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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:32 pm

wingchicken wrote:Idk how to build a balsa kit And I don’t really have the patience to build one unfortunately.

I think you might surprise yourself. It doesn’t take a lot of time to build models like those suggested. The level of detail is what takes time. You can make a simple plane in a weekend.

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Post  wingchicken Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:36 pm

idk, My dad and I have never flown control line planes before. It’d probably make me really dizzy going around in circles
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Post  smooth_bill Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:38 pm

This is one I like to recommend, the Sig Skyray!

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2281/6393/files/sigcl23skyray.pdf?1161818709039042179

Scroll down for details. Sig even provides a manual to help the new builders.

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Post  wingchicken Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:41 pm

Thank you all, but I plan on not flying control line... at least not until later on
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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:01 pm

Sorry to hear that. You will be missing out on a very enjoyable aspect of the hobby. As far as waiting until later on I have seen 4yr olds fly Control Line it’s never too early. Dizzy? Probably at first, but it goes away quickly and you would find it very challenging. Control line is a lot more than just going in circles.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:21 am

wingchicken wrote:idk, My dad and I have never flown control line planes before. It’d probably make me really dizzy going around in circles

Depends on line length. Figuring on 35 foot lines on a Cox .049 Babe Bee with 5cc tank or Sure Start engine with similar external tank on a standard 6x3 prop, probably talking about 3 to 3.5 second laps, which is somewhat dizzying after 1.5 to 2 minutes or so of flight.

But, you get over it quickly, to do another flight.

The larger aircraft with double or more the wingspan can fly on 60 foot lines. With a sport engine (say a .20 to .28 Schneurle) or .35 legacy cross scavenge engine, about 5 second laps, which isn't as dizzying. My Ringmasters are fun on these lengths of lines, plus less sensitive to handle inputs.

The half-A's are lighter and more subject to wind, so the shorter lines help to maintain line tension with a faster rotational velocity. But the fun is, they make excellent CL training tools, are low investment, and a load of fun.

You really will not know what it is like, until you actually do it. But the excitement and fun of doing it makes it that much more worthwhile. If you do it as a father and son project, that much more fun. Plus, you may be able to find CL fliers out there whom you can fly with, who can encourage and coach you, plus talk airplanes. That also is part of the fun.

I'm 66, and I can do it. Did it in my late teen's, and as a Dad. So, I'm sure you can do it, too.
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:24 am

Nobody in my area does control line or rc flying. It’s such an old hobby, but it’s pretty much what started it all. Unless I can find someone, then I won’t fly c/l
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:27 am

I’m aware of aerobatic and combat and racing in control line. Wish someone could teach me to do this.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:32 am

wingchicken wrote:Nobody in my area does control line or rc flying. It’s such an old hobby, but it’s pretty much what started it all. Unless I can find someone, then I won’t fly c/l. I’m aware of aerobatic and combat and racing in control line. Wish someone could teach me to do this.

Oh, there is a good possibility that someone out there is in the woodwork. If people knew where you lived, then could possibly link you up with known clubs and individuals out there.
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:34 am

I live in Fresno, California
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:41 am

How do I change my pfp and stuff?
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Post  happydad Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:16 am

wingchicken wrote:I live in Fresno, California

Click on your icon, click on profile, change or add things you want to change or add. Avatars I forgot, I’m old, real old. Changed it back in 2015 or so then forgot how.

When all else fails search “how to change address” in the search box in upper right corner, below CEF logo and little icon for CEF store. It is for member data. The other search is for Cox engine data.

That is all. Hope I helped.

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Post  happydad Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:19 am

wingchicken wrote:How do I change my pfp and stuff?

p.s. only you can see your personal data and change it, isn’t that correct Admin?

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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:32 am

Pls help I’m on mobile and I’m so lost rn
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:40 am

Nvm got it. This is why I use discord. Forums confuse me.
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:14 am

I don’t have any knowledge when it comes to control line planes and stuff.
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Post  Marleysky Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 am

wingchicken wrote:idk, My dad and I have never flown control line planes before. It’d probably make me really dizzy going around in circles

I received my first Cox airplane for Christmas, a TD-3 Flying Circus. My parents made me practice lesson number 2 until Easter before I was allowed to try and fly it. I never got the chance, my Uncle as pilot and Dad as pit crew Crashed it on its maiden flight.

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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:51 pm

My order just got cancelled. And my dad is getting a refund. a perfect deal is gone. I’m so disappointed
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:56 pm

Now I gotta find one that isn’t 200 or 300$ or more.... unless someone has one cheap but I doubt it
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:41 pm

Anyone selling a cox model, cheap? The one I ordered was apparently cancelled by the seller and he’s giving me a refund.
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:31 pm

Idk how to build a kit
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Post  EXModelEngines Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:38 pm

wingchicken wrote:Anyone selling a cox model, cheap? The one I ordered was apparently cancelled by the seller and he’s giving me a refund.

I would post a 'wanted' ad in the following section that you are looking for a RTF plastic Cox airplane (assuming you are okay with a used one so long as it has a solid engine and can fly). There should be someone who has one that they can sell you cheap.

We don't have any RTF plastic planes at the moment that would be cheap.

https://www.coxengineforum.com/f4-for-sale-wanted

Good Luck.

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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:58 pm

I’m screwed then. Don’t know what to do.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:08 pm

wingchicken wrote:I’m screwed then. Don’t know what to do.

No, you're not screwed. You suffered a little setback, but you are far from screwed. For one, if you click on this link:

https://www.modelaircraft.org/club-finder?city=fresno&state=CA&distance%5Bdistance%5D%5Bfrom%5D=41.16702&distance%5Bvalue%5D=36.7377981%2C-119.7871247

Will lead you to 9 model airplane clubs within 25 miles of you, nearest 5 miles of the city center. Either you or your Dad can call these clubs, visit with them. (I don't know how much Covid-19 has affected things, but the club officers can advise.)

They may know of someone selling a good used radio control or control line aircraft, some will even give beginner flier lessons.

Here's a manufacturer / marketer of control line kits and a few other free flight kits, you can browse to get ideas:

Brodak Manufacturing

You are just touching the tip of the iceberg of what is available to you in the model airplane world even in Fresno.
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Post  wingchicken Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:56 pm

Don’t think I’ll build a kit. Maybe later when I have everything. Idk
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