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Adventures in learning

#1
I wanted to show off some of my more impressive stuff 5.JPG One badly beaten power pod 100.JPG 101.JPG A couple bad landings .2.JPG My new collection of one bladed props 14.JPG 16.JPG Anyone wanna bring over there quadcopter for some search and rescue ???
 
#4
Nope not alone.....unfortunately some of my most EPIC crashes are not in this video because.....NOTHING remained intact....including my onboard cameras.....love my best buy 100% damage coverage....have returned several gopros in bits and pieces stuffed in a shoebox only to have it replaced with a brand new one free of charge.
 
#5
Like many people I thought I could jump right in to a warbird. Looking back I didn't do too bad but it still wasn't the best idea. But I figured I'd get board with flying after a few weeks. Now all 16 slots on my ER9X are full....

here's one of my not so good days...



I'll post some of my other stuff in the thread I started so as not to threadjack.
 

FlyingMonkey

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#6
Onebladeprop, that's why I get so frustrated with these shops like Nitro Planes and Banana Hobby, for selling warbirds RTF.

Anyone with enough skill to fly one, has already purchased a "good" radio.
 
#7
they are kind of encouraging a bad decision. but honestly there's a good chance I would have bought a PNF of the same plane anyway. there's just an allure to planes like that, after all there aren't many people who go to museums to look at a piper cub. even if it was a poor choice for a first plane I'm still glad because is got me into flying(or back into but that's kind of a long story). Now had I known about scratch building with dollar tree foam things would be a bit different. I probably would have bought the corsair but it would have sat while I practiced with an FT Flyer and stepped my way up to it.

BTW I repaired the corsair after that crash and flew it for about another month before I retired it.
 

FlyingMonkey

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#8
I hear what you're saying. It's hard to spend the money on the cub, when you can buy the sexy plane for just a little more.

A little truth in advertising is what I'd like to see. When they're listing the skill level on a mustang as being from beginner to intermediate...

I just hate seeing them set people up for failure.
 
#9
That is very true. I had friends who flew and had a fascination with airplanes for a long time so I knew I was making a bad choice. But I can see where others could easily be led into believing a warbird could be a beginners plane. And I don't care for that either.

That's actually why I love watching Josh Scott fly. Watching someone else learn from the beginning really gives you a good idea of what you're in for. Rather than seeing what a plane is capable of in expert hands we get to see how it handles for someone of a beginners level.
 
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FlyingMonkey

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#10
The show has a great formula, it's a large part of it's appeal.

They do a great job of expressing their opinions. Especially David... he hates everything. :D
 
#12
be patient my friend. dad lost a funbat in a bean field in july, we didn't find it until october after the field was cut. somehow all the electronics still work.