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Old_Iron_Spine
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January 12, 2012 - 5:26 pm
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Is there anyone on here who flys airplanes or outside helicopters? Or both. And if so, what one do you like more? Helicopters or airplanes?

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January 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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Fly both-Outside helis with lots of channels are a lot harder to fly.Hence indoor 3 channel Syma107. Planes are awesome.Foam planes need no wind as hard to control.I fly 3 planes in the morning around 6am as long as no big wind,then hit home fly a few Syma helis,that my dog loves to eat-Then wait for dusk if wind ok to fly planes again-so to answer your question,just flying anything is just an Adrenalin burst for me-Guess will be buried with my helis and planes -lol

"Fly like a butterfly sting like a Syma" http://syma107.com

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January 12, 2012 - 9:43 pm

I have a couple of nitro powered rc airboats that have gotten airborne a few times, but I usually try to keep my (larger quantities of) money, planted firmly on the ground! Lol that is, until I look at my driver's license, and it says 'Trump'! Lol then I'll be willing to more freely crash my wallet into the ground! LaughAhhhahahaha Dig where I'm coming from!?! Cool

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Hahaha! Trump, "You're fired." hahaha! Can you show me what boats you have? I don't really look at RC boats cause we have a kayak, so, to me, if we go to the lake and take a boat, we'll take the kayak. But I LOVE boats! I mainly like German U-boats. WWII is my speciality. Do you play with your rc boats in a lake? Or a pond, or a pool?

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Boats ? I have a 25cc petrol model offshore power boat, 4 feet long and it goes like **  quick.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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January 13, 2012 - 4:02 am
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Do you all go around with rc boating clubs?

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I do and we have our own lake.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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January 13, 2012 - 4:42 am
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You own your own lake, or the club owns their own lake?

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January 13, 2012 - 6:18 am

Like I said somewhere on here earlier, my AirBoats are in drydock! Lol But I took them to big ponds & little lakes. I usually tried to keep the size of lake down to something where I could cast a tennis ball out on a fishing pole, and retrieve the boats if they stalled out. Laugh I'll try to get a pic up sometime, but just imagine a 2 foot tunnel hull boat, with a 40. air cooled nitro airplane engine on a mount in the rear of it, and the prop was a 9 inch prop, and I remove the factory submersed rudder, and replace it with a larger (approx. 3" x 6") flap type rudder, right behind the engine. Wink I hope that paints a mental picture for you! Cool

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January 13, 2012 - 6:24 am

And a quick P.S. A cool and cheap AirBoat kit that I never owned, but mu buddy had a couple of, is called a 'SwampBuggy', and the cool thing, is that you can run it on the water, the snow, the ice, or even just plain old wet grass! Lol Now Y'all shut up about boats before I start dumping money back into that hobby again! Ahhhahahaha Laugh

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Old_Iron_Spine said:

You own your own lake, or the club owns their own lake?

The lake is on public land but we pay for the rights to it as a model boat club.

Yep that is me in the wellies.

 

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I wanted boats, but I have nowhere to really use them. There's a nice, big lake near my house, (well two, but one is full of paddleboats...) but I never get the time.

 

What was cool was the Airhogs one thing that could go on land, sea, and fly in the air.

 

That was cool, but no way would I have paid $70 for that gimic when it was new, 5 years ago.

 

Still leery about spending $40 on any heli! (like a 301g, 031g or 033g, even though they're even more...)

 

That said, I've paid cash for $185 train sets before... but that was after 3/4 of a year of saving up a lot of money. (well, the $10/week I've gotten from my grandparents from helping them for my entire life... and the occasional bit of extra money from when we had cars to scrap... that was when I was rolling in it- getting $150 or so every month or so! As a kid, that's a lot of money, even if it only lasted a year and a half)

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I had a model train lol. Then I wanted more room in my bedroom so we put it in its box and put it in the garage. Then I got a drum set lol which takes up about as much room. Oh well. I'll have to look the video up cause the iPad only does videos straight from YouTube. I think an rc boat or rc submarine would be fun. However, I don't find them as intriguing as an airplane or helicopter due to the fact I wanna hit the wakes in a lake instead of the rc boat hitting wakes in the lake cause when I see a boat hitting wakes, it makes me want to be in the boat, and it's basically torture. However, I do think being in a boat is better than being in an airplane, and an airplane is better than being in a car. I would join the navy or air force, but I can't cause I had a back surgery (hence my name), but oh we'll, I'll buy my own boat and become like an X-ray tech or something and be an rc aviator at the same time. It'll be fine.

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January 13, 2012 - 6:59 am
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And CPD, amazon still sells the storm launcher for about $30 now.

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January 13, 2012 - 7:12 am
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Did you like my vid of my boat I built it myself.

It says, say something here --- so I have

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Wow, looks right out of the factory! Must've taken a crapload of work to get it like that!

 

Looks great and flys around the lake like crazy!

 

(forgot something... I was trying to make an RC sailboat, but that project's been on hold for years. (had a box of wood scraps, and glued some together and waterproofed it for the hull, all it needs is a waterproof battery, a junk RC car to rip some stuff from, the deck and masts finished, and it's good to go!

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CPD said:

Wow, looks right out of the factory! Must've taken a crapload of work to get it like that!

 

Looks great and flys around the lake like crazy!

 

(forgot something... I was trying to make an RC sailboat, but that project's been on hold for years. (had a box of wood scraps, and glued some together and waterproofed it for the hull, all it needs is a waterproof battery, a junk RC car to rip some stuff from, the deck and masts finished, and it's good to go!

It did take loads of work, it has 1.5 HP gas engine, and I have another one on the bench AND WHEN FINNISHED WILL TOP 5.8 HP

From the Bonzi stable in the US.  

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January 13, 2012 - 8:06 am

where can I see this video? Smile

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January 13, 2012 - 9:12 am
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Nice boat! 😀 makes me want an rc boat lol. Are they easy?

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January 13, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Oh, I see the vid now! Lol Just scroll up you big dummy! Lol (my Fred Sanford impression) Laugh

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