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road king 97 02-20-2013 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by Scirocco14 (Post 901265)
I'd like to be a mentor. I'm from Asheville, NC, and a member of the Etowah RC Flying Club (Etowah, NC) and Heliheads (Arden, NC).

I'd be happy to help with kit building, ARF assembly (and crash repair..:censor: ), flight instruction (I'm an instructor at Etowah), covering (film coverings as well as silk/silkspan/fabric/dope), and model engine repairs.

Scirocco14gp AT Bellsouth dot net

Thanks!

Mark

Silk and dope is a great choice for covering airplanes and it took a while for me to learn , . It was and still is the lightest covering you could use. I still have my 72 inch wing span first old time buzzard bombshell i siked and doped :D Great your willing to teach others Mark :D joe

Murocflyer 02-20-2013 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by Scirocco14 (Post 901265)
I'd like to be a mentor. I'm from Asheville, NC, and a member of the Etowah RC Flying Club (Etowah, NC) and Heliheads (Arden, NC).

I'd be happy to help with kit building, ARF assembly (and crash repair..:censor: ), flight instruction (I'm an instructor at Etowah), covering (film coverings as well as silk/silkspan/fabric/dope), and model engine repairs.

Scirocco14gp AT Bellsouth dot net

Thanks!

Mark


Awesome! Thanks Mark!

Frank

Murocflyer 02-20-2013 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by tampaflyer (Post 901287)
i,m in.


[email protected]
belong to TRAC and CAN-AM

facebook club for those that use that:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/283901963722/

Got it Brian. Thanks! I would remove your address though in your post.

BTW, how can I list your assistance? Flight instructor, builder, etc?

Thanks,

Frank

Murocflyer 02-21-2013 09:13 PM

NJ is leading the way for 4 volunteers in the Garden State. Way to go NJ! Who would have thought?

Frank

Bub Steve 02-21-2013 09:56 PM

need more Florida folk!! bubsteve

Murocflyer 02-22-2013 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by stevecooper (Post 901479)
need more Florida folk!! bubsteve

Totally agree! FL is a big state! I am also surprised we have not have any more volunteers from either CA or GA. Both are very populated with RCers.

And I'm surprised that no one from the UK has not volunteered yet. I thought RC was a huge hobby over there.

BTW, NJ has 5 volunteers now.

Frank

Murocflyer 02-22-2013 06:23 PM

I thought it would be interesting to note how may people were volunteering from what state and country. The stats can be found here.

Frank

Bub Steve 02-22-2013 07:32 PM

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One of my young Club kids who we have been building a pico stick I bought for him 9$ at GWS Props), Is moving to Ill,:( This was so sudden:concern:, I got a Ember Micro from a friend and got him a solo and he flew a few lipos out,, DID TWO LOOPS!!!:ws:, I gave him a Traxass like car to take up there and will mail him the Pico soon, He just came by and we drove My Hopped-up 70MPH Traxxass in the rain ( only 72 F Here) and had a ball, I was at his house when he was born, his two brothers and his sister have been in the Club for several years now and he's been chomp'in at the bit to fly with us and now that he's finally ready they have to move:red:, I hope we can stay in touch as I really love that little rascal. Kids are what its all about I've found later in life, Nothing is more fun than a kids big smile after getting away with a dumb thumb and flying out of it, Teach a kid to fly and you may find yourself along the way,bubsteve

Murocflyer 02-23-2013 04:36 PM

Steve,

Sorry to hear about him moving to IL. But you are right, teaching new people and especially kids is very rewarding for all involved. That is why I am so excited about this idea. We have a chance to make a difference for someone in this hobby and this is probably one of the easiest things we can do. We have an easy way for someone wanting to learn more to hook up with a MA Mentor in your local area.

Helping people doesn't take much effort and it sure can be a lot of fun. I think the hardest part is getting people to realize that it is not a scary thing to step out of the virtual world of your PC and meet real people to help them in our hobby.

Perhaps when they pictures like yours they will be more inclined to help. Thanks for sharing your photos and if you can think of any ideas that can help people understand that helping others in this sport is really very rewarding than let me know.

