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Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
Jon Holbrook
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Anyone know of any good field box plans??

Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!
Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

On 7/24/2003 9:29 AM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

Check http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~atong/

There is a LOT of good info there including some links to field box plans.


> Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!


Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
JR
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

Let me make you a suggestion. Start with a cardboard box.

When you are at the field you will see that the newbie's tend to try to
bring their entire shop with them. The boxes they use can be huge (and
heavy). If you look at the experience of the fliers and their boxes, I think
you will find, in general, that the more experienced ones bring less, and
have smaller boxes.

Most of the more experienced guys tend not to try to make anything more than
very simple repairs at the field. You may even find that most do not have
any kind of glue. You will also find that many boxes are highly customized.
You will find yourself trying to figure out what else you can take out of
your box and leave at home, as time goes on.

Take your time, design your own, and make it what you want it to be. There
is no "wow factor" for having a big box. No one will look down at you if you
start with a cardboard box, either.

JR

"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!



Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
Pat Patterson
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

Here, Here!!!

P.


"JR" <jr-ama732@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%BTTa.120866$wk6.32289@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att. net...
> Let me make you a suggestion. Start with a cardboard box.
>
> When you are at the field you will see that the newbie's tend to try to
> bring their entire shop with them. The boxes they use can be huge (and
> heavy). If you look at the experience of the fliers and their boxes, I

think
> you will find, in general, that the more experienced ones bring less, and
> have smaller boxes.
>
> Most of the more experienced guys tend not to try to make anything more

than
> very simple repairs at the field. You may even find that most do not have
> any kind of glue. You will also find that many boxes are highly

customized.
> You will find yourself trying to figure out what else you can take out of
> your box and leave at home, as time goes on.
>
> Take your time, design your own, and make it what you want it to be. There
> is no "wow factor" for having a big box. No one will look down at you if

you
> start with a cardboard box, either.
>
> JR
>
> "Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
> news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> > Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> > cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> > built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> > guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> > mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> > dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> > yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> > some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!

>
>



Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
tater schuld
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

take five boards, assemble into box big enuf for fuel, 2 radios, and the
starter of your choice (mine be chickenstick) use space of 2nd radio for
expansion. all the experts seem to have this kind of box (if the wood is
weathered and gray, a very experienced pilot)

on the othe hand, if you have gobs of money to thro away and want to look
liek a real newbie, go to the hobby store and buy your own.

--
Tater(still using 8oz bottles of cox fuel)
President of MARS Club
www.treece.org/mars.htm
NAR #79654 L1
AMA #747769
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"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!



Old Jul 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
tater schuld
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

i used a 5 gallon bucket for my first 6 months

--
Tater
President of MARS Club
www.treece.org/mars.htm
NAR #79654 L1
AMA #747769
EAA #703312
remove spam spelled backwards to reply


"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!



Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:00 AM
B\(\)_b
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??


I started with and still use a plastic crate.

It is a basic box that is approx 1foot cube with a clip on plastic lid!

it cost me a whole $5 and it works.....

Bob in Aus


"JR" <jr-ama732@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%BTTa.120866$wk6.32289@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att. net...
> Let me make you a suggestion. Start with a cardboard box.
>
> When you are at the field you will see that the newbie's tend to try to
> bring their entire shop with them. The boxes they use can be huge (and
> heavy). If you look at the experience of the fliers and their boxes, I

think
> you will find, in general, that the more experienced ones bring less, and
> have smaller boxes.
>
> Most of the more experienced guys tend not to try to make anything more

than
> very simple repairs at the field. You may even find that most do not have
> any kind of glue. You will also find that many boxes are highly

customized.
> You will find yourself trying to figure out what else you can take out of
> your box and leave at home, as time goes on.
>
> Take your time, design your own, and make it what you want it to be. There
> is no "wow factor" for having a big box. No one will look down at you if

you
> start with a cardboard box, either.
>
> JR
>
> "Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
> news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> > Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> > cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> > built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> > guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> > mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> > dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> > yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> > some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!

>
>



Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:00 AM
Jon Holbrook
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

That Sounds like good advice. I Think I'll go with the cardboard box
for a while. That way, no one will know I'm a newbie. (at least not
until my plane leaves the runway:-)
Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:00 AM
Russ
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??


"B()_b" <bREMOVEoMEb@norcom.net.au.remove.me> wrote in message
news:1059122893.751744@challenger.norcom.net.au...
>
> I started with and still use a plastic crate.
>
> It is a basic box that is approx 1foot cube with a clip on plastic lid!
>
> it cost me a whole $5 and it works.....
>
> Bob in Aus


A mate of mine who's still getting into the hobby had been turning up with a
blue plastic crate complete with a teatowel he'd willing to sacrifice for
that day's dose of castor. Be in no doubt, we took the piss big time It
took a while, but the other week he finally crumbled and turned up with one
of those Zag plastic toolboxes.

Of course, that very same day he ended up needing a garbage bag for his
plane.

Russ.




Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:00 AM
Normen Strobel
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

You can always tell the more experienced fliers from the newbies. They're
the ones asking the newbies for glue, asking to borrow a portable starter,
or asking to try the $100 temperature gun.

