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Old 07-30-2012, 10:12 PM
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It doesn't look like the picture made it. Hmmmm
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:16 PM
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Let me try again.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:04 PM
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How do you delete a post? I thought I was in the sailplane section. Sorry
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:48 PM
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Nice site. I'm mostly a heli guy but I also dabble in all type of RC planes/car and what not.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:17 AM
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Welcome lego, glad to see you posting.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:57 PM
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Hi everybody!

As a new member here I'd like to introduce myself.
I'm "Ukki" living in Finland (north Europe/EU). Being retired for three years now I wanted some new activities for my days. Cleaning the basement in my house I found an "ancient" CL stunter and a RC glider from the middle of the 70's. So I got an idea: why not re-entering that hobby once again?

After months of crawling through Internet I accidentally found Wattflyers Forum which turn out to be exactly what I was looking for.
I'm updating an old hobby after a break of over 30 years now. So I'm afraid I have to start from basics again. There have been so much developments on materials and equipments during these years. Flying skills too are gone long time ago.
After lurking now a couple of months on many threads I think this forum is "the best of the best".So I decided to register.

I hope still having a couple of years left to spend in this excellent hobby.

A long life makes writing long - sorry.

Happy to be here.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:25 PM
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Welcome aboard . Your experience sounds like mine. However tomorrow I will be turning 84 so I guess I will have to update my profile. I've been retired since 1990 and last flew RC about 1989 and that was as a beginner in RC . Prior to that it was free flight during WWII then Ucontrol through the 50's . Too busy flying Airlines for 36 years and 32,000 hours. Good luck
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:41 PM
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oldflyer 81 (thats a description not a handle) here, Welcome to Ukki in Finland. This a GREAT! forum. If you can't get help here, you won't get it.. period. To "Oldflyer 83" .. I'm only 81 and just got back into modelling 2 years ago. I build balsa, foam and buy RTF's. Having a ball. Hope to have at least 8 more years.. hope, hope. All the best to all of us and keep flyin'
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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ukki wellcome aboard i also am young old guy 70 been at it since i was 9 started r/c about 25 years ago. it has changed so much in that time it is unreal. harold
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:36 PM
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Way to go ukki,
We've been expecting you !
Last time I went drinking with a bunch of Finnish guys, They drank me under the table. I too was away for about 30 years. A whole new world !

Good luck !

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:02 PM
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:10 PM
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Thanks everybody bidding me welcome.

Originally Posted by old flyer 83 View Post
Welcome aboard . Your experience sounds like mine. However tomorrow I will be turning 84 so I guess I will have to update my profile. I've been retired since 1990 and last flew RC about 1989 and that was as a beginner in RC . Prior to that it was free flight during WWII then Ucontrol through the 50's . Too busy flying Airlines for 36 years and 32,000 hours. Good luck
Many happy returns old flyer 83.

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oldflyer 81 (thats a description not a handle) here, Welcome to Ukki in Finland. This a GREAT! forum. If you can't get help here, you won't get it.. period. To "Oldflyer 83" .. I'm only 81 and just got back into modelling 2 years ago. I build balsa, foam and buy RTF's. Having a ball. Hope to have at least 8 more years.. hope, hope. All the best to all of us and keep flyin'
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Hope you'll - and we all - enjoy every coming years.

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ukki wellcome aboard i also am young old guy 70 been at it since i was 9 started r/c about 25 years ago. it has changed so much in that time it is unreal. harold
I have to admit I'm still youngster in comparison with old flyer 83 and Flywhat2. Beeing only 67 I'm rather near age of jersey/hank. Hawk might be even younger. But it doesn't matter, I'm glad noticing that the fysical age isn't any restraint for a great hobby.

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Way to go ukki,
We've been expecting you !
Last time I went drinking with a bunch of Finnish guys, They drank me under the table. I too was away for about 30 years. A whole new world !

Good luck !

Hawk
Thanks Hawk. Drinking is one of those "skills" we Finns always have managed.

Yeh.. Cleaning the basement in my house I found a couple of old flying stuff left. Suprisingly my old Graupner Hi-Fly glider still after lying 30 years in the basement was capable to fly. I teste it using an "ancient" 27 MHz Futaba FP-6EN radio set! That was the real impulse to start this hobby once again.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Waxwing View Post
Thanks everybody bidding me welcome.



