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Posted by Micubano | Aug 23, 2018 @ 11:05 AM | 7,142 Views
This summer my son has gone from no interest in flying to wanting to fly a lot. He has been flying his UMX Radian, PT-17 and Pitts. Last night he brought the X-Vert to the field and insisted we didn't need to buddy box. He seemed really confident, so I let him. I took a brief video just to capture the moment and then put the phone away in case I needed to take the TX. It turns out I didn't need to. By the end of the night he was doing loops and his turns were pretty solid without SAFE and on the flight line by himself. All his flights (PT-17 and X-Vert) were great and he didn't crash once.

Our trip last week to both Air and Space museums in Washington DC (The Udvar-Hazy center is a must visit place if you like planes) seemed to really solidify his love of planes. We were still on vacation when we picked out a new UMX Yak 54 for him to try. Yeah, I know it's delicate. I have the AS3Xtra. I'm willing to risk the $100 on him so he can try something new and build up his own hangar.

Now that I think about it, his interest started up again when I showed him pictures of a full scale biplane that someone locally built next to a 1/4 RC version of the same plane that a club member built. He seemed fascinated that someone built their own plane. He asked about building a full scale airplane once. I wonder how serious he was?

My Son Flying the XVert (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by Micubano | Aug 07, 2018 @ 10:41 AM | 6,465 Views
My son went all in on sports for a long time there and told me he was done with flying. He burned out on the sports and is taking a well deserved break, but his Mom hates him sitting around. I think he just asked me to go flying to get out of the house originally, but after a few flights he genuinely seems interested. This video was from a few days ago, but last night he was getting fancy with the UMX Radian. He is also liking the UMX PT-17. With the UMX Pitts he is having trouble correcting after a turn, but he'll get it. He also started an RC channel on YouTube for his videos. Right now he only has 2 subscribers, so if some RCG people wouldn't mind subscribing, that would help keep him interested. The channel is dedicated to RC videos only. Thanks!

Flying the E-Flite UMX Radian at Lackawanna State Park (2 min 54 sec)