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12-13-2008 01:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
racin06

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I got the opportunity to fly my first foamy plank at last night's local indoor fly-in. This was only the second time for me to fly an airplane.

After putting a couple of flights through my Super FP, I saw a fellow pilot hovering a Belt CP with training gear. Obviously, he was just starting out with helis. After his flight, I struck up a conversation with him. It turned out that he is a long-time airplane guy giving helis a shot. During the conversation, I told him that I had one airplane flight under my belt...though I had many hours flying airplanes on the sim. Anyway, he asked me if I wanted to fly his Bug...which is, to say the least, an interesting looking airplane by Light Flite RC. I cautiously accepted his offer. I was very nervous because it is one thing to fly a larger airplane outdoors, as in my first airplane experience back in May; however, this time I would be flying a much smaller airplane and in a limited airplace. Also, many of the airplane guys were watching me, as well, which really made me nervous. Well, I had a blast and flew around 10 minutes without major incident...though I did end up standing the Bug on its nose during one of the landings .

The Bug is twitchy little 4-channel beast, having only a 23 in. wing span coupled by the fact that I was flying the airplane on high rates, but it only took me a couple of minutes to get accustomed to the Bug's flight characteristics. Anyway, it was much fun and I managed to fly some good fast circuits. I also received a couple of nice compliments from the airplane guys on how well I flew the airplane . Anyway, just another fun evening of flying!

By the way, below is a video of the Bug if you are interested.

Watch at YouTube

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12-13-2008 01:46 PM  8 years agoPost 2
broggyr

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It's so cute! Good job!

- Brian
irony [ay-ruh-nee', ay-er-nee'] adj.: Like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron

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12-13-2008 03:02 PM  8 years agoPost 3
jwhitacre

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So when are you going to break down and get a plane for the hangar

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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12-13-2008 07:13 PM  8 years agoPost 4
racin06

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Actually, I have two airplanes in the hanger...the Parkzone T-28 Trojan, which I'm waiting to maiden in a little warmer weather and yesterday I received the Grayson Hobby 3D EPP Sukhoi kit. I'm going to get the Sukhoi built and maiden it at our next indoor fly-in, which isn't for another month. A couple of the airplane guys at last night's fly-in are going to give me a hand setting up the Sukhoi, though they said that I probably won't need much help.

By the way, the Sukhoi only cost $85.47, including the Grayson Hobby GH2208-17 1100kv brushless motor, Welgard 10A ESC, three TowerPro SG-90 servos and shipping. I'm going to power the Sukhoi using my 2S 800mAh and 900mAh lipos. I'm looking very much forward to the next fly-in!

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12-13-2008 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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Racin I got a couple 3 d foamies myself and the epp ones are awesome.
It only takes a couple of minutes to get back in the air after a bad crash and breakage. The epp breaks cleanly and a liitle glue and your flyin again. I got one plane that i've glued together about a dozen times and still flies great.

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12-13-2008 08:44 PM  8 years agoPost 6
jwhitacre

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That little Sukhoi should be a ton of fun at your next fun fly I just got in from flying my Slow Stick in the field across the street Now I'm thawing and working on my J3 project

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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12-14-2008 12:07 AM  8 years agoPost 7
tryan02

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hey racin you need to slow your roll a bit on the foamies.

Great Planes E-fest will be here before you know it plenty of vendors for all that stuff and who knows maybe you may want to register as a pilot!

http://www.gpe-fest.com/

No Really I am the club President!!!

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12-14-2008 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 8
blade blaster

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Yep, looks like a bug Is this a club you are in,or just a bunch of fliers that get together? Reason i'm asking is i'm thinking about joining a club here.Just wandering if its a good thing.

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12-14-2008 12:26 AM  8 years agoPost 9
tryan02

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How could a club be a bad thing?

Go talk to them and see what they are like. I just did this and it seems my sorta local club is not all that heli oriented one other guy flies helis. So I figure Ill buy me a trainer plane to beat around and fly my helis to and meet new friends that share the same interest in the hobby.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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12-14-2008 12:45 AM  8 years agoPost 10
blade blaster

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Yea, seems like a good idea,I had talked to these guys four years ago when i was into park fliers,seemed like a nice bunch of guys.

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12-14-2008 02:05 AM  8 years agoPost 11
racin06

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Yep, looks like a bug. Is this a club you are in,or just a bunch of fliers that get together?
It's not an organized club. It's just a bunch of flyers that get together several times over the winter. Though the fly-ins are sponsored by MS Composite, whose U.S. headquarters based here in the Indianapolis area (Fishers, Indiana). The fly-ins are open to anyone.

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12-14-2008 02:45 AM  8 years agoPost 12
racin06

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Reason i'm asking is i'm thinking about joining a club here.Just wandering if its a good thing.
I think a club is a very good thing. The problem with me is that I really can't commit to a club. I just fly whenever I have the time. Many times, my flying time isn't planned...I have a few minutes, so I grab my helis and head out to one of my nearby flying areas and get in a couple of flights.

The nice things about the indoor fly-ins is that they are held late a night; therefore, I usually can attend. I've met some very nice pilots at the fly-ins. The fly-ins usually draw about 30-40 pilots...with about a 1/4 being heli pilots. Though I've had a great time conversing with the heli pilots at the fly-ins, I've also had a great time striking up conversation with the airplane guys. One thing that surprised me is that the airplane guys, though they may not fly helis, they are still interested in helis. Conversely, the airplane pilots respect the fact that I'm interested in their aircraft, as well. The airplane guys really enjoyed seeing me flying that Bug last night...they like seeing heli pilots crossing over to the other side . To me, flying helis and airplanes is the best of both worlds .

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12-14-2008 02:51 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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To me, flying helis and airplanes is the best of both worlds
Very true If it flies, you can't go wrong

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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12-14-2008 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 14
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your not alone ALOT of people love foamys... and I am one of them!

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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12-14-2008 09:53 PM  8 years agoPost 15
blade blaster

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Having the time to commit to a club has been a concern of mine to,Being in business for myself 80 hr weeks are not out of the norm,although i dont see any on the horizon any time soon

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