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Jun 11, 2002, 03:06 PM
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genovia's Avatar

Where's the way to the Flying field?

Hello guys,

Has this happened to you? One day, as I woke up, looked at the fleet. Watt-age Ezette, Cub 400EP, Herr Cub, Cox Cub, TigerMoth, GP Cub (in box), FBXL, and Switchback (in box). I just turned away. Usually, I spend 30 min. to an hour before work, and work with one of the plane, but now. I have lost my interest in them. I don't now why? I'm not as thrilled, as I used to be.

Has this happened to you guys? I picked up my Ezette, so I could set it up for a test flight, using new batteries, motor and GB. Now, it's just sitting in the garage.

Maybe, I'm just searching for a new thrill in flight. My Cub's has given me the flight that, I've always wanted, fast and enjoyable. The Ezette, is my crash plane, which I always fix and cuss about. The FBXL is when, I am fun flying with my nephew, the TigerMoth is when, I just need a quick fix during lunch breaks, in the park.

I have lost me way
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Jun 11, 2002, 04:20 PM
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Sure it's happened! When it usually happens to me is after a particularly brutal crash. Sometimes I wouldn't touch a plane for a week or more. It's burnout, plain and simple. Don't force yourself to mess with the planes, if your heart isn't in it you will end up breaking something. Just take a break- a couple of days, a week, a month, whatever it takes. Then go out and fly one and the romance will be rekindled
Jun 11, 2002, 04:23 PM
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genovia's Avatar
Cool, same thing as Rogerdoger suggested.

Thanks T.
Jun 11, 2002, 04:41 PM
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HardLander's Avatar
For me it's the lack of places to fly that are killing the thrill. My best field is being developed and I got narked at my local field because I didn't have a permit to "operate a motor vehicle on park grounds". I'm trying to get the permit but the park is too small anyway. I spend all my time turning.
I remember back to flying my Wedgie last winter over the frozen Lake Mille Lacs. I could let it go as far as I wanted and only had to worry about avoiding ice fishing houses.
Now everything is crowded and small.

I'm very jealous of people who have huge treeless fields!
Jun 11, 2002, 04:57 PM
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Rogerdoger's Avatar

Time off


In ham radio it's called a "radio divorce." Then after about a month, it would be just as much fun as before.

Vacations are a good way to divert your attention too.

It'll work out,
Jun 11, 2002, 07:50 PM
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flyinjim's Avatar
For me, its going to a field to fly and it loaded with kids,people walking their dogs, or a new sign saying to stay out, fields being developed,sometimes its just a long drive and back home, no flying. Then I got an IFO and just go out the back door and try to avoid the fence,trees,shed,hedge,powerlines,ect. I crash alot and climb trees every now and then but it works for me. My back yard is 45 x 65 so its tight. I still go flying the bigger, faster stuff now and then but the IFO gives a quick fix!
Jun 11, 2002, 08:08 PM
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Paul Penney's Avatar

How long have you been flying? sounds like you may be getting bored of your planes because they are all trainers (practicly) and are meant to almost fly themselves. Get that switchback done

Jun 11, 2002, 11:35 PM
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cloudhopper's Avatar
I think Paul may be right,I lost intrest until my wife bought me a low wing plane with ailerons(crazy sparrow).I had become bored with the Tiger Moth and Sig Rascal,what a difference it made to fly something that is that responsive Build the SB
Jun 11, 2002, 11:46 PM
E-Flight Addict
get a brushless to go with it and youll be back in a big way!!
Jun 12, 2002, 12:00 AM
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Bonafidepirate's Avatar
Definately build the Switchback! I flew gassers up to a few years ago, then got frustrated with the fuel costs, glow plugs, mess, the hour drive to an AMA field, so I quit. Then came these small electrics. I was always looking at smaller and smaller gassers, too. So I built a Lite Stik, to have something to fly right here at home. I loved it. Then I got the Tigermoth, Escapade, and last but not least, the Switchback. That was the kicker. I can only imagine what will come next, but all I can say is that I need to hurry and finish school and go to work so my wallet can keep up with my wants (needs... LOL). Build the SB, and you'll definately regain that love for the hobby you once had. Let us know when you start.

Jun 12, 2002, 12:15 AM
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sheerLuck's Avatar
Yeah what they said ! I assembled a Crazy Max as my third plane. Not boring !!! It was ugly when I bought it, but it got more beautiful each time I flew it.

I did get a little "down" my last time out. I couldn't fly worth beans - dorked it in causing a little damage. Discouraged. Flew the others while it mended - now having severe aileron-withdrawal until I can take it up again...

It does seem like your planes are somewhat similar You might want to try something else different like a twin-max or floats on your TM or converting a small free-flight to RC...



Jun 12, 2002, 01:27 AM
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Martin Hunter's Avatar
Genovia, I'd have to agree with a few things... take a break for a bit, at least from certain aspects of the hobby.

On the other side of things, I'd agree with a few others that said basically that you have the cure sitting in a box at your bench: the switchback. It's the most fun flying I've had in years!
Jun 12, 2002, 06:34 AM
Rehab is for quitters
LuckyArmpit's Avatar
How about getting some fan fold or coroplast and making up one of your own designs? There is nothing more thrilling than building something that you've made up and the dang thing actually flies!!!

Jun 12, 2002, 09:20 AM
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Basketcase's Avatar
Genovia, build the Switchback with caution. Once you start flying it, all the little Cubbies are going to be very lonely and jealous while they are gathering dust.

You might be bored now but you're in for a treat.

Jun 12, 2002, 11:05 AM
E-Flight Addict
I have to agree with everyone get the aileron planes..
I flew my first rc plane the firebird 2 for a week then ordered a ZAGI 400x without even seeing one fly. boy it was twitchy the first time I flew it but I got used to it after a few weeks.
Then I bought the wattage sukhoi and that really got my adrenalin going..

take two Ailerons- big ones and call me in the morning!