14 Apr '17, 11pm

KFC Winged Aircraft Actually Flys

Yah. Not many do that kinda model though, the bulk are just normal airplanes, perhaps with floats for water or skis for winter, and plenty are hand-launched with no landing gear you just belly into the grass after flame-out, perhaps a canard, contests for spot landings. It’s fully a technical hobby just like electronics, but it’s outdoors, includes a social life (remember other people?) of like-minded enthusiasts sharing the flying field, picnics, grilling, family along, sunshine… (Remember sunshine?). Lights inside translucent wings for at night, and plenty to still move onto like gryrocopters, helis. My fav was pontoons. There are also pattern models for precise acrobatics, and quickie 500 races… and when you get older it’s the sailplanes cause they’re big enough you can still see them. There is a lot of electronics work in R/C as well. Ardupilot is a newer example, and ...

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