I got out of flying models planes back in the 80s and recently found a box of my old left-overs. Some transmitters, receivers, servos, engines and the hull of an air-boat that I never finished. So I went online to order a few parts to finish the air-boat that I started back in the 80s. Well, one thing led to another and I bought an RC plane to get me back into the swing of things. It is a Miss 2 balsa kit; an electric plane with a little more than 4 foot wing-span. While buying a new transmitter and other items, I ended up buying more than I needed to save on shipping. Long story short, I ended up buying a Taranis Plus transmitter, the parts to build a Spektrum module for the Taranis bay, a Blade CP S and Blade 230S helicopters. I traded a fellow ham my BCD436HP for a Blade 350 QX2 with a Go-Pro camera and it flew like a dream; that is until last night. Apparently, either one of the props or the motor mount shattered and it crashed to the ground from about 400 feet. You can hear the prop hitting the body while it tumbles to its death and then you can see the drone flashing in the background as the camera broke away from the craft when it hit the ground. Parts are on order to fix it back up. This is more addicting that radios/scanning.
So, it the mean time, I've been flying my other small helicopter and drone around the house. Can't wait to build the Miss 2. Who else is doing this stuff? I found out that I needed to register with the FAA, so I did that. It was $5 for three years and covers all of your models, which isn't bad. Once the QX2 is repaired, I'll post some more videos.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!