R/C Planes nitro or electric

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  1. binky

    binky New Member

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    I am into remote control (R/C) planes....mainly gas (nitro) but looking into the electrics. Anybody else here into them and know of any R/C friendly campgrounds.

    Happy camping and happy flying..
    Binky
     
  2. hanson1522

    hanson1522 Belleville, IL

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    I am, do not know of any friendly for them but i have been expanding my skills and i am in to helis
    mainly minis electric. i have an blade cx2 that i love it is easy to learn and cheep to replace
    for just under 200 u get the everything u need to fly including the radio one thing to warn u about it is not wind friendly u need no wind a all the cool thing is the light kit for night fly it is a good way to meet others in the site also a conversation starter
    well good luck to ya
     
  3. binky

    binky New Member

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    Not familiar with the Cx2..........who makes it? I have hovered my supervisors electric helo around the office. Might look into a snmall electric helo for campground use....I am into big gas(nitro) aircraft...4-7 foot wingspan stuff. Trainers, sport and 3-d flying.
     
  4. ejbrandley

    ejbrandley New Member

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    i'm into nitro rc stadium trucks with my son we have 2 AE gt2's and he also has a t-max

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  5. svanarts

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    Woodward Resevoir in California has a RC strip just across the lake. I'm into the full sized planes so I can tell you about a lot of campgrounds on or near aiports. They frown on if not outright ban flying RC's at most airports though. But not all. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

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  6. RnR-WYO

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    I build & fly fixed wing nitro R/C. I don't think I would ever consider taking anyting that makes noise on a camping trip, heck, I dont even like a radio when I'm up in the woods. Now an elec heli or car might be a kick.
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  7. dirt4dinner

    dirt4dinner Hopin' parts don't fall off!

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    I get my nitro kicks on the ground! I usually bring at least one of my Revos on the trip. The current stable consists of 5 nitros (all off road monster trucks and buggies). I am also just about ready to buy one of the new HPI Baja 5b 1/5th scale gassers. I think that will be more fun camping, since they don't require engine tuning, or my entire pit box of parts and tools. I have had planes in the past...but I get nervous when my paycheck is flying around in the air with me at the controls!

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  8. Woodie1976

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    where in to nitro off road trucks.... at one point in time i had 13 HPI Savages, 3 MGT's, 2 Revo's and some other odds and ends

    now when we go i take a electric Team LOSI XXXT Matt Francis Addition with me to pass some time.... good huge good fun

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  9. gpd4

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    My hangar's full of nitro planes and a couple of cars, trucks, and boats. Every now and then I'll pack a couple planes up for a weekend trip, but it's private ground and I don't have to worry about taking out someone's camper - or child if something goes wrong in the air.
    If you want one to fly at a CG, look in to the Shock Flyers. They're really cheap, pretty tough, and will do EXACTLY what they're told on the sticks. All this and quiet, too! My problem, however, is that I do not own a LiPo battery charger and the thought of a $100 charger to fly a $20 plane seems wrong to me...I can always borrow one, though!
     
  10. rc4stroker

    rc4stroker New Member

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    I have flown the blade CX and some foam airplanes at camping areas. My home R/C field is on the other side from the camp ground at the Croft State Park in Spartanburg SC. I have been into R/C models for more than 35 years, I'm just a sport flyer to this day. I have flown nitros, trainers, gliders, 1/4" scale, sport models, and even tried helicopters. My favorite model is a electric foamie. No pressure, just like camping.

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  11. magic612

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    Well, I'm not sure I'd really call a few Cox .049 engines "nitro," so I'll say that I primarily fly electric. I've built quite a few planes (many designed myself) out of inexpensive insulation foam. This site has a lot of info about that, if anyone's interested: www.rcscratchbuilders.com

    One of these days I'm going to build a 3-D style plane that I can hover hanging off the prop, to make one that's more CG-friendly.

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  12. Martinfamily3

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    I just bought a Hobbico Avistar 40 select from Ebay. I have a Traxxas TMaxx so I have some nitro experience but I did not get any manuals with the plane or the field box.I have the plane figured out but the field box,Hobbico Deluxe Power Panel 2 has me very confused. Does anyone have one of these? If so I've got some questions for you.Please let me know if you can help me. I am going to call the local Modelers club to work with a trainer and learn to fly.

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  13. magic612

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    Might try checking out either RCGroups.com or RCUniverse.com - either one of those forums would have a LOT of folks that undoubtedly have that power panel, and could guide you through any questions you may have. I personally prefer RCGroups, but RCUniverse is good too.

    Hope that helps!

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  14. binky

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    The manual can be located on this page (at the bottom) Manual

    What questions do you have? Are you using a wired glow plug heater or a remote glow stick?

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  15. Martinfamily3

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    Hey Binky,I dropped you a line but it got bounced back to me telling me that you are no longer available at that e mail address.

    The main question I have is how do I charge the battery? I have cord with the Hobbico logo on it with two alligator clips. I assume that I have to take the side panel off and take the battery out and hook the clips to it to charge it.
    At the same time I would think that there has to be faster way. Under the place where I plug the starter cord it reads "charge field box" so is there another cord that I can use to charge the box without taking it apart?

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  16. binky

    binky New Member

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    You should be able to use the "charge field box" terminals with the Hobbico charger. The alligator clips will clip into the plug holes One jaw in hole, the other on the insulator. Just make sure the battery is connected properly to the panel (polarity-wise) and that the alligator clips don't touch the metal on the front of the panel.

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  17. FarmerBob

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    I am getting my first PUP today, used. One use I have in mind is to house my scoring booth for my off-road RC track, for the scoring computer, printer, PA system, and all that stuff.
     
  18. scramblermaxx

    scramblermaxx New Member

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    Im into RC off road cars-
    I've taken me and my 4 yr old sons electric trucks camping with us several times bystanders seem to enjoy the spectacle. People get a real kick when they see how fast and powerful a brushless powered truck can be.

    I can't say the same when I hear someone fire up their nitro RC car at a campground- I like nitro but nobody really wants to hear that racket when they are camping in the woods.
     
  19. Fred420

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    I fly Glow and Elec fixed wing, and have 2 glow trucks. When we go camping I take 2 planes: Elec Sailplane and a Elec 3D. We camp at SP and KOA's. I have never had a problem when I fly.. I will go away from the CG area and usally 3 or 4 people will wander over to talk and watch. It is a great way to introduce new people to RC Flying. I have introduced 6 other people that now fly at their club fields.

    I would never take a Glow plane or truck to a CG due to the noise. Yes......I have even complained to a couple of fliers that were flyin glow and were also way to close to the camping area. And one guy kept running his RC Truck all around the CG on the roads, he was a nasty ******* when I asked him to find someother place to drive his truck. He would run it threw the sites and I got excited and, "frightened for my kids life", LOL, shot it with my paintball gun, LOL. He called the local sheriff, but they told him not to go by my site. I did get a citation for shooting it in the CG area but it was dismissed when I explained my story to the Judge, and I did get my PB gun back. You HAVE to respect the other campers who do not want to hear Nitro engines screaming away.

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    Edited by - Fred420 on March 05 2009 12:53:43
     
  20. binky

    binky New Member

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    One of the CG's I go to has a large open field, far from campers.....but you never know what will happen. I think I will put out the cash for an electric. sadly, I haven't been able to fly in over 10 months due to new work schedule. Planes gathering dust at the house.

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