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Aug 18, 2003, 03:03 PM
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New pilot on deck

I have posted before with pictures and questions so some of you might remember me. I realize that the slow stick isnt coolest thing to look at, but I am very excited. I was suprised by my brother on Friday with my very own SS. I couldnt wait to put it together. I have gotten to fly my brothers a little, but when I did the mixer switch was on the rudder and elevator moved simultaniously. It took mr awhile to put it together, not knowing the plane well i wanted to be extremely careful as to not screw it up. After fighting to stay awake the next mornin, i finished it after 5 hours(lol) and couldnt wait to fly. The CG's were perfect upon completion so I was set. When we got out to fly, my brother did the initial test flight cause it was windy, and I had to wait for another time. Later that night, the wind died down and we went for it. After he got it up and goin, I took over and flew it for round 10 minutes before the controller batteries crapped out. I had one close call doin circles over our heads, and one near the poewr lines, but otherwise I did real well, and the next flight is gonna be all mine.....Im hooked!!!!!
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Aug 18, 2003, 03:04 PM
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me and my new baby
Aug 18, 2003, 04:03 PM
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Welcome to electric flight and good luck!
PS. where in MN do you live? I am about an hour north of Minneapolis.
Aug 18, 2003, 04:21 PM
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IM bout an hour south of the cities, but my brother flys up there
Aug 18, 2003, 04:30 PM
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I fly at my house/property two reasons, 1, I am 15 and don't yet have my liscense,and 2 we live in the country, and I have large open spaces to fly in with runways
Aug 18, 2003, 05:16 PM
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Good job, i wish my first flight went that good lol

BTW i'm 15 too but i live way northern minnesota.
Aug 18, 2003, 06:19 PM
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mac11669 welcome!!

nice little plane you got there. I have 2 in my garage right now and I just got my little brother hooked. Good luck in the future and keep us all posted with your new planes and stories.

Aug 18, 2003, 11:41 PM
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Willmsy's bro here...he sure did get me hooked. Flying is great (in the little time i've been out). Good luck.
Aug 19, 2003, 01:21 AM
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yeah, i started with r/c cars, but as soon as he brought out the planes, i started building with him, applying the covering, and takin pics and videos all i can think about is flyin. today was to windy to fly, all i could think about was gettin out for my first completly solo run. Lookin out the window every 20 minutes, checkin the weather every 5....ahhhhhhhhh........mother nature can be a hag when you wanna fly.
Aug 19, 2003, 02:32 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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What kinda fish you got in that tank?
Aug 19, 2003, 08:44 AM
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its a 55 gallon salt water....we have 2 clown fish(nemo's), 2 blue-green chromies, 2 crabs. 3 snails, a lawnmower blenny(algae eater), and a $40 coral beauty(wifes favorite). I got big into tanks for awhile, and she wanted salt water, and guess who gets to maintain it. Oh yeah, we also have bout $150 in just live rock.
Aug 19, 2003, 10:21 AM
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Welcome to your new addiction.

Glad you're having fun. Keep it out of the trees.

Aug 19, 2003, 02:24 PM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Originally posted by mac11669
its a 55 gallon salt water....we have 2 clown fish(nemo's), 2 blue-green chromies, 2 crabs. 3 snails, a lawnmower blenny(algae eater), and a $40 coral beauty(wifes favorite). I got big into tanks for awhile, and she wanted salt water, and guess who gets to maintain it. Oh yeah, we also have bout $150 in just live rock.

Sounds cool.. I've got 2 - 55's with assorted marine life.. ONe is mainly full of Damsels.. Both have more live rock than I care to count... at ~$7-10 bucks a pound, you know what I mean.. Several damsels in it also.. They're just so easy to keep.. I just started the marine tanks so they're still cycling.. I would love to get some clowns eventually.. I've also got a few tanks full of African Cichlids, Frontosa, Calvus, bunch of Zebra's.. I've got a 180 gallon that is in storage as I have no where to put it.. Got it off a friend for less than you paid for live rock.
Aug 19, 2003, 06:16 PM
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I have to say I'm amused that whenever you see a picture like this people start commenting on everything else in the drinks on the building boards, or in this case the fish tank. I'm surprised no one mentioned the spare wing on top of the speaker, or the network router (I think) in the top picture....
Aug 19, 2003, 07:03 PM
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BRIAN: I agree, but the conversation and ablitity to get to know you guys is great. Router is awesome, got it for $20, and the spare wing is for my brothers SS. Brought his in to compare the bow in the wings(tip to center).

Tram: my buddy got a 120 gallon , but that thing is too huge, and yeah I know what you mean about the live rock. I do know quite a bit about fish, both salt water and fresh. I have raised many fresh water, my favorites have to be a northern(which died), a large mouth bass and 5 oscars. I sold 3 oscars, one died, and the remaining one got traded to a friend along with the bass. Amazingly, the oscar and the bass live together in a 55 gallon with no problems.

Also to comment on the change of subject as to the picture....I didnt really expect anyone to be over joyed, but I am happy as can be. Tomorrow, I get to drive 100 miles both ways just to get a 48 crystal for my plane. Unfortunatley there are no good hobby shops in my area, but all that matters is I'll get to fly, that is if mother nature can show some mercy.

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