I've never flown an RC plane. I assemble a lot of free flight models
when I was a kid and soloed in a war surplus Piper J3 the summer I had
my 17th birthday. I came in too high for a 3-point landing and too low
to hop over a barbed wire fence , so I made a 45 degree turn with one
wheel on the ground and the tail still in the air. The plane didn't
have wheel brakes, so I had to let it roll down into a shallow gully
and get out to pick up the tail and turn it around. Then I gunned to
get out of the gully and taxi past my instructor. He was wearing khaki
trousers and I could see that he had wet his pants.
There are times when discretion is the better part of valor. This
seemed like one of those times, so I taxied several hundred yards
further, killed the engine, hopped onto my bicycle and bailed out of
On 5/28/11, Pete <georgeyyy@...> wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> I know about Microflight. The fellow in Group photo of the finished unit has
> the Micro Butterfly. He flew a demo inside his shop for me. The micro RC is
> amazing to say the least. Ken was apparently one of the top RC pilots in the
> country when he was younger. One of the clubs he blongs to flies in one of
> the local HS Gyms. He has dozens of RC planes, receivers & transmitters...a
> good resource when the time comes.
> --- In email@example.com, "Frank McNeill"
> <frankmcneilll@...> wrote:
>> Hi Pete,
>> Go to http://www.microflight.com/ for stuff that might also be used in
>> pop-pop boats.
>> Old Frank
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Pete" <georgeyyy@> wrote:
>> > Thanks Daryl,
>> > I still have a Pop-Pop "CLERMONT" on the back burner. Perhaps I should
>> > add the RC capability to its design. Many of your ideas would work in
>> > paddleboat with minor mods.
>> > I've added 4 photos from our Unveiling event at the Clermont State
>> > Historic Site in Germantown, NY. Now closer to Pop-Pop work....
>> > Pete
>> > --- In email@example.com, "Daryl" <darylcanada73@>
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Came across this today from a subscriber. Thought Pete and others
>> > might be interested.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > http://www.youtube.com/user/sanddragon99?email=subscription_create#p/a/u\
>> > /1/jy5tCsVfFxE
>> > >
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