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Posted by 3D-Seth | Oct 15, 2015 @ 10:54 PM | 17,302 Views
I’m going to apologize in advance, this is probably going to be a lengthy blog post, but it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a while now, and figured it was time to share.

Over the years, I've had several people ask what I did or how I evolved in my flying skill and in my freestyles to be able succeed in freestyle (3D) aerobatic competitions. Over the years, I've had my fair share of so-so, successful, and failure days. I've had my fair share of crashes, close calls, and more. Everything in life has ups and downs, but it’s what you make of it that tells the tale of your future.

My father and I raced motocross (I use the term motocross lightly, I was just a little guy!). After several bruises, broken bones, and sprained ankles, "we" decided enough was enough and it was time for a new "hobby". I say "we" in quotes, as my father and I weren't the final decision makers in this decision - my step mother finally decided we weren't going to hurt ourselves further. Although we didn't want to admit it, she was right.

My step mother gave my dad a model airplane for his birthday, with all the bells and whistles (fuel, batteries tx etc.) since my father had wanted a model since he was a young boy himself. After several attempts at flying the model himself without an instructor (and several crashed models mind you) he decided it was time to get some instruction. He contacted David Scott at the 1st U.S. R/C Flight...Continue Reading