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DoubleAtotheRON

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While we're waiting for the weed to grow, I've had a life long hobby of flying fixed wing RC airplanes, drones, etc. I just got in my new Draco 2.0 Full flaps, 17 LED lights for navigation, landing lights, real working King shocks, the 7000mah battery is about the size of a brick....weighs almost 11 lbs fully loaded. This was a very hard model to find. Most of them are sitting on one of those cargo ships off the coast of California. They told me I "might" get it by Feb. Found one in Atlanta. Can't wait to fly it! Soda can for size reference.







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GBAUTO

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While we're waiting for the weed to grow, I've had a life long hobby of flying fixed wing RC airplanes, drones, etc. I just got in my new Draco 2.0 Full flaps, 17 LED lights for navigation, landing lights, real working King shocks, the 7000mah battery is about the size of a brick....weighs almost 11 lbs fully loaded. This was a very hard model to find. Most of them are sitting on one of those cargo ships off the coast of California. They told me I "might" get it by Feb. Found one in Atlanta. Can't wait to fly it! Soda can for size reference.







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You planning on some air drops???
 

DoubleAtotheRON

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Nice plane, can a camera of some sort be fitted to it?

Thx
Oh yeah... any GoPro will fit in the cockpit, top or edge of a wing. That's actually how I got into Drones back in 2015. I had a 9ft sailplane that I taped my iPhone to the side of it and hit record. I thought, "man! this is cool!, I wonder if they make a stationary drone of some sort".. that's when I got into DJI Drones... I've had 5-6 of them.... no crashes, It was just too many. I only have one Mavic 2 right now.
 

Skunkbudz

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Oh yeah... any GoPro will fit in the cockpit, top or edge of a wing. That's actually how I got into Drones back in 2015. I had a 9ft sailplane that I taped my iPhone to the side of it and hit record. I thought, "man! this is cool!, I wonder if they make a stationary drone of some sort".. that's when I got into DJI Drones... I've had 5-6 of them.... no crashes, It was just too many. I only have one Mavic 2 right now.
Looks like a good time!

Thank you
 

TintEastwood

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@TintEastwood , that’s cool man!.. my dad taught me how to fly when I was about 7 years old. 53 now, very relaxing hobby. Please do tell about the bike!, I think I have something similar in my shop.
@Skunkbudz

The cycle is 1 of 2 Chinese knock-off Honda mini trail clones. Sold years ago. My son's outgrew them - now 25 and 27.

61, and I still miss my Dad.

On the negative. Unlike back in the 70s 80s, it has become very difficult to find places to ride them locally. Everything is fenced and off limits.
 
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DoubleAtotheRON

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@Skunkbudz

The cycle is 1 of 2 Chinese knock-off Honda mini trail clones. Sold years ago. My son's outgrew them - now 25 and 27.

61, and I still miss my Dad.
Luckily, mine is still around. He lives here on The Compound about 5 months out of the year in his own home on my property. I try to spend as much time with him as I can. I know he ain't gonna be around forever. He's gong back to AZ for the winter by the end of Oct. I bought this 1973 Honda CL100 from him about 20 years ago for $100. He used to RV a lot, and used it to bounce around the campsites. It was stock, and kinda beat up. I just rode it around stock in the country for a few years, then tore it down to rebuild it. Got a divorce, and it sat in pieces for a few more years. 2 summers ago, I decided to finish it. Won't ever sell this one. That cafe' racer seat looks cool, but it's like riding on a brick.IMG_4617 2.jpgIMG_4612 2.jpeg
 

Skunkbudz

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@Skunkbudz

The cycle is 1 of 2 Chinese knock-off Honda mini trail clones. Sold years ago. My son's outgrew them - now 25 and 27.

61, and I still miss my Dad.

On the negative. Unlike back in the 70s 80s, it has become very difficult to find places to ride them locally. Everything is fenced and off limits.
I thought it might be. I remember those bikes.
Thank you.
 

PadawanWarrior

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While we're waiting for the weed to grow, I've had a life long hobby of flying fixed wing RC airplanes, drones, etc. I just got in my new Draco 2.0 Full flaps, 17 LED lights for navigation, landing lights, real working King shocks, the 7000mah battery is about the size of a brick....weighs almost 11 lbs fully loaded. This was a very hard model to find. Most of them are sitting on one of those cargo ships off the coast of California. They told me I "might" get it by Feb. Found one in Atlanta. Can't wait to fly it! Soda can for size reference.







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That's so cool man. I want one too. I bought the Real Flight simulator with the remote to train myself before I bought one and crashed it my first time, but can't even fly the simulator ones, lol.

I've got more skills with the cars. I've got a gas Kyosho Inferno that will go like 55-60 mph. It's a beast.
 
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