greetings looking for someone in the south florida area ( coral springs) willing to help out a complete newbie to the world of rc modeling. i have plans for a me 163 that i want to scratch build anyone interested? thanks manuel
On 5/3/2004 11:29 AM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:
I hate to disappoint you, however, the ME-163 is DEFINITELY NOT FOR BEGINNERS. It is a sharp looking plane, but the handling is well above what a newbie (or many experienced flyers) can fly. Not to mention, you have not added in the complexity of a turbine or ducted fan yet either.
I know you really don't want to hear this, but hear it is anyway. Find a club. The club will provide an instructor. Learn to fly a propellor driven plane first. Advance through several other planes, each faster and more maneuverable than the one before. When you can SAFELY FLY AND CONTROL a plane, CONSISTENTLY, at speeds in excess of 70 mph, then you MAY be ready to fly your ME-163.
You wouldn't put someone who has never driven a car behind the wheel of a 500+ horsepower Indy 500 race car and tell them to go and learn to drive. It is the same with this plane.
greetings thanks for the information and the advice actually what i want to begin with is the building stage, i have a lot of experience when it comes down to the building or making of such items but not a rc plane. thanks manuel