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Old 08-17-2005, 06:40 PM
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Okay thought this would be a good post.

How long have you been flying and what year did you start.If you would rather not tell the year as some might figure out your age thats ok just post how many years.Also what kinda flying you start with.

I have been flying for 16 years,I started flying in 1989 when I was 9 years old.
Flew glow and electric gliders off and on to start with. We quit flying for about 3 years and just got back into June 2004.
Taught myself how to 3D in 4 months ,now I cant get enough
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:07 PM
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Been flying since spring of 2002.

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Old 08-17-2005, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons
Been flying since spring of 2002.

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WOW,only 3 years,your a fast learner.Allthough if I had been flying 3D the whole time I have been flying I could be a top flyer.we didnt even know what 3D was when I started flying,I think back now and its funny cause we never had a plane you could take off and pull up and hang on the prop.it would stall and crash.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:31 PM
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Been flying since august 2002. Now I’ve got just under 160 hours of flight, on just about anything that has wings. Became 3D fan about 9 months ago. When I’m not putting lots of cash at risk with low altitude manoeuvres I enjoy slope soaring.
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:45 PM
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Since July 2005!

I've got the addiction and am already looking to get a second plane.
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Originally Posted by Foamiesrfun
Okay thought this would be a good post.

How long have you been flying and what year did you start.If you would rather not tell the year as some might figure out your age thats ok just post how many years.Also what kinda flying you start with.

I have been flying for 16 years,I started flying in 1989 when I was 9 years old.
Flew glow and electric gliders off and on to start with. We quit flying for about 3 years and just got back into June 2004.
Taught myself how to 3D in 4 months ,now I cant get enough
This is not my reply----Aarcon

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Old 08-17-2005, 09:13 PM
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I started flying in 1938, with rubber powered free flights, then to control line in the 50's, with my first free flight RC assisted in 1952, then to digital RC in 1970. Have been active off and on ever since. Am 80 yrs old, and still enjoy many hours per week of designing, building, and flying. Have three sons who are also into RC all phases. I fly ONLY electrics anymore; have quite a few, all sizes from Senior Kadet to 8 ounce waco bipe. Bob Constance
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:21 PM
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April 2003 with a firebird II, which was put away after 2 months or so. The next year, I got a Zagi 400x rft for 150 shipped to my door off eBay.
I've been hooked on wings eversince, but do have a slowstick for AP.
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Originally Posted by aarcon
I started flying in 1938, with rubber powered free flights, then to control line in the 50's, with my first free flight RC assisted in 1952, then to digital RC in 1970. Have been active off and on ever since. Am 80 yrs old, and still enjoy many hours per week of designing, building, and flying. Have three sons who are also into RC all phases. I fly ONLY electrics anymore; have quite a few, all sizes from Senior Kadet to 8 ounce waco bipe. Bob Constance
WOW that is great,I know a older genterman hes a Member at one of the local clubs he is around your same age and he still strach builts big planes and flys also. My father has been flying since forever also he also started out with Control line and moved up.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Daniel G
April 2003 with a firebird II, which was put away after 2 months or so. The next year, I got a Zagi 400x rft for 150 shipped to my door off eBay.
I've been hooked on wings eversince, but do have a slowstick for AP.
Wow thats great. Your a fast learner also I see,Wings are fun I just get confused witch way there going sometimes.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by johnhay73
Since July 2005!

I've got the addiction and am already looking to get a second plane.
Wow only a month,Aint RC just so much fun? What did you start out with and what you looking for now?
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:33 PM
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I've been flying since June 2002. I have managed to accumulate 12 electrics all are RTF, wore out 3 (read that as crashed) have sold 3 that I didn't like. It doesn't take long to get addicted.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:19 PM
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Since 1976...


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Old 08-17-2005, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rcjake
Since 1976...


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I wasnt even thought about yet LOL.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:40 PM
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I been in model airplanes since I was a young boy. Early 50's played with free flight, then to u-control. Finally in the late 60's went to analog r/c and then over to digital r/c. Was out of it for a few years and am now back since 2004. The picture on my avatar is a 60 powered Aeromaster. Used Kraft 7 channel radio, Kraft 61 motor and could knife edge across the runway with it. She would actually climb with that motor in a knife edge. I think the greatest thing for this hobby is the electric power that we have now. I know we lost many a flying field because of noise. It is great to be back at it again.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ChuckB
I been in model airplanes since I was a young boy. Early 50's played with free flight, then to u-control. Finally in the late 60's went to analog r/c and then over to digital r/c. Was out of it for a few years and am now back since 2004. The picture on my avatar is a 60 powered Aeromaster. Used Kraft 7 channel radio, Kraft 61 motor and could knife edge across the runway with it. She would actually climb with that motor in a knife edge. I think the greatest thing for this hobby is the electric power that we have now. I know we lost many a flying field because of noise. It is great to be back at it again.
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Nice looking plane,I love Bi planes and the Aeromaster is one of the top ones I like the best.

Glad you got back into it,seems like this is a good time with the lipos and all coming out and getting better and better.

