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Old Oct 08, 2015, 06:27 AM
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A thank you (dlg related)

Hi guys,

So, even though i'm not new to rc flying, i am new to dlg gliders. This is a really specialized section of the hobby and there is/was a lot to learn, from model selection to building, radio set up, flying and finding lift.

I have asked A LOT of questions. Many people have helped me with model choice and still helped me when i went against what they suggested and i still bought that Blaster 3, helped with radios when after years of using radios with easier programming, i bought a Taranis, and still helping me when i'm asking those type of questions like 'what's everyone else using and flying with' instead of focussing on what i have, and still helped me on days i have been too lazy to Google (i do Google and read ALL the past threads on here)

When learning anything new i have to know as much as i can in the shortest amount of time i can. I've read every thread on here, learn't about models that are not even made anymore etc just to cram as much info into my head as possible. So hence the reason i post a lot and ask questions (maybe stupid ones at times) a lot. So thanks for putting up with all this.

Also thanks for everyone putting up with me ever saying anything about a new model or piece of gear already when i still haven't even got the Blaster in the air. I know the model i have right now is going to see me well, but i also know it's not on the same level as the Vibes, Streams etc and that those models are the direction i want to heading in and as soon as possible, be flying well enough to make use of models like those so, i'm already looking in that direction and planning my next one.

Everyone on this forum has been fantastic and i could not have expected the amount of help and advice that i have gotten.

So for all the past questions and the many more to come that i shall bombard you with, i just wanna say thanks.

Right that's enough soppy stuff, first blue sky after rain all week so far, i'm off out with the Elf before work.

Mark
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Old Oct 08, 2015, 11:58 PM
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You need to get that blast built and find a contest to attend. You'll learn more at a one day contest than you will reading this forum for a year. This is the most commonly made suggestion for new DLG pilots
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Old Oct 09, 2015, 04:03 AM
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That's exactly the way i'm heading =)

Hoping to get in a few contests next year now, even if i have enter with the Blaster
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Old Oct 09, 2015, 08:21 AM
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Don't discount the ability of your Blaster, it is still a very capable design. Keep it in one piece and it will take you far.
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Old Oct 09, 2015, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I just thought the Blaster was a bit dated and a bit 'soft' compared to the newer models on the market these days. But it's my first 1.5m model and i love it =)
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Old Oct 09, 2015, 08:19 PM
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The Blaster will be just fine for your first contest. You are overthinking this. Unless you are some kind of DLG prodigy you won't be winning your first contest anyway. Just use the first contest to get to know folks and learn the flow of contests. Even flying your Elf would allow you to accomplish those objectives.

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Old Oct 10, 2015, 02:48 PM
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Hi mark look forward to seeing you at some of the UK comps (you are in the UK?) it's a great way to learn and the guys really are friendly. Are you on the bar a forum? It's where flyquiet has gone..

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Old Oct 10, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Hi Dave,

Yeah i made it over to BARCS, i was due to come spectate a couple of rounds this year and meet everyone but in the end i couldn't make it and the one i never attended as i thought rain would stop play in the day.

But once the season starts again next year i'm planning on getting in as many rounds as possible. I don't even know the rules of the comps or how the tasks work etc etc, so i have a lot to read up on and a lot of practice to put in, flying in all weathers so at least i'm a little prepared

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Old Oct 11, 2015, 07:22 AM
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I wouldn't worry about studying the tasks, the experienced guys are happy to timekeep and talk you through the tasks live as you fly , just come along and fly, kit will bring a whole new level of enjoyment to the sport
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Old Oct 11, 2015, 07:46 AM
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With the Taranis you can install the F3K training script and practice almost all of the tasks. As far as I know no other radio can do this.
(JR28X with F3k Master installed might be close, but not as well integrated.)
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Old Oct 11, 2015, 05:08 PM
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Awesome, thanks guys!

The Taranis is pretty awesome at what it can do!
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