A Newcomer’s Surprise
I am new to RC, and new to AMA,
and frankly expected that Model
Aviation magazine was going to be the
basic big club, national governance,
regional reports, officer elections, etc.
That’s not a bad thing, but nothing to
be overly enthused about.
So I just received my first issue.
OMG! How awesome! I practically
read it from cover to cover, then
went back through to review all the
advertisements. The [articles about]
polyspan, LiPos, builds, foam tips, etc.,
were all very interesting, even though I
have not yet explored those areas.
I have yearned to get into RC for
probably more than 45 years, but in
my youth I did not have the money,
and helicopters were very expensive
and intimidating. Later, as I launched into my career, I did not have time, but now
I have finally started. I started with, dare I say quads, with a Spectrum DX6i and
Blade’s Nano and M models. I then moved on to build a Flite Test kit. I can’t fly
worth beans, but I keep trying and hope to take lessons soon.
What this issue has done for me is energize and expand my interest. I might try
a foam board plane next. Plus, I have been carrying around an old balsa glider kit
(Sterling Models Cirrus) for decades. I will tackle that too.
Thanks for such a great magazine!
In the November issue of Model Aviation, it was reported that Intermediate RC
Aerobatics contestant Nick Marson placed fourth in the Nats. Nick placed third in
the contest. Model Aviation regrets the error.
The Academy of Model
Aeronautics is a world-class
association of modelers organized
for the purpose of promotion,
advancement, and safeguarding
of modeling activities.
The Academy provides
development to modelers.
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