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Hawgdog
07-15-2003, 03:20 PM
Could you post links or sites where to get started, I've got a perfect airfield and lot that nearly perfectly resembles my favorite online map.
thanks-

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Hawgdog
07-15-2003, 03:20 PM
Could you post links or sites where to get started, I've got a perfect airfield and lot that nearly perfectly resembles my favorite online map.
thanks-

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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 04:48 PM
Here's where most people get started...

http://www.towerhobbies.com/

although your LHS (lcoal hobby shop) would also be a good place to start.

Hawgdog
07-15-2003, 08:43 PM
vanwag7 wrote:
- Here's where most people get started...


~S~ Thanks

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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 09:48 PM
This isn't exactly what you're after. but I stumbled across it last night and thought these were really nice: anyone interested in Hawker Tempests, have a look.

http://user.tninet.se/~ytm843e/rcmodel.htm

fluke39
07-15-2003, 09:55 PM
wow always liked the tempest

thanks for link mikeyg almost all of them look so like the real thing!


- the silvery one (henri wild) especially looks good. if only i had the money to buy one of those suckers !mind you if i did i'd probably crash it the next day! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 10:02 PM
http://www.top-flite.com

they do build your own or ARTF (almost ready to fly).

I built the Spitfire MK9 (63" wingspan) looks great hanging from the ceiling.

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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 10:04 PM
http://www.rcuniverse.com

Here is the best place to research everything. . . find out what model does what best, what engine is most suited to it, what servos, read reviews. . .etc. etc. etc.

http://modelaircraft.org

You will most likely need to join the AMA to fly at a chartered club airstrip

The TX squadron site has an R/C section, stop by, see our aircraft, ask questions, etc. You can find it here:

www.txsquadron.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=20 (http://www.txsquadron.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=20)

Best of luck!




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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 10:30 PM
Hey, post a link if you find a 109 out there somewhere!



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Hawgdog
07-15-2003, 10:56 PM
Here you go, already found several versions of whats flyable in FB
doggie out
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXK421&P=7
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXM389&P=7
http://www2.gpmd.com/image/h/houa0200.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 11:05 PM
Hawgdog,

You'll need some help getting started in flying R/C aircraft.

Look around for a hobby shop, and talk to the shop owner. The idea is to find some people near you who can help you trim out a new aircraft, and show you how to fly it. You'll need an experienced pilot to check out the balance and controls, and takeoff for you.

Once at a safe height, you can try flying. The experienced guy will have to land it for you. If you attempt this by yourself, you will probably crash, and give up in frustration. It's better to get some help.

A scale WW II airplane would not make a good choice for a first aircraft. Start out with a simple "trainer" aircraft. Once you are proficient with a trainer, you can move up to a more aerobatic plane, and then get into scale aircraft.

Scale airplanes take much more work to build and finish, and are more of a loss if they crash.

I have flown R/C planes, including a scale Klemm, a scale FW190A5, and a scale Navy T28 trainer.

Good luck,

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Hawgdog
07-16-2003, 01:28 AM
After talking to a local clubber, I am surfing the local trade-n-times for someone dumping their set up, you're right a good number of folks get frustrated and sell the lot.
I see a number of trainers for el cheapo, under a hunnert bucks, got the perfect spot here, may as well use it.

I want to bomb something LOL, like a ground hog hole..er, bunker /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 02:25 AM
Hawgdog

I fly radio control models and control line since i was nine years old .Flying actualy as a professional instructor i helped many new pilots to learn the drill.
My student in control line (acrobatics)just won the nationals this year !!
I use to fly more than 28 flights on each day , (RC)teaching four students (7 flights each one ). Sometimes i don't have time to fly my own plane ! .But thats OK..when you see your student flying by itself and having fun it's like well done job !.
My advice is :

1- Get a good trainer to begin whith
2- O/S engines or Thunder Tiger are the best machines and easy to adjust too.
3-Futaba systens so far the most relyable. The six chanel T6CXAs PCM is the best radio control I ever had.
4-Stay away fron scale airplanes in the begining of your learning.They sure look aeysome but they're hard to fly and expensive too.
5-And most important off all:
- Look for an authorized instructor that you assume full responsability of your plane !!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif (that's how it works here)


Hope you get lots of fun !!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


My best airplane is a Spitfire MKVIII that stands suspended right over my computer.


(sory for my poor english)

Brazil Salutt !!!

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 02:29 AM
to be like FB you would need to mount a webcam and transmitter in the nose and fly it from your PC screen http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 03:22 AM
ive also been flying since i was like 8 or 9, cant remember exactly

if you have any questions or anything i would be glad to help

ive also helped teach a few people to

ive got a p51, p40 a 1/4scale extra 300 and some other planes, flew rc helicopters some to, but they are too expensive

also at my club people were always willing to help teach someone and the best way is using a trainer cord, where you hook 2 of the transmitters together and the expeirenced pilot and take control by just flipping a switch, it works lots better than just handing hte transmitter back and forth

like its been said on here, OS engines are really good, and the Futaba radios are really good

i can tell you this right now, dont try to teach yourself, you have about a 95%+ chance of crashing and completely ruining your plane on the first flight, lots of people give up that way, just get some help and you will be fine

about the bombing, bomb dropping devices can be rigged up in many ways on the planes, and at my club we would have all kinds of contests, and some were bomb drop contests

if you have any questions just ask me

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XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 03:56 AM
Greetings, all.
I have used the Realflight RC(G2 +addons1234) sim for the last year and from my previous R/C experience, it is a very accurate sim to learn how to fly real R/C Aircraft.
My experience with R/C included building my own aircraft and flying the CAP 21(French full aerobatic)for about 6 years.
The big drawback to the sim is the cost. I bought mine from Tower Hobbies and have about $300+ in software and controllers(which cracks me up when I read some of the stuff on the forums about how we should get this or that for free)It's cashy but if you figure what it would cost you to build and crash several aircraft learning to fly on your own, it works out. Excellent graphics, very realistic, and you can fly at night. BTW, no I don't work for Tower.;-)
Hobiewan,out.

