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Old 01-11-2004, 12:46 PM
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how old is everyone? how many years have u been flying?
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:53 PM
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i'm 19. been flying for 14 years now. soloed when i was 5. learned on a yard dart and old enya 40. still fly it today not much about 4 times a year.

fly mostly 3d

new toc wantabe

hate people that fly circles and try to tell you how to fly 3d gets to me bad

and tell you what engine you should have put on it yea so it flutters if you pull out at full throttle



and sorry for taking a half page to tell you how old i am
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14
3 years
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:55 PM
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im 15 and have been flying for 4 years. i fly mostly 3d also.
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:57 PM
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Im 5464 Days old (14 and 354 days old)

I fly 3D with electrics/giants/glow

Ive been flying for 6 months of glow and 1 year overall. On and off the first 6 months
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:13 PM
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Im 15 years old and have been flying about 14-16 months. Its a great hobby, wish I started earlier than i did!
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:19 PM
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I get to be the old one here, thats a first

I am 22
I have been flying R/C since I was 11 or 12 (cant remember). I have been taking it seriously for the past 3 years and started flying 3D almost 2 years ago.
Right now I am only flying small glow powered 3D models. I have a 33% that should be ready in a few months so I can really key in on my precision 3D.
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:23 PM
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Wow yiu guys are youngsters,
I have daughters your age.
Im 35 and I have been flying RC for about 7 months steady, but have flown a little in years past, plus I have years of U Control Experience. My U Control plane of choice is the Flight Streak!!
I am learning fast and getting pretty decent at most of the 3D basics, but I havent quite figured out how to do a true hover or torque roll, but Im working on it.
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It seems like with every post the age is increasing....So far I'm the oldest. I'm 39 Been flying about 8 months. I've been flying more than anyone in my club the entire summer and still flying today. I also practice alot on the simulator. My type of flying is anything that makes the plane tumble through the air and do crazy things. That's my type of flying (IMAC and 3d).

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Hi guys Im 17 been flying for 5 years...i fly 3d and freestyle and a bit of smooth stuff

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22 years

10 years

Many year instructor, V.P., Safety O., Field Marshall, and secretary at two different clubs (including one I helped start).

3D and IMAC stuffs mostly, I enjoy scale aerobatics as much if not more so than 3D. Sure rolling harriers and waterfalls are sweet, but I don't think it beats a perfect 1,1/4 snap roll on a 45 degree upline into a beautiful lomcevak (with smoke on *drool*) . But thats in my own opinion of course.

Oh and I'm helping a local company develop an amazing new scale aerobat that will blow everything else away (even Troy Built ).
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:02 PM
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blow away TBM stuff??? I dunno about that Dont you guys need a test pilot
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:16 PM
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Im 17 yrs old. I been flying for about a 2- 3 months. I LoVE 3d i plan on getting in it soon. At the moment im flying a H9 Super Stick,which is awesome compared to my trainer(now dead, Super Star Select). The pic is not mine, but i wanted a big stick at first but my LhS didnt have one SO i got the Super.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:35 PM
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This will blow the average -

Am 57 and been flying RC off and on for 25+ years - started with U Control when I was a teenager in the '60s, first radio was a Kraft four channel in 1976, as I recall - cost me $250 bucks THEN (gotta be pushing $2000 in today's dollars...)

Like Warbirds, scale, gliders and flying just for the hell of it...

RC has really improved - still love to build, but also enjoy the speed of ARF!!

Excited about returning to RC again after a long layoff..

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I'm 19 and have been flying RC for nearly 6 years. Now finishing a 42% Cap 232. I fly all sorts of models but would rather fly Freestlye models. Currently flying a Flip Evolution ( modified Flip 3D)

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Old 01-11-2004, 03:14 PM
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I'm 15 and I've been flying for 5 years, mostly fun fly stuff (UK nationals for the last 3 years) but startin to get into 3D more and more lately
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:16 PM
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I am 15 almost 16 and have been flying total for 10 almost 11 years , and have been flying 3D for 3 almost 4 years.
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:24 PM
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hi guys im 31 and i have been flying for just over a year,i total love the sport ..just a shame i have to go to work []
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Old 01-11-2004, 04:27 PM
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16 Flying for 10 moths have A and B cert and fly 3D
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peter_m, what are A and B cert ? ( Hope you don`t mind the question ).
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er, well. The A means we can fly anywere in the country, B is in front of public. I think. Ive currently got my A and i failed my B first time cos my examioner asked a stupid question *rant, rave, moan, curse*..........................

Just to ad to mine, i fly 3D for 2 years of my 3, started on fun flys in the first year and progressed into what im hopeing to be smooth, really low precise 3D on a bigger plane than a 50 lol
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:11 PM
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man hope dave brown keeps his but outa here. thats all we need now a and b cert. herd somewere they are going to try to sell ama bath mats.
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:32 PM
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Now I really feel old, turned 68 in dec. Started flying RC in the early 60s. I guess your only as old as you feel. Like the fun stuff mostly. Magic, Funair 20, pizza box, Spad 3D. Many scale planes, 3 hellies Gyrocopters ducted fans. You see, I've had lots of time to try everything.
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:53 PM
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I am 11 and have been flying for 3 years. I am in F3A competiton and hoping to go to the world championships if not next year the year after.And i would also like to go to TOC. Oh, and i hover and fly 3D!
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26 and been flyin 11 years now, loved every minute of it and sill get excited every time on the way to the field. There was a period towards the end of this last summer where my brother and I flew every day for 6 weeks straight and got disappointed when fall was near because the days were growing short, just cant get sick of it

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