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Posted by KB1BBY | Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:20 PM | 8,169 Views
I was involved in many facets of radio control, as well as a bit of control line and free flight in the early 1990's. LIFE happened and left me no spare time to continue the hobby. Been in and out of the ham radio hobby, ever since getting FCC licensed in the early 1990's as well. More recently, I finally gave up owning and riding street motorcycles, due to the many unsafe drivers out on the public streets and highways. Still love dirt bikes, just as much as I did as a teen.

Despite the fact that I can fly and land my 2 R/C helicopters with no major problems, I have always been too "chicken" to fly any of my planes without a veteran R/C pilot at my side to LAND them for me. I have done very well on flight simulators, but wrecking real model planes has never been on my "to-do" list. But I have also finally come to accept that it will sometimes inevitably happen, so my best bet is to just practice on the cheaper ARF trainers and simple inexpensive kits and just wait until I feel comfortable and confident enough to fly the nicer planes.

At any rate, the following series of photos is a basic list of my current collection of 45 BALSA KITS. Be sure to click on "SEE ALL IMAGES IN THREAD". I'm sure you will recognize many of them....KB1BBY/...Continue Reading
Posted by KB1BBY | Jul 28, 2020 @ 09:58 PM | 7,592 Views
I was involved in many facets of radio control, as well as a bit of control line and free flight in the early 1990's. LIFE happened and left me no spare time to continue the hobby. Been in and out of the ham radio hobby, ever since getting FCC licensed in the early 1990's as well. More recently, I finally gave up owning and riding street motorcycles, due to the many unsafe drivers out on the public streets and highways. Still love dirt bikes, just as much as I did as a teen.

Despite the fact that I can fly and land my 2 R/C helicopters with no major problems, I have always been too "chicken" to fly any of my planes without a veteran R/C pilot at my side to LAND them for me. I have done very well on flight simulators, but wrecking real model planes has never been on my "to-do" list. But I have also finally come to accept that it will sometimes inevitably happen, so my best bet is to just practice on the cheaper ARF trainers and simple inexpensive kits and just wait until I feel comfortable and confident enough to fly the nicer planes.

At any rate, the following series of photos is a basic list of my current collection of 12 ARF AIRPLANES. Just ONE of them is actually a foam RTF and the rest are ALL WOOD ARFs, which usually provide much better flight performance. Be sure to click on "SEE ALL IMAGES IN THREAD". I'm sure you will recognize many of them....KB1BBY/...Continue Reading