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New Quad Pilot from Arkansas
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1st Post to this forum. So I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Lived in central Arkansas all my life. I'm an Industrial Systems Control Teck / Master Electrician. And I've been in the electrical field for more than 30 yrs. I like all the "big-boy" toys. But have been focusing on RC for the past couple of years. Until recently, I was strictly a heli pilot. Flying a fully customized Blade 300X. My skillset is currently "modest", capable of stable flight in any orientation. But not quite a 3D pilot - yet. The majority of my stick time is spent on the Phoenix Sim.

Now, like many, I've seemed to be stricken with the FPV Bug. So, like I always do, I've gone out and started investing in my new found hobby. I've already acquired a Speed Addict 210R frame along with most of the electronics (some still in shipping). I've also been fortunate enough to acquire a set of used Skyzone goggles. And a new Spectrum Dx8 Tx. Some of you from the other forums already know that I'm trying to stay in the Spektrum Family. And resisting the urge to switch to Taranis. Even though it seems that I may have chosen a more difficult path.

Anyway, thanks for reading my post. And thanks in advance for any warm welcome's. I'll be posting my build again shortly in the Catalyst Machine Section. And will probably have many more questions along the way.

Thanks Again
Randy
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Welcome to the forum Randy. and for the record..nothing wrong with Spectrum gear (even if I am a Futaba Guy ).. Taranis? what's that? sounds like a bad cold or flu. LOL
My youtube channel

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(04-Jan-2017, 02:39 AM)BigglesFPV Wrote: Welcome to the forum Randy.  and for the record..nothing wrong with Spectrum gear (even if I am a Futaba Guy ).. Taranis?  what's that?  sounds like a bad cold or flu.  LOL

Thanks BigglesFPV. Man that video "Living The Dream" - that's what I want to do.
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Welcome Randy! Looking forward to your build log
Don't be a LOS'er, be a FPV'er :) -- My Fleet
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#5
Welcome to the forum and quad world Smile
looking forward to the build log, remember to ask questions if something is not clear... we can make it even more blurry !

@Biggles to answer your question Wink :
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In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped primarily in Gaul, Gallaecia, the British Isles, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made.[1] Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes ("thunder") in Greek mythology, with the wheel.

Gundestrup cauldron, created between 200 BC and 300 AD, is thought to have a depiction of Taranis on the inner wall of cauldron on tile C
Many representations of a bearded god with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other have been recovered from Gaul, where this deity apparently came to be syncretised with Jupiter.[2]"
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)

Curently flyable: Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap at the moment... nothing is flyable
Bench / in progres: fixing Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
thinking about building: 450

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Welcome,

i have both so i understand your point but don't set asside the spektrum ... it is just great :-)
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(04-Jan-2017, 10:30 AM)Grisha0 Wrote: @Biggles to answer your question Wink :

Very cool response. The wealth of knowledge is amazing. Popcorn
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