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vindex1963
08-12-2006, 11:14 PM
I picked this up today. It's a trainer for firts timers like me. Does anyone else fly RC planes?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/vindex1963/airplane.jpg

KRANE
08-13-2006, 12:39 AM
The last one I had, was attached to a wire :D.
I've wanted to do this all my life, but the way I am, I'd want the 747 up front, I'd end up going broke.

I see you have a basic model, so you won't have that problem

vindex1963
08-13-2006, 01:06 PM
I took it out today and man they are hard to control. Near the end I was taking off and landing ok but the movements are exaggerated. I need to slow down on my corrections. I was trying to level off and it looked like it was on the water on a windy day...up down up down real fast and I was causing it. Time and practice. I had a couple minor crashes but no damage yet. I have a friend that couldn’t meet with me but he talked me through it. You know as frustrating as it is I had a lot of fun today. The wind came up so it's grounded for now.
All the electronics go under the wing. Pretty clean looking because you don't see anything.

guest89
08-13-2006, 07:23 PM
I had two... Crashed both of emm without flying em over 25 feet. They where only 80$ a piece, crap. Didnt have good responce, and was the type you "launch" or "throw" instead of it going off the ground.

fastdraw
08-13-2006, 10:14 PM
Here's my bird. Remeber not to fly in wind, the airplane you bought is main;y meant to fly in a huge gym or when there is practicaly no wind.

Have fun, and if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.

sHaDyOneDeath
08-13-2006, 10:25 PM
sweet!

How much does a good plane go for?


such a childhood dream ... =(

governator45
08-16-2006, 08:18 PM
haha yeah that plane is fun to fly a little bit, not much control

vindex1963
08-20-2006, 09:07 AM
sweet!
How much does a good plane go for?
such a childhood dream ... =(

They go for 39.95 on up. That is just the plane. My setup was just under $200 for everything I needed to get in the air.

vindex1963
08-20-2006, 09:12 AM
Here's my bird. Remeber not to fly in wind, the airplane you bought is main;y meant to fly in a huge gym or when there is practicaly no wind.
Have fun, and if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.

I am getting much better at it. Yea the wind is not good for a plane that is pretty much a glider. I have crashed so many times I can't count and it's still holding together. I have broken the prop ($1.75) stripped the gear drive ($2.50) and having tons of fun doing it.
Nice helicopter..hear they are hell to control.

bluemarlin04
08-31-2006, 04:10 PM
those are badass...Ive seen f-18 replicas with actual jet motors...It looked crazy flying through the air.