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Old 01-25-2015, 05:16 PM   #30255
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Evening Mutants !!!,

Welcome back Mel, Marty I can sure bet if you and Bob get out there, he would be able to take some incredible photos from aloft.

We have been having great weather here, in the 70's during the day but some have been pretty windy.

I have mutated to flight as well but, on a smaller scale, I still keep my feet on the ground but soar to new heights in this.

A Sport Cub, I had my first crash today but, it was repairable thankfully, and then two more good landings.

My goodness its so much work being retired and riding the rainbow to boot. We will be heading to Quartzsite for a week in a week and then on to Yuma ..... Yeeeee Haaaaa

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Old 01-25-2015, 05:35 PM   #30256
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Jeff... what's the wingspan> you could mount a gopro on it!
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:59 PM   #30257
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Jeff... what's the wingspan> you could mount a gopro on it!
The wingspan is 21" and there are guys that have put cameras on theirs and they fly them FPV using a set of goggles, its pretty amazing. One of the guys that flies out there had two head sets and allowed me to wear a set its really cool, but its very expensive, the cams run $100 and the goggles anywhere from $200 to $400.

I'll wait until I'm a better pilot ... lol ...

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Hey Jeff!
I did U-control planes way back when. Always wanted a RC.
With the UC I could crash without any problems at all. Wanna see you fly yours!
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I did U-control planes way back when. Always wanted a RC.
With the UC I could crash without any problems at all. Wanna see you fly yours!
I think RC planes are pretty easy as they basically only move forwards (haven't done one for real, just a true-to-life simulator). If you want a real challenge, get into RC heli's, they're definitely a lot harder. Even in the simulator I find heli's to be a lot harder than planes. The quad copters are a bit easier than two bladed heli's, but can still present challenges as unlike planes, heli's go in all directions if not controlled accurately.
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I think RC planes are pretty easy as they basically only move forwards (haven't done one for real, just a true-to-life simulator). If you want a real challenge, get into RC heli's, they're definitely a lot harder. Even in the simulator I find heli's to be a lot harder than planes. The quad copters are a bit easier than two bladed heli's, but can still present challenges as unlike planes, heli's go in all directions if not controlled accurately.

I can fly a simulator and a real airplane. Maybe with the cam and goggles I could do RC. Something about "being there".
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I can row a canoe. Can you?
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I can fly a simulator and a real airplane. Maybe with the cam and goggles I could do RC. Something about "being there".


Someone say they need a pilot? Yep that's me at the controls, kind of like rainman " I'm an excellent pilot" . Only had one problem, when told to return to the airport, which sat at the end of the lake I was flying over, I flew the wrong way! Can you say 180 degree error!
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Um...no. Cannot sit down that far.
I can hardly "Pick things up and put them DOWN"!
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Thanks for the props people. But I just told you basic Rving info. But y'all helped me so much more . Then I helped anyone
Dwayne REALLY helped me out! He swapped out the cooling unit on my Dometic refrigerator. He even delayed his departure from CL to do so.

My frig crashed on the first morning I was there and I had a replacement delivered to my site. I'll forever be in debt to you, Dewayne.
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Uh Steve, canoes are paddled, not rowed, but that's just splitting hairs, I suppose. How many years since you were in a canoe? -- on water, that is.
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Hey Mel!

You already know you were missed. More cuttin' on your poor knee? Geesh, I hope the doc got it right this time. There is a reason they call it "practice". I'm coming up on the 1 year anniversary of my knee job and am SO glad to have that over and done with.

As for traveling to the Pacific Northwest -- the weather up there is rainy until July 4th, then it is marvelous thru Labor Day. I spend summers at my daughter's place in Seattle.

Remember to pack your laptop so we can harass you.
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That's a poem... my dad told me when I was a kid.
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I think RC planes are pretty easy as they basically only move forwards (haven't done one for real, just a true-to-life simulator). If you want a real challenge, get into RC heli's, they're definitely a lot harder. Even in the simulator I find heli's to be a lot harder than planes. The quad copters are a bit easier than two bladed heli's, but can still present challenges as unlike planes, heli's go in all directions if not controlled accurately.
RC helicopters are way harder to fly and very dangerous as well ... Google RC helicopter fatalities, these planes fly pretty easy but, you still sweat bullets when you are trying to land your $200.00 airplane and not break it in the process, there is a lot that can go wrong, and it usually does ......

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