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Forum: ParkFlyers 02-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,005
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,005
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,005
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, 01:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,005
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, 10:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,005
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, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 297
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, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 297
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, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
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, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
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, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 944
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 10-06-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
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 10-05-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,854
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, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,887
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
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 07-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
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...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
I am not trying to sound superior. I make a...

I am not trying to sound superior. I make a modest income and cannot afford...nor do I really want, the expense of owning even a simple factory airplane. I worked hard and spent quite a bit of money...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you...

As a citizen with Libertarian views, I assure you that I see the predatory bodies we refer to as government, as a necessary evil. And I would prefer that our liberties were not so constrained. I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood...

I fly a small, Experimental open cockpit, wood and fabric home built with a 2 stroke Rotax engine. I rarely fly above 1000' AGL. It's entirely feasible that I could encounter a renegade “drone" in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was...

Actually, I was not referring to porn, I was referring to the physical risks...quads flying in parks and events, etc. You sort of made my point for me though. Whether or not it is happening or has...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and...

RR brings up an excellent point. With quad and FPV growing like crazy, the good guys are likely to outnumber the bad guys and begin to self-police, in order to preserve their own necks. This may end...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
People like this guy may just be ignorant and...

People like this guy may just be ignorant and uneducated (some are probably just clueless). The have no idea of the complexity and regulation attached to the NAS around them. I'm sure a lot of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
“My local airport has three groups using it...

“My local airport has three groups using it simultaneously, the DeLand RC Club, two skydiving companies and general aviation. Did I say that skydivers are falling through the NAS daily for 8 hours a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 6,606
Posted By maxflyer
I think the advent of, as my wife and others like...

I think the advent of, as my wife and others like to refer to them as..."drones." signaled a kind of paradigm shift for society almost equal to the internet. They provide an opportunity for the...
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