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Jul 30, 2010, 03:16 PM
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My Champ with his Champ


About a week ago, I let my son(12 yrs old) fly my Mini Super Cub and he did great. I was so impressed that I gave it to him on the spot. Between him and I learning to fly, the MSC is pretty beat. He had some money and asked if he could buy a new plane. After reading how many like the Champ, that's what we decided on.

Today we got the Champ and he took the wife and I over to the local park to show us his stuff. He impressed us both bigtime. He flew around the park without a single crash. He did some good landings on the baseball infield and made a few takeoffs too. He even got cocky and did a loop(I wasn't too crazy about that one).

I think he has a natural knack for this.
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Jul 31, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Thats cool. My 13 year old son is the same way. He amazes me everytime I watch him fly his MSC....

I'm leaving here in a little bit to go to the LHS to pick up my Champ
Right now there is no wind, I hope it lasts all day.

Its great having a common interest to share with your kids
Jul 31, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Here's a vid of Josh flying his Champ.
Hobbyzone Champ 12yr old flying (2 min 57 sec)
Aug 01, 2010, 02:53 AM
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It is great to get some new, young blood into the sport!
Aug 01, 2010, 08:08 AM
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akozols, nice flying, your Son did really well. I think that the younger gen is a natural for this hobby as their hands and minds are already trained from controlers and vid games. You guys will have a blast sharing this hobby together. I got my 26 year old Son into flying late last year and we have had some great fun together. Looks like it's time for you guy's to pick up a few 4 channel plane and really lite it up!
Aug 01, 2010, 07:49 PM
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He keeps WOT almost the whole time! You just hooked a new RC junkie. He'll be flying EDF's in no time! You may need to get him a Micro P51 by the time school starts back up! That with a dozen batteries and maybe 3 spare motors should keep him minimally satisfied until Christmas.
Aug 01, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies. All those years of video games has given him great hand/eye coordination. I just found out that you can bind the Champ transmitter to the Micro P51, so it will probably be his next plane.
Aug 02, 2010, 03:08 AM
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I love the micro P-51, it was a litle bit of a handful at first, but once ya get the hang of it it will fly circles around the lite pole in a parking lot. Awsome little plane! It will also fly as high as you dare take it up!
Aug 03, 2010, 03:46 AM
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Looks like he did great... My son flies the same way
Kids have no fear. Especially if they don't have to pay to fix them
Jan 24, 2015, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for sharing the video of your son . He did great.


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