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post #1 of 61 Old 02-19-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Like RC airplanes? Are you a pilot or just like building stuff? Check out this video

Check out the RC model airplanes in this video shot in Europe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zYPag3LuKlA

Some of them are darned near as big as the real thing. Wait for the one where the "pilot" ejects and parachutes down as an "ambulance" runs out after it.

I'm betting some of those RC model airplanes are worth as much as some real used airplanes I have priced.

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post #2 of 61 Old 02-19-2012, 06:47 PM
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Fun to fly, apparently hard to land!
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That was pretty cool.

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that's awesome stuff. Didn't know they went to that large of scale
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Over 50lbs and they require a very specific license in order to fly them, because otherwise they can be deemed a hazard to fly.

Bill Hempel makes 50-60% scale airplanes (that's half the size of the real airplane), and he doesn't fly them gingerly:


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Those are badass! They sound so awesome! I want one for the sound! Haha

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I'm betting some of those RC model airplanes are worth as much as some real used airplanes I have priced.
Not really... The most I've ever heard of someone investing into a model airplane is about $30k, for a twin turbine model.

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I used to be really into planes. They can get pricey, but you can fly for cheap depending on what type your getting into. Also the electric equipment is always coming down in price. Just like any half decent hobby though, they are addicting and thats why you spend so much haha
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and I just watched that video. I don't want this to come out wrong but those landings were ****ty. Those pilots should not be owning planes of that size and power if they dont know how to safely operate them. I could do a better job then most all of those landings haha whatever those are great models.
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^Goes to show what happens when you mix stupid with lots of money. I know for sure I can land better than mostly all of those pilots, because I used to practice landings over and over and over and over and and and and... Well you get the picture. I kept at it until I could land an airplane literally on a dime.

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Expensive hobby. I joined the AMA for about a year, got really into it. Was a lot of fun while it lasted but I found my desire to pour moolah into my Jeep outweighed the RC plane. I still remember watching guys come out with hand launch park flyers that zip around at 120-150mph. Things were just plain sick!

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I flew control line and r/c back in the 70s. Had some big radios and servos at the the time. Haven't even looked into for the past 30 years. Was an expensive hobby for a teen.( As if a Jeep isn't an expensive hobby for an adult)

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I damn near bought a V tail Bonanza in 89 for 10k....wish I had now, they're "collectable"

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