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Poll: Do you fly RC Planes (96 members have cast votes)

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Do you fly RC planes

  1. Yes. (19 votes [17.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.92%

  2. No. (11 votes [10.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.38%

  3. No, but i would like to try it out sometime. (50 votes [47.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.17%

  4. I fly RC helicopters (15 votes [14.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.15%

  5. I have other RC hobbies (explain..) (10 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  6. I don't like RC. (1 vote [0.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

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Coenraad #1 Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:47 PM

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Hey there i was wondering how many of the WoT comunity flies RC planes. I myself started flying last year, and fell in love with the hobby. It is a really fun hobby with many great people. A hobby where you can relax with a calm plane or test your reflexes in a fast manouverable plane and anything in between.

Here are some movies i made. It would be fun to see who else here flies. If you have any questions about RC flying feel free to ask them.

Here i am,  the bald one ;)


A cam i mounted onboard the plane:



Here is one for those who enjoy a more agressive flight:



And then last but not least, a movie shot from a sailplane, going quite high. (you can skip the 1st minute)



I hope you enjoy the movies.

For those answering *3, take time to find an easy to fly model, that is not too expencive and made out of foam (foam is extremely populair at the moment). makes for easy repair with some glue. And if you have a RC flying spot nearby, there are often many people around to send you into the right direction.


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marko4231 #2 Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

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I gave you a +1, admit, that was what you really wanted :)

I am building a 1/16 rc tank at work...

Coenraad #3 Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

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Oh very cool. Please do post some pictures. Is it a Tamiya or Hench Long one or a completely different one?

Ps. My hidden goal is to get more interested into a great hobby ;)

koentje911 #4 Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

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hallo coenraad,

yes i do fly RC planes, i dont know if you ever heard from them. i fly DLC's otherwise known as: discus launched gliders.
i build them myself. and i have a large prop: easyglider. what planes do you fly?.
and i also have a steel 1/4 model jagdpanther.

groetjes koen

X534 #5 Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

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i wonder what the poor man inside the plane on the first film was thinking when he discovered he had no control over the plane ;)

marko4231 #6 Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:11 PM

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View PostCoenraad, on 27 July 2011 - 07:52 PM, said:

Oh very cool. Please do post some pictures. Is it a Tamiya or Hench Long one or a completely different one?

Ps. My hidden goal is to get more interested into a great hobby ;)

Errr no its completly home made, i am a cnc machining -programing mad scientist, and i sometimes get some free time at work so i started making a model tank (tanks have been my hoby all my life, i found wot when i was lookig for ideas what to build next)
I bought electronics from Hobby king, also 100+ ball bearings, i have the prototype hull runing, it has full alu wheels, ful machined steel wheel holders and drive sprockets , torsion bar suspention, plastic kv tracks, 2 brushless motors, lipo batery, etc, etc...

I need 2 more weeks to model and machine the end product, but i cant find the time nor the final idea.
I have not fully decided what kind of exterior to make, but am leaning for is 7 like hull, kt like henschell turet, front drive(cos if you have rear drive all sorts of litle rocks get between track and sprocket).....

Naturaly wil post it when complete..but what wil i name it??? I know, Bad Ass Tank  B)

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View Postmarko4231, on 27 July 2011 - 08:11 PM, said:

Errr no its completly home made, i am a cnc machining -programing mad scientist, and i sometimes get some free time at work so i started making a model tank (tanks have been my hoby all my life, i found wot when i was lookig for ideas what to build next)
I bought electronics from Hobby king, also 100+ ball bearings, i have the prototype hull runing, it has full alu wheels, ful machined steel wheel holders and drive sprockets , torsion bar suspention, plastic kv tracks, 2 brushless motors, lipo batery, etc, etc...

I need 2 more weeks to model and machine the end product, but i cant find the time nor the final idea.
I have not fully decided what kind of exterior to make, but am leaning for is 7 like hull, kt like henschell turet, front drive(cos if you have rear drive all sorts of litle rocks get between track and sprocket).....

Naturaly wil post it when complete..but what wil i name it??? I know, Bad Ass Tank  B)
can this model tank fire blanks (just gunpowder) wthout the instance of being destroyed, now that would be bad ass, but yeh good luck on the model, i would definately enjoy seeing this model you are making :Smile_honoring:

Coenraad #8 Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:20 PM

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Koen: I fly the Parkzone T28D with a Power 15 and added flaps dressed up in a custom paint job. With that i fly the Radian Pro, a 2 meter glider, also from parkzone. I have a Blade 120SR helicopter but dont like it very much as it is a fixed pitch one.