Many happy returns old flyer 83.



Hope you'll - and we all - enjoy every coming years.



I have to admit I'm still youngster in comparison with old flyer 83 and Flywhat2. Beeing only 67 I'm rather near age of jersey/hank. Hawk might be even younger. But it doesn't matter, I'm glad noticing that the fysical age isn't any restraint for a great hobby.



Thanks Hawk. Drinking is one of those "skills" we Finns always have managed.

Yeh.. Cleaning the basement in my house I found a couple of old flying stuff left. Suprisingly my old Graupner Hi-Fly glider still after lying 30 years in the basement was capable to fly. I teste it using an "ancient" 27 MHz Futaba FP-6EN radio set! That was the real impulse to start this hobby once again.

Ukki
First ,welcome Waxwing ,graupner has a new online store here in the US now, but judging by their prices you might as well have found a gold brick in your basement .I could not believe the prices they have put up on it. They do make some great stuff but not that great ,maybe they are a little cheaper where you live. Again Welcome to the site Ukki . joe
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by road king 97 View Post
First ,welcome Waxwing ,graupner has a new online store here in the US now, but judging by their prices you might as well have found a gold brick in your basement .I could not believe the prices they have put up on it. They do make some great stuff but not that great ,maybe they are a little cheaper where you live. Again Welcome to the site Ukki . joe
Hi, Joe!
Thanks welcoming me.
I agree many products of the German Graupner are rather expensive.
Though I recently bought a E-motor pylon for my Hi-Fly at only 23 euros (ca. $ 28) which I look very reasonable. In fact the pylon is ment for the new Amigo IV glider from Graupner. But it fits almost perfect with only a minority of adjustments to my oldie.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Waxwing View Post
Hi, Joe!
Thanks welcoming me.
I agree many products of the German Graupner are rather expensive.
Though I recently bought a E-motor pylon for my Hi-Fly at only 23 euros (ca. $ 28) which I look very reasonable. In fact the pylon is ment for the new Amigo IV glider from Graupner. But it fits almost perfect with only a minority of adjustments to my oldie.

Ukki
Back 30 years ago when i started flying Graupner was sold only by hobby - lobby but they fell apart in the 90's . $28 for a motor there is not to bad and if its a good fit without tearing things apart its always great deal.lol joe
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:11 AM
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Welcome Ukki! Glad to see you posting!
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:34 PM
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Welcome Ukki! Glad to see you posting!
Thanks for your help joining Wattflyer Forum.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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Just signed on; one of our customers is doing a build thread on our Chrysalis 2-meter electric kit, and asked if I could follow along. Looks like a nice group of folks here!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Waxwing View Post
Hi, Joe!
Thanks welcoming me.
I agree many products of the German Graupner are rather expensive.
Though I recently bought a E-motor pylon for my Hi-Fly at only 23 euros (ca. $ 28) which I look very reasonable. In fact the pylon is ment for the new Amigo IV glider from Graupner. But it fits almost perfect with only a minority of adjustments to my oldie.

Ukki
Wow, one of my early planes in the 1970s was an Amigo II!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:26 AM
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[QUOTE=Don Stackhouse;883182]Just signed on; one of our customers is doing a build thread on our Chrysalis 2-meter electric kit, and asked if I could follow along. Looks like a nice group of folks here![/QUOTE
Welcome to Wattflyer,, a mixed bag of RC Fun!,, Bubsteve
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:58 AM
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Don Stackhouse View Post
Just signed on; one of our customers is doing a build thread on our Chrysalis 2-meter electric kit, and asked if I could follow along. Looks like a nice group of folks here!
Don,

Welcome to Wattflyer. There are a few of us glider guiders here. There are some very large e-glider threads and a monthly e-glider duration contest that runs in the "High Performance and Sailplane" forum. (Dont' ask me how that combo got put together".

Where is your friend's build thread?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:19 AM
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...Where is your friend's build thread?
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...248#post883248
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:36 AM
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Thanks Don. I will be posting a link to that build to my club.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:40 AM
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I finished this little plane and found it to be alot of fun.This is my second build and I found it to be very rewarding. There was no wind a couple days ago so went flying, it flew great with some adjustment to the cg.
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