Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19249
Country: United States

Chandler has mastered the RC Super Cub. We picked up what the guy at the RC store told us is the next level of trainer "actually easier to fly than your Super Cub...." a T-28 with ailerons. Not wanting Chandler to have the guilt and defeat of burying the new plane in a smoking hole, I did the honors. Take off, left turn into a race track oval pattern, another left turn over head, beginning the turn for another oval, abrupt pitch up, take off and departure stall to the right, .....bye-bye. Cost to fly the T28 with our skill level computes to $259.00 a minute. Have I mentioned that I really dislike the RC hobby?

Of course when you return to the RC store the guy tells us, "what you really need is this 400 buck Spektrum controller, the potentiometers will make flying much easier" . I equate this whole experience with the carnival barker who tells you that you are so close to winning the big stuffed animal, five bucks more and you're a shoe in. Sheesh! We're going to fly 1:1 today, it's much cheaper!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

yeah that's a costly hobby indeed will keep it at plastic non flying models.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Country: United States

Great video from Saturday's gold race.



Check out how fast the Bear comes in to land. No flaps=mega landing speed!!


J Mosher
Registered: Dec 26, 2007
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Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Looks like a William S Phillips painting. Love It!


Lol! That's the reason I couldn't stop staring at it. I was trying to decide if I should re-edit it.

Thank you for your feedback everybody. Much appreciated.

Happy New Year!

Jeremy



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
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Country: United States

Don't let them sell you anything else, Jim, the Super Cub will last a long time and it will really teach Chandler to fly. Most First time RC fliers, will build a Mustang and they are not trainers.. The Cub is a good trainer. Worst part about building them, is knowing they are going to end up in dumpster. Don't give up.
Hope the plane wasn't a Christmas gift




Tom



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19249
Country: United States

Hi Tom,

Sage advice, thanks! No it wasn't a gift, an unfortunate impulse buy yesterday afternoon after we had a great couple of hours flying the Cub. The 28 will fly again, the good thing about foam is it's cheap to fix. 39 bucks gets a new fuselage, everything else seems ok. The pilot, I'm afraid, was the victim of massive blunt force trauma, Chandler says he looks like his eyes are closed, I don't wonder!



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
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Country: United States

Jim, I have a lot of experience flying RC models. It's generally recommended to start with a high-wing trainer as a first 4-channel. You mention that the T28 has ailerons; does that mean that the Super Cub is 3-channel? The model I was about to recommend doesn't seem to be on the market any more: a Great Planes Trainer; they have something now they call the "Perfect Trainer", and it's probably good, but to my eye, it looks a little ugly because of what I regard as an excessive amount of dihedral. (But for all I know, the plans might offer different degrees; that wouldn't be unheard of.) Here's a link that shows a variety of high-wing trainers; it might be useful: http://www.hooked-on-rc-airplanes.com/rc-trainer-planes.html



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Morning Majesty
Fresh from this AM...



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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Jim, whatever you do, don't let yourself be talked into an RC heli. THAT gets expensive really fast, especially if you have no prior RC experience. My resultant remains are back in the box awaiting rebuilding some day...

Erich



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
Total Posts: 149
Country: United States

If I were to get some prints done, what settings and sizes do you guys recommend in PS before I take it to the print shop? I want them to be high quality of course, but everything I keep testing in PS doesn't quite look like I want it to.

Any suggestions?



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9297
Country: United States

First thing I would do is talk to the print shop and see what they want. They may just want the PSD file and handle the color management themselves..

Ryan Harris wrote:
If I were to get some prints done, what settings and sizes do you guys recommend in PS before I take it to the print shop? I want them to be high quality of course, but everything I keep testing in PS doesn't quite look like I want it to.

Any suggestions?



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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An interesting video of Dubai International for starters. Seems there is an ongoing series about this airport.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Cool Video

It's not always war and horror

http://viralgo.com/operation-christmas-drop/



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

More from Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ (alongside Jay Beckman)



This one's called "Morning Traffic Sucks!"



And this one… "I think the 500mm plus 1.4 TC might have been a bit too much lens!"



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

There is not such thing as to much Lens nice detail and close-up..



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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Country: United States

Love the traffic shot. Looks like a big mama bird with her chicks.

Mark



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19249
Country: United States

Chandler and our battle worn Super Cub.........Duct Tape and Super Glue seem to be the tools of the RC trade.......



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
Total Posts: 129
Country: United States

Jim,

UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF by eFlite......great way for any one to learn to fly ailerons on a R/C plane. Even has a "leveler" to make the plane more stable. Will fly 7-10 minutes on a charge and has a complete set of lights for low vis flying. If you can remember to say " stick to the low wing" anytime the aircraft is coming AT you and you want to roll wings level ...put (push) the stick to the same side of the low wing and you will roll wings level. No thinking required, no panic involved. No smoking hole.

Cheers...Mike



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3829
Country: United States

Jim:
I presume you are talking about the parkzone t-28? I've turned at least 4 of those into styropfoam bits. But they really are easy to fly! wink wink...

what happened? do you think the battery shifted rear? All joking aside they are a breeze to fly as long as the CG is right.

Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19249
Country: United States

A little 1:1 scale, fortunately I'm much better at that!



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