Buddy Can You Spare a Transmitter?
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[Courtesy of Bill Swingle bill.swingle AT adelphia.net, July 1999]

I used to also dislike flying other pilot's airplanes. However, foamie combat changed that. Well to be honest it was the combat pilots. One of the BASH pilots makes a habit of handing his transmitter to anyone. ANYONE.

Folks get nervous when a nearly complete stranger says "Fly this." and hands them the Tx. Their response, whatever it may be, is usually spoken in a hurried panic.

As a result his TG-3 and Mongo Junior have been flown by more people than I could count. Several times at the BASHes when several of us are standing next to each other, we've just passed our Tx's to the pilot on our right.

It gets quite challenging keeping your attention on the proper plane and not your own personal plane! Especially when you tend to use similar covering schemes on your planes and have to constantly fight the urge to begin flying your own model.

Once you do get used to flying other pilot's planes you'll see your own skills have really improved from having to adapt to the different setup's and inherent characteristics of different models.

Bill Swingle Pleasanton, CA

 


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