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Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 11-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 165,302
Posted By RWK
Totally destroyed my 300 Extra today when I was...

Totally destroyed my 300 Extra today when I was distracted by a low flying balloon and lost orientation. It was low enough that I carried on a conversation with the people in the balloon. Ended up...
Forum: Beginners 10-07-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,589
Posted By RWK
The new Corsair does have much beefier landing...

The new Corsair does have much beefier landing gear. It's hard to imagine doing much damage with even a hard landing. The plane is also heavier, stiffer, less floaty and has a noticeable torque roll...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-15-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,671
Posted By RWK
I pinch the right stick with my thumb and two...

I pinch the right stick with my thumb and two fingers but just use thumb on the left stick. It's an odd system, but it works for me. When I'm not actively making any inputs with my left thumb, it...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 09-14-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,671
Posted By RWK
Do you use the ratchet on your throttle?

I just bought a new radio (Spektrum DX-18) and took it out for its first test drive today. On the second battery, I had an unexplained loss of power on the second battery of my Twist. I discovered...
Forum: Foamies 09-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Finally got a chance to maiden my new FlyZone...

Finally got a chance to maiden my new FlyZone Acro-Wot. I am impressed! I was a bit worried about it as it seems heavy in the nose and I think the horizontal stabilizer is a bit thin. No need to...
Forum: Foamies 09-11-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
That looks like the SeaWorld tower back there . ....

That looks like the SeaWorld tower back there . . .
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-10-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,992
Posted By RWK
Wow! You must have great vision. I begin to worry...

Wow! You must have great vision. I begin to worry seriously about orientation and being able to pick it back up if I lose track of it, with a 2-meter sailplane at 800-900 feet, I'd be hopeless at...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,992
Posted By RWK
No doubt the anylinks are fine, but I chose to...

No doubt the anylinks are fine, but I chose to put in my own receiver in the Acro-Wot. I just feel more comfortable using something I know.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-09-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,992
Posted By RWK
I just got FlyZone's Acro-Wot. No way can I...

I just got FlyZone's Acro-Wot. No way can I justify this too. Can I?
Forum: Foamies 09-07-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Great. Thanks. I ordered one today and should...

Great. Thanks. I ordered one today and should have it next week. I need to play with the CG a bit. It balances perfectly on the CG given in the manual, but I had a lot of trim on the elevator. Ill...
Forum: Foamies 09-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Maidened the Mini Ultra Stick this morning. Sweet...

Maidened the Mini Ultra Stick this morning. Sweet flying plane. Needed some down elevator, but that was it. Did a pretty relaxed 9 minutes of trimming and mild aerobatics. Only down side is that I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-05-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,992
Views: 123,618
Posted By RWK
Just finished assembling an E-Flite MUS that I've...

Just finished assembling an E-Flite MUS that I've been wanting for a while now. I'll let the Locktite and glue set for today and will keep my fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow for a maiden.
Forum: Foamies 09-04-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Got out today before the heat picked up and got...

Got out today before the heat picked up and got flights in with the Twist and T-28. The Twist was really hard to control for the first few minutes after the relaxed T-28. I'm thinking in the future,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,926
Posted By RWK
I know that when it is foggy or hazy and shapes...

I know that when it is foggy or hazy and shapes become less distinct, your brain interprets objects as being farther away than they are, so I'm sure that my depth perception varies by visual...
Forum: Foamies 09-03-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
I prefer to fly sailplanes in the afternoon when...

I prefer to fly sailplanes in the afternoon when I am more likely to find thermals. I took a chance earlier this morning, at about 1000 and took the Radian down to the end of the road. I went through...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-03-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,926
Posted By RWK
But it sure beats the alternative!

But it sure beats the alternative!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-02-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By RWK
She did what! My God man, how could you let her...

She did what! My God man, how could you let her do that?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-30-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,926
Posted By RWK
I got curious and did some reading. You're...

I got curious and did some reading. You're correct. Depth perception, as we are talking about it, (stereopsis) is only valuable fairly close. Beyond about 20 feet, monocular depth clues become more...
Forum: Foamies 08-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Calm morning here, so I went out early before the...

Calm morning here, so I went out early before the heat sets in. I flew one battery in the Fun Cub and two through the newly repaired Twist. Brought them both home without a scratch. I'm thinking it's...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,926
Posted By RWK
I am 59 and suffer the same depth perception...

I am 59 and suffer the same depth perception problem. I have flown into trees and even a fence once when I was absolutely sure I had cleared them. Every time this has happened, the plane was always...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-24-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,467
Posted By RWK
I just got batteries from HK and it took 5...

I just got batteries from HK and it took 5 days--certainly reasonable. The only bad thing is that two days after my order, I started getting all kinds of unauthorized charges to my credit card and...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 08-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,818
Views: 165,302
Posted By RWK
After greasing two landings today with the T-28,...

After greasing two landings today with the T-28, I stalled the Twist today about 4 feet up from the ground on landing and came down hard enough to break the fuse just behind the cockpit. Since I...
Forum: Foamies 08-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,415
Posted By RWK
I have lousy depth perception. I once flew into a...

I have lousy depth perception. I once flew into a tree when I was sure I was at least 50 or 60 feet from it. I flew my Radian into a fence around a park when I was absolutely positive that I was...
Forum: Foamies 08-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Took the EFlite Twist out this morning with 3...

Took the EFlite Twist out this morning with 3 batteries, intending to run through them before I had to take the dog to the vet for shots. On the first landing, I discovered that the tail wheel was...
Forum: Foamies 08-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Went through two batteries in the E-Flite Twist...

Went through two batteries in the E-Flite Twist this morning doing some lazy aerobatics; then another battery in the Multiplex Fun Cub before the heat and wind began to pick up. Another day of 100+...
Forum: Beginners 08-03-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,884
Posted By RWK
For a high-wing trainer, I'd go for either the...

For a high-wing trainer, I'd go for either the Apprentice or the Multi-Plex Fun Cub. The Apprentice will be a lot easier to build, but the Fun Cub is an amazing floater that will also do mild...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 07-31-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By RWK
Yum! Just remember, you can't eat a plane.

Yum! Just remember, you can't eat a plane.
Forum: Foamies 07-12-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Had three batteries charged up and loaded the...

Had three batteries charged up and loaded the Extra into the car for a trip to my favorite flying spot. Noticed the car being buffeted by wind and the trees swaying. Pulled over and checked the local...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 07-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,208
Posted By RWK
For something I don't want to come apart, Gorilla...

For something I don't want to come apart, Gorilla glue. For receivers, servos and the like, I like to use servo tape.
Forum: Foamies 07-05-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 365,651
Posted By RWK
Cool, almost zero wind and a bit of fog this...

Cool, almost zero wind and a bit of fog this morning. Went through 3 batteries in the Extra this morning. Almost lost it on the first takeoff due to some really uneven ground but managed to save it....
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