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Posted by w4yn | Jun 19, 2012 @ 02:29 PM | 3,717 Views
After a 15 year vacation from flying RC I have decided to jump back in before funds run dry after retirement next year.
I learned to fly on sail plane at least 25 years ago so decided that was way back in. bought a Radian and flew it several times some times with difficulty. Later found out there were sosme issues I did not know about. Have done some mods and it flys OK but still is a bit touchy.
Found these starnge micro scale models at LHS, figured they were toys but at less than 100 sheckles why not try one. I picked the FZ Albetros and was quite suprised when it flew very well and seemed to have no ill manners. Tried the DR1, not so well mannered but flew until servo would not center. Changed brick to one from Champ and now it is fine flyer also.
Well I had the bug now so it was on to T-28, Mosquito, and finally a Champ to use a trainer for friends. Also recently had some really bad experience and dollar pit with Carbon Cub, seems Ok for moment but a big disappointment as far as quality and reliability.
Have purchased FMS ASW28 and have had maiden misshap but all is repareable.
That is my short story of getting back into fine hobby at 66 and enjoying wonderful changes brought about by BL motors and litho batteries and foam construction. There is a AT-Pitts, Large T-28, SE-5 and Stinson still waiting in wings for first flights. Looks like I will not be bored after retiring!