Precision Aerobatics makes some very nice kits, and I wanted to try one out, so Being the frugal (cheap) Guy that I am, I went for the little Electric Shock. Very similar to the one I have been flying on the sim. The kit is very complete, and the instructions are fairly straight forward, but not for the rank beginner. As usual, as with every plane that I build, this one is a few grams overweight. (I should complain), The skillet calling the kettle black Just got the new batteries in today, and hope to maiden it in the next few days between thunderstorms. It was a fun build, and I hope it flies like the ones in the videos.
OK, so I was so impressed by a Twisted Hobbys Click a couple f weeks ago that I pulled the trigger and ordered one. Alil more than I usually spend on an EPP plane, but when it arrived, I was amazed at the quality of the kit, and it's components. Every thing but the glue and the equipment. The online manual is very good, just wish some of the pics were a lil bigger, but we are getting it done. So far, everything has fit like a glove, and it is going to be a straight as an arrow plane. Kudos to those that engineered this thing, and to the programmer of the CNC equipment that cut it. You can't get the wings on wrong, and the horizontal stab will not go on upside down(not that I have ever done that). Sandy is impressed with the kit, and if Mine flies like the ones I saw last weekend, there will be a couple more in the stable Gotta run for now, it is time to start making pushrods. The Click is complete, and looking good. Slightly over weight, but so am I. All ready for the maiden some time in the next few days in the local gym.
The Click flew hands off with just 2 "Clicks of trim, even knife edge. I am totally impressed, and We ordered 2 more of them. Sandy is just now starting on hers, and enjoying the build. This is Her first complex build with all the CF bracing, so it will go a little slow. She has the Purple one and I have another green one. We are now in the "Click"!!!!!!!!
Could someone South and West of Clovis, please close the gate, and stop this stinkin wind. Man oh man this is getting old. Oh well, guess I will have to put up with it, not much else I can do. Just build heavier airplanes. MORE POWER! OOOOHH OOOOHHH.
It has been over a year since I came back to RC. I have made the transition from mode 1 to mode 2, and I am starting to get pretty comfortable with it. Aerobatics come easier, and the mishaps (insert crashes) are fewer and further between Flying indoors is not nearly as intimidasting as it was in the beginning. Thanks to Gary Jones (The one and only), Dennis Robbins, and Chris Bowker for all you guidance and help. Now wheere did I put that box of foam, the knife and the glue HMMMMM gotta go build more planes, down to 54 in the stable now. They are having babies.