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Posted by Edge767 | Feb 15, 2013 @ 05:40 PM | 7,244 Views
I remember when I was first getting back into flying RC planes, I was very careful with my planes and very anal about any ding or bit of damage the planes would take through normal use. Being that all my new planes are foam, they are very easy to dent or mar, and I recall looking on RCG and seeing some planes that just looked plain ratty. I remember thinking to myself, "I won't ever let my planes get that beat up."

Well, best intentions being what they are have left me with a hangar full of planes that have some sort of hangar rash.

The latest casualty is my precious P-47. This plane sits among the other planes in my hangar at the top of the list. It's my most consistent and solid plane. I love everything about it, including it's looks. Imagine my shock and horror when I noticed after a trip to the club field that a huge mar had been pressed into the starboard wing while removing the plane from my car. Apparently, the E-Flite Hurricane's wing was rubbing against the Jug's wing, and now there's a big mark. It's big enough to notice, but in the grand scheme of things, not so bad. As I looked over the rest of the plane, I was shocked to see just how much of the wingtips and even the vertical stabilizer have been gently dented or how they've lost paint. I never noticed. At just over two years old, my poor P-47 is starting to show its age.

My Hurricane, the newest plane of the fleet, recently took on some slight "weathering" when I was forced to do...Continue Reading
Posted by Edge767 | Feb 06, 2013 @ 01:57 PM | 5,784 Views
Lots has gone on around here in the few months since I've posted last.

First and foremost, my lovely wife was the best Santa this past year and brought me something I've wanted for a long time; an E-Flite Hurricane!

Here she is as she sits on one of the tables at our club's flying field next to my Parkzone SPitfire. I brought out two of my Brits on the day I took this photo. The Hurricane is a great flying plane with amazing quality. The landings definitely keep you on your toes, but it's well worth it. I feel this plane is not only a lot of fun, but is making me a much better pilot. I like the larger size and the heavier weight. I may need more planes in this size/class.

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