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Old 09-09-2010, 02:20 AM
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I live in beautiful West Haven CT
Right on the shore of the Long island sound
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:38 AM
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I'm in the heart of Bellingham Washington, WA
I usually fly in the gravel field on the corner of Barkley Blvd and Woburn
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:47 AM
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I fly in the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Wisconsin area.
Mostly I fly little planes and helis and just go out in front
of my house. I have also flown with the Marshfield club and
I have visited Marshall field in Thorp---what a GREAT site
that is.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:02 AM
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Hi from Syracuse, NY. Wish I could find places to fly and locals to compare notes with.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:25 PM
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Stuarts Draft in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:30 PM
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Stuarts Draft in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
Love those mountains! Come on down to Newport News and we'll go fly something.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:39 PM
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Too close to Norfolk for me. Spent 4 yrs in the Navy & swore I'd never go anywhere near that area again
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:57 PM
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:08 PM
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Default I'm flying alone in Mississauga, Ontario-Canada

I'm flying alone in Mississauga, Ontario-Canada, soccer field at 100 Elm Drive West.

I'll welcome any body to join me, flying alone is too boring !!
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:04 AM
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I live in East Granby, CT. I fly with the Simsbury Radio
Control Club at the Nod Road field. During the summer I also fly in Derby, Vermont.I have the use of a 200 plus acres field'. Vermont field slopes down from east to west. Prevailing wind is mostly from the west. A great site for flying my Vista glider.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:57 AM
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Hi all,

I hail from a small village called Eton-Wick, just outside Windsor in the Southern UK. If anyone flies locally, please get in touch.


Steve (etonwick)

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Old 10-22-2010, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Sky Sharkster
Hi Sarge,

Here's a build and fly link for the Easy Star from RCG;
As you can see, they tried it with the stock set-up, a brushed Speed 400 6V and the Gunther 5" x 4" plastic push-on prop. From their accounts it flew pretty well and good duration, too. This was with a 7 cell (8.4V) NiMH 1050mAH pack.

Well, I was interested in finding out what kind of thrust this combination would produce, so I ran it through the free calc;

And, it's about 13.5 ounces static. Since this is about 1/2 the weight of the RTF model, it means the model is definitely in the "Sport" or Trainer class, not much extra power, if any. Sailplanes can fly with less power (watts per pound) than most models, so it should be OK.

That's fine if you want to invest in a 15A-20A brushed ESC, NiMH or NiCad charger and packs and fly it that way. If you plan to move to LiPo's and brushless, it means another charger (or, one that does everything, LiPo, NiMH, NiCad), a brushless ESC and brushless motor. Which would be my choice. Most flyers who try brushless/LiPo don't go back to brushed/NiMH, unless they already own the support equipment.

Here's the brushed motor;

The problem is, the motor is mounted on a pylon, which limits the prop diameter. I'm guessing it won't take much more than 6" diameter, but I've never measured it.

If you want to try a brushless LiPo combo, post here and we'll try to fix you up.
If not,

This is about the finest brushed ESC made, you can get other brands for 1/3 the price. JMO.
Good Luck!
I substituted the 5 X 4 of my Easy for a 6 X 3. I had to shave about 0.1" off the diameter of the prop to get it to just barely fit without any mods to the plane. You could also try carving out a small hollow in the fuse instead and use a full size 6" prop.

The smaller pitch meant less speed, but more thrust at the same RPM. Great IMO for a trainer. I almost never use more than 3/4 throttle.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:21 AM
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I fly in Vineland Ontario Canada in my own field. Got snubbed at the local club meet. Maybe I had bad breath
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:59 PM
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South Jersey (or southern NJ if you outsiders prefer) just north of Vineland here. Fly with a club in Salem County on a 1600 acre farm that is open and flat and at the local school yard that is over 100 acres. Club has about as big a variety of interest as you could have with gas/glow,old igintion engines and electric,free flight,control line,pattern,3-D,Old Timers,Sailplanes,helos,rubber,CO2,electric hi-perf,R/C electric electronic combat,warbirds, you name it someome does it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:53 AM
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Glensboro, KY...

About 40 miles SE of Louisville or 30 miles West of Lexington.

Several good fields around, some better than others.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:02 PM
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I am in the foot-hills of the Berkshires, South western Mass. just north of Canaan, Ct.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:26 PM
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I am in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts and fly with HCRC (Hampshire County Radio Controllers).

...The Bum
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:46 PM
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Hi, I fly with a group early Sunday mornings at Sun up. At Cousler Park near York,Pa. 17404. We fly Electric only. I also belong to BlueGray Rc Club near Gettysburg,Pa. I started flying Models in late 1940's. Control Line and then RC. Rubberband driven Escapements. Rudder only. First RC plane was a Mambo. Now flying Electric. I have a GWS P-51 Mustang,an Ascent Glider, a GWS Formosa, a GWS E-Starter,a GWS Corsair and a 2 Meter 400 Powered Glider. I live near Hanover,Pa.17331. Anybody live near me!! Smilin' Crashing Jack, AKA Ebenezzer the Accordion Squezzer
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:10 PM
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Ochlocknee , Ga Have no idea if there are any clubs near here. Fly on my own farm.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:43 PM
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Right across the river from Detroit.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:36 PM
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I am in the town of Lovejoy Ga.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:45 AM
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Anyone around from North Central Kansas.
I live 10 miles north of Russell, Ks.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:08 AM
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I am new to Wattflyer and your post is 2006.I am in Cedar Rapids so your not alone.This is a great forum.I have learned alot.Dean
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:05 AM
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Mendham, NJ. Morris County, northwestern NJ.

Driving distance to pretty much all of NJ north of Trenton and Midstate NY.

Looking forward to flying with you guys!
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:09 PM
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Lemoore, CA.
Highway 41 Flyers Club off highway 41 south of Strafford CA
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