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MISSION STATEMENT:

My vision for this web site is to create a Cyber-Library where we can jot down everyone's knowledge and information. I invite you to come here where my ~ The Hover Pad ~ and pencil are always waiting to organize and catalogue the things we are all interested in. Let's try to have the most comprehensive collection of data on all aspects of electric (and related "wet" power) hovering r/c aircraft on the internet.

My idea of the way we can best achieve this is by everyone donating his or her knowledge and information logged to the 'Submissions' page log. I will then place it in the most suitable area of this web site. The categories for submission we have so far are:

INFORMATIVE E MAIL MESSAGES MAGAZINE ARTICLES PROJECTS SIMULATOR SETUPS TIPS AND TRICKS NEW LINKS PLANS FOR SALE/WANTED EDUCATION MOTOR DATA SOFTWARE STORIES PICTURES SUGGESTIONS (including new ideas for categories).

Go to my > "Submissions Form' or you can E-mail me. ( E mails can have attachments such as files or pictures, etc. )

I WILL TRY TO PUT ALL THE BEST INFORMATION I CAN FIND RELATING TO THE ENJOYMENT OF ELECTRIC POWERED MODEL HOVERING AIRCRAFT. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IS WITH ELECTRIC POWERED HELICOPTERS AND A FUN-FLY STYLE AEROPLANE. WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN INCLUDE ALL TYPES OF HOVERCRAFT. I WILL ADD AND UPDATE THE CONTENT WITH THE LATEST AND GREATEST ITEMS I CAN FIND. I WELCOME ANY <HELP> YOU CAN GIVE ME AND WILL PUBLISH SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR NAME AND E-MAIL [ let me know which way].

Let me tell you how I got into this great hobby.

 In the beginning:

I really enjoy R/C models. I have never owned or flown a 'wet' powered model. Just love messing with the dynamics, engineering, and electronics of Electrics. I now have in my hangar an Impulse slope/glider with a 5 turn Astro 05, a Two-Tee glider with my own 6:1 gearbox, a scratch built Yellow Cub type with a master Gearbox/can motor, a converted little Cox Cessna with Speed 400 motor, a scratch built FunFly with a MEC Turbo plus 6:1 gear, a Skimmer speed 400 glider, a Whisper helicopter, an Eco 8 heli, and a converted Hirobo Shuttle heli.

I did not like looking so far away at the models:

Electric powered helicopters, hovering aircraft and small models that can be flown close in - all these types of aircraft can be almost anywhere there is a good size field. I have one right behind my house! There is almost ZERO noise and nobody around feels threatened by its presence.

I learned and still have a little electric helicopter > The 'Whisper' by 'Kalt'. It is no longer in imported into the U.S, although they can be found used. This model is definitely where the electric heli got its reputation for being too fragile and hard to control. The "hard to control" part is ONLY due to gusty winds over 10 MPH because its is extremely stable otherwise. It is very nicely engineered.

For Christmas I received an 'Eco 8 by Ikarus'. The parts on this bird are heftier and will not break as easy as the Whisper. It is really a much simpler design, I like it better and recommend this to all beginners.

I was able to develop a method for repairing the broken parts we all produce [in the beginning, especially]. It really works great and makes the hobby more fun!

 

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