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08-08-2009 02:16 AM  8 years agoPost 4281
bigbadflyer

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I learnt to fly planks with the acromaster. It was perfect. Gentle as a mouse if you want it to be and it just floats there. As you get better keep on adding more throws until it becomes a 3D machine.
Best of both worlds.
Have brought more planes since but still this day (actually yesterday ) I only seem to fly the Acromaster

Cheye

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08-08-2009 02:23 AM  8 years agoPost 4282
baldgeek

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Jack, Graeme, Kevin & Cheye,

Many thanks for the replies and links - gives me some more ideas to look at.

I haven't entirely ruled out a Parkzone planes but was thinking of something more nimble.

Graeme - thanks for the sentiments but I think a trainer would bore me sh!tless! Kinda like flying a Blade CX or E-Sky Lama.

Cheers,
Steve

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08-08-2009 04:12 AM  8 years agoPost 4283
Footey

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I have a heap of Depron 3D planes, none of them are on the website because they are too hard to ship, they fly well but are more fragile than an EPP plane. I dont know much about that acromaster but sounds like I should check them out.

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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08-08-2009 04:33 AM  8 years agoPost 4284
Southern Man

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but I think a trainer would bore me sh!

Yep, tend to agree you there,but they can be fun if you over power them ,vertical take off's,climb out's etc.I have one that i use for training purposes, it spins better that my large 50cc Yak.

I would tend to put the Parkzone Foamies in the trainer catagory also, good way to get into electics,Kevin has a good selection of those models with plenty of spare parts for them.
Neil has a mint condition two metre Extra with a YS 160 in it for sale that will do the 3D thing, very cheap also

Graeme

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08-08-2009 05:02 AM  8 years agoPost 4285
Lojik

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lol almost two pages just about planks on RR.

For me scale appearance and flying is key with planks, I think the pure 3D models are great in the air but you can't beat the look of an extra or warbird doing there thing in the air.

got a 600 so gonna stick to crazy 3D manoeuvres on that

Jack
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08-08-2009 06:37 AM  8 years agoPost 4286
bigbadflyer

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Planes open up a whole new side to the hobby which is great plus they have certainly helped my heli flying which is a huge bonus.

Helis are king but the boys will tell you that some days theres nothing as relaxing and a fun as flying a plane

I was pretty closed minded when it came to planes but these day theres always one in there with the heli in the back of the van

c.

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08-08-2009 08:55 AM  8 years agoPost 4287
baldgeek

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+1 for everything Cheye said. Pretty much sums up what I'm after and what I'm hoping it'll do with my overall flying.

Thanks again for the input...

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08-08-2009 09:31 AM  8 years agoPost 4288
eddienz38

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wow check one of the recent videos out. This guy has some serious confidence in his skill and engine

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t532257p1/

Tristan

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08-08-2009 11:52 AM  8 years agoPost 4289
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A Little off topic of heli's but then so are planks.
I took the boy racing today with Jonzey from Levin. (matt and his boy Jayden)
Awesome fun. Jayden was very slow and on and off the gas his first two laps which saw Jonzey hanging his head low and looking for a razor blade to cut his wrists. Hey he's only 6.5 yeras old.
On his second go Jayden was fanging it hard. I thought he found a different kid to put in the kart. I said to Jonzey..."what did you tell the boy to get him to change so much over two runs?"

His reply was priceless. He said...."I told him to stop being such a pussy"

Thankfully Matts advice worked a treat and Jayden was running like he was an islander looking for the fish and chip shop. Very impressive.

My boy spun twice and tried to drive with both the brake and throttle on at the same time. Much like all our wives try to drive out cars.
He fanged it down the straight pretty hard and got the buzz so I guess I am buying a cadet go-cart now.

There was a pretty nice looking chicky babe there and she liked a hard drive. I pointed out to Nick this most important fact but he seemed to be more interested in the swing and slide. Stupid young kid.

I'd love to have a kart as well but fear it would be as consuming as heli's and I'd not have total time for him so alas...I shall be there as the grease monkey and wallet just spending time with him.

I will still be flying my two heli's hard but got to be with the kids a bit more before they leave home one day and hate me for lecturing them.

These carts can do 90KMH and on the manawatu track get to around 70KMH.

Meanwhile isn't this weather fantastic. Tomorrow more flying to be had at Ashurst.

nut out.

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08-08-2009 12:30 PM  8 years agoPost 4290
JAGNZ

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Looking good mate, it was a tossup between Helis and Karts when I first started flying. Helis won out but I have always wanted a Kart too. One day maybe. Enjoy the time with Nick mate, so few years they think Dad is cool.


Jason Greenwood

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08-08-2009 02:45 PM  8 years agoPost 4291
Helinutnz

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yeah he still thinks I am cool.
The 13 year old thinks I am a retard.. I tell her..."just remember this retard gives you all you need and most things you want so be careful what you say"
The 20 year old thinks I am favouring Nick but isn't that always the way?? The last kid gets the best run because Mum and Dad aren't sitting on the bones of their asses.

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08-08-2009 09:47 PM  8 years agoPost 4292
raynman

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Had my first decent crash yesterday - Could have been 10 times worse I guess ......
Still any crash cost money - Stink ......

Got some good flying in yesterday - my last flight - brought it down with a decent auto - touched the ground - undercarriage strut broke - causing blade to hit boom (boom strike?) etc .....

Third time I have broken struts - gonna replace the X90 under carriage with the Raptor ones I think.

Nothing massive, but still a bummer.

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08-09-2009 12:51 AM  8 years agoPost 4293
jpla010

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Last weekend had the engine cut mid chaos 2m off the deck (with half a tank too), brought it down safely (gotta love the 90 size blades) to find that my clunk had once again snapped off leaving the fuel tube sticking straight into the middle of the tank (this is the second time I've snapped a clunk, but last time it was in the header). Moral of the story: the Du-Bro Tank Filter (bubbleless type) clunk cannot handle the vibrations of a 90

I love the video of the guy flying of the ship Even pulls off a mean auto at the end

Jonathon

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08-09-2009 05:56 AM  8 years agoPost 4294
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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You wouldn't want to have your clunk break if you were 2M off the water, don't like your cances of finding your heli on the bottom of the ocean.

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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08-09-2009 09:09 AM  8 years agoPost 4295
steve-rjx

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planks
here is a clip of cheye's acro in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa_9RzmNqNA

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08-09-2009 06:07 PM  8 years agoPost 4296
Jonty

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Cheye

Judging on that landing, you realise it is a plane right?

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08-09-2009 08:49 PM  8 years agoPost 4297
bigbadflyer

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To be honest that was my first flight about a year ago.
Paul Clegg actually landed it not me.
It was blowing a gale so he just brought it down like a heli

They are very robust planes so can take a beating.

Cheye

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08-09-2009 11:59 PM  8 years agoPost 4298
jpla010

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Finished making my night-time canopy and tail blades in the weekend, just got the main blades to make then I'll test it all out during the day. I'm hoping to have it all ready for the christchurch funfly

Jonathon

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08-10-2009 09:23 AM  8 years agoPost 4299
plantone

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RAYNMAN

Did you call me last night julie thinks it was you but your number is blocked PM me your phone No. & i will call you back

Cheers wayne

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08-11-2009 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 4300
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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Hey Jonny, let me know what fuel you want in Christchurch, I will get it sent down this week so it is there in plenty of time.

K

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