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 04:15 AM
A buddy box is also a must for the RC newbie...things happen pretty quick with these aircraft...


Regards,
HerrBaron

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 04:36 AM
I fly rc planes still and derive a lot of enjoyment out of the hobby still, but listen to the advice the people who fly them have given you.Start with a trainer and a good instructor and who will have years of enjoyment. I never got past the old duffer part of the hobby as i was never into racing and such. Just rember that these planes (racing) can exeed speeds of over two hundread mph and that evry plane off the ground is looking for a place to crash and that gravity sucks. Hope you get involved and enjoy your self

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Hawgdog
07-16-2003, 12:32 PM
reddevil49 wrote:
-Just remember that every plane off the ground is looking for a place to crash


LOL, got that right! Thanks to everyone who posted, good, sound advice all.
I'm going to find a trainer locally, plenty in my area (Ohio)
I flew line planes, cheap hobby types- a Zero and a Stuka
Salute to the posters, sometimes this forum shines

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XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 02:40 PM
We are glad to help ! you wellcome !

Anything you yant to now I'll be ready to help .And remember Hawg, when you crash a R/C model there's no refly button! so be careful!

And yes you right abot telling that sometimes this forun shines ! I feel honored beeing part of this comunity and having the chance tp meet cool people fron all places!!

Brazil Salutt !!!

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 02:47 PM
Try this link..

http://www.skysharkrc.com/

Their kits seem like some of the better scale ones. Their motto is "No P-51s". Once I get comfortable with my trainer, I plan to go there next.

They're currently working on a Yak-9 kit.

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 03:11 PM
Heres a link with a sidebar of all the favs: spit, stang, lightning, corsairs, 262, the Jug, Ta-152, you name it!!!


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/me262.html

How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

Message Edited on 07/16/0309:16AM by Bamatt

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 03:24 PM
Here are some pics from the same website of the planes in flight...

http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/Ta152h_main.jpg


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/fw190_flight.jpg


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/p38_flight.jpg


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/me262_landing.jpg


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/mustang_front.jpg


http://www.sbrcmodels.com/kits/images/spitfire_x3.jpg




How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

Message Edited on 07/16/0309:26AM by Bamatt

XyZspineZyX
07-16-2003, 08:06 PM
Try http://www.hobby-lobby.com

You can watch a few videos of mostly e-models, some of them are just great !
I own a Alfa P51, a Fokker EIII and a Chubby Lady and it's just fun to fly these babys !

Just look at the Scale-Models and choose the Bf109E, Spitfire, Corsair or whatever.

A friend of mine own a Bf109E and it really looks great !

And it's really easy to start with these Slow-/Parkflyers even if you haven't ever flown a rc-model.

This world is full of kings and queens, they blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's heaven and hell...

Hawgdog
07-17-2003, 11:55 AM
Bamatt wrote:
- Here are some pics from the same website of the
- planes in flight...


yeah, the pic of the three on the ground with landing gear up is EXACTLY how I land my hurricane

good posts, thanks again. Got a line of someones starter set for el cheapo...seems he had another child and time is getting scarce(r)

just went to the links and found...a...yak..some great models on skyshark
The more I look, I'm amazed at some of the work-several models are exact copies of FB skins.

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Message Edited on 07/17/0307:04AM by Hawgdog

Tully__
07-17-2003, 12:04 PM
PriK wrote:
- Hey, post a link if you find a 109 out there
- somewhere!
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Hawgdog
07-17-2003, 12:07 PM
The more I see...the more I want LOL
Are the electrics up to snuff yet? Certainly shorter flight time and extra weight, quieter? I'd guess yes.

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fluke39
07-17-2003, 12:12 PM
Bamatt wrote:
- Here are some pics from the same website of the
- planes in flight...
-

cool - is that 262 prop or 'jet' powered?




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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 12:17 PM
fluke39 wrote:
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- Bamatt wrote:
-- Here are some pics from the same website of the
-- planes in flight...
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- cool - is that 262 prop or 'jet' powered?



Prop, it has two little props behind each engine.

How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 12:19 PM
that cool you all help. but i think the climb rate is a little undermodelled on that 109. if you want sturdy, for those times newton's laws come in to play, go with i-16.

Hawgdog
07-17-2003, 12:22 PM
If I could find an I-16..brother I'd skip the trainer phase and go for broke- my grass runway outback is perfect for snapping off those wittle wheel struts

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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 02:42 PM
Here is some info I found on the beautiful La7 as modeled by Don Smith plans (81-inch wingspan!):

http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread.php?threadid=59523

And here is an example someone from the thread built:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/attachment.php?s=0c18cd912a99930fd3b1803edefc5bd3&postid=415536


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XyZspineZyX
07-17-2003, 08:19 PM
That La is sweet. I would be scared to fly it. Actually,I would be scared to land it. I would rather fly it slowly past someone and have them try and grab it, rather than land it on concrete, lol.

How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?