You can give the kids batteries, chargers, etc. Then you can borrow them as needed.
That's a good idea! Of course, Santa always drops me some RC stuff, because I'm a great kid! (Ask my wife!).
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 01:45 PM
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.Ya know you can make one on the cheap using a rubber band and a 5g servo?
It also drops parachutists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSSM8sOa0xc
Thanks NAV.

That was what I was thinking (5g servo, and rubberband on balsa plate).... I love the idea of adding a camera to a parachutist.... awesome. I have an old gumstick cam doing nothing that is going to get shock tested !!

The question is can I prevent my 8 year old from trying to mow the parachutist down once release... probably not... should make for some interesting video !!
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 01:56 PM
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I took my son (aged 8) to the field last Sunday. I build a stock HZ Supercub from old parts for the purpose (his first plane), it's painted up in camoflage colours to inpire him (I may have posted pictures probably 6 months back).

We buddy boxed (Spektrum) the first few flights. I took off and landed the first flight only. He took off and flew and landed the next two with lots of advise and instruction and me having to step in to save a nose dive 10' off the ground just once. The guys then egged me on to let him go solo... and boy he's never looked back.... landing better with the Supercub than I did in my first year of flying it !!! Jeeze he hasn't even nosed it over yet... I was busting a prop a flight back then !!!

The biggest challenge was stopping him banging the sticks around too much, but I think he learning that.

Boy was I proud. This fits into the master plan of feeding the habit and justifying purchases to the wife. It's now officially a 'family' activity so the appropriations committee has a bit more scope

We now adding military decals to the SC and I'm building a bomb drop module for him.


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YES! I am right there with you... My son is 7 and he can fly the Champ on his own without me even being there. I have handed him my SC controller a few times and he doesn't quite like the bigger planes quite yet! I need to buddy box him. :-) I wouldn't even have the Champ if it wasn't for the excuse that he needed something to fly. PS, I have 2 now :-) I have also lucked out and have been able to take him hunting this year. In the past I have only been able to go hunting about 2 times per season but this year I have gone out just about every day. Get those kids involved and the wife will allow way more fun
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 04:04 PM
Enough Power? -NEVER ENOUGH!
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i wish i had water around here to fly off of. heck, i'll take snow! stupid southern california. there's a park nearby, though, that has a little lake. they allow electric boats on the water so i might be able to get away with it.

holidays suck... away the money i would buy floats and other things with.
want some snow check out my for cast: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/wea...page_savedcity

right now we have about 6 to 12 inches of snow and we have had that for a while. but now we have winds gusting to 54 km/h. i was tempted to see if my champ could fly backwards but then i thought thats how planes get lost.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Checkin' in... a little late, but I'm here!

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Old Nov 18, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 06:43 PM
What's tomorrows forecast?
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want some snow check out my for cast: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/wea...page_savedcity

right now we have about 6 to 12 inches of snow and we have had that for a while. but now we have winds gusting to 54 km/h. i was tempted to see if my champ could fly backwards but then i thought thats how planes get lost.
That's what you get for livin' in Canada... at least your igloo wont melt with those temps... and i thought it was cold today at 36 degrees
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 07:22 PM
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yep my igloos doing fine but i still have to try and find a short in my SC
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 07:47 PM
Screw the wind, let's fly!
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Thanks NAV.

That was what I was thinking (5g servo, and rubberband on balsa plate).... I love the idea of adding a camera to a parachutist.... awesome. I have an old gumstick cam doing nothing that is going to get shock tested !!

The question is can I prevent my 8 year old from trying to mow the parachutist down once release... probably not... should make for some interesting video !!
Probably not is right. I was 47 when that was filmed and I couldnt help but to do so.
If you watch my vid close (full screen is best) you can see me doing some mock mowing at them. I did use a gumstick cam, rubber banded to the parachute guy, so yours is perfect for the job.
I didnt even use a balsa plate. I looped the rubber band around one lg leg, across the bottom of the fuse and up to a 5g placed about 1.5 inches below the passenger window. If you want I can make you a short how to vid .Lemme know. Oh, while I havent tried doing this, I'm told that if you cut a small hole in the top of the chute, it wont spin around as much. Again, I have not tried this, so let us know if you do and it works. I'd believe it coming from you. Right now its just hearsay.
It sure adds yet another dose of fun to this extremely adaptable plane, and kids love chasing the chutes..
I lub da cub.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 07:59 PM
Screw the wind, let's fly!
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Other subject: anyone else notice how difficult it is to land on a downhill strip? Gotta' inclined rough graveled driveway through the pasture I attempt to land on. Mostly attempts. Easier if no breeze, which makes the SC just float and float and ..."Holy $&%*&#, that thing almost hit me!"

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I have, and yes , it's a bear.Doesnt wanna land and when it does it often will do a nice fat nose flip.Uphills arent as bad, but still tricky.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 08:01 PM
Why so serious?
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If you watch my vid close (full screen is best) you can see me doing some mock mowing at them. I did use a gumstick cam, rubber banded to the parachute guy.(5.00 for him).I didnt even use a balsa plate. I looped the rubber band around one lg leg, across the bottom of the fuse and up to a 5g placed about 1.5 inches below the passenger window. If you want I can make you a short how to vid .Lemme know.
It sure adds yet another dose of fun to this extremely adaptable plane.
I lub da cub.
Yeah, make the vid.

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I have, and yes , it's a bear.Doesnt wanna land and when it does it often will do a nice nose flip.Uphills arent as bad, but still tricky.
Vertical walls are quick and easy.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 08:23 PM
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That's what you get for livin' in Canada... at least your igloo wont melt with those temps... and i thought it was cold today at 36 degrees
The best part about winter, is it makes you love spring!
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 08:28 PM
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Yeah, make the vid.

Not after the roll eyes comment.
Vertical walls are quick and easy.
So are billboards and telephone polls. Not that thats ever happened to me.
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 08:30 PM
In the 20' glider range
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I broke my coccyx. dam I should start drinking more milk. Ugg. I guess that means I be flying the cub from a bean bag chair!
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Old Nov 18, 2010, 09:06 PM
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I broke my coccyx. dam I should start drinking more milk. Ugg. I guess that means I be flying the cub from a bean bag chair!
Ok...I won't bite and add to the usual "shots fired," as I know what a coccyx is. Nonetheless, whatever you did to fracture it, it had to hurt like hell. I am hurting just thinking about it.

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