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10-25-2004 03:09 AM  13 years agoPost 1
armyrcer

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just wondering, and not trying to start a flame war between the two. I just was wondering how many people still fly planks. I have two planks a gp-pt-19 and a GSP extra 300. I now own two helis a caliber 30 and hawk sport. I find the helis more interesting and fun and seem to be moving away from the planks more and more. I like the fact of the heli not taking up too much room plus everything involved in getting it to fly. I have just started flying helis as most would know from some of my post. I see that most heli pilots do not fly planks, and now find myself going in the same direction. I was just curious thats all find more and more dust collecting on my planks plus my wife seems more interested in flying helis then planks, she has been hinting around to learn to fly my heli. take care mike lansford

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10-25-2004 03:17 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Boom_Strike

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Littleton, CO

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I do both won't give up either one. I love seeing all the people on here bad mouthing planes ( talking down about them) But Flying 3D with planes (or trying to as i do) is a challenge and a reward in itself.

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10-25-2004 03:20 AM  13 years agoPost 3
iflybyu77

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Fort Wayne, IN

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the "planker"

I've been flying since I was 10 (now 27) and heli's since May of this year, adn I still get out my fixed wings and fly. I actually found a little baby Cub (electric) that I have flown for the absolute sheer enjoyment of NOT having to be on my toes constantly with the sticks. I've got my share of "guided missles" and park flyers, and they serve a purpose .. even the crazier plane I have is more relaxing than my helis.. so, it's a good balance. I'm sure I've not stretched my fixed wing flying abilities, but having started flying the helis, I see the HUGE learing curve as massively enjoyable, and know that I'll have years yet of perfecting and tweaking my abilities. Here's to the "planks" for keeping me sane (and a good fix for when the heli is broken!)

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10-25-2004 03:21 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Spitfire_mk5

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Canada

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I still fly planks, occasionally, last time i brought one out i was having a ton of fun trying to hover it and do async loops (FYI planks can't do asyncs but its fun tryin') along with rolling curcits/stall turns/loops ect. Then the Wx turned horrible so its heli's only for the next couple months until the snow melts.

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10-25-2004 03:22 AM  13 years agoPost 5
JBIRD

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Green Bay

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Planks

Have a Ultra stick 40 with a Saito 80 on it but it just sits on the shelf. Fly my R 50 the most. Dont need a runway!!! Dont need the field, just fly by my house.

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10-25-2004 03:24 AM  13 years agoPost 6
KennyS

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Marble Falls, Tx

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I fly both as well. I did find myself at one time moving everything to heli's but I have came back to flying both. I my self will never be the worlds champion so I do just because I love to fly as well as build!!!

Only Fine Helis, Hobbywing

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10-25-2004 03:28 AM  13 years agoPost 7
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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I have both and enjoy both equally. One thing I like about planes is the wide variety of designs and performance they have. Very rarely do you see a heli that is distinctly differant.

Tom

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10-25-2004 03:31 AM  13 years agoPost 8
YSRRider

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usa

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since i started flying helis i had gave up on the airplanes for the most part...... eventually you will get that itch to fly them again. its kinda weird going back.... you still remember how to fly them but you arent neurvous at all like you may have been before flying a heli, its like getting back on a bicycle! everyone is different though.

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10-25-2004 03:56 AM  13 years agoPost 9
greg

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Yorkville, IL

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Never flown a powered plane. Had a glider in college because it was all I could afford. Now I find heli's taking all my time and money. I do however want someday a large scale aerobatic plane but don't want to go through the several trainers (high wing, low wing) to get there. So for now I will wait and maybe by the time my son (now 3 1/2) shows interest we can learn airplanes together. I love all that is RC, I just find helis the most interesting and challenging.

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10-25-2004 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 10
corsair

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Alberta Canada

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I like the scale planes and now the scale heli's I have to many plans to quit building planes and to many that I want to build, I got the first heli to help me out with the rudder control becouse most plane flyers never use the rudder. But I will never get sick of doing a fly-by across the feild with one wing tip 6" off the ground and the sound of the twins pulling the plane along.

Corsair

Rapor 30 v1 o.s 32 (resurected) 401gyro falcon 50 o.s 50 401 gyro Futaba 9C

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10-25-2004 04:23 AM  13 years agoPost 11
spaceman spiff

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Tucson

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I still do both. Had 14 planks at one point, but sold off most of them because they were taking up a lot of space and not getting much time.

