Hi, I've been bitten by the flying bug, but don't know where to turn. I have been reading a lot of opinions and articles, but now I want to start flying! I would like to end up with a model that I can fly in our local parks and fields. I am tempted to get something like a Firebird XL and teach myself to fly, but would prefer some advice or hands on experience from someone who is already flying.
I don't have any flying experience, but am familiar with the basic idea. I have been getting a lot of time with a simulator, using a joystick, but I can't imagine that it is even close to the real thing. Does anyone in Victoria have a transmitter type interface they could rent/loan/sell me?
What I'd really like, though, is for some kindly pilot to drop me a note if they are going to go out flying, so I can come out to watch. I promise to not to beg for a turn, but I wouldn't turn it down either! I think that I am most interested in electric park or slowfliers, but I would enjoy seeing whatever you fly.
I would ask for help from the Victoria Model club, but right now their web site is down, and I believe their focus is on glow/gas models.
Perhaps a firebird would be a good way to go? Has anyone outgrown theirs and would like to sell it?