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Old 05-06-2020, 11:04 PM
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Hello Boatdriver and welcome to Wattflyer. Glad to see join this great RC hobby. There are a lot of stickies that might answer your questions before you know what the questions are. Don't hesitate to ask for help.
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:43 PM
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Hello Boatdriver and welcome to WF!
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:04 PM
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I wonder how many have registered with the FAA for their RC flying of the toys. I fly mainly control line and will not register.
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Old 07-03-2020, 12:44 AM
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hello...
I'm new here and i hope to get along quite well.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:57 PM
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Have been flying free flight rubber since 1947 but large open flying fields are going away. Finally time to go to RC.

Keep 'Em Flying!

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Old 08-04-2020, 11:58 PM
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Welcome to Wattflyer, KF.

It will be different because you have to do more than watch them to see where they go. Check out the Sailplanes because they are most like what you have been doing. Motorized sailplanes don't have to deal with some launch method, however you might be able to use all those rubber bands you have on hand.
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Old 08-05-2020, 03:34 AM
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Try control line as it takes up less space, air and ground.
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Old 08-05-2020, 11:23 AM
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Old 12-11-2020, 04:09 PM
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Hello everyone!

I'm a builder more than a flyer. Impressed at the depth of knowledge and the historical info here.

I build mostly lightweight balsa for low and slow flight. Working on a Pat Tritle C-150 kit from Brodak/Dare at the moment.

Thanks for hosting this community,

-Alan.
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Old 12-11-2020, 05:30 PM
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Hello Alan and welcome to Wattflyer. You are correct, the old threads have a world of information in your area of interest. I also like flying low and slow, indoors preferably. My reaction times are not what they used to be so low and slow works.

If you get a chance, show off some of your builds.
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Old 12-12-2020, 12:39 PM
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Hey Alan, welcome to WF!
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Old 12-13-2020, 03:33 PM
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Welcome aboard Alan. I am a builder also. Just started building about three years ago and am finding I enjoy that aspect of this great hobby very much.
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:35 AM
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After a fair bit of repairing when I was learning - slope soaring at the time, I realised I couldn't afford to keep buying aircraft.
This started an adventure into aerodynamics design, 'glass moulding, foam cutting etc that lasted several decades. Trouble is, I stopped crashing, but kept building!
Result is a house/workshop crammed full of nice airplanes that never get used now!
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:20 PM
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Hi there!

Just joined today, but have been flying electric RC since the COVID lockdown started in the UK, pretty much teaching myself to fly in the field behind my house!

Started off with a HobbyZone Duet, before moving on to a Champ, and then to the WLToys Cessna 182. I then managed to acquire a HobbyZone Trojan and flew that fairly frequently. I retired it last week as it was showing its age (it was second-hand), and I got a replacement aircraft.

Being a warbird fan, I soon got myself a UMX Airnox Spitfire (which I have also retired, but then got another!), and then the Eachine P-51D Mustang, Corsair, and lastly the Trojan.

Lastly, I've recently got a Nine Eagles P-47 Thunderbolt and Spitfire.

I think that's them all, anyway....!
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:27 AM
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Welcome, looks like a great collection of planes.
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Old 12-31-2020, 05:49 PM
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I have already discovered several great threads with much needed direction on power selection and repair of damaged foam. Followed recommendation on threads from RC Group threads and joined your community.
Thank you for the resource.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:24 PM
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:27 PM
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:14 AM
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Glad to have you here, Rick. There is a lot in information on Wattflyer.
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:21 AM
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Smile Hello from Owen!

I am a newbie to RC models in general - used to do free flight and control line when I was younger.
I am now retired from work.
I suppose I have the strong urge to go one better than in my youth, hence RC.
I was keen on motorbikes, but nowdays, I think RC model aircraft are better for me to concentrate on.
I am gradually coming to grips with brushless motor specs and props- already brought and rejected one set of motors!

I am keen on animals, have 4 cats, have a long-time female partner (she doesn't want to get married-says it interferes with making a quick getaway,
but we have been together for 13 years-go figure!

I am a volunteer at the local animal shelter - SPCA nz. - we recently amalgamated into "one spca" in nz, and the volunteers are not happy with the
general corporate direction, or the rather autocratic management oversight-it is a non-profit outfit after all-it is supposed to be fun and serve the community!
One of the members already has started a breakaway Op Shop-doing cheap animal desexing, paying vet bills for poor people, etc.
The SPCA management seems to be more legal animal welfare, Inspectorate-driven.-this is really doing the Government's job for them!
An animal shelter should be more than that! As a consequence, there are a lot of small animal shelters springing up, also non-profit.

Anyhow, I am still a volunteer for SPCA for now.
I am also a retired business software programmer , and was formerly a mechanical engineering technician, so I am into motor calcs and designing things.
I need to get around to actually gluing some balsa! - I am having an aside right now finding new motors.- ther old ones weren't powerful enough.

My current aircraft project is a twin-prop canard belly-sitter vtol- similar to a tailsitter.
It has evolved to ducted props, and additional tailplane, and pull-over/blow-over control surfaces.
Span 44 inch, est wt 1.6 kgs, 4000g projected static thrust.

It should work, but my secondary project, the FW190 lookalike stunt plane, looks a little simpler. However , there are no motors around for that.

14x6, 12S, 2000w, 400KV, 80A ! or 4S, 2000w 1300 KV, 288 A! that should blow a good 6000g static thrust- a consequence of wanting 14,000 rpm and 100-odd mph top speed.
Not to bad for a 2.5 kg model! (2.4 thrust to weight)-like a jet!

I could use a slightly smaller prop, but the model cowl is about 6.5 inches in diameter, so I need a fair bit of clear blade length.
I was originally aiming at 16,000 rpm, but the drag match was better at the lower rpm! -not that I understand why!

Anyhow, I am now continuing with finding the smaller motors.

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