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Old 01-21-2013, 12:13 AM   #4501
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I guess I got the 10mph winds earlier so I cut it short and went back to the field at 5p.m. got in a good hour and a bad few seconds (crash) nothing broke had to glue the vertical fin back on.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:01 AM   #4502
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Today was a good flying day here in Southeast Oklahoma.
Temp was in the high 60's. Wind was light from the South.
Flew 4 batteries in my T-28.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:10 AM   #4503
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Originally Posted by warningshot View Post
Today was a good flying day here in Southeast Oklahoma.
Temp was in the high 60's. Wind was light from the South.
Flew 4 batteries in my T-28.
Bout the same as Florida,,, got a few hours with some Bubsbubsteve


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Old 01-21-2013, 02:26 AM   #4504
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Same for us, all weekend long. I've lost count of how many batts I flew on the delta. Found out the hard way I don't have enough bracing in the Morback, but even that one I didn't crash, so I still have an airframe to work with.

Just call me X! (or Gary works, too.)
Another signature landing! Somebody help me find all the pieces...

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #4505
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Well i had fresh snow on the ground so i took the SF(snowflyer) out this morning for some fun on the snow. Tooled around on the snow a bit and then took off and flew nice and slow inside the treeline for a bit then did a T&G and flew another circuit then landed and tooled a bit more.
Brought the SF in the house and took the Infineon Bipe out for some circuits and made a nice soft landing in the snow. Very cold out there so that's it for today.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #4506
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I have 3 batteries ready heading out into the cold for 3 flights, but it is chilly. I think at 24 degrees 3 flights, and done will be a good thing wind is 0 to 6 mph. Ah some stick time.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 PM   #4507
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Just checked the weather, high of 20, currently 16. Didn't look like much wind.

Were gonna see if a slow stick bipe crashes as well with aleroins on the top wing as it does without .

Honestly, I've been waiting for the mail, only to remember that is martin luther king day. I was getting the plane all ready for some new servo's and motor, and needed the other two servo's for mock up on the bottom wing. This would also require a switchmode esc, and if I add a jst tap, I'm going to have a hard time not hooking up lights too. This is really me trying to quit while I'm ahead.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:19 AM   #4508
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Well, the stock aleroin cut outs is definately not enough for one wing of a bipe. Flew for about 30minutes total without any serious crashes. I had a moment of dumb thumbs forgetting to pull rudder out in a turn, got caught in a gust of wind and ended up inverted 20 feet off of the the ground. Alerions weren't enought to roll it out, so I put full throttle and elevator in it, intending to try to outside loop it. Managed the prettiest inverted landing on the top wing you ever saw. I was panicking so bad I forgot to cut the throttle and the prop did get a couple of nicks in it.

Flipped it back over without even any cosmetic damage, did a circuit and replaced the prop after landing. Went back up for another 15 minutes or so after.

The only real added benifit I could see with the flat wings and one set of aleroins is that I could do cordinated turns. The roll and turning rate was rediculously slow, often needing quite a bit of rudder to make any turn.I'm tempted to pull the servo's out and just tape it back up. When my order come in, I might add them to the bottom wing too to see if it helps any, but so far I am really unimpressed. Not even enough input to stop a 1/2 throttle torque roll.

The biplane has so much lift that it requires full throttle to do an outside loop on a full battery. Take off speed is probably 5mph. Hoping this 450w motor I have coming will give me a bit more power for climbs and make it a bit more fun to fly again. I might see if I can increase the throws on the aleroins to improve performance. Also been thinking about mixing in rudder, but we will see.

I plan to add the larger motor, possibly another battery in parellel to increase flight times and gain some air speed, ad some way beefier landing gear to try to stop dragging the bottom wing and maybe do another set on the bottom wing. But that would put 6 servo's on this thing, and I would probably have to add a bec to be safe. Maybe with this setup it will make a good av or night flier. Maybe both.
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
I have 3 batteries ready heading out into the cold for 3 flights, but it is chilly. I think at 24 degrees 3 flights, and done will be a good thing wind is 0 to 6 mph. Ah some stick time.
Take care there Gramps, in the cold weather and have some good flying.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #4510
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Quads will handle loads of wind, finally did lose one over 40 MPH.

Later week temps to rebound over 20 deg, winds lately as well.

