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Old 12-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Hello everybody!

Just started flying yesterday, picked up a HZ Mini Super Cub Saturday and flew it for the first time yesterday morning. Now I'm hooked!!

Here's a Youtube my wife shot of my first ever flight on our crappy camera, with a little direction from my daughter lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo26j...1&feature=plcp
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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Hi G-man!

Congrats on your flight and welcome to these forums!

I'm a newbie too... I live in eastern OK. What part of OK you from? There's a good group of R/C guys over my way. Having an active R/C group sure helps shorten the learning curve.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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Take care and thanks for posting at WattFlyer!!

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Hi G-man!

Congrats on your flight and welcome to these forums!

I'm a newbie too... I live in eastern OK. What part of OK you from? There's a good group of R/C guys over my way. Having an active R/C group sure helps shorten the learning curve.
Thanks for the welcome, I live in Tulsa but work in OKC a lot during the week so I kinda live in 2 places, in Tulsa more on the weekends. You're right sure would be nice to meet up with some folks to learn from
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Welcome guitar man!
Thanks Don it's great to be here
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Welcome to the addiction!
You got that right, is there a 12 step program for it?
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Welcome aboard lots of great people and experience here to help out.
Kinda like a first kiss you will never forget your first flight.
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Welcome aboard lots of great people and experience here to help out.
Kinda like a first kiss you will never forget your first flight.

Thanks gramps, you're right, it sure was a lot of fun. Back when I was a youngster I used to fly the real thing with my Dad, mostly in a Cessna 172 and I've got some hours in Champs and Cubs too.

It was a little odd, I know all the control inputs but the perspective of flying from outside the plane is something I'm going to have to get used to
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that's one of the biggest hurdles to flying r/c. it'll come to ya it just takes a little time.

i know there are some flying clubs in tulsa, and the hobbytown on 71st carries alot of parts and planes.
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that's one of the biggest hurdles to flying r/c. it'll come to ya it just takes a little time.

i know there are some flying clubs in tulsa, and the hobbytown on 71st carries alot of parts and planes.
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Thanks gramps, you're right, it sure was a lot of fun. Back when I was a youngster I used to fly the real thing with my Dad, mostly in a Cessna 172 and I've got some hours in Champs and Cubs too.

It was a little odd, I know all the control inputs but the perspective of flying from outside the plane is something I'm going to have to get used to
Ya you will get the hang of it big difference from sitting inside the plane to being out side of it, and trying to judge what's happening.
From your user name I take it you play guitar. So you know the frets and where your fingers have to be to play with out looking. Same will happen with your flying , except you will have to be looking at the plane.
Plus putting a plane into a tree a few times and hitting a light pole will teach about flying to. Plus as a added bonus you will learn how to get a plane out of such tree.
Have fun I am going on 5 years and I am still learning and having a ball.
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Ya you will get the hang of it big difference from sitting inside the plane to being out side of it, and trying to judge what's happening.
From your user name I take it you play guitar. So you know the frets and where your fingers have to be to play with out looking. Same will happen with your flying , except you will have to be looking at the plane.
Plus putting a plane into a tree a few times and hitting a light pole will teach about flying to. Plus as a added bonus you will learn how to get a plane out of such tree.
Have fun I am going on 5 years and I am still learning and having a ball.
didn't think about the guitar angle but it makes sense. Except when the plane was coming at me, it was like trying to play left handed and I'm definitely not Jimi Hendrix lol

Funny you mention getting the plane out of the tree, I actually had to get the landing gear down after the 3rd flight, I raked it through the top of a tree and the landing gear stayed behind

I have a tool that worked pretty good for that though. We have a couple pecan trees on my place and I made a long pole with a hook out of pvc pipe and elbows so I could reach up and shake pecans down from the branches, it's about 20ft long. It really did the trick getting my wheels down out of the tree
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that's one of the biggest hurdles to flying r/c. it'll come to ya it just takes a little time.

i know there are some flying clubs in tulsa, and the hobbytown on 71st carries alot of parts and planes.
Yay another Okie good to see us represented here.

That's the Hobbytown where I bought the plane, nice guys there
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You got that right, is there a 12 step program for it?
You gotta buy a new plane for each step.

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You gotta buy a new plane for each step.

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I was afraid of that
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I was afraid of that
It's usually the other half that has a problem with that.

Airplanes are kinda like rabbits. No such thing as one airplane.
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Airplanes are kinda like rabbits. No such thing as one airplane.
gotta remember that one

I think I want to do all the real planes my Dad had in RC, paint them up like they were with the N numbers and everything. I'll have to do a Piper Pacer, Cessna 140, Straight tail Cessna 172 and 182, a 450 Stearman duster and a Bellanca Super Viking. I've found kits for all except the last one.
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i don't spend any money on rc stuff, but you should see all the things my brother gives me!! at least that's the story i tell the wife.
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i don't spend any money on rc stuff, but you should see all the things my brother gives me!! at least that's the story i tell the wife.
Yeah my brother's a generous guy too, he's given me a whole lot of guitar stuff
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Congrats! The Mini Super Cub was my first plane (that's him in my thumbnail). I still clearly remember the rush of flying it for the first time.

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You got that right, is there a 12 step program for it?
We have the 6 keys to success for new pilots at the top of the beginner forum.

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Yay another Okie good to see us represented here.

That's the Hobbytown where I bought the plane, nice guys there
Hey G-Man....Welcome to WF.com....lots of great guys and endless amounts of info here like Aeajr pointed out... great to see another Okie!

IMO Hobbytown is a little pricey, but they have some good deals on batteries and I have had good luck with them as well. Really helpful. There is a bunch of guys on here from tulsa and I think there is a couple decent flying "soccer" fields just off 169(cant remember exact cross street but thinking 41st).
I just found a good spot for flying approx. 1.5 miles south of the Hard Rock on 193rd at a little lake area, I go to tulsa about 4 times a month (pretty good fishing there too!!)

have a good one
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BTW....got 6 birds, 15 fishing poles but only 1 "axe"
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Hello everybody!

Just started flying yesterday, picked up a HZ Mini Super Cub Saturday and flew it for the first time yesterday morning. Now I'm hooked!!

Here's a Youtube my wife shot of my first ever flight on our crappy camera, with a little direction from my daughter lol

There is a good group of flyers that go by the name "Tulsa Unclub". They do most of their flying at 41st and Garnett. They have a thread here so do a search. Welcome to the hobby.
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