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Forum: Beginners
06-10-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

I'm glad to hear it went well. Now that you have...

I'm glad to hear it went well. Now that you have basic trims done, turn down your throws. A trainer shouldn't be twitchy. You'll find as you turn down your throws the plane flies smoother and becomes...
Forum: Beginners
05-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

The impression that crashes happen a lot is part...

The impression that crashes happen a lot is part of the social media "highlight reel" effect. Out of thousands of hours of flight that gets recorded on smartphone cameras, there might be 3-4 crashes...
Forum: Beginners
05-25-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

FWIW, club membership is the best investment you...

FWIW, club membership is the best investment you can make as a new pilot. The instruction alone will save you at least one airplane, so it will pay for itself that way. Then add in having a proper...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

As long as it range checks ok the radio will be...

As long as it range checks ok the radio will be fine for now. I agree with others though; if you're genuinely interested in this hobby, invest in a good radio. The way you can customize the feel of...
Forum: Beginners
05-19-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

You don't get much for $258. It's probably worth...

You don't get much for $258. It's probably worth what you paid and will probably fly fine when trimmed properly and flown from an appropriate runway.
Forum: Beginners
05-17-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

My wife and I worked out a "fun budget" about 15...

My wife and I worked out a "fun budget" about 15 years ago when we started actually having enough money to have a fun budget. It has grown with our income, but always follows bills and saving goals....
Forum: Beginners
05-14-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

The other advice I'll give is to look at how this...

The other advice I'll give is to look at how this can really fit into your life. Getting the wife's ok is only part of it, as the ladies in our lives are often the sensible ones who focus on the most...
Forum: Beginners
05-13-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,395
Posted By jester_s1

You done already messed up! You gotta get the...

You done already messed up! You gotta get the wife's support to be able to do this long term. I find that the occasional workshop project for her and flowers puts her in the mood to be ok with my...
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