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Offline RacerX  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:53:21 PM(UTC)
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Hello
I just found out about IMAC this week. I am super excited about this. I have been flying RC for thirty plus years. But took the last twenty off except for micro helicopters. I have been racing motorcycles and still do. I moved to Iowa and found a great field near my house. So here I am. The members of the club are 3D flyers. While this is exciting and a challenge. I like scale. And old school pattern. Someone said IMAC and I was like what’s that? Two days later I have an edge 540 in the mail. I have a small SBACH 342. But want bigger. I never expect to compete. But really love a challenge.
The ground is the limit
Offline Krzy4rc  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:24:47 PM(UTC)
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Welcome!
Don't discount the competitions. It is great fun to gather with a bunch of great people and fly together...no matter how well you do!
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Offline rclad  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:56:29 PM(UTC)
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Welcome to North Central Flying Region! If you use Facebook, you can find Team NCFR there. The final contest of the year for NC is this weekend in Muncie, IN. If you can get away, you are welcome to check it out and fly. You can find more details on the NC page under Regions/USA.
Greg Hladky
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and physics, power, practice, preparation, plans...
and pioneers who pushed the envelope!
Offline RacerX  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:11:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Krzy4rc Go to Quoted Post
Welcome!
Don't discount the competitions. It is great fun to gather with a bunch of great people and fly together...no matter how well you do!


Thank you all for the welcome. I never discount competition. It always improves things. The problem is, I’m a nut job. I race everything. Bicycles motorcycles cars . I bought a kayak to relax and finished second place in a race the fifth time I was on the water. Once I start I get to involved. So at least for now I just want to practice.
The ground is the limit
Offline Doug Pilcher  
#5 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:07:14 AM(UTC)
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As others said, do not discount the competition as well as with the Novice Class, you can show up and fly with zero pressure and get help from a more experienced pilot and feedback from the judges. And while short notice the NC Regional Finals would be a great time for you to meet some guys and fly a few flights. Show up on Friday and introduce yourself and I guarantee you will get some hands on advice and help. Here is link to the event and the Novice Class flier.





NC Regional Finals Flier.jpg (79kb) downloaded 0 time(s).

If your schedule allows, I promise you will not be disappointed.

If you have anything you need or want, then feel free to contact your Regional Director "Toby Silhavy" at torqueroller2000@yahoo.com or you may feel free to contact me directly at info below also.

Again, IMAC is its own brother/sisterhood. Yes, we have the points race, but the event is like a mini vacation in itself of just hanging with some like minded folks who love Scale Aerobatics.

Welcome to the IMAC Family!
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Offline RacerX  
#6 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:16:48 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the invite Doug. I really appreciate the advice. My schedules is a bit tight at this point. I race a land speed motorcycle and need to get ready for a race in April. I am recovering from a torn rotator cuff and broken shoulder. ( I fell off my work bench hanging a model airplane on the ceiling . Haha)
I first have to get back to work and get money together. Build a plane and fly lots. So maybe next season I will be ready for competition. Iowa has a long winter. Like six month with negative 20 deg temps. So study and building and simulator practice will be very helpful at this stage. I don’t have a simulator at this point either. Yesterday I began practicing the novice basic routines . I can perform all the maneuvers. I just need to center and refine them. So this will be my starting point. Also I really need to build a gasoline plane. The burning a gallon of glow fuel a week is a little expensive. So one thing at a time.
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Offline Doug Pilcher  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:22:04 AM(UTC)
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Yep, we all get it and what life allows for. And as to 6 month winters? That is why I moved my family out of Rochester NY to Texas! I do not enjoy cold or snow! In Rochester off of Lake Ontario and lake effect snow storms, we referred to Winter as "6 months of snow and 6 months of poor sledding"!!!

Just know you have an army of people to ask questions of and all a thread post or email away!

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Offline RacerX  
#8 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:57:02 AM(UTC)
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Thanks again
I don’t like cold. But I moved from Baltimore City to Iowa and it’s like being in heaven. So much to do and so clean with nice people. I just save up indoor activity for winter and make the most of the six month spring summer and fall.
The ground is the limit
Offline RacerX  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:44:43 AM(UTC)
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Finally got to maiden my 20cc Edge 540. This is a dream machine. I have been flying for 34 years and never flown anything so smooth and stable. No trim needed on first flight. Goes where it’s pointed and holds a heading in strong wind like it’s on rails. Flew it Sunday and Monday. Can’t wait to get up again. I’m still breaking in the engine so just doing slow maneuvers. But wow. I am saving up for a 30 cc plane now.
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Offline Krzy4rc  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:16:15 AM(UTC)
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As long as you enjoy flying it, it is the right machine!!
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