Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3832
Country: United States

resistance is futile Jay! Go to Hobbytown and buy yourself a $300 styrofoam cooler and fly it straight into the ground like the rest of us!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
resistance is futile Jay! Go to Hobbytown and buy yourself a $300 styrofoam cooler and fly it straight into the ground like the rest of us!


Bahahahaha....



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Nice "hangar" Yip! I had no idea I was in the presence of R/C Greatness!!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19253
Country: United States

Well Jay, looks like we have invented new ways to spend money here at MA2A!

As usual Glenn, you crack me up!

Ordered Great Planes Sim 7 through Amazon this afternoon, Jan. 2nd delivery so we can play with it a few days before Chandler has to go back to school in a week. Oh yeah, and I have to go back to shooting to support yet another dollar draining interest.

Worse yet, while looking for a good deal on the GP Sim program, I happened across a foam B25 ARF from someone. Don't worry though, they video says that it's very stable and easy to fly.......................

Gotta go dig a really big hole out behind the hangar.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3832
Country: United States

Check out nitroplanes.com 25 - (odd name for electric shop) but anyways. comes with retracts, bombay doors, etc...you can put the 8 channel radio i'm sure you're buying to good use!

http://www.nitroplanes.com/36a25-1600-b25-silver-arf.html

I bought their large scale Corsair and proceeded to crash it about as fast as you took care of the trojan. At least I didnt have time to put the gear down before it went in so the retracts werent damaged.


I think the general R/C hobby is kinda lame nowadays with all the cheap dispoable ARF park flyers nobody has any pride in their airplanes. Every field you go its the same T28 held together with clear packing tape.

When I was a kid my dad and I flew glow balsa planes and there was no ARF. we had to build the whole airplane from a pile of balsa pieces - assemble the wings with a jig, cover in monokote, completely rig the thing - took a year or more to finish one sometimes.

Do I have a year to build an r/c plane i'm going to crash in a 30 seconds after takoff? no. I guess its like the rest of our lives - right here, right now, better, faster, cheaper, trash it and move on. Dont get me wrong, they're a hella expensive lot of fun but the soul seems lost now a days.

I'll also ad my endorsement to the sim - its what finally got me flying again after 20 year break. its espcially helpful practicing the phase where the controls reverse as the plane turns towards you.

Thanks for the vote of confidence on my skills but my personal rule is never fly another mans R/C airplane - I dont want to turn into some story on FM.com.

Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 3832
Country: United States

Some awesome looking machines there Rob - i even see an E-flite Apprentice back there. Thats what I started with. It held up pretty well to a lot of abuse. I think what finally killed it was the $350 double pane storm window it went through at the neighborhood middle school.

Glenn



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

Thanks Glen! I have the Nitroplanes B-25. Repainted it to look like our local CAF Maid in the Shade. Not a beginner plane flight-wise. But incredible for the money! You can see the light blue #18 tail behind the Pitts. The Apprentice is my son's. He's 8 and has been flying it for a year. Desperately wants to fly my YAK but needs a little more practice before I hand over the controls!



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4092
Country: Netherlands

So far it looks like Isap 2014 is a Go.
Are there any more who are planning to go?



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom

@ Jeff: <blush> </blush>

@ YipDog: I wouldn't mind a few of those juicy looking LiPos

@ all: As the New Year rapidly drags itself upon us, I would like to thank you all for the entertaining times that I have enjoyed by seeing your photographs and works of art.

Above all, I have appreciated your friendship over the year. I have made many fine friends here, some I have had the very real pleasure of meeting in the flesh, others in cyberspace. Which ever way, it is a valued experience. Thanks.

Diana & I extend our good wishes for 2014 to each and every one of you and your families.

Donald



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2649
Country: United Kingdom

Jan-Arie wrote:
So far it looks like Isap 2014 is a Go.
Are there any more who are planning to go?


Likely to be a No Go for me.

Having been to Japan & Vegas since October, I can't justify the costs for ISAP.
Struggling to justify the costs of renewing my expiring membership also.



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
I think the general R/C hobby is kinda lame nowadays with all the cheap dispoable ARF park flyers nobody has any pride in their airplanes. Every field you go its the same T28 held together with clear packing tape.


I agree. Although it's not a bad thing to get more people flying and into the hobby, no one really has any skin in the game and they don't stick around as long.

I started out building with my Dad and it really taught me quite a bit as far are responsibility, especially if I'd have to go fix it. You were much more careful.

Way back when you had to put some work in the model. (Notice my Dad made me learn on a taildragger!)


Dabbled in Jets for a while...


But my 18 year old 1/5 scale Corsair is my favorite...


