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Forum: Beginners
11-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

One more thought - If you use your thumbs on the...

One more thought - If you use your thumbs on the sticks your index fingers are available to toggle other switches and the rest of your fingers are behind the transmitter to hold it securely.


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Forum: Beginners
08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

Congrats. Good indicator of correct level of...

Congrats. Good indicator of correct level of plane is that you spend more time flying than fixing. HobbyZone Commander was a great plane for my son - only 2 channel but built is confidence and got...
Forum: Beginners
07-13-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

How are you doing with the Spitfire? I got back...

How are you doing with the Spitfire? I got back into the sport with a HobbyZone Aerobird. If you find yourself crashing more than flying, consider an Aerobird 3 or a Supercub as a "re-entry" point.
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Forum: Beginners
01-10-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

I use Avery 8167 address labels with a piece of...

I use Avery 8167 address labels with a piece of clear tape for waterproofing. ;)

(And don't forget to label the batteries and other gear that may get left at the field.)



Clint
Forum: Beginners
05-05-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

Very well said.... (And help them put a...

Very well said....

(And help them put a label on the plane / battery with name - phone number in case the plane gets lost.)



Clint
Forum: Beginners
01-05-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

Got it. Tall grass is good! Also sounds...

Got it. Tall grass is good!

Also sounds like it would be more appropriate for me to suggest hand launching lightweight electric planes/electric gliders without power to test for proper trim.

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Forum: Beginners
01-04-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

No intent to argue... but would like to...

No intent to argue... but would like to understand the issue of hand tossing heavier models without power.

Challenger has a wing loading of 14.7 oz / sq ft and my estimate is that the Freedom is...
Forum: Beginners
01-04-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 98,239
Posted By cbatters

Resist the urge

One small tip not mentioned:

Resist the urge to add a little extra up-elevator trim "just for good measure" on a new plane. In many cases the extra up elevator trim will cause the plane to...
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