Ah, this reminds me of my own feeble attempts to build a radio controlled airplane. Mike, a friend of ours and I all bought ourselves this little glider here, and spent half our summer in the basement to build it. It only took me ten seconds to crash it though. I don’t know how often we went out flying, but I remember being very frustrated that the relation between repairing and flying was about 3 days / 10 seconds.
Mike was more patient than me. I guess that’s why he’s a pilot now and I’m a cartoonist.
Mike is off to Oshkosh today. I’m looking forward to his tales!
I’m quite busy here holding down the fort and working on commissions. Not Chicken Wings related, but hey, a man’s got to eat. Have fun y’alls in Wisconsin!!
Take these broken wings, and learn to fly again, learn to live so free!
Great. Now I have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
Actually, there are some rules for flying remote controlled airplanes. They are similar to the very first flight regulations: 1) Don’t kill yourself, and 2) Don’t kill others. My personal experiences with rc planes were a little bit frustrating, because the time it took to build my first glider compared to the time it stayed airborne was at a ratio of about 2 months / 20 seconds. My frustration tolerance wasn’t too big, when I was a kid, so I started playing guitar (the guitar doesn’t break when you make a mistake), while my brother stuck with building model and rc planes.
I’m never a hundred percent satisfied with my work, but I’m really happy with Julio’s facial expressions in this strip!
I bet there are many other secrets of flying control line, but those are maybe the most important ones.
To be honest, when Mike made the suggestion to come up with a few strips about control line model planes, I said “about what?“. I’m not sure, I might also have said “huh?”. Aynway, I had never heard of them before! But it seems no matter how old you get or what you think to know, there are always new aspects of aviation to discover. Well, now I know about control line planes. What I don’t know yet is how you start and stop them!