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Old 03-21-2008, 12:02 PM
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We are still here ... waiting for Stinky again , seems the boys in S Africa , have got cold feet about the cost of sending it to me..........
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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Gday guys, only found this thread by accident.. Great idea, though the feedback from the other "Overseas" experts is bloody helpful. . I'm only new to this gig, though I've been around for over half a century, bought a Twister Chinook a few weeks back, and became hooked on all things RC Electric. Spend have my down time at home surfin looking at new merchandise , and reading the posts on this site to compare...Anyway, Happy Easter and may the Easter Bilby bring you happy hours in the air..

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Old 07-20-2009, 01:18 PM
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Hey guys, im in Penrith NSW Australia, at the base of the mountains! been flying for a few years and just joined PEMAC, a new local flying club!

Well worth checking out for Sydneysiders

http://www.pemacflyers.com/

Here is a few vids I did of the new field

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTyL7uUGlMg[/media]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EccMyN471_Q[/media]
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:13 PM
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Hi Jaskel (Jason?)

Thanks for posting the videos!

Don't know if you have already done this, but I have emailed everyone on my contact list at PEMAC a link to your post so they can have a look at the videos.

Regards,
BILL!
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:32 AM
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Hi, live in marrickville in sydney. Didnt know there was an aussie forum. Any clubs in this area by chance?
Anyway, I am still a beginner but am having fun.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:46 AM
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also check out rcgroups.com there is alot of us there too.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:56 PM
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just a quick hi to any aussie's on wattflyer, the regional forum looks alittle unused though i have seen plenty of aussies around the general forums. anyone heard a release date for the parkzone habu in oz? or a ballpark price?
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:35 AM
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find out when it is due in USA and add a month to it.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:47 AM
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yeah i guess thats a good approximate
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:00 PM
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I just ordered a new micro 4site from USA, its due mid Nov, its due in oz xmas or after.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:02 AM
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Hi all, been posting in the U.S forum for about a year when I found this one about 5 minutes ago. Been flying in Tassie for a few years now, and there is not much here in terms of resources or backup. Had to import 99% of everything from the mainland or OS, and be basically self sufficient. Had great support from Geoff at S& B, where I bought the Me 163 Komet and Me 262, Mark at Extreme r/c, Peter at Wowings, Shane at Canterbury sailplanes in NZ, and the staff at Wattsuprc for all their motors and ESC's. There are some fliers around the northwest where I live, but mostly glo stuff. My glow engines are in storage for quite some time now. Exclusively electric now for 5 years; edf, epp and coreflute have taken firm root. Able to fly from my back door, with lots of space around me, but the weather dictates my planes. lots of wind here!!!!!!!!!. Look forward to hearing from anyone.... Most of my planes are scratchbuilt luftwaffe experimental jets and pushers. Nothing from plans, all from drawings or photo's. And they are all used as full contact combat planes
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:07 AM
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Posted on here about 4 weeks ago, and nothing but silence lots of replies from the U.S and elsewhere, but nothing on this one. Is there something I should know.......?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:00 AM
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Psst! Michael, they are intimidated by your planes. And as we all know, England sent the worst of their convicts to Tasmania!

