I have no idea how typical my experience is, but it's occurred to me that nearly every RC aircraft I've bought or built has represented some kind of first. Maybe it's indicative of my low threshold for boredom, but it seems like every plane is different from the plane before it. Look at my first four planes:
At some point, I'll no doubt be adding 'first balsa kit.'
Build a balsa plane,they are the addiction !!!
It's a club ... that near all belong to.
Maybe it's complacency with present model ... boredom ... but you see a different style / type and bingo - it's on your bench.
Blimey - if you look at my hangar - you can just about see the history of flight in the styles ... from WW1 through to hairy todays Jets ...
Jeez - I've even succumbed to Quad !!
If anyone asks me what is favourite - it really depends on weather that day and what I'm flying ... what mood I'm in ... what was my last crash ... it changes day by day !
I hear ya! I didn't even list all my planes - just the ones that seemed to be notable firsts of some sort. I've seen guys who really fall in love with a particular type of plane and have a bunch of them in the hanger. Me ... it seems like most every plane is different (if you don't count all my Tiger Moths. :))
That's an impressive ensemble of foam there Mark.....!.......Now I know why the great advice I've recieved from you has character and flair.
Honestly, I can say every plane and multi-rotor I own now is a first for me as well...(not counting the 1/2 dozen GWS Slow Sticks and Pipers I've built)....but that's only because of my recent liquidation of all CCP's, Fixed Pitch heli's and other craft that have lost there favor.....down to four quality planes and two quads. Each are firsts and quite different aerodynamically and in size. And all can be flown (and are set-up) to fly docile or like bats-out-of-hell.......:D....my next one will be either a Blade 350QX or Phantom 1 (v.2).....was gonna get another Bipe, but what I have covers the flying spectrum in that catagory now.....:rolleyes:
Mine are not all firsts.
Some where lasts. Not because I didn't like them but because I go through phases in what I like.
When I got back into this I started with my first micro, the champ. Followed by my last micros, the um T28 and mosquito. Always to windy to fly them so they were my last micros.
Then my first park size the pz t28, my first twin a 55" dynam c47, and first edf a dynamic a10.
Then it was all warbirds. Then pattern planes. Now its scratch built everything.
I'm sure that by next summer I'll be hooked on something else. I do have a 450 size quad arriving this week so maybe it'll be fpv.
I'm sure there's a model or two missing from my list ... but here goes :
My current ready to go hangar that I can remember without being at home !! :
Skyartec Cessna 182
Cessna Skylane (1600mm)
HK Parkjet single motor
Hk Parkjet twin motor
EP Ultimate Biplane
Pusher 50mm T45
Accipiter Badius pattern
Skymaster Glow 61 Biplane
B one wing
Edge 540 racer
Bumblebee FPP Heli
Syma Co-Ax Heli
WL V911 Heli
Wl V959 Quad
and various in stages of build .....
When I lived in UK - the Insurance Co. refused to cover my models under House Contents as usually is case. They required separate cover due the large inventory / hangar I had ... which exceeded over 10,000 UK Pounds in value.....
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