--
Normen Strobel
nstrobel@email.uophx.edu
"JR" <jr-ama732@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%BTTa.120866$wk6.32289@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att. net...
> Let me make you a suggestion. Start with a cardboard box.
>
> When you are at the field you will see that the newbie's tend to try to
> bring their entire shop with them. The boxes they use can be huge (and
> heavy). If you look at the experience of the fliers and their boxes, I

think
> you will find, in general, that the more experienced ones bring less, and
> have smaller boxes.
>
> Most of the more experienced guys tend not to try to make anything more

than
> very simple repairs at the field. You may even find that most do not have
> any kind of glue. You will also find that many boxes are highly

customized.
> You will find yourself trying to figure out what else you can take out of
> your box and leave at home, as time goes on.
>
> Take your time, design your own, and make it what you want it to be. There
> is no "wow factor" for having a big box. No one will look down at you if

you
> start with a cardboard box, either.
>
> JR
>
> "Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
> news:3f1fde13.5363559@news2.prexar.com...
> > Hi. I'm new to RC flying, but not to RC. I have 20 years exp. with
> > cars and boats, both nitro and electric. Now today I will fly my newly
> > built Tower Trainer .60 for the first time, and I will be under the
> > guidance of a good instructer at a local club. I have long since
> > mastered two dimentional control, but now I'm going to add a third
> > dimension- altitude. I'm a little nervous. Anyway, I'm a do it
> > yuorselfer, and I'd like to build a good field box. Anyone know of
> > some plans anywhere on the internet??? Thanks!!

>
>





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Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:00 AM
JR
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

ROFLMAO

In that case, do not forget to include a plastic trash bag in the box.

JR

"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f2129ba.7615781@news2.prexar.com...
> That Sounds like good advice. I Think I'll go with the cardboard box
> for a while. That way, no one will know I'm a newbie. (at least not
> until my plane leaves the runway:-)



Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Jon Holbrook
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

Well Thursday came and went, and I didn't get to fly my plane for the
first time. Way to much wind at the field. I know I'll probably take
a lot of ribbing for this, but I have been practicing extensivly with
the FMS simulator using my transmitter for controlling it. In My
opinion, I've become quit competent at flying the simulated Piper
super cub. Does this in any way enhance my chances of a successful
first flight at the field???? Has anyone flown or seen a Tower
Trainer .60 fly?? I was just wondering how slow and easy to handle
this plane will be???
Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Fritz Bien
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 16:34:02 GMT, "JR" <jr-ama732@comcast.net> wrote:

>ROFLMAO
>
>In that case, do not forget to include a plastic trash bag in the box.
>
>JR
>

Its more convenient to put the bag in the fuselage of your plane. Its
right there when you need it most.

-Fritz
Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
JR
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

Jon

It helps a great deal, especially in being able to fly at yourself. It will
not help much with landings.

The plane flies nice, slow, and gentle, and... to you, it will seem way to
fast, overly sensitive and out of control the first couple of flights.
Then, after a little stick time with an instructor, you will realize you
actually have some input into where it is going.

LOL, don't let the adrenalin get too out of control, or let your legs shake
too badly. The shaking is the giveaway of a beginner. Something you will
never forget. I think most of us have a wonderful memory of our first
flights. Oh, and don't get to far from a potty. Hehe.

Be sure to post your impressions after those first flights.

JR

"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f216463.22634790@news2.prexar.com...
> Well Thursday came and went, and I didn't get to fly my plane for the
> first time. Way to much wind at the field. I know I'll probably take
> a lot of ribbing for this, but I have been practicing extensivly with
> the FMS simulator using my transmitter for controlling it. In My
> opinion, I've become quit competent at flying the simulated Piper
> super cub. Does this in any way enhance my chances of a successful
> first flight at the field???? Has anyone flown or seen a Tower
> Trainer .60 fly?? I was just wondering how slow and easy to handle
> this plane will be???



Old Jul 26, 2003, 03:01 AM
Me
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Re: Anyone know of any good field box plans??

I started flying in early March of 1992, soloed in the middle of April, '92.
The reason I soloed so soon was due to the club instructor and because I
borrowed a Dave Brown simulator and spent a couple of hours per night on it.
I still had to learn how to land, but overall, the simulator greatly speeded
up the learning curve for me. The mistake I made was thinking that I had a
real handle of the hobby. Having a few planes experience "accelerated
depreciation" in high speed contact with the ground cured me REAL QUICK.
Once you are off the buddy box, you are officially dangerous! ;>)
Good Luck
Bill



"Jon Holbrook" <zeke270@prexar.com> wrote in message
news:3f216463.22634790@news2.prexar.com...
> Well Thursday came and went, and I didn't get to fly my plane for the
> first time. Way to much wind at the field. I know I'll probably take
> a lot of ribbing for this, but I have been practicing extensivly with
> the FMS simulator using my transmitter for controlling it. In My
> opinion, I've become quit competent at flying the simulated Piper
> super cub. Does this in any way enhance my chances of a successful
> first flight at the field???? Has anyone flown or seen a Tower
> Trainer .60 fly?? I was just wondering how slow and easy to handle
> this plane will be???



 


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