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    Getting back into the hobby



    I'm starting to get the urge to take up the hobby again after 12 odd years. I've still got my plane (Super Sporster 40) and gear but I think this plane will be a bit advanced for my very rusty skills. So I am after some recommendations of a 40 size glow plane I can use to get my confidence and skills back but that I wont grow out of too quickly as I hope to pick it up fairly quickly again. I will be getting myself a simulator to practice a bit without the risk. I am also happy to build from a kit too.

    Thanks in advance


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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    turbodave, a Worldstar 40 is just the thing to get you into it again. Docile at low rates and a real adrenilin rush at high rates. Also get to a club and spend a day with an instructor and you will be surprised just how much you haven't forgotton
    Bill from Queensland

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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    Super Sportsters aren't that demanding. I'd say work on the sim for a bit and maybe spend your money on a new radio (you'd be amazed at how much they've improved in 12 years) then get out and fly it. You might consider setting up a lower rate than you used to fly with depending on how hot you liked to run the Super Sportster back in the day.
    No kid, I said break ground and fly into the wind!

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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    Flying is like riding a bicycle, you never forget how. And that's a fact. So get out there and fly.

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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    Easy Sport, knock off Falcon 56. Flies and looks good and will do some fun things.

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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    Turbodave. I had a similar time away from the hobby. My old plane was a 4 star 40. I thought "should I relearn everything and buy a trainer?". I talked with the local club president and he told me to come out to he field and fly the club trainer a few times to see how rusty I really was. It took about two flights. It would have been a waste for me to buy to buy a trainer.

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    RE: Getting back into the hobby

    They are right, its like riding a bike.

    I was gone for 15 years, and came back. I flew for at a indoor event and within 3 weeks of out door. I was teaching flying again.

    good luck, I like your idea of coming back slow. do what your are comfortable with enjoy.

    sticks
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