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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhughes View Post
    Before lornes father passed away he used to come up to the field almost every time we came out to fly. Just hung out and chatted he made it a very frielndy environment
    I had to go dig this out of my old desktop.
    Yes Horace was always fun to be around. Lorne's Dad yes, but my friend too. (tear in my eye).
    The beginning of the Hanger on the hill.
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    My first plane I scratch built with a foam cut wing sheeted in Bristol board(balsa shortage) and covered in monocoat. I scaled the plans up out of the current edition of the time RCM magazine using my dads drafting table and using the scale that was always in the bottom right corner of each page. The school yard special the name of the plane, .15 size trainer designed by Fred Reece. Powered by a used Enya .15 that Dad brought back from the Toledo model show. It flew ok but after few flights my Instructor (Walt B.) from the Springford club suggested that I would do bretter with a bigger plane. So back to the basement and pulled out a set of Falcon 56 plans and the tail section of a previously re-kitted Falcon by dad the season prior. Scratch built the rest and a club member (Harry S.) sold me a K&B .40.... the rest is history.... I have been flying for almost the past 35 years only taking some time off for school.

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by -Snuts- View Post
    Bill glad to see you made over here. (Welcome).
    I have no real stories about my first airframe. I do remember it, ha. A 12yr old seldom forgets fond memories like that. Helped mold me to who I am today.
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    Thanks - truth be told (because you are a CL guy) my first gas powered plane was a yellow plastic Cox 049 (Baby Bee) that probably did not last more than a few circles around before it crashed to bits and pieces. However, that 049 flew in a small Ringmaster after that. That was almost 50 years ago now but started me down the road towards where I am today.

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    My first kit, airframe, everything. Was a Carl Goldberg Lil' Satin. I re-built that thing until I could fly it. I did get another, more suited airframe. Sure was easy to catch on to that, by then. We burned a pile of fuel. No money, or time to get in trouble. I was cutting 10 lawns each week the next year. To feed my addiction, ha-ha.
    Who I am today, well. Here is a photo taken only a few years ago. Lorne's oldest Son Josh. His first flight. On my 3Meter glider. 5 minutes with the rudder only. I was coaching him in-out of lift. He as just beaming. How many modellers can say they learned to fly in a lawn chair.

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    I got into CL back in the early 70's....my first was a Cox Bushmaster and my brother got the Cox P40 Warhawk. We didn't have much success with those two as they were to quick for our abilities, so we each got a Cox Super Sportsman...these were a lot slower and we could manage those well. Wish I still had these....brings back lots of happy memories

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    Not an RC or even CL plane but my brother and I had one of these too...Cox Silver Bullet....great fun back in the day

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    That was great Curt!
    Should have has GI. Joe on there hanging on for dear life. lol
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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    Pretty primitive in today's standards, but back then we thought we had the world by the tail. We should have taken better care of those as they are almost impossible to find anymore.

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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    My first plane was a Sig Kadet MKII kit.
    I was young (maybe 13) and had time to build in the winter and I STRIVED to make the plane EXACTLY like the sample pic on the box!
    I was so happy when it turned out just as i wanted it to.

    However, in a small town, there was only M.A.N. and the one guy who flew RC (45 min away, back then was very far) for guidance.

    When he came down to maiden my plane, I distinctly remember the words "I can't guarantee the build, nor what happens in the air, do you accept that?" "Yes" "OK, lets go!"

    The plane nose-dived into the road on the first downwind...... Half a circuit of flight, after a winters worth of work. Disappointed, absolutely, but motivated, as it flew!!!

    I barely even knew what 'soldering' was back then...and the elevator's balsa pushrod, with metal clevis's, vibrated(rotated) free, and the elevator fell with no support.

    So, next plan was an MidWest Aerostar .40 ARF, which I flew for years, with many repairs!

    My first landing ever was at -10C on a cleared ice rink on the frozen York River in Gaspe with my uncle and cousin, deadstick.

    Sooo much fun this is eh!!!!
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    Re: Your 1st RC Plane / Where is it now?

    Quote Originally Posted by -Snuts- View Post
    My first kit, airframe, everything. Was a Carl Goldberg Lil' Satin. I re-built that thing until I could fly it. I did get another, more suited airframe. Sure was easy to catch on to that, by then. We burned a pile of fuel. No money, or time to get in trouble. I was cutting 10 lawns each week the next year. To feed my addiction, ha-ha.
    Who I am today, well. Here is a photo taken only a few years ago. Lorne's oldest Son Josh. His first flight. On my 3Meter glider. 5 minutes with the rudder only. I was coaching him in-out of lift. He as just beaming. How many modellers can say they learned to fly in a lawn chair.

    Oh, life is good.

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    Love that picture of josh dale. Man is he concentrating. This summer is going to be his summer to fly
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