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Teaching My Children To Fly - The Diary

mayan

Well-known member
It’s been a while but we’re are back, back to teaching my children to fly! After a while of waiting, I finally received the new Tx that my wife bought me, the exact same Tx like @kilroy07 and @buzzbomb got a me some time ago. Why did I need a new one!? Well for a few reasons, one the 3 channel switch on the Tx broke, two I wanted to be able to hand my son a Tx knowing he will surely enjoy this more than flying with my hands over his on the Tx sticks.

Guess what? I was right! Today we took out the TT (4 channel, A pack motor, 20A ESC, 6x4 prop) with two friends and I hooked him up on buddy boxing. The day started with some hot chocolate with marshmallow and other snacks and proceeded to some fun flying time. I launched the plane, trimmed it out in flight (@BATTLEAXE) and prepared him for the hand off. I got the plane up high and told him that it was on all him now, and hit the switch that would give his Tx the control. I was scared and for a good reason too, the plane took a dive directly to the ground, he wasn't to blame though his Tx had the elevator reversed (my fault for not double checking). I figured that out and brought it down, fixed the problem, and took the plane back up, giving him control again after gaining altitude. This time he tried to turn without adding up elevator, and again the plane took a dive, I took back control, saved the plane, gained altitude, and gave him control again. We did this a few times until the battery was out, and I brought it in for a landing.

At this point we took a break and I went to fly some other birds (AF Easy Edge, Spitfire). After flying a bit myself and my friends leaving I hooked him up again and we went to fly two more batteries. This time he did much better, calming down on the sticks a bit. He had more time on the sticks without me taking control, expect for when the plane was low and close to the corn field, when I tried to save it. Two times I didn't succeed and the plane crashed. One the first crash no damage was done expect for the wings moving out of position, straighten them up and back to the air we go :). Of course my son was busy blaming me for the crash all during the way to find the plane and back but who cares. I kinda tricked him into agreeing with me that the crash was both of our faults.

The second crash was a hard one and broke the wing in half :(.My son cried and blamed me for it, saying that I ruined his plane. I hugged him and told him that it's ok that we'll try to fix it and if we fail we'll just build a new set of wings and decorate them, giving them the exact look that these had. Still to check the electronics to make sure nothing is broken.

Here are a few pictures from the day and two videos.
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I am going to try push as many practice flights as I can with my son before more rain comes so stay tuned for more on this thread in the near future.
 

Wildthing

Well-known member
It’s been a while but we’re are back, back to teaching my children to fly! After a while of waiting, I finally received the new Tx that my wife bought me, the exact same Tx like @kilroy07 and @buzzbomb got a me some time ago. Why did I need a new one!? Well for a few reasons, one the 3 channel switch on the Tx broke, two I wanted to be able to hand my son a Tx knowing he will surely enjoy this more than flying with my hands over his on the Tx sticks.

Guess what? I was right! Today we took out the TT (4 channel, A pack motor, 20A ESC, 6x4 prop) with two friends and I hooked him up on buddy boxing. The day started with some hot chocolate with marshmallow and other snacks and proceeded to some fun flying time. I launched the plane, trimmed it out in flight (@BATTLEAXE) and prepared him for the hand off. I got the plane up high and told him that it was on all him now, and hit the switch that would give his Tx the control. I was scared and for a good reason too, the plane took a dive directly to the ground, he wasn't to blame though his Tx had the elevator reversed (my fault for not double checking). I figured that out and brought it down, fixed the problem, and took the plane back up, giving him control again after gaining altitude. This time he tried to turn without adding up elevator, and again the plane took a dive, I took back control, saved the plane, gained altitude, and gave him control again. We did this a few times until the battery was out, and I brought it in for a landing.

At this point we took a break and I went to fly some other birds (AF Easy Edge, Spitfire). After flying a bit myself and my friends leaving I hooked him up again and we went to fly two more batteries. This time he did much better, calming down on the sticks a bit. He had more time on the sticks without me taking control, expect for when the plane was low and close to the corn field, when I tried to save it. Two times I didn't succeed and the plane crashed. One the first crash no damage was done expect for the wings moving out of position, straighten them up and back to the air we go :). Of course my son was busy blaming me for the crash all during the way to find the plane and back but who cares. I kinda tricked him into agreeing with me that the crash was both of our faults.

The second crash was a hard one and broke the wing in half :(.My son cried and blamed me for it, saying that I ruined his plane. I hugged him and told him that it's ok that we'll try to fix it and if we fail we'll just build a new set of wings and decorate them, giving them the exact look that these had. Still to check the electronics to make sure nothing is broken.

