• Model Airplanes

    From xfdrak@VERT/PHARCYDE to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 21 18:04:54 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: KK4QBN to K7elh on Wed Jan 11 2017 06:30 pm

    I think the scenario for me would play out thusly.
    1: Buy expensive toy.
    2: Buy expensive accesories for toy.
    3: Play with toy for a few weeks.
    4: Toy collects dust for a while.
    5: Toy gets played with for a few weeks.
    6: Bored now.
    7: Let's glue some Estes rocket engines to the wings and remote ignite them.
    8: Expensive bill for breaking someone's windshield as toy spirals out of control at 1000 kmh.

    ... All great discoveries are made by mistake.

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to xfdrak on Thu Jun 22 01:44:39 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: xfdrak to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 21 2017 18:04:54

    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: KK4QBN to K7elh on Wed Jan 11 2017 06:30 pm

    I think the scenario for me would play out thusly.
    1: Buy expensive toy.
    2: Buy expensive accesories for toy.
    3: Play with toy for a few weeks.
    4: Toy collects dust for a while.
    5: Toy gets played with for a few weeks.
    6: Bored now.
    7: Let's glue some Estes rocket engines to the wings and remote ignite them. 8: Expensive bill for breaking someone's windshield as toy spirals out of control at 1000 kmh.

    thats the differnce in buying a "Toy" and a true hoby grade RC product, d'nt get me wrong. multorotors are excellent camera platforms but BORING to fly. eve aerobatic one. the real fun is in fixed wing..


    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill, and I would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on making a full fledged commercial or military drone.

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    Tim Smith (KK4QBN)
    KK4QBN BBS

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to KK4QBN on Thu Jun 22 10:50:00 2017
    Tim,

    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill, and I K>would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on making a full K>fledged commercial or military drone.

    One of the enticements of ham radio is being able to use the RC
    aircraft in the 6 meter band. There are quite a few hams locally who do
    this.

    Daryl, WX1DER
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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 22 18:37:06 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: Daryl Stout to KK4QBN on Thu Jun 22 2017 10:50:00

    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill,
    and I would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on
    making a full fledged commercial or military drone.

    One of the enticements of ham radio is being able to use the RC
    aircraft in the 6 meter band. There are quite a few hams locally who do this.

    yes, and when/if I ever get up enough money.. I will also!

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    Tim Smith (KK4QBN)
    KK4QBN BBS

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