Chris



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
Total Posts: 4118
Country: United States

Nice Chris, love the F16.
I had some of the electric and gas powered cox machines, you know the one's with the strings that made ya go around in circles and make ya sick, . Never tried the balsa wood ones, lotta work in there for sure, I'd be scared to fly one after all that work.
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Check this out-



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

Chris…looks like a Byron Corsair? Had one of those! Spun it into the ground after someone said the real Corsair was placarded for spins…i.e. DONT! I had to test the theory on mine and got it into a gorgeous flat spin…went to recover and it reversed! And then it was done!

I agree that some of the joy has left RC since the "ready to fly and almost ready to fly" craze took off. Nothin like the adrenaline rush of a maiden flight on a plane that a ton of effort went in to.

Gotta dig up pics of the one plane I couldn't bring with me to AZ…just too big. A 100" scratch-built biplane, the QDB, designed by one of our club members in NY. A cross between a Waco and Stearman. It took well over a year to build. We group built 10 of them at the designers shop...cut all the wood, cut foam core wings, welded all the cabanes and landing gear and hand-laid all the fiberglass parts. Had to master a lot of different skills to build that way. I towed a 20' banner with that plane to propose to my wife who was also into RC.



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
Country: United States

yipDog wrote:
Chris…looks like a Byron Corsair? Had one of those! Spun it into the ground after someone said the real Corsair was placarded for spins…i.e. DONT! I had to test the theory on mine and got it into a gorgeous flat spin…went to recover and it reversed! And then it was done!


Ha! Yup it's a Byron. 4.2 w/o lame "rubber" prop. Great flying airplane. It's been around so long now it looks like it has been through the war..

Chris



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

Nice! Found a few of my pics…

Here's the QDB (quick and dirty biplane) G62 powered



And here's my favorite plane of all time…the CAP 232 (Brison 3.2 engine) (my friend's Extra 300 was pretty sweet too!) Sold the CAP to a friend who forgot to charge the batteries and buried it a week later! I was rather heartbroken!



Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom

Cutting away from models (only for a moment) I believe this short video will be well received in this place.



Best GoPro aviation sequence I have ever had the pleasure of watching - bar none!


KZinnack
Registered: Mar 16, 2010
Total Posts: 168
Country: United States

In the past 10 years I've purchased and built 2 sailplanes, an electric park flyer (a Cub of course), a gas powered Duraplane (flying drain pipe), and a gas powered air boat. I have 2 brand new, never used, 10 year-old radios. That was my entry into R/C...I just couldn't bring myself to fly them....knowing full well I would turn each of them into a smoking crater of balsa and Monokote.

Then 6 months ago, during a brief episode of midlife crisis, I spotted a small R/C copter at the hobby shop...1 gift cert. and $30 later I was terrorizing my co-workers with my ham-fisted efforts as a chopper pilot. Somehow I haven't used any of the spare parts I purchased and 3 of my co-workers now have their own R/C helicopters. I have built up enough self confidence that I am now ready to give the R/C planes a go.

Thankfully I own a backhoe so digging that REALLY big hole will be quick and easy.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4082
Country: United States

You haven't been keeping up, Donald! I posted that link a week or two ago, along with this one:

http://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig



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

Wrote this to Jim earlier but I'll summarize here. Please don't go it alone. Find and join your local club and the AMA. And get a simulator (Great Planes Real Flight is my fav) It'll keep you in the hobby a LOT longer and with a lot more satisfaction.

KZinnack wrote:
In the past 10 years I've purchased and built 2 sailplanes, an electric park flyer (a Cub of course), a gas powered Duraplane (flying drain pipe), and a gas powered air boat. I have 2 brand new, never used, 10 year-old radios. That was my entry into R/C...I just couldn't bring myself to fly them....knowing full well I would turn each of them into a smoking crater of balsa and Monokote.

Then 6 months ago, during a brief episode of midlife crisis, I spotted a small R/C copter at the hobby shop...1 gift cert. and $30 later I was terrorizing my co-workers with my ham-fisted efforts as a chopper pilot. Somehow I haven't used any of the spare parts I purchased and 3 of my co-workers now have their own R/C helicopters. I have built up enough self confidence that I am now ready to give the R/C planes a go.

Thankfully I own a backhoe so digging that REALLY big hole will be quick and easy.



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4794
Country: United States

"Wrote this to Jim earlier but I'll summarize here. Please don't go it alone. Find and join your local club and the AMA. And get a simulator (Great Planes Real Flight is my fav) It'll keep you in the hobby a LOT longer and with a lot more satisfaction."

Amen to this - it's the best way, hands down.



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