Here are a few pictures from the day and two videos.

I am going to try push as many practice flights as I can with my son before more rain comes so stay tuned for more on this thread in the near future.
That just sounds like a fantastic day,
 

kilroy07

Well-known member
It’s been a while but we’re are back, back to teaching my children to fly! After a while of waiting, I finally received the new Tx that my wife bought me, the exact same Tx like @kilroy07 and @buzzbomb got a me some time ago. Why did I need a new one!? Well for a few reasons, one the 3 channel switch on the Tx broke, two I wanted to be able to hand my son a Tx knowing he will surely enjoy this more than flying with my hands over his on the Tx sticks.

Guess what? I was right! Today we took out the TT (4 channel, A pack motor, 20A ESC, 6x4 prop) with two friends and I hooked him up on buddy boxing. The day started with some hot chocolate with marshmallow and other snacks and proceeded to some fun flying time. I launched the plane, trimmed it out in flight (@BATTLEAXE) and prepared him for the hand off. I got the plane up high and told him that it was on all him now, and hit the switch that would give his Tx the control. I was scared and for a good reason too, the plane took a dive directly to the ground, he wasn't to blame though his Tx had the elevator reversed (my fault for not double checking). I figured that out and brought it down, fixed the problem, and took the plane back up, giving him control again after gaining altitude. This time he tried to turn without adding up elevator, and again the plane took a dive, I took back control, saved the plane, gained altitude, and gave him control again. We did this a few times until the battery was out, and I brought it in for a landing.

At this point we took a break and I went to fly some other birds (AF Easy Edge, Spitfire). After flying a bit myself and my friends leaving I hooked him up again and we went to fly two more batteries. This time he did much better, calming down on the sticks a bit. He had more time on the sticks without me taking control, expect for when the plane was low and close to the corn field, when I tried to save it. Two times I didn't succeed and the plane crashed. One the first crash no damage was done expect for the wings moving out of position, straighten them up and back to the air we go :). Of course my son was busy blaming me for the crash all during the way to find the plane and back but who cares. I kinda tricked him into agreeing with me that the crash was both of our faults.

The second crash was a hard one and broke the wing in half :(.My son cried and blamed me for it, saying that I ruined his plane. I hugged him and told him that it's ok that we'll try to fix it and if we fail we'll just build a new set of wings and decorate them, giving them the exact look that these had. Still to check the electronics to make sure nothing is broken.

Here are a few pictures from the day and two videos.

I am going to try push as many practice flights as I can with my son before more rain comes so stay tuned for more on this thread in the near future.
That is just too cool!!! :love:
Won't be long before he's ready for that A-10!! :ROFLMAO:
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Ill Give the little man a year and he will be teaching Dad new tricks. He was pretty calm when the plane headed straight towards the ground.

Great day and nice area to fly very open perfect for fixed wing. Here any open area that large is filled with corn or beans and the farmers are not shy with the rock salt to keep people out of them.
 

Jimun

Well-known member
It’s been a while but we’re are back, back to teaching my children to fly! After a while of waiting, I finally received the new Tx that my wife bought me, the exact same Tx like @kilroy07 and @buzzbomb got a me some time ago. Why did I need a new one!? Well for a few reasons, one the 3 channel switch on the Tx broke, two I wanted to be able to hand my son a Tx knowing he will surely enjoy this more than flying with my hands over his on the Tx sticks.

Guess what? I was right! Today we took out the TT (4 channel, A pack motor, 20A ESC, 6x4 prop) with two friends and I hooked him up on buddy boxing. The day started with some hot chocolate with marshmallow and other snacks and proceeded to some fun flying time. I launched the plane, trimmed it out in flight (@BATTLEAXE) and prepared him for the hand off. I got the plane up high and told him that it was on all him now, and hit the switch that would give his Tx the control. I was scared and for a good reason too, the plane took a dive directly to the ground, he wasn't to blame though his Tx had the elevator reversed (my fault for not double checking). I figured that out and brought it down, fixed the problem, and took the plane back up, giving him control again after gaining altitude. This time he tried to turn without adding up elevator, and again the plane took a dive, I took back control, saved the plane, gained altitude, and gave him control again. We did this a few times until the battery was out, and I brought it in for a landing.

