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I can't believe...
Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 9:45 AM

the cool toys some people have. 

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 27, 2020 9:58 AM

Folks who fly these must have been born with nerves of steel.

Very cool. I've had the experience of seeing RC jets fly on a couple of occasions, but none of the very big ones like this one.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 10:04 AM

Greg
Folks who fly these must have been born with nerves of steel.

Amen to that, Greg considering the costs involved.

Here is another cool one...

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, January 27, 2020 10:12 AM

Cool

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 27, 2020 10:34 AM

Greg

Folks who fly these must have been born with nerves of steel.

Very cool. I've had the experience of seeing RC jets fly on a couple of occasions, but none of the very big ones like this one.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WZ6PgsBhM

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 27, 2020 10:44 AM

GMorrison

 

 
Greg

Folks who fly these must have been born with nerves of steel.

Very cool. I've had the experience of seeing RC jets fly on a couple of occasions, but none of the very big ones like this one.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WZ6PgsBhM

 

 

Yep. Seen that before, and you're spot on, that's exactly what I'm talking about, Bill.

I guess some folk could live with that. Too much stress for me.

In the meantime, I've wondered after seeing that video the first time a while back, are steep turns an authorized maneuver in full scale B-52s? I'm guessing not so much, but really I have no idea.

It does look like the model sustained the turn until maybe 45-50 + degrees of bank before beginning the pirhoutte into the flat spin, though. Impressive, in a way.

 

 

-Greg

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, January 27, 2020 10:48 AM

Yes the risk they are taking each time those huge R/C planes takes to the sky is enormous!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:43 AM

Hi;

 We have a group that flies near here. The biggesst I've seen fly so far was a B-24!!

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:47 AM

Duplicate post

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:47 AM

"Yep. Seen that before, and you're spot on, that's exactly what I'm talking about, Bill.

I guess some folk could live with that. Too much stress for me.

In the meantime, I've wondered after seeing that video the first time a while back, are steep turns an authorized maneuver in full scale B-52s? I'm guessing not so much, but really I have no idea.

It does look like the model sustained the turn until maybe 45-50 + degrees of bank before beginning the pirhoutte into the flat spin, though. Impressive, in a way."

 

 

 

Amazing. It's a big RC plane with a big smoke plume that goes with it. Just like the real thing.

Any thoughts on what that Concord would cost to make? 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 27, 2020 12:08 PM

I use to fly, and one montra we said was you WILL crash at some point. That actually took some of the stress off. The bigest plane I flew was a 1/6 scale Spit with a 6' wing span powered by a Super Tygre .90 if I rember. Flew well and I sold it before I crashed it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 27, 2020 12:12 PM

GMorrison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WZ6PgsBhM

And the announcer says, "OK, next up....."

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 27, 2020 1:03 PM

I wonder with something that expensive, can they insure it?  I suppose if you can afford to own a model that expensive, you could probably afford the premiums.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by patrick206 on Monday, January 27, 2020 3:25 PM

I recall a dollar figure of about $70,000 lost when that '52 augered in, those jet engines cost a real bundle. I dread the day that one might end up in a bunch of spectators, an opportunity for a tragic result.

Fingers crossed.

Patrick

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 27, 2020 3:37 PM

I was at an airshow up in Windsor CA at the Cal Fire base. In between S2 turbo take offs and some air stunts, I wandered over to the RC area. Guy has a big helicopter model.

Goes straight up about 25 feet and straight down about 26 feet.

"Oh well, there goes $ 5,000!" he grumbles.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 4:20 PM

GMorrison

I was at an airshow up in Windsor CA at the Cal Fire base. In between S2 turbo take offs and some air stunts, I wandered over to the RC area. Guy has a big helicopter model.

Goes straight up about 25 feet and straight down about 26 feet.

"Oh well, there goes $ 5,000!" he grumbles.

 

Oh man. Expensive hobby.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 4:28 PM

patrick206

I recall a dollar figure of about $70,000 lost when that '52 augered in, those jet engines cost a real bundle. I dread the day that one might end up in a bunch of spectators, an opportunity for a tragic result.

Fingers crossed.

Patrick

 

Very expensive crash and amen about the spectators. 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 27, 2020 5:06 PM

Here is a better video of the Concord. I can't get over this thing. I'd have guess it cost in the hundreds of thousands. Just guessing though. 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, January 27, 2020 5:35 PM

If I had $70K+ for a toy, I think I would rather buy something I could ride in, like a Mercedes or a Corvette....

