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#1 phil in mexico

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

Just thinking about this as a hobby ( trying to keep me out of the bars) Just kidding, Are there any groups here in Chapala area ?????

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Ah! Remote control airplanes vs. cohetes. That could be fun!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Let me know when you're ready. I have the perfect place on my roof to mount the ack-ack gun.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

Wish I had brought my Piper Cub. The lake would be a great place to fly them over.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

I have 3 RC air planes and a 3d helicopter that I keep "rekitting ...all electric .....would love to meet up with you folks to fly them ....especially if you are experienced ..... hard to find a space to fly them in Ajijic ....any suggestions ?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

There is a group of RC aircraft in GDL. They were here on the lake yesterday in Joco. Nice group and several of them speak Englkish.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

it would be nice for a group of r/c experts to start a club .... i would like to see one of these at the lake 185 Skywagon RTF RC Float Flight Review! www.bananahobby.com

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

I have a 4 channel futaba , 3 channel Hitec, "IFO" and a couple of foamies ,and a E sky 6 channel Honet bee CP2 ..... a bunch of mico servos and several brushes motors and Nicad and Lipo batteries car battery charger .....batteries are 4 years old so........... ? ? ?
add connecters, foam , and some glues ....... all smuggled across the border 4 years ago ...... no GOOD hobby shops in Guad ....out of everything ....... I have every thing shipped from USA or the orient .....10 days and no static from customs
Hey let's start a club .....wish the soccer field in Ajijic was available ...the right size,level and mowed

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

it would be nice for a group of r/c experts to start a club .... i would like to see one of these at the lake 185 Skywagon RTF RC Float Flight Review! www.bananahobby.com

Too old to go swimming after models .......but they do float ! ....

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

i'm into r/c hyroplanes, if anyone has an interest......oh, and two giant r/c sailboats

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

I've wondered about the water ski lake E of Chapala, small, so not too rough, might be good for floats. i've got a couple of helios, but need some guidance and a wide field. I've been dragging a model sailplane along for years but need RC gear for that.

#12 phil in mexico

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

I think I am going to order a flight simulator to get started ( save money on later crash landings ) I would be willing to meet with a group that might be interested in starting a group, but I know so little about this that I would be a listener. Maybe we need to pick a place and time and meet but we would need someone with the basic knowledge of this hobby
Feed back if interested
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

My husband has a couple of those helicopters and had a terrible time trying to fly them at first..kept crash landing them and it broke the wings....then, he moved the cars out of our garage (I built a real garage) and with no wind, was able to do quite well...
There is a soccer field just past Vista Del Lago that is rarely in use during the week...we could check to see if the gate is locked and if not, that might be a place to fly planes...if nothing else, maybe you could all get together and talk about the planes you have, how you order them here and just share information....

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Yes, the swirling breeze inside our compounds is a killer for amateur helio flyers, I have pruned a few bushes etc.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

the best r/c shop so far is RADIO MODELOS
mexicaltzingo 1650 col. moderna c.p.44160
tele.3120 4744 fax.3825 6855 guadalajara, jal.
lada sin costo: 01 800 777 11 11
his name is PEPE, some english, muchas goodies. cool dude

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

well let's get together ...... maybe a breakfast at 10 pm at the restaurant across from the waffle house ,lakeside on the carretera
I think it's called Mona loa but I'm bad with names ....the fishing club meets there .......

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

Any particular day, or just until we get a quorum? Can I wear my beanie with the propeller to look properly dressed for the occasion?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

I think Gravy means, "Fonda Doña Lola" restaurant, across from Casa de Wafle.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

I think Gravy means, "Fonda Doña Lola" restaurant, across from Casa de Wafle.

thanks RV ....dat's de place ....someone come up with a day and time convenient to all ....I suggest this Friday at 10 pm .....

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

10PM? I think they close earlier than that. Better check with the restaurant.
However, breakfast at 10AM would be OK.




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