At this point we took a break and I went to fly some other birds (AF Easy Edge, Spitfire). After flying a bit myself and my friends leaving I hooked him up again and we went to fly two more batteries. This time he did much better, calming down on the sticks a bit. He had more time on the sticks without me taking control, expect for when the plane was low and close to the corn field, when I tried to save it. Two times I didn't succeed and the plane crashed. One the first crash no damage was done expect for the wings moving out of position, straighten them up and back to the air we go :). Of course my son was busy blaming me for the crash all during the way to find the plane and back but who cares. I kinda tricked him into agreeing with me that the crash was both of our faults.

The second crash was a hard one and broke the wing in half :(.My son cried and blamed me for it, saying that I ruined his plane. I hugged him and told him that it's ok that we'll try to fix it and if we fail we'll just build a new set of wings and decorate them, giving them the exact look that these had. Still to check the electronics to make sure nothing is broken.

Here are a few pictures from the day and two videos.

I am going to try push as many practice flights as I can with my son before more rain comes so stay tuned for more on this thread in the near future.
That is so awesome @mayan . I am glad it is going so well with you and your family.
 

buzzbomb

I know nothing!
It’s been a while but we’re are back, back to teaching my children to fly! After a while of waiting, I finally received the new Tx that my wife bought me, the exact same Tx like @kilroy07 and @buzzbomb got a me some time ago. Why did I need a new one!? Well for a few reasons, one the 3 channel switch on the Tx broke, two I wanted to be able to hand my son a Tx knowing he will surely enjoy this more than flying with my hands over his on the Tx sticks.

Guess what? I was right! Today we took out the TT (4 channel, A pack motor, 20A ESC, 6x4 prop) with two friends and I hooked him up on buddy boxing. The day started with some hot chocolate with marshmallow and other snacks and proceeded to some fun flying time. I launched the plane, trimmed it out in flight (@BATTLEAXE) and prepared him for the hand off. I got the plane up high and told him that it was on all him now, and hit the switch that would give his Tx the control. I was scared and for a good reason too, the plane took a dive directly to the ground, he wasn't to blame though his Tx had the elevator reversed (my fault for not double checking). I figured that out and brought it down, fixed the problem, and took the plane back up, giving him control again after gaining altitude. This time he tried to turn without adding up elevator, and again the plane took a dive, I took back control, saved the plane, gained altitude, and gave him control again. We did this a few times until the battery was out, and I brought it in for a landing.

At this point we took a break and I went to fly some other birds (AF Easy Edge, Spitfire). After flying a bit myself and my friends leaving I hooked him up again and we went to fly two more batteries. This time he did much better, calming down on the sticks a bit. He had more time on the sticks without me taking control, expect for when the plane was low and close to the corn field, when I tried to save it. Two times I didn't succeed and the plane crashed. One the first crash no damage was done expect for the wings moving out of position, straighten them up and back to the air we go :). Of course my son was busy blaming me for the crash all during the way to find the plane and back but who cares. I kinda tricked him into agreeing with me that the crash was both of our faults.

The second crash was a hard one and broke the wing in half :(.My son cried and blamed me for it, saying that I ruined his plane. I hugged him and told him that it's ok that we'll try to fix it and if we fail we'll just build a new set of wings and decorate them, giving them the exact look that these had. Still to check the electronics to make sure nothing is broken.

Here are a few pictures from the day and two videos.

I am going to try push as many practice flights as I can with my son before more rain comes so stay tuned for more on this thread in the near future.
What a glorious day ya'll had! Friends, family and something fun to do together! It doesn't get any better than that. I think buddy boxing with your son is going to be a great way to teach him to fly. More fun on the way!
 

mayan

Well-known member
That is just too cool!!! :love:
Won't be long before he's ready for that A-10!! :ROFLMAO:
I guess not :). Next time I'll edited the videos and tag when he is flying and when I am.

Ill Give the little man a year and he will be teaching Dad new tricks. He was pretty calm when the plane headed straight towards the ground.
:ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:.


Great day and nice area to fly very open perfect for fixed wing. Here any open area that large is filled with corn or beans and the farmers are not shy with the rock salt to keep people out of them.
That's sad to hear. The farmer here is so nice he even pushes me to pick from his crop and take it home to the family.

What a glorious day ya'll had! Friends, family and something fun to do together! It doesn't get any better than that. I think buddy boxing with your son is going to be a great way to teach him to fly. More fun on the way!
For sure. It's easier to have him have his own Tx and me mine, though it is stressfull to stay on the look out for so many things the plane, my son, and the surrounding.