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Old 05-28-2018, 11:28 AM
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To Panther and Don: thanks for the welcome! I'm sure I'll be learning so much here! And here is a salute to our veterans of all conflicts on Memorial Day; may their sacrifices be not in vain but always honored in our thoughts.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:09 PM
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Welcome to Wattflyer, Ruprecht.C. The slow park flyers are the very best way to get started. They give you time to make corrections before they hit the ground. Remember to fly "three mistakes high" meaning be sure to give yourself enough altitude to make those corrections.


There are several WWI biplanes that are good flyers, just stay away from the triplanes for a bit. They can be tricky to fly.


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Old 05-28-2018, 11:49 PM
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Thanks also to mclarkson and Rabbitcreekok too! Your advice on park flyers is well taken; I have two bipes waiting for me as my grandson and I work with a couple of park flyers. Starting at altitude is always a good suggestion, as I learned using Flight Simulator programs on my computer ...crashed many times and ended up at the training field at Meigs Field in Chicago! Thanks again!
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Old 05-29-2018, 04:08 PM
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Welcome to WF. You will find the group friendly and helpful.

Be sure to take a look at the sticky threads at the top of the beginner section. Some of them appear to be old but the info is still relevant and you can post questions and comments. The answers help to keep the info current.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:21 PM
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Hi AEAJR,
Thanks for the reminder - I am going thru the transmitter section things have changed in the past decade: unfamiliar with BNF, PNF and such. I have a few older Futaba radios with crystals, but they still work. It looks like the new ones, like Spectrum, can do everything except tie your shoes! When I decide to get some more quality aircraft, I'll be looking at these newer rigs. thanks again....bob.c
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:38 PM
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Glad to be of help. If you don't know where else to post questions, start a new discussion in the beginner section.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:34 AM
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Hi everyone !

I am from India and I am new to this forum.

I've never tried gas/nitro.. for me, it's electric from the start

I like to build and fly rc airplanes very much.

thank you
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:15 AM
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:04 AM
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by aaindthu View Post
Hi everyone !

I am from India and I am new to this forum.

I've never tried gas/nitro.. for me, it's electric from the start

I like to build and fly rc airplanes very much.

thank you
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by aaindthu View Post
Hi everyone !

I am from India and I am new to this forum.

I've never tried gas/nitro.. for me, it's electric from the start

I like to build and fly rc airplanes very much.

thank you

Hello, aaindthu and welcome to Wattflyer. Great choice in power. Electric keeps me from having to find someplace to buy that wet fuel. I have electricity all over my house.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:06 PM
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[QUOTE=Rabbitcreekok;1014187]Hello, aaindthu and welcome to Wattflyer. Great choice in power. Electric keeps me from having to find someplace to buy that wet fuel. I have electricity all over my house.[/QUOT

Rabbitcreekok/Jim, I do not know how difficult it is to find that wet fuel.. because as I said... i never got the opportunity to try gas/nitro...
electric is more affordable and available i think and less dangerous too i guess...

so i agree with you and thank you for your welcome..

and check out my homemade foamie and let me know what you think.... here's the link to my thread
https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79479
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Welcome aboard!
Firemanbill, thank you very much.

Check out my home made foamie at this link https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79479
tell me what you think pl
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:24 PM
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Browsed the forum here off and on for quite a while, mostly by finding old threads from google searches. Never posted till now though. I'm mostly an electric guy. Do a lot of foamboard builds of all shapes and sizes, and have started modeling 3D printed planes as well.
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Hello localfiend and welcome to Wattflyer. There is a wealth of information on electric RC flying here. Glad you have joined us.
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by localfiend View Post
Browsed the forum here off and on for quite a while, mostly by finding old threads from google searches. Never posted till now though. I'm mostly an electric guy. Do a lot of foamboard builds of all shapes and sizes, and have started modeling 3D printed planes as well.
Welcome to Wattflyer! Glad you decided to join us.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:37 PM
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just started learning to fly and joined this forum, hope to learn a lot here, thank you
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:50 PM
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Glad to have you onboard at Wattflyer, Dan. There is a lot to help a new flyer. Check out the stickies at this forum https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7 .
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Old 08-21-2018, 11:05 AM
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:04 PM
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I was in at the earlyish electric era, my last model was a small clipped wing cub. My last I/C model was the Flair Stearman 65inch. Looking at either the Top Flite DC3 or the Stinson Reliant both Gold series. Just up-dating my brain on what electrical gear is available before I decide which to choose.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:09 PM
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Stearman65, glad to see you getting back into RC after a break. Welcome to Wattflyer.



I like the Gull Wing Stinson. The DC3 requires two of everything.


I really like the Stearman since my Dad was in the cropdusting business from the end of the war till he sold out, due to EPA regs, in the 70's. I have flown the Stearman as we always had a two holer, before it was converted to a sprayer. Show us a photo of the Stearman, if you have any. We will squint and enjoy seeing one, even if it has an IC engine.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabbitcreekok View Post
Stearman65, glad to see you getting back into RC after a break. Welcome to Wattflyer.



I like the Gull Wing Stinson. The DC3 requires two of everything.


I really like the Stearman since my Dad was in the cropdusting business from the end of the war till he sold out, due to EPA regs, in the 70's. I have flown the Stearman as we always had a two holer, before it was converted to a sprayer. Show us a photo of the Stearman, if you have any. We will squint and enjoy seeing one, even if it has an IC engine.
Hi Jim
I did a complete series of pictures when I built the Stearman, they are somewhere in my archives. However, I have managed to dig out these from 2005 when I was 65. Yes it had a Laser 120 V Twin four stroke but never flown.

Regards Eric.
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