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    Resolved Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Now that we have moved to Arizona and have decent weather most of the time, (vs. Chicago which has crap weather most of the time) I want to get a radio controlled airplane in kit form.

    A few years back my wife got me a set up as a gift but I returned it knowing at the time I would have rare opportunity to use it. I felt bad returning it, but I assured her that at some point in the future I would go back to it when the situations were better. The future is here.

    I cannot recall what the birthday gift airplane was, but it was suppose to be good for a beginner like myself. It may have been a Piper Cub type, my wife is out so I will ask if she can remember later. I would appreciate some help from anyone that plays with these things.

    I need the works: plane, (bombs that will fit on the plane LOL!), engine, and control unit. Maybe a book on 'how to" as well, I dunno.

    Hope you guys can assist.

    Also, I want to build from a kit, I enjoy the experience building provides.

    Thanks,

    sparx


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    I can't give much advice, but if you haven't already flown a few times I'd highly recommend an RTF kit until you have the hang of controlling the plane down pat. Hate to see you spend a lot of time on a model, only to crash it during your first flight. It's been a long time (~20 years) since I've flown one and I'm hoping to get back at it in the next few years, but as I recall "flying" was the easiest part versus taking off and landing.

    Best luck to ya.

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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    myv65
    What is RTF?
    sparx


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    I agree with myv65 get a cheap Ready To Fly (RTF) and ding that up. You don't want to trash your 200 hours to build Sopwith Camel learning how to fly. And this rule applies to all flying models: If you fly it... it will eventually crash.
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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Lots of good tips in here. Click the links:
    http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/pac_ct..._18247,00.html

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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    here is a big name in parts

    http://www.chiefaircraft.com/
    There are advantages to being retarded...and I'm taking advantage of all of them.

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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Thanks to all for the replies, you have given me much information to run with.
    sparx


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Sparky read this thread man..it's got good info for radio controlled planes.

    I didn't realize it was you who started it when I send you the link.


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Quote Originally Posted by StanRoman
    Sparky read this thread man..it's got good info for radio controlled planes.

    I didn't realize it was you who started it when I send you the link.
    This younger generation... what to do with them?
    sparx


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    THermalright Ultra 120 with Scythe F 120 mm fan
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    EVGA 8800GTS
    WD SATA 250 gig X 2 HD
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    Running strong after 3 years.

    Secondary Rig
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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparx
    This younger generation... what to do with them?
    sparx
    It's all these kids around here Sparky..they drive you nuts. I know compared to you grandpas I'm young but I mean the younger ones.

    Again, great job on the stock!


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Quote Originally Posted by StanRoman
    It's all these kids around here Sparky..they drive you nuts. I know compared to you grandpas I'm young but I mean the younger ones.

    Again, great job on the stock!
    You nut!
    sparx


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    THermalright Ultra 120 with Scythe F 120 mm fan
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    EVGA 8800GTS
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    PC Power & Cooling 750 watt
    WinXP sp2 Sony HS 94P 19"
    Running strong after 3 years.

    Secondary Rig
    ABIT AV8 (bios 16) 252x10
    2 x 512 OCZ EB 3500333 1t-2.5-4-10-4-11-14 -4x
    3500+ Winchester (939) Thermaltake Silentboost K8
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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    He could have asked about Line Controled Airplanes.



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    Had one when I was a kid, about 45 years ago!


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    Re: Guys that play with radio controlled airplanes- get in here

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    He could have asked about Line Controled Airplanes.



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