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Old 12-27-2003, 02:47 AM
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Just wondering how old the people are that I'm talking to and getting advice from. I've found that alot of younger people are fairly well versed in this hobby. Why would I ask this as if it mattered? Well quite frankly it doesn't matter just curious. I'm 23 been in the AirForce for 5 years, got a wife and kid and still make time for anything and everything R/C. (wifey doesn't appreciate it too much though.)
Old 12-27-2003, 03:39 AM
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I am 52. Did 7 years in the USAF right out of high school. The best years of my life. Had a wife and kid and lived for RC planes.
Fly mostly electric now. Have been flying since 1965.
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I'm 46, been flying helicopters on and off for 10 years, fixed wing for 20. Fly a lot of electric park flyer fixed wing, but have been flying helicopters primarily for the last couple of years. Besides my park flyers I currently have 1 nitro plane (Great Planes P-51), 1 nitro heli (Hawk Sport) and 2 electric heli's, Hornet and Corona.

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Old 12-27-2003, 12:22 PM
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I'm 46. Been flying RC planes, running Cars and boats, helicopters since 1980. I've worked in Radio and TV shops doing repairs to various equipment and now work as a maintenance mechanic at a electric motor manufacturing plant. I hold a General Class FCC license and specialize in electronics.
Old 12-27-2003, 01:33 PM
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I'm 13 and I have a micro heli
Old 12-27-2003, 01:53 PM
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Hi

I'm 33 years old and fly a Feda Dragonfly.

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Old 12-27-2003, 02:36 PM
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Gee, VULTCH, we seem to have similar backgrounds. I too am an electronics tech. I used to work in a TV shop, now repair industrial electronic equioment for a company whose primary business is electric motor repair. Been flying about the same length of time and also have been into cars and boats. The electronics background sure helps in this hobby.

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Mike
Old 12-27-2003, 02:48 PM
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I'm 31. I was also in the Air force for three years. Got out, now I work for the FAA. I just got into RC Heli's about a month ago, and have learned alot from this forum. I have an Aerohawk and a Voyager E. I still have alot to learn.
Old 12-27-2003, 05:50 PM
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I'm 40 years old, am self employed, and live in a cartoon world.

It's fun living like that most of the time, but when you come home with lipstick on your collar, and then the missus smacks you in the head with a cast iron frying pan, reality enters the room right quick. Though, I sure wish it would beat the ambulance JUST ONCE!

Old 12-27-2003, 09:44 PM
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28 yrs old here and been in the Navy for 10 years now, married with 2 kids. Headed back to Oklahoma from Japan here in 4 months and saying goodbye to the military. Been flying for a bit over 1 year and can say I have learned from some of the best here in Japan and feel my flying skills are much more tuned then most at this stage. I have been outta trainers for some time and now fly 3D. Just started learning how to fly Heli, and a micro is not the place to learn lol.

Brandon
Old 12-27-2003, 10:00 PM
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Hi im 14 and have been flying for about 2years now i hvae a corona and a dandy sport plane.I Love flying helis and cant wait to get me a hawk sport
Old 12-27-2003, 10:42 PM
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im mikey and im an alchoholic
Old 12-27-2003, 11:29 PM
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ORIGINAL: skater_719

im mikey and im an alchoholic
Dang... beat me to it!
I'm 29 and I'm in the Coast Guard, been flying fixed wing for many moons, just starting in helis.
Old 12-28-2003, 01:14 AM
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"HI MIKEY!"
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I'm 39 going on 18, that's what my girlfriend tells me [&o].
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:24 AM
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Hey all

I'm 15 and got my heli a few days ago :P It's been great.
I also have a stunt car, a racing car (Toyota Tom's Exiv - got it when I was 7 and it's still running with no replacement parts ever used), a micro stunt car (lol), and a hovercraft (Harder to control than the heli! you just can't stop it...still good ) - all electric.

Nothing beats my Dragonfly heli!!!
It's good to see that this hobby involves people from all age groups and countries I hope I will still enjoy it in 10 years


Arrian
Old 12-28-2003, 11:21 AM
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26. Student full scale heli pilot. Hummingbird on the way, Nexus Legato, Big stick 40 with a .61 on it. Been flying planes and gliders since 9 heli since 11.
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23 years of age. Work on H-60s heli in the Navy. Just got an Aerohawk. Would like to try nitro. Wondering if this sport is for me or not.....
Old 12-29-2003, 01:26 PM
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im 11 and have been flying gas and electric for a year now
Old 12-29-2003, 02:51 PM
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Im 37 and fly Nitro, Gas and Electric.
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42.

First heli. Aerospace Engineering '83, Penn State

Feda Dragonfly
Old 12-29-2003, 07:46 PM
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32. i have Hummingbird v2. prior to that i also have Kavan Partenavia twin, GWS Formosa, Greatplanes Pipercub J3, & GWS J3 - all electric. Very fun but expensive hobby. i work for japan airlines as an accountant.
Old 12-30-2003, 01:15 AM
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im 17. earing my PPL in a cessna 152 right now, going to the air force academy next year for college. i have an electric plane i fly around a bit (not a lot of room in NJ and kinda windy), but i have always loved helis so i got a hummingbird for xmas. flew for the first time tonight! it was sweet, no crashes![8D]
Old 12-30-2003, 02:07 PM
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Hi Guy, I'm 51, My Tour was in the USMC for 4 years most fun I ever had. I now live in PA and fly a Logo 20. I started with electric airplanes about 5 years ago, and moved up to helicopters. I don't fly fuel due to my location only electric.
Old 12-30-2003, 02:38 PM
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G'day

41 years old, 33 years of modelling, 8 years in helis.

The helis;
LMH, Nexus, Raptor, TSK Mystar, Hummingbird

A displaced Electronics Engineer (now designing software).

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