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02-18-2011 05:39 AM  6 years agoPost 21
jgunpilot

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Back then, even the bums wore suits. They weren't "homeless," they were bums. Bums in slightly seedy suits, that could stand a good dry cleaning. And a bottle of booze was only a quarter, baby...

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02-20-2011 02:59 PM  6 years agoPost 22
DougsRC

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Fun video !!! Love the "old days". I wonder what year the first Radio transmitters were available and how much they were ? They probably had vacuumn tubes in them like the old T.V.s used to.

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02-20-2011 03:27 PM  6 years agoPost 23
GyroFreak

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My first transmitter had a single button for control. Push and hold for right turn, double click and hold for a left turn. When you released it the plane hopefully would straighten out (provided you had the plane properly trimmed. For altitude control you just put it in a continuse turn to lose altitude.
Not much skill in flying,(push button, push button, push button, push button) but a lot of skill in getting the model trimmed to perform and stay in the air.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-20-2011 03:51 PM  6 years agoPost 24
jgunpilot

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You could do a loop by hold either right or left rudder and the plane would spiral down and gain airspeed, then you'd release the rudder and it would zoom climb into a loop, then at the bottom you turn out of it to prevent a stall.

When you got a complete flight and landed somewhere within sight, you were like a God.

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02-20-2011 04:13 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Iwannafly1

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My wife's grandfather has a couple of them still in the basement, he pasted away about 10-12 years ago. I always wondered were the radio went, but after watching this I realized there never was a radio. I asked my father-in-law and he confirmed they are free flight.

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02-20-2011 05:03 PM  6 years agoPost 26
eddiscus

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Nice find Benny. Thanks for sharing. Looks like safety was not high on the list.
Nice reminder of how far technology has come to make our hobby enjoyable.

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02-20-2011 05:19 PM  6 years agoPost 27
GyroFreak

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safety was not high on the list.
Back then lawyers were not the sue every body for anything types, like today. As a spectator, if you got hurt it was your fault for getting to close, or you just laughed it off and kept the bragging rights.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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02-20-2011 06:31 PM  6 years agoPost 28
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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reminds me of when i had my cox string controlled plane

Insha Allah made in america

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