As of July 30, 2018 Dave will be closing down RCPowers. Because RCPowers is such a powerful and positive resource for both beginner and advanced parkjet builders and fliers, we cannot let that happen! Dave’s YouTube videos are so entertaining and informative that they suck you into the hobby and once you’re here at the forum, you find that it is beginner friendly but has the knowledge base of experienced RC Parkjet veterans. Dave broke down the awesome looking parkjet designs for the beginner but built crazy planes like the hovering SU37 or X36 tailless plane- both with gyros before gyros were good and cheap- pushing all the technology available! I myself was taken under the wings of guys like Dave, Scott Lott, Crankshaw and JettaManDan with their non judgmental tutoring of a newbie F1wanabe- such a different experience from other sites. They helped me through my first builds (and the failures that followed) and before I knew it, I was landing planes with NO DAMAGE! That’s a recurring theme here and it's all down to Dave and the way he runs the forum. I made lots of friends on the forum along the way including Jay (Boxermad84), my partner at FRCFoamies.
A few years ago, Dave and Shannon gave Jay and I a place on the forum for our FRCFoamies plans and we found a synergy that worked well and we learned a lot from them about presentation and promotion. They didn’t have to do it but they did and they asked nothing in return. So, when Dave mentioned to me that he would need to close down RCPowers in order to concentrate on another important venture, I knew we could not let RCPowers die. Beginning July 30th, RCPowers will become… RCPowers! It will have a slightly different name (very slightly) but our purpose is to maintain the forum as it is in order to continue what Dave Powers has created. We hope that you’ll all feel right at home on the forum- that is the main objective here. A forum where new builders and fliers can feel comfortable around and benefit from the experienced builders and fliers.
Over the next couple months we’ll update this thread with information. Your current user accounts will transfer over to the new forum in order to make it "painless.” All active threads will transfer as well as thread attachments and we will make the change happen with minimal loss of posts as the forum is transferred. As we get closer to July 30th we’ll fill in more of the details. If anyone has questions, this is the place to ask them! Also, anyone who would like to share their RCPowers experience as I have done above? Post it here! I'm sure Dave, Shannon and everyone else would love to hear it.
In the meantime, as Dave says HERE
be sure to download all of the plans that are still on your RCPowers account and keep them safe on your hard drive, google drive, iCloud, a memory stick, in a safety deposit box, etc. Keep them safe!
Finally, a big thank you to Dave and Shannon for all their hard work over the years making this hobby accessible to all. We'll keep the forum going for whenever they want to check in and we hope to see them on the new forum often!
All the best,