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Any R/C fans?

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I used to race around my post in Korea with R/C Trucks back in the day. (90-91) Parent hood has since restricted my hobby, but i hope to get back into it soon. This time with R/C helos

 

Tamiya Bigfoot painted as the CUCV my platoon was assigned.

 

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Heavy into R/C until 20 years ago. Quarter scale, 120 4 cycles on 55" ARFs for racing, and 30-60 size helicopters. Then I built a full size Van's RV6A, and flew the mountain west, with my wife in the right seat. A lot of enjoyable time. Now, I'm back to R/C and electrics this time. Recently went to the Boeing plant, where they glue the 787 parts together......so I feel right at home.

 

Bought a few little electric choppers . A real swash plate for collective and cyclic, and $49-89 depending on a transmitter or not. The price even includes built in solid state gyros to help with control. Amazing, what they cram into very small packages these days.

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Was into that some time ago together with my father, but when we moved from the countryside to Vienna, I had to give that up, since it's quite hard to find a place where you can (legally) use those quite heavy and fast machines with their noisy combustion engines - trust me, people here don't really like this kind of hobby. And where I live right now, there is no easy way to get the fuel (and spare parts, when I needed them), so sadly I don't drive my RC car anymore.

Besides, racing around on some sandy or muddy ground is much more fun than on asphalt roads :)

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I am interested in discovering RC helicopters.

 

What is the AVSIM of the RC world?

 

EDIT: 

 

While I am asking, what is the AVSIM of the car racing simulation world?

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PingPong:

 

RC Forums has been the most informative for me.  The web address is:  www.rcgroups.com.

 

I fly all electric planes and helios, have for several years.  Flying RC has been a very nice adjunct to sim flight.

 

Danny

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I race 1/8 scale nitro on road R/C cars.

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I flew electric rc planes some years ago when the transition was just turning from gas. The technology and performance these days are phenominal. Tower Hobbies used to have a pretty comprehensive selection of just about everything.

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