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10-25-2004 04:33 AM  13 years agoPost 12
vinrx7

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Americas finest city

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i started flying planes when i was 12. I flew for 7 years then stopped after the field by my house got shut down. i would fly once in a while after that whenever i would find a place but i would never be able to fly more than a few days before getting kicked off the land either by owner or some sort of security. I quit hobbies for about 6 years. i just got into helis about 2 years ago. I have a raptor 30 and a shogun. i love them both but sometimes i miss the old plane. I think when i get a little better at helis i will end up getting a nice plane and doing both helis and planes. For me flying planes was relaxing. Helis is the exact opposite. Its more like a rush or a thrill.

STUPID TREE!!!

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10-25-2004 04:47 AM  13 years agoPost 13
hornet dave

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Cedar Rapids, IA USA

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I got quite bored with normal sport planes (loop roll yawn) but the little electric 3d parkfliers sure are a hoot. Hovering, flat turns, waterfalls, knife edge loops, these things provide enough fun and variety to keep heli pilots entertained. Just remember, when you're low and inverted, airplanes do not need or want negative collective.

i've been flying a Nemesis 3D-II from http://www.m-a-e.com and another guy at the field has a Tribute 3d from eflight (horizon) and there's another 2 or 3 homemade foamies and a couple shockfliers. The smaller ones fit in cars really easy, but the 3D parkfliers dont handle wind too well. For those of you in the northern climates, quite a few groups around the country have indoor flying throughout the winter in golf domes and gyms and airplane hangars. It's a lot of fun.

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10-25-2004 04:47 AM  13 years agoPost 14
armyrcer

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Newport news va

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I have been told by a couple of people that flying a heli will get you use to the rudder control in a plank. I guess it is easy to go out to the field in front of my house and hover than drive 30 miles to fly the planks. I know the cost was up there for me when it comes to fuel and spare parts. I would buy two differnt types of fuels one for the heli and one for my planks not to mention the differnt glow plugs. I now have gone to the club fuel which is 12.5% and my heli seems to be doing fine with that along with my planks and now use O.S. no.8 for everything so i can buy in bulk to save a little here and there. but guess there were more than I thought flying planks and helis. I thought i would never own a heli and kept telling my wife im not going to get one they are too much cost and up keep. that was a year ago today i own two a caliber 30 and hawk sport go figure. well take care mike lansford

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10-25-2004 05:46 AM  13 years agoPost 15
Rick_H

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Boulder City, Nevada

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I fly both, started with Heli's then got into planks. I find it relaxing to fly the planks between heli flights. My only problem is every time I go inverted with the plank I pull the throttle down and the plank starts to dive

I find that I tend to fly planks in higher winds then most others at the field.

Rick

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10-25-2004 06:13 AM  13 years agoPost 16
iflybyu77

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Fort Wayne, IN

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I find that I tend to fly planks in higher winds then most others at the field.
Yes! The reason why? You get enough wind, and it's like flying the heli! Hovering/carriers/hangin on the prop is tons of fun in the wind!

So I guess it all comes back to the heli's huh??

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10-25-2004 11:30 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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I fly both, started heli's 3.5 years ago, planes 7-8 months ago. Mainly cos the club I joined were very biased towards planes and when I joined didin't really want to tell them that I only flew helis. I've got a yamamoto 40 trainer with a TT50 heli engine it and a shockflier. The shock is great fun and you can fly it more or less anyway. The trainer is pretty boring but was good for learning to fly with and learn to land. I can't see me getting rid of the shockflier anytime soon.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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10-25-2004 11:34 AM  13 years agoPost 18
G-DAVE

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Tyne and Wear ,​England

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Fly both - love both codes - I think I fly fixed wing better now since getting to grips with Helis - my left hand is not the dorment organ is was.
Dave

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10-25-2004 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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I fly both also.
Istarted flying planks about two years ago. On my first plank lesson I flew patterns, mild aerobatics (loops/rolls) and landed (three point and smooth) on the first try. The instructor could not believe it. So in my opinion, flying helis first made all the difference.

Roy Mayoral

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10-25-2004 01:20 PM  13 years agoPost 20
RotorX

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London

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Heli's are NOT the be all and end all of RC - i have planes - helis - buggies and soon to get a boat + lecky versions of at least two of the 4 available

I enjoy all of the above

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