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Tankster 06-25-2022 07:59 PM

Microaces Dr.1/My First RC Plane
 
My Microaces Fokker Dr.1 has been a blast to assemble so far. Here’s my progress. Beautiful paint job and precision cut parts make it a pretty easy build. Hope I can learn to fly fly it!
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0f579906c.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...70f890c20.jpeg

perttime 06-25-2022 11:14 PM

Looks good, as far as I can tell. I haven't built or flown a Microaces model but from all I have seen and heard, they are very good indeed, for calm conditions.

I am a little worried about it being your first flying model though. It is generally best to start with something expendable. Crashes will happen. At the very least, practicing on a simulator is highly recommended. Even a free simulator will teach you about orientation: what do your fingers/thumbs need to do when you see the model flying in different directions (especially towards you). Having an experienced instructor is even better.

ron_van_sommeren 06-27-2022 03:20 PM

That's a lovely plane/build, but ...

Pleasepleaseplease, put it on a shelve, for now, and start with a dedicated trainer.
You will crash this one within five to ten seconds, that would be such a shame.

You cannot fly. Enough to crash it.
Scale models are less forgiving and less (self) stable. Enough to crash it.
There will be setup and minor building errors in your plane. Enough to crash it.
You cannot fly, hence you cannot trim it. Enough to crash it.

I hope I scared you ;) Enough not to crash it :)

Training/trainer suggestions:
Advice for getting into flying RC airplanes, and how not to - The Ampeer
Get experienced help to check your build, to set it up, to trim it, to start and land it, to take over when you get in trouble when flying. A club is another option.

Joseph Frost 08-12-2022 12:26 AM


Originally Posted by Tankster (Post 12732712)
My Microaces Fokker Dr.1 has been a blast to assemble so far. Here’s my progress. Beautiful paint job and precision cut parts make it a pretty easy build. Hope I can learn to fly fly it!
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...0f579906c.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...70f890c20.jpeg

Looks light like a feather, being a tripple winger, a floater, just make sure you fly it in area with high soft grass and you'll be ok, pick a perfect dead calm eve for it to start with! If not confident, just let someone experienced to trim it for you.


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