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Old Apr 27, 2012, 09:37 AM
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One of my first posts

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Thanks again RTF Thumper for all your help. I can mostly keep it in the air, but a lot of learning and a long way to go to meet your skills.


Bob

Not my first, but one of them. "I can mostly keep it in the air" Too funny.


Bob
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Old May 01, 2012, 01:25 AM
RC addict? I'm not addicted...
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Lol Bowsonn

Thats excactly what I was thinking, at the field last sunday, trying to keep the delta in the air Got it now though (hand positioning is the key).
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Old May 02, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Yippeee!!!!! I finally got a calm day to get out and fly my Champ. I was going through withdrawls!
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Old May 02, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Well, that was short lived! If its a dead calm evening, I always get excited thinking the next morning will be calm too. Wel, not today, its windy as heck out there!
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:27 AM
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i havent been able to get out for over a week now, god damn wind!!

please oh please gods of wind, make it a calm weekend please
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Old May 04, 2012, 10:41 AM
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If your luck is like mine, it will be dead calm only while your at work!
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Old May 04, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Hey Guys,

Just got a deal on the fuse w/ brick & motor. Don't own a Champ otherwise. I was going to use the parts for a 3-ch dollar tree deal I was building for my kid to fly/destroy. However, the fuse is so pretty I thought maybe I'd just build a wing & tail feathers for it. Anybody have a pdf of said airfoils? Please forgive that I did not read the thread or use search. This all came about just a few hours ago and the plane is supposed to be ready for tomorrow! Thanks for any help.

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Old May 09, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Got my Champ out yesterday after a long nap in the workshop (the plane, not me!) this winter. To beat the wind, I usually wait until about 30 minutes before sunset. Here in Indiana, the wind seems to die down well at that point.

Flew it two full batteries. I still love this thing! I've had planes that were much more expensive that didn't fly as well. I did this video last year. Some of you might have seen it, but its been a year since I posted it.

Cat attack at 2:05! Winds were gusty when I shot this. Shame too. The previous evening, it was perfect, but I didn't have my video camera.

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Old May 09, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Excellent video! I usually like to fly just beforedusk or right after dawn. The winds seem to die down really well here in Northern Ill too.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Cool vid i just got my first champ last friday but have been to buissy to try it out, hopefully this weekend,, This will be my first airplane well i say that but i have a PZ P-51 Mustang i destrioyed and a GWS slow stick that i cant get off the ground so hopefully i can learn to fly this one..
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Old May 10, 2012, 06:34 PM
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You wont be dissapointed! it flies great. Just make sure you have a nice open grassy field to fly over and you'll have a blast!
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:44 PM
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thanks bud, i think im going to go to the closest school and try it in the ball feild first..
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Thats where I fly 90% of the time is at the baseball field.
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Old May 11, 2012, 06:26 AM
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thanks bud, i think im going to go to the closest school and try it in the ball feild first..
I also use a school ball field. Just make sure you avoid the temptation to let it get up too high where the wind can take it up, up and away! If you have a programmable transmitter, there are suggested settings here, but most of all, it'll give you further range. There have been plenty of posts about the plane getting out of range and never being found again!!!!
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Old May 11, 2012, 12:28 PM
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yep ive seen some of them, it came with just the factory transmitter but its ok i plan on staying low,slow and close.. Dont want to kill it my first time, rather it be a low and light crash!!! I m sure its gonna happen many of times..
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