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 27, 2020 7:46 PM

Gee friggin' whiz I can't even fly a paper airplane without crashing it... Sad

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 27, 2020 8:01 PM

Thata a beauty.  Haven't flown anything in a while but I have a couple planes and a couple choppers.  The choppers are terrifying!

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by WillysMB on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:44 AM

Saw a video awhile ago of a large scale B-29 with an X-1. The B-29 was amazing, but then he dropped the X-1 which lit off an engine of some kind and flew independently for awhile before extending the gear and landing.

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:27 PM

WillysMB

Saw a video awhile ago of a large scale B-29 with an X-1. The B-29 was amazing, but then he dropped the X-1 which lit off an engine of some kind and flew independently for awhile before extending the gear and landing.

 

 

That would be cool to see. I will search for it.

RC would be a fun hobby.  I wish I had the gumption to try it. 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:29 PM

keavdog
The choppers are terrifying!

I've always liked the copters. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:27 PM

I've heard of 52's going to 60 degrees and hard back stick to avoid SAM's during Viet Nam....but the main wing spars aren't happy.

We had a "G" from our base that came back.  After they examined it, it went back to be stripped of anything still usable and  scrapped.  Couldn't fly over any populated area, had minimum and maximum speed and altitude restrictions.  They were surprised it got back to Guam from the mission, let alone back to CA.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:29 AM

I havent flown RC in a while but the largest ones in my hanger are 1/4 ( 8 footers) scale Cub and Citabria, one powered by a Zenoa G-23 and the other with a 120 4cycle. Both very cool and relaxed flyers. believe it or not, the larger the plane the easier it is to fly. Low wings and jets are to me rocks with an engine, loss of power and it comes down like a rock.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:20 PM

Hi;

        I still do R.C. Only I now confine it to Water. The hulls, filled with foam don't sink, as of yet anyway. The most I have invested is the cost of the Radio Transmitter and Reciever. All the ships and boats are built according to plans. Now the thing is the material is Plastic scrap and Evergreen.

     Oh, I forgot the cost of the batteries which also supply the ballast. They run about $60.00 to $150.00 apiece. 12 Volt lets me run for at least three hours at ahead full. Four and a half hours at ahead standard!

 The fastest boat I have is a scratch-Built Ranger bass Boat with three Ken dolls on board. She will do a screaming  RealTwenty M.P.H with the Scratchbuilt Out Board engine! I run a slightly oversize prop on everything to get scale performance. On the Bass Boat I also run what is known to Bass-Fisherman as a " Whale Tail " on the engine to act as a cavitation plate!

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:20 PM

plasticjunkie

I havent flown RC in a while but the largest ones in my hanger are 1/4 ( 8 footers) scale Cub and Citabria, one powered by a Zenoa G-23 and the other with a 120 4cycle. Both very cool and relaxed flyers. believe it or not, the larger the plane the easier it is to fly. Low wings and jets are to me rocks with an engine, loss of power and it comes down like a rock.

 

PJ, that sounds cool. It's cool to see who all the RC people are on here. It would also be cool if you guys post some pics of your RC.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:22 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

        I still do R.C. Only I now confine it to Water. The hulls, filled with foam don't sink, as of yet anyway. The most I have invested is the cost of the Radio Transmitter and Reciever. All the ships and boats are built according to plans. Now the thing is the material is Plastic scrap and Evergreen.

     Oh, I forgot the cost of the batteries which also supply the ballast. They run about $60.00 to $150.00 apiece. 12 Volt lets me run for at least three hours at ahead full. Four and a half hours at ahead standard!

 The fastest boat I have is a scratch-Built Ranger bass Boat with three Ken dolls on board. She will do a screaming  RealTwenty M.P.H with the Scratchbuilt Out Board engine! I run a slightly oversize prop on everything to get scale performance. On the Bass Boat I also run what is known to Bass-Fisherman as a " Whale Tail " on the engine to act as a cavitation plate!

 

TB, that sounds pretty cool. Wish you'd post pics.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:22 PM

Bakster

 

 
plasticjunkie

I havent flown RC in a while but the largest ones in my hanger are 1/4 ( 8 footers) scale Cub and Citabria, one powered by a Zenoa G-23 and the other with a 120 4cycle. Both very cool and relaxed flyers. believe it or not, the larger the plane the easier it is to fly. Low wings and jets are to me rocks with an engine, loss of power and it comes down like a rock.

 

 

 

PJ, that sounds cool. It's cool to see who all the RC people are on here. It would also be cool if you guys post some pics of your RC.

 

I will take some pictures tomorrow and post them.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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