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Posted on here about 4 weeks ago, and nothing but silence lots of replies from the U.S and elsewhere, but nothing on this one. Is there something I should know.......?
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:48 PM
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You might be right Bob; they made a "B" grade horror flick last year called "Dying Breed", set in the Central highlands. Some Tiger hunters ( a supposedly extinct marsupial wolf still shows up here from time to time) stumble across a village inhabited by descendents of the "Pieman", a notorious Irish convict. This charming fellow murdered and ate his fellow convicts..... you can guess the rest. Maybe everyone saw the movie and decided to shun us. When Australians are not making Kiwi jokes, they make Tasmanian ones. Oh well....... I actually rang the secretary of the local model aero club last week, which flies from a field about 110 klm's from here. I was enquiring about getting insurance to cover any mishaps during a planned display at " Steam fest ", a local, annual, historical machinery fair. The organisers approached me about it last year, and my sons were really keen on doing it. While the club people were approachable about it, they openly discouraged the Idea. Seems you have to join the club ( about $240.00 for three of us, annually) then "earn" our bronze wings etc, then put a submission into the club, then have it approved, and then maybe the insurance people will come to the party. No combat of course. I can see their point- no-one wants to be hit by anything, but it really took the gloss off it. When I can fly for free, whenever I like, 10 metres from my back door, paying hundreds of dollars to travel 220 klm's to wait my turn among the glo planes just doesn't do it for me. I'm sure they are a good bunch of blokes, but I prefer the sheer simplicity of how things are. I have enough rules and regulations in my life; flying is my escape. Anyway, the only avenue I have to voice these things is through the Wattflyer forums, so maybe somebody in Australia will read this and talk about their experiences. How do people in the cities, who fly their parkflyers at local sporting fields, get on? Does anyone out there know of a public liablity/ indemnity that protects everyone? I can get unlimited information about the U.S system, but bugger all about ours. Any advice would be appreciated..... cheers.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:50 PM
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Smile It's okay to fly by yourself.

Michael, there is absolutely nothing wrong with flying alone! I fly by myself while my son sits in the car reading/listening to the radio. Clubs: they are great if you need to learn how to fly but the dues and restrictions (I know safety is important- no arguement there) take all the fun out of it for me. Well, I never joined a club and taught myself to fly. I don't think teaching oneself to fly is the way to go, but it can be done. It is called "preparation". We see many people who are interested but don't put an iota of effort into looking up how to do it. Forums like WattFlyer make that much easier, but you have to do some comparison "shopping" on posters' advice.

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:56 AM
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hey everyone

im from australia n.s.w im only new to flying no one taught me how to fly i just taught my self bought a super cub and just went for it now im on to the 4ch thing love my war birds im trying to come to turms with this me-109 and im loven it
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:39 PM
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Hi galant and pattern14,

This forum does not get a lot of traffic as you have noticed, and I am not sure why, but there is a very active Australian Regional Forum over on RCGroups that may be of interest.

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:02 AM
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Hi Galant and Suncoaster; good to see someone else on this thread. Hope your flying goes well Galant, have not had an me 109 forever, but I am pretty fond of luft aircraft. Also found interesting threads under the Aussie forum banner, so i will see what else is happening.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:51 AM
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hi there suncoaster & pattern14

yeah i love my warbirds my me-109 and my new plane a fw-190 with brushless and lipo upgrade and my trusty hz super cub with lipo all good fun lol
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:55 PM
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well got my micro 4 site...its not bad...fun to fly...also got the micro P51 from Parkzone...love this thing

Check out some videos from it with a keyfob cam....also u will see the birds chasing it..

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkSlio2FfpY[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXe9TnpsWrQ[/media]

for those of you that dont know how big it is, here is my 2yo son carrying it

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:27 PM
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ahoi hoi!
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
This forum is for our neighbors across the pond. Good Winds!
If you include TEXAS as being across the pond, pardner...we are delighted to make your acquaintance !! We are flying Hawk Skys out here in West Texas and having fun! Tell me where you are and what you are flying. It is always nice to hear from people like yall.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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Just thought I would wake the Thread up. I wonder how many are still active that posted back in 2010. Geee that seems like a looooong time ago.
I live near Grantham in Qld and belong to the Lockyer Valley Aeromodellers Club. See Facebook.
I love all types of aircraft (except helicopters.) I love Wings, Bipes, Gliders and Quads.( Pixhawks and missions)
Currently have about 25 or so flyable planes. I'd have more, but no room.
I have a 40 acre property with a lot of bush so plenty of room to fly at any time.
When I'm not on my tractor I am in my toyshop playing :-)
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Old 04-06-2018, 01:59 PM
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OZ
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rcsoaringoz/info

NZ
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nzrcsg/info
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/chchsoar/info
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:45 AM
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Wanted to know if you boys way down under get roughed up like we do out here in West Texas. They say here that if you can fly here, you can fly anywhere. I understand Australians are the best pilots in the world!! Where are the areas over in your area that are high winds routinely???
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