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Hi guys, I'm fourteen and I've flown RC since I was 10. I fly RTF and ARF planes as I prefer flying to building. My Dad flew RC from when he was a kid himself, up until I was born and he didn't have the time. Now we're both members of our local club and I love it :-)

 

My first plane was a little (20g) Parkzone Ember, followed by a Micro T-28, also from Parkzone. My first non-micro was another Parkzone plane, their SE5a. I've now also got an E-flite Micro Sbach 3D, a cheap Hobbyking Reaktor and my only Heli style vehicle, the Blade MQX quad.

 

My Dad's only working plane at the moment is a Scratch-built (maybe kit-built) 1/5th scale Bowers Fly baby. It's running an old O.S. FS 61 four-stroke so it looks and sounds great. My Dad also has a Flair Nieuport 17 which isn't going due to a lack of a reliable engine, as well as a 2m 2-channel Spirit Glider, both made by him.

 

I'm not yet a full-scale pilot but I'm hoping to start soon!

 

Tom :-)

 

PS. Sorry that I have no photos but they're all of mine are ready-made so they're not that interesting.

 

 

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The latest added to my collection.

 

P-47 Thunderbolt, 2.16m span, 13kg, electric powered - Turnigy 50cc equivalent, 4 x 5 cell 5000mah Li-Po's & 160 amp speedy. Flying time is about 6 1/2 minutes. I have done about 40 flights on her since mid December.

 

It's all molded composite with lots of surface detail molded in. Made by some friends from their own molds.

 

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The latest added to my collection.P-47 Thunderbolt, 2.16m span, 13kg, electric powered - Turnigy 50cc equivalent, 4 x 5 cell 5000mah Li-Po's & 160 amp speedy. Flying time is about 6 1/2 minutes. I have done about 40 flights on her since mid December.

 

It's all molded composite with lots of surface detail molded in. Made by some friends from their own molds.

What a beautiful plane!!!

 

Tom

 

 

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Nothing very exciting from me, but I enjoy flying it - it's a hexacopter with FPV gear.

 

 

(ignore the last bit of this video, that's the one and only time I ever try to do aerobatics with it)

 

 

I'm also building a large aluminium aeroplane, loosely based on the Piper Cub. Got a three metre wingspan and is electric.

 

 

 

It's made from aluminium because I learned to TIG weld a short while before I planned it. :)

 

 

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Billzilla, what camera gear is it on your Hexacopter? Lovely and clear without prop bending effects. Love it.

It's just a regular GoPro Hero2 HD, firmly mounted. Mounting them firmly is the trick to stopping the 'jello' vids they make. I put it right out the front so there wasn't a lot of the props to be seen.

 

(I'm still drooling over that P-47 though, dang it's nice!)

 

 

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This is how my current aerobatic fleet stands. Dynam Pitts Python, E-flite Yak54, ST-Models MX2, and Hobby King Pitts and MX2. I realised after I took the picture that i'm missing the Ultra-micro sbach 347 and Pitts Beast from the picture.

 

Also have a Hangar 9 Pawnee, F27Q Stryker, F27C Stryker, Mig 15, A 40 sized nitro trainer, Fox Glider, Trex 450SE v2 Heli, Scarab QuadCopter setup for FPV, and a few foamie shock flyers.

 

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Nothing very exciting from me, but I enjoy flying it - it's a hexacopter with FPV gear.Dosn't matter if it's "eye appeal" dosn't please everyone, the footage you got from this flying machine is brilliant in my eyes.

 

Once you've got an ugly-copter or whatever it happens to be called, (thats not important providing it flies well) Whats a ball park figure that one needs to outlay, to get great footage like this from the air?

 

I used to fly aerobatic kites (decades ago) with a third-string to operate an on-board camera.

 

Results like this would have been unheard of then, but i'm led to believe that they've even improved on the crystal set in recent years.040_nerd.gif.a6a4f823734c8b20ed33654968aaa347.gif

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