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R/C Planes
Posted by: Hardrock65
Date: August 30, 2015 10:50AM
I have been flying the planes off and on since the 70's I've also been fishing off and on and do some kayaking. I had a ham license that I let expire. After the novelty of talking to people all over the world wore off I sold everything but still fun at the time.

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Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: bigtim1973
Date: September 01, 2016 09:13AM
yeah I like the old rc planes too. Have had several. Like the old control line ones too. Very fun nostalgic hobby. I do not have the room any more but I like looking at them online still.



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Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: hawgdawg
Date: September 07, 2016 11:12PM
I never flew RC planes , just never thought I had the co-ordination for that , or else I just didn't want to crash up a couple hundred dollars or more worth of plane in about 10 seconds or less . My Uncle used to be really into it , he was in a RC club , they did planes , cars , boats . They used to have dogfights , by tying a length of flagging tape on the tail of the plane and seeing who could cut the tape the shortest with the prop . Now thats some hand -eye co-ordination if you ask me .

Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: olfart
Date: May 24, 2017 07:28AM
I got into RC planes when I discovered electric-powered flight and foam construction. The foam construction reduced the cost of errors on the sticks, even made the planes more durable. Then the federal government got involved and said anything 9 ounces or heavier had to have a federal license, and that's when I put all my stuff in storage.

Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: hawgdawg
Date: June 01, 2017 08:05PM
Freaking .Gov . You'd think they'd have bigger things to worry about than to mess with a few hobbyist . Right ? I guess not.

Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: olfart
Date: June 02, 2017 06:52AM
Like most other hobbies, it's the irresponsible idiots who cause the Feds to take control. When the "drones" came down in price where everyone could afford them and technology made them easy to fly, idiots flew them on airport approaches, in crowded cities, etc. and created problems. There's nothing the Feds like better than a problem that allows them to spread their control.

Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: hawgdawg
Date: June 02, 2017 08:34AM
I do agree with the negligent few that ruin things for everybody. And the .gov taking control of the situation in safety's sake. But it still gets under my skin at the control being forced down on us. I did see a video of someone taking a video out of a planes window and they captured a drone hovering and it takes off the tip of the planes wing, so that stupidity could have been terribly fatal.

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Re: R/C Planes
Posted by: Southwind
Date: June 22, 2017 12:36PM
Be flying RC a few years now. Started back in the gar days and hated it. Now all mine are electric and love flying them.

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