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Old 04-01-2008, 02:12 PM
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Oh, one other comment...

On : http://www.gettingairborne.com/download_page.html

"Video Set #1 - Building an RC Trainer Kid"

Wow...bet THAT'S an interesting set of videos.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:13 PM
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Great Site!! Lot's of good info for beginners. Between your site and Paul's Airfieldmodels.com, there are few questions still left to be answered.
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Fantastic! Thanks, ken and Minn!!

Wonderful site that I will spend the entire evening on, I'm sure. There's a lot that I have forgotten over the years.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:24 PM
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Nice job, guys!

One comment, you only listed the Avistar as an RTF (and slammed it for having a weak engine). It does come as an ARF, and then you can choose whatever engine you want. I started with an Avistar and an OS 50SX, and that engine has lived on to fly in at least two other planes since then.

EDIT - BTW, I'm putting a link to your Getting Airborn page on our club's website!
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:40 PM
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I HAVE owned a Telemaster. but it was a LOOOng time ago and I did not build it.

I remember it was an all-stick build which I would discourage a newbie from attempting, and since we have the LT-40 on there, well hell, it's damn near the same plane and a helluva lot easier to build than a stick-frame.
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Another comment...sorta a general web design" thing...

THANK YOU for actually launching a site WITH CONTENT. There are, imo, very few things on the web as annoying as "Come check out my site!" and when you get there, it's one page of "This will be my site about transexual nazi eskimos spanking spanish nuns" and everything else a bunch of "Coming soon!" garbage.

It's a treat to see someone say "Hey, we have this site with useful info" and to find that the site ACTUALLY HAS a significant amount of useful info!
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I HAVE owned a Telemaster. but it was a LOOOng time ago and I did not build it.

I remember it was an all-stick build which I would discourage a newbie from attempting, and since we have the LT-40 on there, well hell, it's damn near the same plane and a helluva lot easier to build than a stick-frame.
Fair enough. Just figured it was the quintessential trainer, and it comes as an ARF or RTF in about eleventy-nine versions now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:52 PM
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So, where's the transexual nazi eskimos spanking spanish nuns website?
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:18 PM
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Great Job guys - I'll have to put your site in the monthly newsletter.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:26 PM
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Thanks! We'll take all the free publicity we can get
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On you're radio page, The diagram under "Servo Reversing" should read "USA Standard Mode 2 Transmitter", not Mode 1.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:15 PM
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Good catch. I fixed it. Thanks
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You guys rock (but where's the Nexstar?![&o] Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:21 PM
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I've never even seen a Nextar in person. I've heard good things about it, but I've also heard bad things about it.

We are not going to post hearsay.

I happen to be a big fan of hobbico stuff, but I'm not going to recommend something that I don't have first-hand experience with.
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i like the about us part the best. well this sure will help all the newcomers here
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:32 PM
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I've never even seen a Nextar in person. I've heard good things about it, but I've also heard bad things about it.

We are not going to post hearsay.

I happen to be a big fan of hobbico stuff, but I'm not going to recommend something that I don't have first-hand experience with.
I've trained quite a few on the Nexstar and if I have my druthers I usually don't recommend it. Why?? Price. It's one of the more expensive packages on the market, and mainly it's because of the "gadgets" on it (AFS, speed brakes, and wing droops). Most instructors will remove all three of those whenever a student shows up with a Nexstar. So if they're going to get removed why even pay the extra to start with??

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I've never even seen a Nextar in person. I've heard good things about it, but I've also heard bad things about it.

We are not going to post hearsay.

I happen to be a big fan of hobbico stuff, but I'm not going to recommend something that I don't have first-hand experience with.
This is an excellent answer.

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I've trained quite a few on the Nexstar and if I have my druthers I usually don't recommend it. Why?? Price. It's one of the more expensive packages on the market, and mainly it's because of the "gadgets" on it (AFS, speed brakes, and wing droops). Most instructors will remove all three of those whenever a student shows up with a Nexstar. So if they're going to get removed why even pay the extra to start with??

Ken
On Tower's website, there is only one ARF .40 size trainer that is less expensive than the Nexstar, which is the Tower Trainer. The ARF doesn't come with the AFS. As new as I am I can't say anything about the wing droops and speed brakes, but from what I've heard, those who have trained on a Nexstar have had positive experiences.

Anyway, AMAZING job on the site. I really like that it is so unbiased and based on good old honest experience. I am very grateful for all the hard work you guys put into this site, and will be happy to forward it to anyone I can.
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Just a bump, since this one seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

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Oh, one other comment...

On : http://www.gettingairborne.com/download_page.html

"Video Set #1 - Building an RC Trainer Kid"

Wow...bet THAT'S an interesting set of videos.
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Just a bump, since this one seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

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Oh, one other comment...

On : http://www.gettingairborne.com/download_page.html

"Video Set #1 - Building an RC Trainer Kid"

Wow...bet THAT'S an interesting set of videos.
Thanks for catching it. I fixed the typo that my fat fingers made!!!!

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If you click on that site it ask you for ID and Password
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Not a major link problem, when you are on the video downloads page, the link to videos is bad.
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If you click on that site it ask you for ID and Password
That's because it's the downloads page.
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One other thing which I am sure that you thought of, there is no contact us directly at the website, I generally like that on websites that I visit or might purchase from, just my 2 cents
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Not a major link problem, when you are on the video downloads page, the link to videos is bad.
Fixed
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We are going to put that on there. We just had to get the email acct working.

It's working now, so we'll stick it on there somewhere.
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