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Posted by boingk | Feb 28, 2011 @ 03:59 AM | 3,622 Views
Righteo, first blog post. Not just here, but ever. Feels weird.

Basically I'll just be writing about upcoming builds and/or things I'm doing with RC aircraft, more so I've got a concrete record of what works and what doesn't than anything else. If anyone wants to tag along for the ride then thats fine by me.

So, where to start... I guess it all started about 15 years ago when I was a kid. I was fascinated by flight, and made paper airplanes and models both at school and home. One year I was given a balsa/tissue/dope kit that turned out to look something like a Cessna. It flew by rubber power and would fly along at a nice sedate rate. I loved it, but inevitably it got lost to the sands of time as I grew up. RC was too expensive back then for me to pursue and eventually I forgot about it.

Fast forward to about a month ago, and I'm tooling around online... eBay or something I think. I saw an 800mm wingspan foam airplane, all ready to go with transmitter etc, for about $180. I couldn't believe it - electric stuff had just progressed to NiMh when I had left off in highschool and even that was dear. Now something called 'LiPo' was the big attraction, and could be had cheap as well? This was interesting...

I dug deeper and asked around, and eventually got onto an Aussie modelling site (not that kind you sicko! ) which carried transmitters and planes. After a bit more asking and digging I ordered a ParkZone micro P-51 and a pektrum DX5e... not the recommended beginner...Continue Reading