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Forum: Beginners 03-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By maxflyer
That depends. In spite of a lifetime of balsa...

That depends. In spite of a lifetime of balsa experience, I have age-related blindness that makes it difficult for me to work with the precise joints required with balsa now.

I think it would be...
Forum: Beginners 03-20-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By maxflyer
Yes. I'm sure it's a great flyer, but just about...

Yes. I'm sure it's a great flyer, but just about any impact of note would likely require some very detailed repair. I don't see this as a beginner's plane at all.
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By maxflyer
Looks good...if not very crash-worthy. Needs...

Looks good...if not very crash-worthy. Needs sizable components too.
Forum: Beginners 03-17-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By maxflyer
Some good responses here. I constructed several...

Some good responses here. I constructed several of my own simple foam 3 and 4 channel trainers to start. When I got to the "boring" stage I just recovered the electronics and moved on.

My first...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-16-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By maxflyer
Didn't Neil Armstrong fly one of those?

Didn't Neil Armstrong fly one of those?
Forum: Foamies 03-16-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By maxflyer
I am an artist. I have a studio full of expensive...

I am an artist. I have a studio full of expensive professional Acrylics. That red can be $600/gal if you're interested. You can use any decent acrylic artist's paint from a craft store though. It's...
Forum: Beginners 03-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By maxflyer
I follow the "rules of reason and awareness." ...

I follow the "rules of reason and awareness."

*Don't do stupid or risky things, like flying near people, objects, vehicles, or structures.
*Don't fly at altitudes occupied by 1:1 aircraft!...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-02-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By maxflyer
This is an ill-suited hobby for you if you are...

This is an ill-suited hobby for you if you are not ready to pay stunning shipping fees for the many large items we often want.

Today, any business that has to deal with shipping sizable items is...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,366
Posted By maxflyer
I was convinced early on that I would likely...

I was convinced early on that I would likely never use flaps or retracts (I was scratchbuilding my own foamies). I didn't think I wanted the expense or the complexity. After building and flying a Fun...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,366
Posted By maxflyer
I'm well beyond 72mhz at this point. I started...

I'm well beyond 72mhz at this point. I started with an Eclipse7 Pro, a really nice Tx with a fabulous screen, but very quickly discovered the problems of having pre-programmed solutions to things...
Forum: Beginners 02-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By maxflyer
Though my approach was to start with...

Though my approach was to start with scratch-built foamy trainers, in order to keep costs down and lower the early pucker factor (I am also a private pilot and home-builder, which helped), I soon...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-19-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,366
Posted By maxflyer
This kind of makes MY point. I still feel a bit...

This kind of makes MY point. I still feel a bit guilty that I have this almost-new, perfectly good 5-channel computer radio languishing in a box. Just didn't seem smart, when I decided to give RC...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-18-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,366
Posted By maxflyer
Yes, I thought it was the cat's meow in 2004,...

Yes, I thought it was the cat's meow in 2004, when it helped me through my first 10-15 self-taught hours with a couple of converted foam chuck gliders, using the latest speed 280-400 brushed motors,...
Forum: ParkFlyers 02-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,366
Posted By maxflyer
Not exactly true. I offered this bundle some time...

Not exactly true. I offered this bundle some time back and got no responses at all:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2054701
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-08-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 403
Posted By maxflyer
LOL! My last homebuilt was built from plans with...

LOL! My last homebuilt was built from plans with mods to accommodate an engine that had never been used in that airframe. TOOK ME 18 YEARS TO FINISH IT, AND ANOTHER 2 YEARS TO GET IT FLYING.

Let's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 403
Posted By maxflyer
I think a lot of builders have a fear of "messing...

I think a lot of builders have a fear of "messing something up." I'm too blind now to build from scratch, Even a kit would be a struggle as I have very little 3D vision. but even Balsa ARFs are never...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
Posted By maxflyer
+1 on a nice C-310 with tip tanks. I'd also like...

+1 on a nice C-310 with tip tanks. I'd also like to see a Socata Rallye - slick, with a bubble canopy, leading edge slats, enormous tail for good model flying, and a generous amount of dihedral (...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By maxflyer
In less populated areas there are no altitude...

In less populated areas there are no altitude restrictions. If one is stupid enough to go fence hopping, the only rule is to remain at least 500' from people, vehicles and structures.

As to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By maxflyer
When anyone at the field brings out a big heli, I...

When anyone at the field brings out a big heli, I get into my truck and wait them out. Large, fast, unshielded, flying lawn mowers make me nervous. Call me cowardly.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 707
Posted By maxflyer
I don't think self regulation is a factor. A...

I don't think self regulation is a factor. A large majority in this hobby have much invested. Why would they want to shoot themselves in the foot? The people causing the issues are ignorant and...
Forum: Beginners 10-27-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By maxflyer
AEAJR makes a good point. You can reach a point...

AEAJR makes a good point. You can reach a point where the aircraft (especially smaller aircraft) simply doesn't have enough power to fly upwind.
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-16-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By maxflyer
I have two choices: 1: I can cop an attitude...

I have two choices:

1: I can cop an attitude and feel irate at the price gouging (shame on Beacon - their greed is just limiting their market ).

2: I'm not so poor that I can't buy the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By maxflyer
My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac....

My glue of choice for all foam is now Foam Tac. Yes, it's pricey, and I think the company has taken unfair advantage of it's growing popularity, but in the end it's a small expense compared to the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,225
Posted By maxflyer
Save up another three bucks and you could upgrade...

Save up another three bucks and you could upgrade your brew of choice.;)
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 920
Posted By maxflyer
It's really amazing that we are still getting...

It's really amazing that we are still getting such reasonable shipping costs from hobby vendors. More and more I am encountering this awful two-stage shipping, where DHL or FedEx delivers the first...
Forum: Foamies 10-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By maxflyer
+1 on the Foam Tac and 3-in1. My fun Cub uses...

+1 on the Foam Tac and 3-in1. My fun Cub uses Foam Tac for the entire build. Easy to use for construction and repairs, and never gives up. Expensive but worth it. 3-in-1 is very similar, except it...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-12-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,976
Posted By maxflyer
I'll take a shot. Which forum is better? Not...

I'll take a shot.

Which forum is better? Not sure of that one. I ended up spending more time on that "other" forum, simply because there were more threads
that were of interest to me. I also...
Forum: Scale E-Powered Aircraft 07-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,284
Posted By maxflyer
I might add that it helps to be comfortable with...

I might add that it helps to be comfortable with maneuvering the airplane on the mains only. This applies to takeoff AND landing.

It seems counterintuitive, but a tail dragger requires a little...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,827
Posted By maxflyer
Will that help with the woman I passed on the way...

Will that help with the woman I passed on the way to town today, who was brushing her hair and putting on her makeup, and just happened to be driving 10 mph slower than the rest of the traffic flow?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,827
Posted By maxflyer
LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the...

LOL. The irony is that the higher you get, the more the visual experience slows down, and eventually, becomes rather droll. When flying a long trip on an airliner, how much time do you spend looking...
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