Make sure you have the proper centering ring in the prop and always a good idea to check the balance (with centering ring) after getting chipped and really even when they are new no matter the brand.
I say build the TT 4 channel it's fun and you should exprience that . Other than that some moiste wont ruin your plane let it dry out and you'll be fine. Love you two last videos, keep enjoying. Looking forward for more stuff from you.
I read through it all and I have to say that you don't need to feel that way. I have this store I go to when I am SOS on parts and the owner, put in nice words is a bitch (the nicest I could find). He tries to keep putting me down for flying FB planes, at first I have to admit it bothered me and hurt some, but then it hit me. Why? Why do I need to feel that way? Am I enjoying what I am doing, and I much rather crash a FB plane than a balasa plane. So now I just ingore what others think, and go have a good time .Something else I want to share here and is a problem with myself that I wonder if I can change.... This will probably be a long one too.
So wife had some evening plans last night and left me the evening to myself. So I grabbed my FT Seaduck and RC goodies and headed out to our RC field. A place I have rarely been to this year and would like to start changing that...especially since the weather is getting better. Got out there and it was basically me, 2 other guys, and the RCSaylors. The Saylors were doing some filming on one side of the field and the other 2 guys were on the other side. To not disrupt the Saylors in their filming (for their Youtube channel), I chose the side with the other guys. These guys had about a 6 foot balsa gas model they were flying. Just watched em fly and chit chatted for a while.
For some reason, when it comes to the gas model balsa guys (which I do want to venture down that avenue at some point), I just feel a little intimidated. Which honestly, these guys were not the intimidating type...they were both very cool and calm and super friendly. Didn't pick up a single bad vibe from them. Shoot, one of the guys offered to hand me his transmitter and said I could fly his balsa gasser if I wanted. I passed just b/c I really don't really want to fly someone else's plane. I might've flown it if it was already airborne and high enough. During our chats it was off topic stuff at times but when it came down to planes it was balsa talk, trading/buying planes that cost anywhere from $400-$1500, etc. Kinda hard to relate to that when I'm making planes out of foamboard, BBQ skewers, hot glue, tape, etc. I dunno, it's just weird. PLUS, I definitely do not have that kind of money to throw down on an airplane.
Funny thing though that happened, at one point Nate Saylor came over to our side and chatted early in the evening. He was asking about us flying and I told him I just got there and might fly a little later . Well "nosey" Nate (I mean that in a joking fun way lol) was telling me "I see you got a plane in your car....that looks like the FT Seaduck?" So I was like "yup that's it". I was actually going to work on my aileron linkages and throws first before putting the Duck back in the air. This brief interaction with them made me wonder if perhaps I should've stayed over on the Saylor's side since he was showing interest in what I had and knew what it was. And in turn, made me feel a little more comfortable to fly.
In the end, I didn't end up doing anything there other than just chatting which I don't have a problem just sitting down and shooting the breeze sometimes. So despite not flying, I still enjoyed myself. Honestly, I'm kinda backward in the hobby (and in the Flitetest way of doing things) in that I like to fly alone. On some level, it's kinda therapeutic and just calm and relaxing. I also tend to have those fears of being judged, made fun of, etc. if people are watching and I crash. BUT I know crashes happen and shoot I have shared crashes on youtube for the whole world to see.
So anyways, hope that makes sense for those reading.
Videos have been a little slow going as of recent. Trainer is almost painted and planning on getting the Duck in the air soon.
The story here was similar until I gave him, (The shop owner), a number of FB creations on consignment!I read through it all and I have to say that you don't need to feel that way. I have this store I go to when I am SOS on parts and the owner, put in nice words is a bitch (the nicest I could find). He tries to keep putting me down for flying FB planes, at first I have to admit it bothered me and hurt some, but then it hit me. Why? Why do I need to feel that way? Am I enjoying what I am doing, and I much rather crash a FB plane than a balasa plane. So now I just ingore what others think, and go have a good time .
I should gift him a plane or two maybe that will make him choose his wordings better .The story here was similar until I gave him, (The shop owner), a number of FB creations on consignment!
Now I have a large order to fill for FB models for his shop. The only trouble is the time it takes to make them!