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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Cost of Learning to Fly First Year - $24/hr

I added up the cost of planes, radios, materials ($500) and the total number of hours in the air (21) to arrive at a cost of about $24 per hour to learn to fly in my first year. That includes a computer radio and receivers, lipos, motors, escs, servos, sheets of epp foam, chargers, tools, etc. that I still have use of and two flyable wings.

So my second year of flying should be much less expensive. I had a RTF Cessna in which I used the gear to build foam scratchbuilts. Went through Nutball, UFO, 1B1M, Blucore Wing and my own design to get here with numerous crashes and one lost plane but am very satisfied with my progress.

I have finally gotten the Cessna together with a brushless motor and lipo and new radio and will maiden it tomorrow - taking the long way around.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Not bad! I learned that it cost more to get bored when flying than learning to fly
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