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

    My first was a Goldberg Cub. It's hanging in my garage right now. It's well over 20 years old and is still flyable.

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    I suppose my first plane was a CL cox-powered F-15 Propjet. I bought it at the tender age of 11 and the first time Dad and I took it out it went up, down and that was the end of that.

    for Christmas in 2010 my dear wife bought me a BNF Parkzone Super Cub LP. I bought the Phoenix Flight Sim with a DX5 and practiced 'till the snow melted, then went up with it a few times. What a rush!

    When I found my club and enrolled in flight school they recommended a glow trainer, so I bought an RTF Hobbico Hobbistar MK III Select. Here she is on day one.




    Some small changes came that year - an upgrade to 2.4 GHz, bigger wheels, a remote glow plug port, stronger nose gear and a more robust aileron linkage. I learned to fly on that plane in 2011 and got my wings that summer. In the years that followed I've made a lot more mods on that plane since then:

    - tail dragger conversion
    - bolt-on wing
    - dual aileron servos
    - gas power conversion (from OS .65LA to DLE 20)
    - ski/wheel combination
    - heat-formed plastic cowl

    Here's how she looks now.




    Major mishaps have included a tree collision (rebuilt the wing) and a cartwheel (broke the tail off and repaired it). She's still flying, but more of a handful than the gentle trainer she started out as!

    As for the Super Cub, she still hangs in the workshop waiting to fly again another day.

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    Kadet MkII with an O.S. 40 FSR engine and a Naviteer radio (1977)
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    Dynaflite Drifter II glider with Futaba 4ch am sport radio....1980. I think it got lost in the shuffle of a military move, so I cant honestly say where it ended up.

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    Back in the mid 70's I bought a 8' glider with a Cox Sanwa 2 channel radio from my cousin. I don't have any idea what the name of it was but I took it to a big hill and tossed it off. It had a wicked tuck under that got worse as it went faster and the second attempt ended in a broken wing. I fixed it and he took it back on trade for a tunnel hull boat with a Fuji .15 out board that turned out to have stripped gears in the leg. No parts available!
    Had one of those but it broke!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OldPrairieRedNeck View Post
    Back in the mid 70's I bought a 8' glider with a Cox Sanwa 2 channel radio from my cousin. I don't have any idea what the name of it was but I took it to a big hill and tossed it off. It had a wicked tuck under that got worse as it went faster and the second attempt ended in a broken wing. I fixed it and he took it back on trade for a tunnel hull boat with a Fuji .15 out board that turned out to have stripped gears in the leg. No parts available!
    That sounds like a bad experiance.
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    Goldberg Eaglet. First on 3 channels and later on 4. Powered by an OS .20FP and an Airtronics 4 channel AM radio. Great relaxing little plane to learn to fly on. Not so great for aerobatics! Spread it all over the runway learning to do low inverted passes. Liked it so much when I got back into the hobby I hunted down another one and flew it with a Saito 30.

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    The first plane I had was a used Debolt Champ. I flew it on escapement but once Kraft came out I changed it over. Had many, many flights with it. It went in one winter day when I have to think the battery went down and was badly damaged. Broke the crank shaft at the back of the thread on the VECO 19. I did repair the airplane and built several more 19 to 30 powered. Remember flying it backwards in the wind. Great trainer on three channel, switch rudder to aileron on 4 channel TX. ( I did learn on Single stick too! )

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    sorry I didn't mean to have this thread stop here.

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    My first "successful" RC plane was a Goldberg Gentle Lady. Taught myself to fly on that with an .049 power pod and also a high start.

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