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    Very expensive toy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktegMATmiHk

    Looks like a lot of fun if you have access to some wide open spaces.

    I wonder if one of those could take off from the surf line at the beach.

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    When I was about 7 or 8, I got a .049 styrofoam remote control airplane for Christmas. We had to drive about 45 minutes to find a place big enough to fly. I flew it about 10 seconds and nose dived it into the ground, I was damn near in tears while my mom stood there laughing her ass off.

    As far as the post, I had no clue a remote control plane could burst into flames like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    When I was about 7 or 8, I got a .049 styrofoam remote control airplane for Christmas. We had to drive about 45 minutes to find a place big enough to fly. I flew it about 10 seconds and nose dived it into the ground, I was damn near in tears while my mom stood there laughing her ass off.

    As far as the post, I had no clue a remote control plane could burst into flames like that.
    Seems like there's a bout 100 RC plane crash videos on youtube.

    Looks like no one can fly these things right

    Damn if it doesn't look like fun though

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    This is one of the more painful RC plane crashes I've seen.....
    23 foot wingspan, 8x real gas turbine engines, over $60,000 invested in it...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRmg88t35Y0
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    This is one of the more painful RC plane crashes I've seen.....
    23 foot wingspan, 8x real gas turbine engines, over $60,000 invested in it...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRmg88t35Y0

    Dang! That must have sucked. I can see flying these things relatively well given enough open space but landing them, I don't know about that.
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    I picked up an RC heli a few months back. I figured the indoor ones were allot of fun, though the cats would disagree.

    Long story short they're complex to fly and I don't have the time to learn. I gave it to my Son, but it pretty much just sits on his shelf too. The moral of the story is I now avoid RC hobbies, no matter how fun or easy they appear.

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