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Old 07-13-2018, 11:17 AM   #1
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Any R/C Flyers out there?

I have been a serious r/c hobbyist for 50 years. Planning to be a full timer soon and want to continue enjoying my r/c hobby as much as space will allow. I am thinking I can be happy with ARF PNP electric foamies and sail boats but I do love the big workshop and hands on building. I would be interested in hearing from my r/c brothers whom have broken the ties to your s&b workshops and hit the road full time.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:29 AM   #2
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Rob,
Been toggling switches and moving gimbals since the age of 10. Now 73, travels in our VT4369 are never w/o toys. Carbon Z T28 rides on the bed while 3 Motion RC (2EDF) and one prop ride in the basement. EZ Flite Super Cub on Floats rides in Honda CRV toad.
Gotta have the toys!
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hi Rob



Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:18 PM   #4
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It is really enjoying hobby
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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Been in the hobby for years. Still at the full time job and RVing / going to contests every chance we get. I fly mostly IMAC with some good ol' Hucking mixed in for fun.

Going cross country from Washington state to Muncie one month from today to compete in IMAC Worlds. Due to a busy work schedule I'm picking up my folks and having dad help with the drive. Going non-stop.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:28 AM   #6
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We sold the house and have been FT'ing since 2014. I have been a member of AMA since 1967 and flying R/C since 1970. Our rig is a toyhauler so I have a small place to still build and keep the planes. Most of mine are balsa ones I built years ago (Kadet Sr., Speedy Bee, and Shrike), but I do have two foamies that I keep around. All the glow models have been converted to electric to eliminate the fuel concern. I have found flying fields and clubs almost everywhere we have gone. In addition, quite a few of the campgrounds/RV parks we have stayed at have allowed me to use space in their shop to build or work on models. My biggest challenge has been the limited number of modeling tools I carry with me in the rig.

Take what models and tools you can and enjoy them as much as possible!!
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:44 AM   #7
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Retiring 6 years ago finally allowed me to pursue R/C'ing with a true feeling of relaxation and satisfaction. Juggling work with building RC planes (all kinds) on the weekends was often very distracting and frustrating. It is such a satisfying hobby now that I do not look at my watch or calendar before I pull out the boxes of tools and new planes. Some of the best experiences and most relaxing/satisfying moments I have full-timing is when I am on a picnic table studying plans and gluing balsa (or EPO), while under the trees or on the coast by the beach.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:21 PM   #8
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Just recently bought a quadcopter to play with - it's radio controlled, but I get the feeling that I'm considered an evil pariah because it can fly above areas that people might want to wander in...
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:36 PM   #9
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Any R/C flyers out there?

Yes, people know that many of the quadcopters have cameras on them and the ability to watch whatever others are doing. The bad press associated with pilots irresponsibly flying them over sunbathers, beaches, people, highways, moving vehicles, national parks, restricted areas, and peeking in windows of highrises has caused a great deal of angst among the general populace and made these activities illegal.

That behavior is why we are all now required to register and have an FAA UAS number and to label all of our R/C aircraft with that assigned number. At least hobbyists are not required to have the new remote pilotís license.....yet.

Life was so much easier way back when.....
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:25 PM   #10
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Started flying RC 15 years ago but haven't really been active since we bought our house three years ago. I did anything and everything RC from rock crawlers to stadium trucks, airboats to submarines, helicopters to home built quads, foamies to 40 scale built up Cubs, Gas, Glow and Electric.

I was really into long range fixed wing FPV but never did anything dangerous and never had any attention from it. Loved to fly out over the ocean and go out to SoCal dry lake beds/desert and set up 10-20 waypoint missions that covered 20 miles or so. That's all I really still wish I did, that and fly my OS .62GK powered Cub. I still have both those planes but sold most everything else.


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Old 03-18-2019, 11:08 AM   #11
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I tried it years ago but never got the hang of it. The cheap covering on the Tower 40 trainer I bought started falling off then I decided it was time to give it up...I just had to many other expensive hobbies. I still enjoy stopping our one of the local fields in Kansas City and see them fly.
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Hi Rob,

I'll be following this thread with great interest. I'm also a lifelong modeler. I'm 3 to 5 years from retiring and planning on going full time. I told the DW I'm ok with selling everything we own except for my shop/tools. So I'm planning to store my shop and take a couple of models with me on the road - likely electric helicopters. I'm still not sure what the best option is for carrying the models, tools, and support equipment. I look forward to hearing what everyone is doing.

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Hi Rob,

I'll be following this thread with great interest. I'm also a lifelong modeler. I'm 3 to 5 years from retiring and planning on going full time. I told the DW I'm ok with selling everything we own except for my shop/tools. So I'm planning to store my shop and take a couple of models with me on the road - likely electric helicopters. I'm still not sure what the best option is for carrying the models, tools, and support equipment. I look forward to hearing what everyone is doing.

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We sold the house and have been FT'ing since 2014. I keep a couple of older .46 size balsa models and a couple of smaller foamies/ARF's in the back of the truck. I have found flying fields and clubs almost everywhere we have gone. In addition, maybe 20% of the campgrounds/RV parks we have stayed at have allowed me to use space in their shop to build or work on models. My biggest challenge has been the limited storage space and number of modeling tools I carry with me in the rig.

Take whatever models and tools you have room for and enjoy!! Use the AMA field locator as needed. I also have an app on my phone called "Model Airfields" which has revealed some obscure ones.......like Anzalduas Park in Mission, TX and the paved field in Green River State Park in Campbellsville, KY.
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Wow, that's a cool app. Thank you!

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