Marko4321: Sounds really nice i have seen more do that stuff, looks awesome

Btw you might want to check www.rcgroups.com the world biggest RC forum.

X543: Some tank models can fire those airsoft bullets, or they can be setup for laser combat.

X534 #9 Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:27 PM

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View PostCoenraad, on 27 July 2011 - 08:20 PM, said:

Koen: I fly the Parkzone T28D with a Power 15 and added flaps dressed up in a custom paint job. With that i fly the Radian Pro, a 2 meter glider, also from parkzone. I have a Blade 120SR helicopter but dont like it very much as it is a fixed pitch one.

Marko4321: Sounds really nice i have seen more do that stuff, looks awesome

Btw you might want to check www.rcgroups.com the world biggest RC forum.

X543: Some tank models can fire those airsoft bullets, or they can be setup for laser combat.
i've only ever seen the laser tanks but they are not as fun, and i was actually specifically thinking about airsoft tanks but i didn't know they were real.

oh well you learn something new everyday, and i don't fly RC planes but they are quite interesting, probably may even become a hobby :Smile_honoring:

Coenraad #10 Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:30 PM

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Both Hench Long and Tamiya have airsoft tanks. Hench Long is cheap but more toy grade however you can get upgrades for all the parts. Tamiya is allot more expencive, but the quality displays the price. It's good quality.

blackfox666 #11 Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:02 PM

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I design and build ROVs as a hobby, or shall I say used to. At the moment I haven't got the room or time to finish off my latest project of two years.

Coenraad #12 Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:55 AM

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ROV's sound fun too. I might at somepoint decide to buy and build a WW2 Uboat sub. Would be cool to drive that around in clear water.

Although at the moment flying is too much fun. Have to enjoy it for a few more months before winter comes back. Flying in -1 to -35 is not really tempting.  Then it's just gaming.

It's very nice that flying planes have become so cheap. Even proper planes, that aren't toy junk, are quite good and cheaply priced.

Deamonlord15 #13 Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:32 AM

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You know what would have been funny the plane falling out of the sky and hitting the camera man on the ground  :lol: by the way good vids I am hoping to make an RC Tiger II if I can find some kit B)

Coenraad #14 Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

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I can show a pic of my plane after when i come home from work :D

helli #15 Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:08 PM

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@OP:

Uh, shiny...  the plane of course, not your head! ;)

Joking aside I always wanted a RC heli as a kid/youth and never got one.... wait a minute I have my own money now, damn this forum is not good for my wallet :)

Anyone knowledgable around that can recommend a decent starter model (not too expensive so I won't be terrified of crashing it :))?

NatteFrost #16 Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:12 PM

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got my 1/16 pershing 2 days ago but wont build it before im done moving in august.

tryed a simple mini heli(4ch) a few years ago, dident go too well lol, never tryed planes.

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View Posthelli, on 28 July 2011 - 02:08 PM, said:

@OP:

Uh, shiny...  the plane of course, not your head! ;)

Joking aside I always wanted a RC heli as a kid/youth and never got one.... wait a minute I have my own money now, damn this forum is not good for my wallet :)

Anyone knowledgable around that can recommend a decent starter model (not too expensive so I won't be terrified of crashing it :))?

The best thing i can recomment is try a simulator. And learn to fly a helicopter there. They come with RC radio's (controller) that you can use with a real model as well.
Helicopters are more expencive to buy and crash then planes so some simulator time would save allot of money. The new E-flite Blade 450 3D is a nice heli to start with. It is not too big and expencive, and it can fly 3D (upside down etc) for when you get a little better.

On the Helicopter section on www.rcgroups.com you can also get tons of help on deciding on a model.

Edit: What?! My head ain't shiny? Now i am offended where is my pollishing rag and baby oil? :D

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View PostNatteFrost, on 28 July 2011 - 02:12 PM, said:

got my 1/16 pershing 2 days ago but wont build it before im done moving in august.

tryed a simple mini heli(4ch) a few years ago, dident go too well lol, never tryed planes.

Small heli's are often fixed pitch (the blades can not change pitch, only speed). Those give only very little response to imputs and are generaly restricted to indoors flying. Heli's with variable pitch blades(the common design) are allot more stable and easy to control becourse they have a higher "headspead" ( The rotors spin way faster) But if you don't cut the throttle before you crash you will also have more damage. But

plizzken_dk #19 Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:03 PM

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I fly a blade msr:

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.. but I like driving my E-revo brushess edition better :-)
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X534 #20 Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

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that would be quite awesome if it was proper car size. probably be too big for the roads if it was :D




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