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Peter Yates12/02/2019 11:02:44
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Morning all.

A long time lapsed flyer here,I last tool the controls 20+ years ago as a youngster.
Dad and I still have all our gear, half-finished models and bits n bobs.
I'm slightly getting the urge to fly again, but before I go crackers I'm going to hang around here a wee bit, and see how much the kit has changed since I was a nipper.

Cheers, Pete.
Denis Watkins12/02/2019 12:16:58
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Well done Peter for coming back

The gear may have changed somewhat

But Lift and Drag has not

Neither has the model aeroplane or the surfaces to fly it

So don't be put off by the initial surge of new tech

SIMON CRAGG12/02/2019 12:26:13
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Welcome back!

Best bet would be to visit your nearest club, and catch up on whats new.

A lot has changed in 20 years!

Piers Bowlan12/02/2019 14:17:03
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Welcome back Pete, enjoy!

ken anderson.12/02/2019 14:54:57
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welcome from me Pete….2nd a visit to a club site before you part with any of your hard earned ..

ken anderson...ne...1.welcome/hard earned dept.

Old Geezer12/02/2019 18:20:37
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I agree with all the above - especially visiting your local club's field, but also any other clubs 30-40 minutes drive ( or more ) away from home - we're still a pretty disparate crowd, and each club has it's own different feel. Waste as much time as you can on the net too - it's got to be the quickest way to immerse yourself in all the changes since you last flew. A final tip, we're almost at the end of the bring & buy season, a visit to one will give you some idea of what's going on locally and you might pick up something to get you in the air at modest ( sometimes very modest ) cost which you won't mind bending a time or two while you get into the swing again - much less disheartening than re-kitting your first new plane in 20 years. ( That's what I did when I came back - worked brilliantly for me. )

J D 812/02/2019 18:42:20
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Helo and welcome.smileyAs old geezer says keep it cheap to start.

Peter Yates15/02/2019 12:26:28
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Thanks very much for the replies folks!
I'm now hoping for enough time to get stuck in again - alas, time is something which I have far too little of at the moment!

Thanks again!
Peter Yates15/02/2019 12:26:29
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Thanks very much for the replies folks!
I'm now hoping for enough time to get stuck in again - alas, time is something which I have far too little of at the moment!

Thanks again!

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