Dang new Archer to arrive today, high temp 10 degrees, ice on the wings.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #4511
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Well it may be too early to tell right now but i may not have flying weather this morning.
Only -1 right now and 9mph wind.
Not daylight yet though.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #4512
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Yep it's cold.

Here's a clip earlier in the year things much warmer but 30 MPH gusts, see trees and shrubs bend incornors almost able to fly. Do feel less cold now reviewing.

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #4513
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It's cold but the sun is out. Yesturday we had 3 fun cubs in the air and a cousin brought out his 30% sbach and all I can say is damn.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #4514
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Temp got up to almost 80 degrees at our field in sunny N. San Diego county yesterday. Pretty windy when we got there at around 8 am. It died down to 1-3 mph at 10 am and then picked up to around 8 mph by 1 pm. Just like the forecast said.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #4515
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Still cold here -1 and 4mph wind.
Early yet, so we will see how it is at daylight.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #4516
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Well, hot snap is over. We are expecting rain into Saturday.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #4517
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Yesterday snow just starting, light breeze but new plane arrival a must fly. The new Parzone Archer, compact docile low wing. Easy take off in our side street, wanted to climb, low throttles great flybys, landing refused to lose altitude, next try brought down tree level on the downhill turn, throttle off check its deadstick, dropped nose for speed, came in like a champ, puff of breeze nosed up before touchdown, kept things level, slight bounce but otherwise landing on the money. Survived the maiden. Handling great on this new entry.

Yet to have a flight clip, but close look at this one, likely to be popular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YW-d...e_gdata_player

Aha, tho not often inframe managed a near zeo degree flight early before daybreak, winds down abit, uploading now will post in a few minutes, hands still frozen!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #4518
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Took a chance and went up to the field this afternoon. Temp was about 20 f, sun was out, and the weather report said the wind was averaging 8 mph. In fact, it was pretty much dead calm for the first 45 minutes or so I was there. Had a good time practicing aerobatic stuff and touch-and-go landings . Then the wind started to come up a bit, my fingers and toes started complaining, so I left. All in all a good outing (and unexpected, too!).

Nobody else had been there since the last snow (no footprints)... wimps

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I usually use Weather Underground for my weather but lately I've grown enamored of this lovely weather site.

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Light snow this morning and 8deg. out there with a 3mph. wind
Got in one flight with the Infineon and fingers were near froze.
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I usually use Weather Underground for my weather but lately I've grown enamored of this lovely weather site.
Hey thanks for the WeatherSpark site mclark. Yeah, I too have been using the Underground since I found it last summer, it seems to have closer weather stations to where I am, though I only need to look outside and see if there is much movement with any tree limbs. I have a baseball field/park 2 blocks away that I can rush out to if I get my batteries charged up ahead of time.

Been out a number of times, mostly with three planes, since my last post. Between mild and chilly or too breezy. Been out once today and going out after this post. I go out come back make repairs and wait to go out again.

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Hey thanks for the WeatherSpark site mclark. Yeah, I too have been using the Underground since I found it last summer, it seems to have closer weather stations to where I am, though I only need to look outside and see if there is much movement with any tree limbs. I have a baseball field/park 2 blocks away that I can rush out to if I get my batteries charged up ahead of time.

Been out a number of times, mostly with three planes, since my last post. Between mild and chilly or too breezy. Been out once today and going out after this post. I go out come back make repairs and wait to go out again.

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You won't get me out in the temps we have been having this week. The weekend is going to be windy and cold again. The weather keep's up like this I will have 3 to 4 planes to maiden come spring.
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I use this site and put in my location. http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/
Yeah, that's the one I was referring to Joe.

I know what you mean gramps. But why is it that every time I wait and wait for a package of goodies to come in the mail they show up when I go out and I have to wait to go to the post office to pick it up, that wasn't showing where it was in tracking. I had a bunch of stuff on order from hobbyking, so I could work on some new planes.
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Yeah, that's the one I was referring to Joe.

I know what you mean gramps. But why is it that every time I wait and wait for a package of goodies to come in the mail they show up when I go out and I have to wait to go to the post office to pick it up, that wasn't showing where it was in tracking. I had a bunch of stuff on order from hobbyking, so I could work on some new planes.
I got tired of waiting for hobbyking and order from value hobby now in my state and i get my suff in a couple days . They dont have alot of stuff but all i need is motors /esc's / servos and wire exstentions and they have good deals on those. joe http://www.valuehobby.com/
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