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    Do y'all have sanctioned meets? If so, safety dude should be onsite and only minimally as a participant dependent on the quantity and quality of pilots.
     

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    Nope. We just go out and fly.

    If I ever get burdened with real responsibility I’m going to demand that they come through with the safety sash and whistle I requested.

    I am supposed to look over new planes and such before they fly, but most of these guys have far more experience than me. And the club president refuses to listen to anyone anyways so we just mention things he might want to check and watch him fight the plane or crash. Usually laugh about it after he leaves.

    Small group really, and not a lot of visitors. Hopefully we can start growing some this year and I will gladly step up to help out newcomers.


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    Nope. We just go out and fly.

    If I ever get burdened with real responsibility I’m going to demand that they come through with the safety sash and whistle I requested.
    Can't blame you, that shit 'll give ya athoratay!

    I am supposed to look over new planes and such before they fly, but most of these guys have far more experience than me. And the club president refuses to listen to anyone anyways so we just mention things he might want to check and watch him fight the plane or crash. Usually laugh about it after he leaves.

    Small group really, and not a lot of visitors. Hopefully we can start growing some this year and I will gladly step up to help out newcomers.
    What club? I've just tossed the monthly magazine for a while now but I coulda swore when I paid attention I noticed meets at a field sorta near you.
     

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    Can't blame you, that shit 'll give ya athoratay!


    What club? I've just tossed the monthly magazine for a while now but I coulda swore when I paid attention I noticed meets at a field sorta near you.

    I’m a member of Whitney Area Miniature Aircraft Club (WAMAC). There is HOTMAC in Waco which is a really nice field that hosts a lot of big events, including turbines and large scale. And TMAF in Valley Mills hosts a couple of small events.


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    You didn't say, is it still in one piece? How'd it fly for you?

    Heh, when my wife asked me that I told her “I brought it home in 3 pieces”. She got real upset and asked what happened and hit me when I told her I had to take it apart to get it in the truck.


    It went really well. The plane is super easy to fly. Doesn’t feel like it’s 11.5lbs with a huge wing loading. Flies more scale, doesn’t do the extremely fast roll rates that you see in a lot of other RC warbirds.

    I had my timer set for 4.5 minutes and started setting up to land after 3.5. Didn’t want to push the battery on the maiden but came down at 3.8V so probably could get 4.5 minutes plus a minute for landing with the 5000mah 6S. Probably going to pick up a 6000 for it and keep the 5000 for the Phantom.

    Love the plane though, everything except having to remove the wings for transport.


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    You're right, no way you could do better than LG. Give her a hug for me . . and my condolences seeing as how she's married to you.

    As I've said, the Tigercats I've seen fly were quite nice but no one discussed roll rate, that could just be you.

    HOTMAC is what I was thinking of.
     

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    I wasn’t slamming the sticks or anything. I did see one review where the guy said he did a rudder/aileron mix to speed up the roll rate.


    It’s not sluggish, to me it feels right. I can make my 1.2 P-47 roll way faster than it ever could in real life, this one just doesn’t seem to give the plane supernatural abilities. Really good, IMO.

    And yes, I got pretty lucky. No idea why she tolerates my shit.


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    Got my flight vid uploaded. You’ll have to turn down the volume if you don’t want to hear my beautiful voice yelling at the people behind me.




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    Anyone keeping up with the GoPro type gear? I plan to ride the BMW in the Ozarks soon and would like to take vids, need something super awesome yet dirt cheap. Lol

    Looking for:
    - 1080p should be high enough
    - Hour+ record time
    - easy swap & cheap batteries if 1 won't last @ 2hrs
    - easy swap mem card slot
    - easy on/off (maybe with gloves on?)
    - Helmet/windshield/saddlebag (smooth surfaces) highly versatile yet secure mounting system

    That's about 25 bux, right? :evil:
     
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