- Jan 18, 2009
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What do you fly?
What do you fly?
Works well!Me, me!
Parkzone Cessna (now retired)
Parkzone Typhoon 2
(noticing a trend?)
Hopefully soon a Parkzone Su-26m, if it's ever released.
I want to scratchbuild something sometime for the Vapor brick (actually planning on using it for my B-rocket glider entry at NARAM), but really looking forward to that 6-channel AR6400...
George - which rocket do you piggy back the aero ace on? That sounds like funFor "real flying", an electric sailplane, converted from a homemade HL Sailplane with a unique tail I designed (it was the first time I was trying a V-tail. So I compromised with with half of a "Vee" and half of a "T", and named it VeeT). Couple of photos below.
For fun flying, some Air Hogs Aero Aces "jets" (have also done them piggybacked on a rocket) .
- George Gassaway
It is a custom-made model. Three 18" lengths of BT-55. The lower 18" is the main body. The upper two 18" pieces are a 36" nose section, plus nose cone.George - which rocket do you piggy back the aero ace on? That sounds like fun
I usually crash within seconds of launching a plane. It sure took the fun out of the hobby fast.I have crashed a couple
Are there any clubs around you that will teach you how to fly with a buddy box? I learned how to take off, fly the plane, and land doing that. An RC flight simulator also helps a bunch.I usually crash within seconds of launching a plane. It sure took the fun out of the hobby fast.
I've been asked a few times if I could come out and fly some rockets for the club. I wonder if RC clubs need a waiver to fly...I've also noticed that diehard RC fliers seem to be intimidated by rocket fliers.
One of the local AMA clubs is having a 'beginners day' at their field. They'll have instructors and trainers on hand. I may go, just because I still have trouble lining up the runway on final approach...I usually crash within seconds of launching a plane. It sure took the fun out of the hobby fast.
Plus the attitude of the local R/C guys about newbees was...not what I would have expected.
Not exactly "civil". Actually it seemed down right rude.
Hey John, let me know when your girls want to L1-3. I figured they would do matching rockets (like those little dogs!) and matching the flights all at once!
Looks good... The radio layout might be a bit awkward though... It is usually easier when you have elevator and rudder on the same stick. Every time I have tried to fly with it on separate sticks like that I tend to dive when I want to throttle up . I would get an extra wing, cowl and a couple of props ordered so you don't have too much down time in the event of a crash!
I've been flying RC for over 20 years and I still picked up a Hobbyzone Super Cub! Its a great flying plane... I have a CVS video camera in mine.I have the following but, not all have had their maiden flights yet. I still consider myself a novice r/c flyer.
Hobbyzone Cub - Great Intro into R/C
Hangar 9 Alpha - Great Intro into Glow
Hangar 9 Ultrastick - Great Second/Third Plane; acrobatics
Top Flite A6M, Hollywood, Zero (Saburo Sakai colors)
Top Flite F4U, Boyington #883
Top Flite P-40, Welch Pearl Harbor
Top Flite P-51(B), unbuilt but will be Pacific colors
Plans for Ziroli B-25 (for Dolittle's Raid)
Actually, I like flying separate sticks. So I fly elevator on right stick, and “turn” on left stick, regardless if they use ailerons or rudder (I have never owned an R/C model with both ailerons and rudder. Even my shuttle orbiters use rudder!).Looks good... The radio layout might be a bit awkward though... It is usually easier when you have elevator and rudder on the same stick. Every time I have tried to fly with it on separate sticks like that I tend to dive when I want to throttle up .