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Old 12-22-2008, 05:36 PM
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While this IS an e-power R/C place and the main thrust (no pun--yea there is) is towards that subject, does anyone else fly any other type of models such as Free Flight( rubber,gas,HLG,) control line and so on. While the majority of my flying time is R/C, I myself do enjoy all the different types of airplanes and like the nuances that each has in it's own way. Just wondering if there are more 'all around modellers' or has the hobby shifted so heavily to the R/C part that the rest gets forgotten. BTW, FF gas is my all time favourite,with O/T FF ignition being the mostest bestest type flying from that part of the hobby.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:31 PM
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I guess I'm an "all-rounder". I get a kick out of some of these guys who think that r/c is the peak of modelling, and that freeflight, indoor, c/l etc is a lesser part of the hobby. I have tried all facets of the hobby, and after 60 years, I am still learning. I have just as much fun with a catapult glider as I do with an r/c scale 4-engine model. No model is "better" than any other model, and everyone has their own preference.

Try them all!
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:41 PM
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I fly three types. Electric, lectric, and battery powered.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:38 PM
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All of my planes are electric powered. On some it's the ignition and receiver
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:51 PM
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I'm stuck on anything R/C. I've done some rubber motors, some CL, fascinated with the FF competition stuff but I haven't tried any. I'm good with wings, rotors, tracks, wheels, screws all sorts of things. I have a steam powered tug on my projects list I've gathered some stuff up for, probably after my tank project. I really have a fondness for four strokes and love the advantages of electric flight.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:56 PM
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I've only been in the hobby for about 4 years. Started out electric and still am except for the one glow powered J-3 Cub (Thanks Mike)

I like 'em all, just not had the opportunity to see much else at this point
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:00 PM
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Nothing wrong with a little fuel powered Cub!

(Zenoah G26 in my case)

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:05 PM
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How big its that one Jeff? Mine is 80" and has a Evolution .46 in it
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:09 PM
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100"

Hangar 9 Supercub (1/4 scale), guy at the field sold it to me w/o electronics or engine for a whopping $50. I had the G26 and RX sitting around, IIRC I have less than $100 total in servos and misc.

15 minutes on less than 8 oz of 32:1
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
100"

Hangar 9 Supercub (1/4 scale), guy at the field sold it to me w/o electronics or engine for a whopping $50. I had the G26 and RX sitting around, IIRC I have less than $100 total in servos and misc.

15 minutes on less than 8 oz of 32:1
Cool! Gotta love deals like that.

Mine is the Hangar 9 model too. A buddy of mine is putting a new 1/4 scale one together now. It is yellow like mine, only bigger. I think he is putting the Evolution gas in his. He is taking it out of his big Gee Bee to do it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:17 PM
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I find the older my eyes get, the more I appreciate bigger aircraft

The Cub is a joy to fly - certainly not an aerobat, but very stable. Also have a 1/8 scale F6F (YS120), and am building a 1/7 scale P-47D (26cc gasser)

And unless I'm mistaken, Santa is bringing me a 1.60 size GP Ultimate Biplane, for the 50cc motor I have "laying around"....
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:22 PM
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I like the bigger ones too. My eyes are getting bad. I keep saying I need to go to the Doc.. one of these days I will.

I have a 27% Pitts M12 on the way. Now I'll have my 1/5th scale Waco, the big cub, and a big Pitts to go along with it.

That ought to hold me for a month or two!
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:28 PM
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Only other bird on the "coming soon" list is a .46 warbird - I have my eyes on a P-51 Voodoo - which I'll stuff a YS110 into to keep up with my buddy's YS110 powered .46 Mig-3

Getting the death ray treatment on my eyes some time early next year - found out my Flexible Spending Plan can be used to pay for it. I've had glasses since 3rd grade (was a while back as I'll turn 51 in Feb) - so looking forward to it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:34 PM
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Here's my F6F (YS120) - the darker of the two.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:59 PM
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Very Nice! I love war birds. You'd think I'd have more of them.

I've never worn glasses, I am sure I need them now though. Turned 45 this past May so I guess it's about time.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:16 AM
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You can never have too many warbirds!
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:18 AM
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i'm mostly into 3d foamies now, but also have a few glow powered planes. a pulse xt 40, tribute 36 and i used to have the cub like bill's with a saito 72 in it but for some reason that plane just wasnt for me. i stalled it into a spin 3 times (total pilot error, i know who to blame for my crashes ) and just decided to give it up. i'm sure it'd still be alive if i flew it at full throttle like everyone else in my club, but i loved flying it scale and with the stiff winds we always had, i guess i just wasnt as good as i thought :o.

other than electrics, i'd like the 1/4 scale hangar 9 cub pnp with the zenoah 20 it comes with, and a 50cc 3d plane like the EF yak or the upcoming 3dhs 89" AJ Slick. i'm done with glow and the messes and high fuel cost, gasoline is a whole other story though.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:07 AM
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I'm an all-rounder. Been flying FF since about 1948, still compete locally, flying CL since probably about 1955, and RC since about 1962, model rockets since about 1978, and RC Heli since about 2001. As far as propulsion systems, I have used, and generally continue to use, gunpowder and composite rocket motors, Jetex, Rapier, CO2, Rubber, Glow, Compressed Air, Hand Launch, Electric, and Towline. I also have, but haven't yet used, a couple diesels. Been building from kits since about 1948, got my first RTF, a Wen Mac plastic control liner about Christmas 1950, and started in RC in 1962 by first trying to build my own equipment from schematics in model mags, then a Super Aertrol kit, the finally started flying RC from an old F&M single channel set.

As far as my perception as to which type of flying requires the most skill and physical abilities, after I had a small stroke in Dec 2005, I was able to go to the park across the street from me and fly an RC park flier the day I got out of the hospital, needed about 5 months to be able to effectively fly rubber, 8 months for hand launched glider, and was finally able to get a complete successful CL flight after 2 years.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:09 PM
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There is a lot of variety in our members. In fact, The Great Ed Anderson is a devoted glider pilot, both powered and purist.

I myself hope to graduate to gliders someday.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
You can never have too many warbirds!
And Santa brought me one more!

VQ Models P-51B "Swiss", and yep - it's getting a YS110
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:36 AM
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Most of the fifty plus planes I flew in 2008....
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/aeros...ipix-08-01.htm
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