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08-12-2007 09:18 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Jonty

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Well after a few rainy days here in the winter in NZ all my helis were fixed and ready to go and I had nothing left to build....so I built a plank! (see my gallery - which in total cost the same as a set of Radix!). Last weekend it got its first test fly and I took over the controls and performed a nice loop and roll. Man these things are fairly straight forward! You can relax and cruise around the sky, perfect stress relief following a heli close call flight.

Although they are relativily easy, I must say (may I burn in hell) that it was actually a heap of fun. I haven't quite got the landings right but I find myself strangely wanting to put it in the car with my helis the next time i go out (what has become of me?!). Even stranger is the fact that my GF (who has no interest in helis) wants to come out and watch as she is fasinated that they land the same as real plane (WTF?).

I am sure I will grow out of in about two weeks but it is always good to try something new even if it not a new heli move

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08-12-2007 09:23 PM  10 years agoPost 2
legoman67

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she is fasinated that they land the same as real plane (WTF?).
haha, or is she facinated by the concept all together?

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08-12-2007 09:31 PM  10 years agoPost 3
tukkus

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If you have a plane that can 3D you might not grow out of it because there's a lot to master. IMO the most difficult maneuver with a plane is the rolling harrier..watch this vid .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng2bZS3YA1c

If I flew fast and simly did loops and rolls all day like the "circle fliers" do I'd get bored with planes too. But I'm trying to fly 3D like the dude in the vid. I'm can't do half the things he can but I love trying it and I'm slowly getting better...now I just have to start my heli addiction when i get my radio fixed.

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08-12-2007 09:36 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Jonty

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haha, or is she facinated by the concept all together?
I have no idea I will never figure women out.

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08-12-2007 09:59 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Nitrohuffer

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My first plank flight was when my brother handed my the remote when his 40% extra was passing by. I was using too much rudder, but by the end of the flight I had done loops, rolls, snap rolls and hammer head turns. Dumb easy. Landing would have been messy so I let him do that.

Lungs transformed to take in water.

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08-12-2007 10:30 PM  10 years agoPost 6
radiohelitec

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Just make sure you give your self time to adjust back to heli flying after a few flights with the plank. I.e. don't just start off with D-Spirals Etc. It can throw you off jumping back and forth for one to the other (silly mistakes).

Fury Extreme:Raptor50 -- Of course I can fly it, but if you see me running try and keep up !!!!!!!

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08-12-2007 10:51 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Jonty

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Just make sure you give your self time to adjust back to heli flying after a few flights with the plank. I.e. don't just start off with D-Spirals Etc. It can throw you off jumping back and forth for one to the other (silly mistakes).
Funny you should mention that, but I was having trouble turning into myself with the heli and after two flights on the plank doing circuits, my next heli flight saw me doing perfect turning in circuits!! (not straight forward figure 8s) I can see how you can get into dumb thumb situations though, I nearly ditched it when i sat in a nose in hover as the brain just couldn't handle too much varitaion in one day!

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08-12-2007 10:59 PM  10 years agoPost 8
RICH.L

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I started with heli's and I am going to buy my son's tower 40 trainer to learn to fly planes.

I can hover a heli inverted right next to the ground but haven't flown a plane yet,how bizzare is that?

I want to learn planes as well just for something extra and maybe more relaxing than a heli!
rich

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08-13-2007 12:24 AM  10 years agoPost 9
radiohelitec

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If you want to relax, try and get into the glider thing. If it’s speed you are looking for try a hot liner or some of the foamies I.e. Funjets with brushless setup.

You will be impressed.

Fury Extreme:Raptor50 -- Of course I can fly it, but if you see me running try and keep up !!!!!!!

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08-13-2007 12:27 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Shubby

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Cool

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08-13-2007 06:35 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Madbob9

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You know what they say;
Flying r/c planks,So easy even a caveman can do it.

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08-13-2007 07:24 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Trooper Sam

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Perris, California -​USA

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I've found the Hangar 9 P-51 PTS I picked up from a friend to be relaxing and fun to fly. It's been awfully nice to feel comfortable enough to remove my fingers from the sticks for a few seconds, or look down at my radio to read the timer without being fearful of what the plane will do in that short time.

I've also found it to be a nice way to deal with the day's first flight jitters. I just spend 'em on the plank, and find myself well relaxed for flying the 600.

Trooper Sam

We do not do this to save money, we save money to do this-TheRickster

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08-13-2007 06:42 PM  10 years agoPost 13
SuperSixTwo

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my first wasnt the brightest idea i had. I had the attitude "i can hover, i can fly a plane." Well, uh, no. Plane was fast, not setup either and met the ground rather quickly. No i didnt do the sim either, just majorly hard headed!

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