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Old Sep 15, 2011, 08:38 AM
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FWIW, Banana Pete has released the first of what he says is gonna be a series - "Learn To Fly R/C With Pete!". And guess what he's using for the demo craft! Why, his all time favorite aeroplane.....and yours & mine!
For your viewing pleasure, and amusement:
Learn To Fly an RC Airplane with Pete! In HD! (18 min 29 sec)


To be serious for a moment (my apologies in advance)....Ol' Petey makes note near the beginning of the popularity of the SkySurfer (and it follows, tacitly, the Bixler). From the things we see when we look up either on UToob - meaning the proliferation of available videos wherein these are the subject vehicle - I'd guesstimate they are either already or quickly reaching a point where they'll be the most popular / best-selling plane in RC history. Anybody that would argue that point?

And after all, just LOOK at it. It's a beautiful plane, flies beautifully, very capable of mild- to mid-level aerobatics, pretty doggone durable, and equally capable as FPV workhorse or just a nice li'l sky-ripper -- and lord knows, they've hit some nice price points. Consider the number of very experienced RC'rs that are both flying and recommending them to others. I've not had mine out at our field but 4 or 5 times now, and every time it's drawn nice comments and/or questions. And after all, what's NOT to like!?!
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 10:47 AM
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FWIW, Banana Pete has released the first of what he says is gonna be a series - "Learn To Fly R/C With Pete!". And guess what he's using for the demo craft! Why, his all time favorite aeroplane.....and yours & mine!
For your viewing pleasure, and amusement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czcHB...feature=relmfu
Interesting. He is flying a V2 plane with a V1 wing.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 11:41 AM
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FWIW, Banana Pete has released the first of what he says is gonna be a series - "Learn To Fly R/C With Pete!". And guess what he's using for the demo craft! Why, his all time favorite aeroplane.....and yours & mine!
For your viewing pleasure, and amusement:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czcHB...feature=relmfu

To be serious for a moment (my apologies in advance)....Ol' Petey makes note near the beginning of the popularity of the SkySurfer (and it follows, tacitly, the Bixler). From the things we see when we look up either on UToob - meaning the proliferation of available videos wherein these are the subject vehicle - I'd guesstimate they are either already or quickly reaching a point where they'll be the most popular / best-selling plane in RC history. Anybody that would argue that point?

And after all, just LOOK at it. It's a beautiful plane, flies beautifully, very capable of mild- to mid-level aerobatics, pretty doggone durable, and equally capable as FPV workhorse or just a nice li'l sky-ripper -- and lord knows, they've hit some nice price points. Consider the number of very experienced RC'rs that are both flying and recommending them to others. I've not had mine out at our field but 4 or 5 times now, and every time it's drawn nice comments and/or questions. And after all, what's NOT to like!?!
I watched that video and thought it was pretty poorly executed. Just about all of his videos are hard to watch. Cheesy fake excitement. Way too many "suuuuper duuuper plane" "perfect excellent scale scale scale scale scale!" And makes it seem like he worked with the manufacturer to design and build the plane from scratch. When the most that was done was contacting the supplier and getting a different sticker put on the box.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I watched that video and thought it was pretty poorly executed. Just about all of his videos are hard to watch. Cheesy fake excitement. Way too many "suuuuper duuuper plane" "perfect excellent scale scale scale scale scale!" And makes it seem like he worked with the manufacturer to design and build the plane from scratch. When the most that was done was contacting the supplier and getting a different sticker put on the box.
He is a "hype it up" type o' guy. It's kind of the younger generation's approach to marketing. All this fake excitement.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Interesting. He is flying a V2 plane with a V1 wing.
AJ
Really?!? Interesting in itself -- how can you tell? I must'a missed the boat on that one....can't recall ever seeing anything about a wing difference. (& it's not on the list on Pg1!)
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:01 PM
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I watched that video and thought it was pretty poorly executed. ...
So I'm not the only one. *hee hee hee hee heeee*

Re your other & Erkq's comments....what can I say - he's the all too typical sales shill.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:44 PM
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I watched that video and thought it was pretty poorly executed. Just about all of his videos are hard to watch. Cheesy fake excitement. Way too many "suuuuper duuuper plane" "perfect excellent scale scale scale scale scale!" And makes it seem like he worked with the manufacturer to design and build the plane from scratch. When the most that was done was contacting the supplier and getting a different sticker put on the box.
Well said, StoneTemplePilot! I particularly find the over-the-top adjectives on EVERY plane reviewed (reviewed?). The kid was born 150 years too late. He'd have been a real smash-up success selling the "secret-formulation-from-Tibet medicine" that cures everything from lumbago to pregnancy to hair loss, and limb regeneration!

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:47 PM
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[Wow what good timing. Nevermind.....]
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 12:49 PM
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I've about given up. Does ANYBODY know of a source for a good 5x3 prop without having to go to China?????

Right now getting a spare or two has become my #1 priority. I can't count the hours I've spent looking....but I come up empty. Help??
TIA!!
Will this one help you S*H?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFGX2&P=7

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:02 PM
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[Wow what good timing. Nevermind.....]
http://gwsprops.com/direct_drive.htm

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ers-TWO/Detail

http://www.rcdude.com/servlet/the-14...DD--5x3/Detail

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...06&pid=U406686
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Will this one help you S*H?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFGX2&P=7

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'Fraid not, d00d. Lookit that hub. I think this is one of (just one of) the flimsy ones I want to stay away from.

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:08 PM
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I think this is one of (just one of) the flimsy ones I want to stay away from.
Well, in all honesty, you didn't specify non-flimsy. "Be specific." (from a great X-Files episode)
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Come on folks
For those who have never built or flew an RC. This video had a lot of great info.
We are trying to interest NEW FOLKS into this great world of RC. Let the lad do his thing. I am 77 years old. Never tooooo old to learn new tricks. I for one am looking forward to many more of his step by step, learning to fly. To pass on to several of my friends who have yet to lay down the $$$$$ to learn to fly.
I REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN.
For those of you who may not have been checked out in a SET INSIDE AIRPLANE. While learning to fly, WHEN I WAS THINKING THAT I WAS A HOT SHOT AND KNEW IT ALL.
My flight instructor got to be a PAIN IN YOU KNOW WHAT once in a while.
One day while stationed in Wichita, Ks. The Lear Jet was a new, hot Buzz. jet. At that time the Lear Co. was permoting that this plane could be piloted by the Co. owner, Did not need a Corp. Pilot.
So one day, got one of many rides in this new bird. I was setting in the back, while the Corp. Owner was getting checked out by one of Lear Corp. check pilots. It became clear to me that this Multi-$$$$$$$$$$$$$ owner, pilot was being treated just like This POOR BOY , setting in the back seat, when I was flying my J-3 Cub. Must have been a message there. YEP, I passed that test.
Lets all enjoy the flying
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:23 PM
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A guy's just told me the old Cox .049 5x3's will work great....plus offers the performance of a Sports profile. Gonna give that a spin.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 01:49 PM
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A guy's just told me the old Cox .049 5x3's will work great....plus offers the performance of a Sports profile. Gonna give that a spin.
What are you hoping to achieve with the 5x3?
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