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    Our First Flights (We got in the Newspaper!)

    My Dad and I have been watching FliteTest for several years now and we finally took the plunge at Flite Fest East which luckily lined up with our trip to visit family. We got the FT Simple Cub and the DX6e transmitter along with the various other things you need to fly. Being our first plane, we wanted to build it somewhere where we could get help and FF was perfect. We found some very friendly people in the build tent that we sat next to who had experience building. It took us 6 hours (package said 2 hours) for my Dad and I to get the cub together. It was okay though because we had alot of fun building and learning along the way.

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    We finally finished our new plane and found someone who also had a simple cub to maiden it for us since we had no flight experience and we only had our spectator passes. We upgraded and took our first flights. Two broken props later with only about 20 min of flight time it was time to leave FF. (we were only there Thursday) We both couldn't wait for our new props to arrive from amazon so we could fly again. When we finally got them we went to a park near my grandmas house and flew. Walking out to a field we caught the attention of a newspaper reporter eating lunch. He took some pictures while we were flying and put them in the Columbus Dispatch (7/18/17). My Dad and I both flew a lot, crashed a lot and had a blast!!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Photo Credit: Columbus Dispatch
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    We forgot to bring tape so we used Flite Test stickers to repair the plane

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    Columbus Dispatch 7/18/17
    CAPTION: Michael Maddux, from Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, puts a remote controlled Piper Cub airplane into the sky while his father, Brian controls it at Scioto Audubon Park on Monday. It was the first time the two had the plane in the air. The Maddux's are in Columbus this week to visit family.

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    Fly Angry PsyBorg's Avatar
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    Now how awesome is that. You can't beat that for making memories for sure AND it is officially documented.
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    Avid Flying Noob FoamyDM's Avatar
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    What a great first experience. Continue having fun.!
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    Now that is indeed very cool.

    PS: Flying is allowed at the park, right? Not that you get in trouble now... :-)

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