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Posted by ARGliding | Aug 26, 2020 @ 09:15 PM | 3,949 Views
Had a full day of much needed rain. Much needed to help pack and smooth out my runway. It's coming along nice. I think I'll be able to fly as soon as it dries out. May be a few days with these storms coming in.
Posted by ARGliding | Aug 22, 2020 @ 01:50 PM | 4,353 Views
well I made the decision that I'm going to teach myself. After visiting the "local" club, I'll save that $120 and figure it out. The guys there was super friendly and welcoming.(it helps to have a hot g/f with ya)😎😎😎 I will visit there off and on to say howdy and maybe learn something but not really interested in flying there. It's an hour away and of course has rules,lol. Now I'm not saying rules are bad but I'm the type that manages to bend them and break them pretty often.
So maybe later in life I'll visit that side of the hobby. So where to fly??? How about out back. We have 90 acres. Our animals and hunting dosent take it all up.
So build a airfield. Yhup that's what I'm doing. But that's for another time. Back to where am I going to begin. The sim, I'm going to go that route. There is really no question in which sim to get. So I looked at the newest version. Nope, can't do it. eBay here I come. Found version 4.5 and 5.5 with InterLink for $70. That'll do to get me some much needed stick time. So it got ordered, came in,installed and fired up. Works well. Boy oh boy is that reset button nice. I joke with my girl and yell out "that's another 300 bucks smashed in the ground." 146 hrs of sim time later that didn't happen as much. When it does it's all my fault and I know what I did wrong. But it's fun to try when you have that fancy reset button. I'm super comfortable and ready to fly. I purchased a Carbon Cub S from the "local" hobby. Great guys. The plane is together and hanging in the spare bedroom patiently waiting her turn to fly. I know I could get her up and back down safely without the use of the extra bells and whistles the CCs has. So what's the hold up, that airfield I spoke of. The landing strip needs a couple more drags before I'm happy. I don't need any other worries during the first few flights. So patience is the key young grasshopper.
Posted by ARGliding | Aug 22, 2020 @ 06:32 AM | 2,774 Views
So this last year the flying bug bit me pretty hard. I remembered back to the mid-2000s when I moved in with a friend of a friend. It was tough times and I needed a place to stay pretty bad. First thing I noticed was some big nitro planes hanging in the garage. I commented and we chatted about them. I told him I always wanted to fly RC. First thing out of his mouth was "get the sim". I thought heck no I'm to cool for a sim. He told me you will spend alot of money in this hobby just learning.
He smashed his 1st three planes. He bought the sim and no longer smashed and crashed. That kind of made be a believer. Well money wasn't right, I had no computer. Fast forward 15-16 years. Like I said that bug bit pretty hard. I started doing a little research of what's out there and what's new. Wow what a change RC anything has made over the past 3 decades. I raced off road and a little tri oval growing up at a dark cave called Indy RC world (hey Steve). So I thought I would have a heads up getting into planes. Well all the electronics have changed alot. So there has been a lot of reading and comparing and reading and reading.
I enjoy learning new things so this has been a good time figuring out all the new technology. Stumbled across this place called rcgroups.com. Boy o boy what alot of help y'all have been, past and present members. Some have helped me directly while others don't even know they have helped. Big thanks to yall!!
So let's get this ball rolling. I'm chomping at the bit to go fly!!!
Posted by ARGliding | Aug 21, 2020 @ 07:57 AM | 2,140 Views
This will be my home for the journey that is RC Planes.
I have never flown but always wanted to. Money and life has a way of blocking alot of things.