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I started flying with an aircore trainer with a fox 40. My brother n law started at the same time and had a telemaster 40 with a fox 40. Both ran great on the ground but mine would die every time after takeoff when I was around 15 foot in the air. Sure glad I had a rubber airplane his ran great but mine just wouldn't work. Everyone in the club tried to adjust it with no luck. The instructions even had steps about how to grind the needle valve for performance. How about that finally really learned to fly on a friends, Larry eagletons falcon 60, then a thunder tiger 20 size trainer with a Irvine engine that ran great.

I liked flying fast with quickie 500s, ultra sports and sig cobras. We had to build everything back then.

Moved more toward 3D after that. Giant aerobat kits were coming out. I went to joe nall and remember seeing the Carden bunch, mike sauls, blaine Austin, maybe wes Batson and 1 other doing the hover tail touch challenge. Blaine won and stripped out his tail servo lol. That was really something then.

Jets were starting to come out. I was at joe nall and fiberclassics was there showing off the entry level jet. A kangaroo and jetcat p80 combo.. Had to have one. Bought it and flew it at martinsburg wv. Went up to Lebanon pa to the jet rally and the Georgia jets guys and bob Klenke signed me off. WooHoo!

It's been 3D, jets, warbirds and helicopter since...
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