Thanks,

Frank

road king 97 02-23-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Murocflyer (Post 901689)
Steve,

Sorry to hear about him moving to IL. But you are right, teaching new people and especially kids is very rewarding for all involved. That is why I am so excited about this idea. We have a chance to make a difference for someone in this hobby and this is probably one of the easiest things we can do. We have an easy way for someone wanting to learn more to hook up with a MA Mentor in your local area.

Helping people doesn't take much effort and it sure can be a lot of fun. I think the hardest part is getting people to realize that it is not a scary thing to step out of the virtual world of your PC and meet real people to help them in our hobby.

Perhaps when they pictures like yours they will be more inclined to help. Thanks for sharing your photos and if you can think of any ideas that can help people understand that helping others in this sport is really very rewarding than let me know.

Thanks,

Frank

Hey Hey ! alot of great clubs here in IL . plus the guys in chicago fly at the lake front and city parks or the ride out by me at the sod fields or a school and fly. Always a rc funfly or event to attend all over IL and IN since iam close to the border . I will retire soon and move west where it does not snow but i will miss flying all over in this state. The boys in IN sent me their copy of events around here this was their pdf of them .

Bub Steve 02-23-2013 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by road king 97 (Post 901692)
Hey Hey ! alot of great clubs here in IL . plus the guys in chicago fly at the lake front and city parks or the ride out by me at the sod fields or a school and fly. Always a rc funfly or event to attend all over IL and IN since iam close to the border . I will retire soon and move west where it does not snow but i will miss flying all over in this state. The boys in IN sent me their copy of events around here this was their pdf of them .

Thanks road king:), I hope he ends up with someone like you to help him,
sometimes it's more than just flying to kids, it's wonder and amazement And "I can do it! Ya!:ws:" I wiped a lot of runnie noses and tears though the years as well, Though my more boring times in RC the Kids are what kept me in it;-), only had three solos last year but have two already this year:D, bubsteve

road king 97 02-23-2013 05:58 PM

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If he moves close by me would love to help ,i have alot of kids and 13 grand kids learning to fly plus one i adopted when he was young and his children now. lol We have E-fest way south of me and we fly in a dome or local high school around where i live in the winter. I belong to a club but also fly at two different sites close by my house with fathers and their sons. My little guy is 10 now learning on a apprentice so we fly anywhere he feels like going to that day. He also has helped me cut out parts for my builds and and sand them real close so hope one day he will be a pretty good builder . :D I also have a couple slowly's your little guy moving here is welcome to fly . joe

Murocflyer 02-24-2013 04:36 AM

Wow Joe, you are a busy guy!

Good for you.

Frank

Nitro Blast 02-26-2013 03:57 PM

Frank,
Sorry I didnt see this earlier. What do you need from me to list me?

Murocflyer 02-27-2013 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by Nitro Blast (Post 902023)
Frank,
Sorry I didnt see this earlier. What do you need from me to list me?

Thanks for volunteering Jim! Just need to know how you want to be listed. We have flight instructor, (planes and/or helis) assist with building (planes and/or helis) and whatever you would like to add.

Thanks again!

Frank

Nitro Blast 02-27-2013 05:09 AM

List me as a flight instructor / mentor. Airplanes, Multi Rotors, FPV & UAV. San Diego SEFSD based. www.sefsd.org

and facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silen...33163896756394

way cool Frank.

Jim

Murocflyer 02-27-2013 05:22 AM

Got it. Thanks Jim! And if anyone else wants to list their club on the map just let me know.

We are at 49 volunteers right now! Need one more to make it 50. Who on WF wants to put us over the top?

Frank

BradT 02-28-2013 02:06 AM

I'll be your 50th, Frank.

I'm a MAAC certified C level fixed wing flight instructor, and can assist builders of balsa and foam models with construction and setup guidance. I'm located in BC, Canada, in the Central Fraser Valley area. I'm also MAAC Assistant Zone Director for Region H (Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver Region, Sechelt Peninsula, and Vancouver Island), and can direct interested newcomers to suitable flying clubs in the region, whatever their specific interests might be (fixed wing, heli, control line, eflight, glow/gas, pattern, IMAC, scale, etc.)

