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    I stick built a Kadet LT.40. I was very proud of it. Here it is before I went to my second day of flight training at my local club.

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    Here it is after the second day of flight training.

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    Yup, I was flying my rectangular pattern around the field showing that I could maintain altitude and had a mid air collision. I was just flying along and all of the sudden, it was falling out of the sky...

    My trainer said he'd never had a mid air in his 30 years of flying.

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    Take-off's are optional, landings are mandatory!


    I had a radio failure in a brand new plane once and it crashed on its maiden voyage. Luckily it was a RTF (read to fly) kit and not stick built so I wasn't out a bunch of hard work.
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    I used to fly RC planes, quit about 9 years ago. The Kadet LT shown was a lot like my first plane; I built the Kadet MkIII kit. I got completely overwhelmed in the hobby (main reason I quit after 6 years). I kept wanting bigger, which of course meant a lot more money, both to build and to repair. I had several 1/5 scale planes, I preferred WWI and Golden Age biplanes. I also had a J3 Cub (Sig kit) that I modified to a WWII L-4 observation plane. I still have a couple of kits I plan to build, but doubt I'll fly (sold all my radio stuff). I have a 1/5 scale British SE-5, and a 1/4 scale Cub. Pics of a few of my former planes:
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    That red & cream biplane is gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    That red & cream biplane is gorgeous.
    Thank you very much. I spent a lot of time detailing that model and I found that paint scheme on the internet, but it was blue and white. The plane is a UMF-3 WACO (Weaver Aircraft Company), built in the 1930's. There is a company that bought the rights to the type certificate and builds them today. WACO built some beautiful airplanes, they also had several cabin biplane models. When I started building it, I went to a WACO fly-in in St. Louis, there were about 70 various types that showed up. I got a ride in a UPF-7, which was the last WACO model built just at the end of WWII. You may be familiar with the CG-4 glider used by US and British troops in WWII, it was built by WACO. Picture below is on approach to Creve Coeur Airport outside St. louis, in the UPF-7. That's the Missouri River we're crossing.
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    Here's a couple of the model while under construction. Power is a Zenoah G26 gas engine. It's covered in Koverall and the fabric is doped to help shrink it, then painted:Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    I stick built a Kadet LT.40. I was very proud of it. Here it is before I went to my second day of flight training at my local club.

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    Here it is after the second day of flight training.

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    Yup, I was flying my rectangular pattern around the field showing that I could maintain altitude and had a mid air collision. I was just flying along and all of the sudden, it was falling out of the sky...

    My trainer said he'd never had a mid air in his 30 years of flying.
    Been there, done that. First R/C airplane I ever built/flew was in 1970 (RCM Trainer/Orbit radio). Long evolution...where we are now is light years from where we were then. It's a great hobby, but it does come with the occasional heartbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacCool View Post
    Been there, done that. First R/C airplane I ever built/flew was in 1970 (RCM Trainer/Orbit radio). Long evolution...where we are now is light years from where we were then. It's a great hobby, but it does come with the occasional heartbreak.
    Gosh, ain't that the truth. Spend a lot of time and effort to build one, and hopefully get a long life from it, but the least little ding hurts as bad as if you were riding in it when it happened. Truly, it's one of the reasons I quit flying them. I was too passionate and OCD about the detailing, and got furious with myself when I'd beat one up.
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