I wonder how many of these guys would be suprized if you handed them a 9 cell Ni cad and said fly this in your plane
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:20 AM
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Since 1979... Big and small I fly them all!!! My true love is scale WWI planes.... if it doesn't have 2 or more wings, it's not an airplane! Marty
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:34 AM
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Since March 2003 and I got hooked fast. I am now 33...errr...2...carry the 1, yeah that's correct.

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason T
Since March 2003 and I got hooked fast. I am now 33...errr...2...carry the 1, yeah that's correct.

Jason
I see your in Atlanta where do you fly at?
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:25 AM
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I started flying in the early seventies as a young boy chasing hand launch models around both indoors and out, competed in my first Australian Nationals in '74 won second in indoor junior HLG I think I have been addicted eversince, To the point I think there should be an AA for Aeromodellers anonymous, You know the drill " ER Hi, My name is Alexis and I'm a aeroholic,blah blah, I just can't walk past anewse agent with out just popping in to see if the latest magazines have hit the shelves and then theres the shops, those darn Hobby shops, i call in just for a quick sniff of the balsa rack and hours later I'm still gassbagging at the counter, I need help!!

Woops got a little sidtracked there, back to the question, I started flying radio around '77 with a Soar birdy and fell in love with sailplanes mainly for the next twenty years, up to the point that I was one of the principle organisers of the Scale soaring rally held at Bordertown here in South Australia for a number of years( very successfull event with 200 plus scale sailplanes at the events peak in 2000).
Around 2002 I started getting into electrics and helicopters and both of these combined aswell, i fly mainly smallish sport aerobatic models at the moment with a few GWS models and a few scratch built projects inbetween teaching my son to fly and build moddels also.
So there you go my aeromodelling history in brief,I think i could go on for hours about all the things I love about aeromodelling but I'll just assume that because you guys are here on this list that you share the same thoughts.
keep em flying
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P.S. of course I can blame my Father for my affliction he has been a modeller himself for the last 55 years.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:27 AM
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Since 1999 when I was 10.

First model was a 600 sized glider.
Then came a GP electricub.
Then an explosion of models, too many to name!
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Old 08-18-2005, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mighty Wings Australia
I started flying in the early seventies as a young boy chasing hand launch models around both indoors and out, competed in my first Australian Nationals in '74 won second in indoor junior HLG I think I have been addicted eversince, To the point I think there should be an AA for Aeromodellers anonymous, You know the drill " ER Hi, My name is Alexis and I'm a aeroholic,blah blah, I just can't walk past anewse agent with out just popping in to see if the latest magazines have hit the shelves and then theres the shops, those darn Hobby shops, i call in just for a quick sniff of the balsa rack and hours later I'm still gassbagging at the counter, I need help!!

Woops got a little sidtracked there, back to the question, I started flying radio around '77 with a Soar birdy and fell in love with sailplanes mainly for the next twenty years, up to the point that I was one of the principle organisers of the Scale soaring rally held at Bordertown here in South Australia for a number of years( very successfull event with 200 plus scale sailplanes at the events peak in 2000).
Around 2002 I started getting into electrics and helicopters and both of these combined aswell, i fly mainly smallish sport aerobatic models at the moment with a few GWS models and a few scratch built projects inbetween teaching my son to fly and build moddels also.
So there you go my aeromodelling history in brief,I think i could go on for hours about all the things I love about aeromodelling but I'll just assume that because you guys are here on this list that you share the same thoughts.
keep em flying
Alexis Scott
P.S. of course I can blame my Father for my affliction he has been a modeller himself for the last 55 years.
WOW,nice story.Yea I have loved it since the day my father told me to get in the truck we was going somewhere and he wouldnt tell me where and we pulled up to this dirst road(thats what it looked liked to me) and parked got out and put the tail gate down and watched the RC planes fly,I had never seen one before and my father said after a few do you think that looks like fun,I said YES. he said would you want to learn how to fly one I said yes I sure would and we came back home and he started draging out planes and stuff to go with them I didnt even know was here at the house I thought it was so cool.My first plane was a POS glider type with a little cox motor on it and it go up cut off and was supposed to glide around well that didnt work to good,I later had more fun sticking lead in the nose and useing it for a hand toss plane in the yard.I learned how to fly on a old old J-3 Piper styofoam cub that had more glue on it then anything else.then we got a Big stick and thats what I learned and solo'ed with.
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Foamiesrfun
I see your in Atlanta where do you fly at?
I fly at a club called the Atlanta Drone Society or Drones for short. Its up 85 off exit 129. Its a 40 mile hike for me but its work it. I fly high performance sailplanes and some bigger electrics like the Banchee so I need the extra room.

Where do you fly?
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason T
I fly at a club called the Atlanta Drone Society or Drones for short. Its up 85 off exit 129. Its a 40 mile hike for me but its work it. I fly high performance sailplanes and some bigger electrics like the Banchee so I need the extra room.

Where do you fly?
Oh,you fly with Mike Parson,hes told me about the club but thats a long haul for me,I'm a member at PCMA (Paulding County Model Aviation) and also a member of Douglas County Model Aviation.I go to Cobb for there electric flys and stuff(well have past 2 years,didn't fly)
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Yep, fly with Parsons.
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