Brad.

E-Challenged 02-28-2013 03:43 AM

Kit and Short Kit Sales Volume Continues to Drop
 
Remarks by Pat Tritle and other "cotttage" makers of kits and short kits for electric powered RC models indicate that the influx of cheap imported foamie ARF scale and sport models continues to impact sales of builder's kits and short kits to the point where it is becoming difficult to make a living designing and selling them. Those of us who enjoy building and flying such models should buy them while we still can and encourage beginners to get started building in the near future, rather than "someday".

Murocflyer 02-28-2013 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by BradT (Post 902251)
I'll be your 50th, Frank.

I'm a MAAC certified C level fixed wing flight instructor, and can assist builders of balsa and foam models with construction and setup guidance. I'm located in BC, Canada, in the Central Fraser Valley area. I'm also MAAC Assistant Zone Director for Region H (Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver Region, Sechelt Peninsula, and Vancouver Island), and can direct interested newcomers to suitable flying clubs in the region, whatever their specific interests might be (fixed wing, heli, control line, eflight, glow/gas, pattern, IMAC, scale, etc.)

Brad.

Got it. Thanks Brad! And excellent summary above. I posted the same in your text box.

Frank

Murocflyer 02-28-2013 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by E-Challenged (Post 902265)
Remarks by Pat Tritle and other "cotttage" makers of kits and short kits for electric powered RC models indicate that the influx of cheap imported foamie ARF scale and sport models continues to impact sales of builder's kits and short kits to the point where it is becoming difficult to make a living designing and selling them. Those of us who enjoy building and flying such models should buy them while we still can and encourage beginners to get started building in the near future, rather than "someday".

Well said and thanks for sharing that! I often get attacked for saying that openly in other forums, but I certainly agree with that.

And I should add that we should do all we can to help teach and promote to others the joys of building. That is one of the reasons why I started this project.

Frank

Murocflyer 02-28-2013 04:40 AM

BTW, did you guys see the shout out to WF on the AMA blogs?

http://www.modelaviation.com/modelaviationmentors

Frank

Rockin Robbins 02-28-2013 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by E-Challenged (Post 902265)
Remarks by Pat Tritle and other "cotttage" makers of kits and short kits for electric powered RC models indicate that the influx of cheap imported foamie ARF scale and sport models continues to impact sales of builder's kits and short kits to the point where it is becoming difficult to make a living designing and selling them. Those of us who enjoy building and flying such models should buy them while we still can and encourage beginners to get started building in the near future, rather than "someday".

I would argue that those who buy the cheap planes would never be in the market for a Pat Tritle kit anyway. This is something of a paper tiger argument. The fact is when free flight died interest in kits died with it.

The entry into the hobby is RTF foam airplanes now, for better or worse, mostly worse. Only fossils build free flight planes and that really sucks. The foamies are the symptom, not the disease.

I hope Frank's project is the beginning of the cure.

Murocflyer 03-01-2013 02:05 AM


Originally Posted by Rockin Robbins (Post 902338)
I would argue that those who buy the cheap planes would never be in the market for a Pat Tritle kit anyway. This is something of a paper tiger argument. The fact is when free flight died interest in kits died with it.

The entry into the hobby is RTF foam airplanes now, for better or worse, mostly worse. Only fossils build free flight planes and that really sucks. The foamies are the symptom, not the disease.

I hope Frank's project is the beginning of the cure.

Thank you Sir and I hope so as well.

Frank

Murocflyer 03-02-2013 06:41 PM

I was asked to start including clubs on our MA Mentors map. If you would like to include your club on our map, just let me know and please tell me how your members would like to help such as intro pilots or can assist with maiden flights or building and I will add your club name, location and contact info to our map.


http://www.modelaviation.com/images/...ionmentors.jpg

Thanks,

Frank

PS Map link: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=U...fa6f42a3de34bc


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