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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:21 AM
airplanes r made from aluminum
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I say that all the time. But if the guys are flying them, racing them, doing stupid stuff with them I'm in....Do love some nitro though.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:22 PM
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I owe a lot to ultra micro foamies. I've since become a glow flyer, but I learned how to fly on UM foamies. My first beloved RC plane was an Ember 2, just a little 3 channel thing. Then I learned 4 channel on a Sukhoi SU26XP. After that, a UMX Sbach 342.

I've never used a sim since I run Linux, so I owe so much of my flying capabilities to those foamies. They were invaluable. When I moved to glow, it was shocking how much easier they were to fly aerobatically and 3D than the foamies were. I regard my time with foamies as being formative. I still fly and love the Sbach 342 when I just feel like heading down the block to the park, but I do my serious flying with my glow planes: a OMP Edge 540 profile with a .55AX, a Pacific Aeromodel Edge 540T with an OS FS 82A, a scratch built Tweplica with a Saito .72... and I'm restoring a Funtana S40 right now. Not sure what engine I'll put on her, but it will be a glow... probably 4 stroke.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:05 PM
airplanes r made from aluminum
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I owe a lot to ultra micro foamies. I've since become a glow flyer, but I learned how to fly on UM foamies. My first beloved RC plane was an Ember 2, just a little 3 channel thing. Then I learned 4 channel on a Sukhoi SU26XP. After that, a UMX Sbach 342.

I've never used a sim since I run Linux, so I owe so much of my flying capabilities to those foamies. They were invaluable. When I moved to glow, it was shocking how much easier they were to fly aerobatically and 3D than the foamies were. I regard my time with foamies as being formative. I still fly and love the Sbach 342 when I just feel like heading down the block to the park, but I do my serious flying with my glow planes: a OMP Edge 540 profile with a .55AX, a Pacific Aeromodel Edge 540T with an OS FS 82A, a scratch built Tweplica with a Saito .72... and I'm restoring a Funtana S40 right now. Not sure what engine I'll put on her, but it will be a glow... probably 4 stroke.
That sukhoi is a handful. almost impossible without expo. Sbach, awesome. ember, awesome first plane.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:01 PM
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That sukhoi is a handful. almost impossible without expo. Sbach, awesome. ember, awesome first plane.
When learning to fly the Sukhoi (which was the first time I had flown 4-channel), all I had was the cheap black DSM radio that came with the Ember. No expo! It had dual rates, though, which did help... I remember that first (very short) flight. I remember thinking to myself, "I've made a huge mistake." But I stuck at it. Burned through three motors and thought about trying a brushless conversion. I flew that thing a LOT before I got the Sbach and a DX6i.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:41 AM
I HATE GLOW PLUGS!
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I bought a FW190 60 size 82 Saito, it sounds like an airplane.

This feels more like flying.
I bougt an 85" WS FW190A & it's going to have a Saito FA450R3 radial.

It should sound like an airplane too.

All I fly, or have flown, (since I got into R/C 15 years ago) have been Saito 4-strokes. Can't even stand to watch electrics fly on YT, stroke glow is about as bad & 2-stroke gas still leaves me cold.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:12 PM
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You have a very small RC world. It is much bigger out there, really.

Kurt
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:09 AM
2 Fast 2 Low & 2 Loud
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I have enjoyed the foam planes my first year of flying. Now that I have progressed a little, I am selling off the foam electric warbirds and replacing them with larger wood fossil fuel ones.

This is a very diversified hobby. There are avenues of involvement for every level of participant.

Example; I am selling off my electric PZ 43" T28 and today I maiden my 58" CMP T34 (OS 61)
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:20 AM
I HATE GLOW PLUGS!
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You have a very small RC world. It is much bigger out there, really.

Kurt
Not small at all. I like the scale sound. When they start putting 2-strokes in full sized aircraft, (other than ultralights) then I will use 2-strokes.

4-strokes cover everthing from .30 for small airframes to the big 400cc Moki radials.

That will cover a large spectrum of R?C aircraft.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 01:24 PM
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I fly them all. I like my foamies for out in the yard flying mostly.
I have leccy's, glow and gasoline
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Right on, I have been selling off a collection of foam warbirds to make room for larger fuel powered war birds, Love this hobby and all of it's limitless levels of involvement.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:24 PM
airplanes r made from aluminum
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i will never be done with foam...Its just to easy and way to much fun.. right now we are racing the Hobby king sky angel warbirds...620 mm wingspan 90+ MPH out of the box. 50-80$ PNP

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...20&currentPage

the rare bear unpainted no ESC or servoes 51.00
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