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Old 02-16-2013, 10:31 AM   #4601
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Hi Crashalott! Thanks for your comments on my winter flying here in Michigan! I live in Warren but I fly at my son's farm at Silverwood, MI. I know and love the Rose City and Mio area; I spent some time in your area riding off the road motorcycles and snowmobiles years ago! I am planning on going to Toledo in April for the annual model airplane show; are you going? If so, we'll try for a "eyeball" chat! Happy flying, Crasher
Seems we have a couple of things in common, we both build and fly RC and we both used to ride Dirt Bike's in the same area.
Did you climb the Bullgap Hill before it got all wore down?
I used to camp there on the weekends and climb.
Years ago we lived in Centerline and i had the Clark Station on Vandyke and Savage.
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Crashalott--I probably bought gas at that Clark station there on VanDyke years ago, probably for under a dollar too! I don't know the name of the climbing hill there in Rose City, but they were getting pretty worn down when we were riding there in the late 60 ~ 70's. I would ride my BSA motorcycle to George Lake and spend some vacation time there. I wasn't flying any model airplanes at that time, just playing with model airplane engines. Now, I fly only electric; it is so much easier, especially in the freezing weather! I will be heading to the Toledo, OH Weak Signals model show in April to look for more electric stuff! Come along! Crasher
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #4603
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Crashalott--I probably bought gas at that Clark station there on VanDyke years ago, probably for under a dollar too! I don't know the name of the climbing hill there in Rose City, but they were getting pretty worn down when we were riding there in the late 60 ~ 70's. I would ride my BSA motorcycle to George Lake and spend some vacation time there. I wasn't flying any model airplanes at that time, just playing with model airplane engines. Now, I fly only electric; it is so much easier, especially in the freezing weather! I will be heading to the Toledo, OH Weak Signals model show in April to look for more electric stuff! Come along! Crasher
I am afraid i will have to pass on the trip to Toledo, the farthest i travel now days is to
Westbranch Mi. although if i were able im sure it would be fun.
Got in a couple of flights this morning with the Maniac. a very nice flying aerobat type.
Started snowing again while i was flying. I had just finished plowing my yard for a runway.Ha
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:37 AM   #4604
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got to fly Friday afternoon after work...63 degrees

today 2" of snow in like 30 minutes ??

nothing to it, but to do it !
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #4605
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Flew the Eagle this morning in below zero weather.
Made one circuit and failed to make the turn on the next one and lit in a snow bank.
Minor damage,got it repaired and tryed another flight.
Was flying just fine, everything working good but the engine quit and she landed on the
ice kinda hard and knocked the motor out. All repaired again and the problem with the motor was in the receiver. Should be good to go again,maybe in the morning if the wind
is low.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #4606
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Way to windy so I'm flying a WL-Toys v911 heli in my livingroom & having fun! just got it saturday it came just in time we had wind sat. that was moving my truck around as I was driving.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:42 PM   #4607
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It was blowing 9MPH when I left the house. It was blowing 19.7 when I arrived at the field.

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #4608
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
It was blowing 9MPH when I left the house. It was blowing 19.7 when I arrived at the field.

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Way to go there mclarkson, that turned out pretty good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #4609
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Finally a real snow for flyover country 8-10inches by this eve!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #4610
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No snow here but we are getting much needed rain.
100% today and 80% tomorrow.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #4611
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Finally a real snow for flyover country 8-10inches by this eve!!
We dont mind the cold here but you can keep your snow . Our spanish speaking friends here are not use to snow and dont drive in it very well . It turns busy streets into a bumber car ride .lol joe
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #4612
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There's no wind at all and, for the first time in maybe a decade, we are totally snowed in. I can't go nowhere. I'd fly an ultra-micro from my doorway but I'm afraid I'd never find it again once it hit the snow and disappeared beneath.

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #4613
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Forecast snow late today, ranges 4 to 9 inches here in the MidWest.

Early AM flew the new Visionaire, tho designed as 3D entry also a spiffy sport flyer. Is slightest hint of nose up near touchdown. If it holds together will be near harriers in notime.

Brief pass and bump on landing, it's impressive even sport flight! Cool 11 Degree flight

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #4614
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There's no wind at all and, for the first time in maybe a decade, we are totally snowed in. I can't go nowhere. I'd fly an ultra-micro from my doorway but I'm afraid I'd never find it again once it hit the snow and disappeared beneath.

Yeah mark, just north of me got snow rates up to 4" per hour! Almost like lake effect!! I had to hit 4wd-hi button first time in about 2 years due to mud
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #4615
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We have 2 to 4 inches coming in tonight with 25 mph winds. Got to love Chi Town Winters !
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We dont mind the cold here but you can keep your snow . Our spanish speaking friends here are not use to snow and dont drive in it very well . It turns busy streets into a bumber car ride .lol joe
them girls puttin on makeup and texting on phones while driving in snow while sipping a latte around here cause amost of the wrecks! lol those SA's love it around here and pretty hard working in it!

Several years ago, working on a pig farm 22.5' deep lagoon construction. I was digging and uncovered a rattlesnake pit, all them guys got out there knives and proceeded to complete the first step in making rattlesnake skin boots! it wasn't real cold, but just that wind cut right thru you. Never did get a pair of boots!

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #4617
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Waiting for a second battery to charge and heading out for a maiden flight of my new Tellink 330 extra.
Wish I had known that the wind was going to be nothing this morning would of had more batteries charged last night.
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Nice morning to fly here. Have 2 more inches of snow on the ice now so i had fun with the Snow Flyer this morning, taking off and landing repeatedly.
On the last flight it took off went straight up looped and crashed breaking a ski.
On examination of the SF i found the elevator stuck in up position.
The push rod(wire) was turned and stuck in the control horn.
I have it all repaired now ready for some more fun in the morning maybe.
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Weather other than cool picture perfect, near zeo winds, up with the Archer. Actually had this one alive long enough to make correctional trim. Sweetheart in the air, touch of speed over half throttle.

Settled into the lightest breeze, my favored deadstick, prop purring coming by again no throttle, nose wants to rise touches of down elevator, actually greased on the landing, nearly refuses to stall. Elated, ugh to work, still makes the day!

Did I mention it's an Archer?

Going to hear a lot on this hot compact entry!
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Got out this morning for some fun in the snow.
Took my SnowFlyer and did a lot of touch and goes.
Get it up high and cut the motor and just float down like a leaf.
Great fun.
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Thunder Snow! Lightning just struck close.... Twice within a couple days! They upped our snow totals to 1'-2' Awesome Drought Buster!
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Yikes,

We're not getting the snow down here but the wind is a howling - 35-40+ Was able to get out to the field on Saturday just long enough to send my T-28 square into a tree ! Salvaged electrics but the airframe was totalled.

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Great flying weather here in central ohio today! Low 40's, wind maybe 5 - 10 mph. Just got back from a 3 1/2 hour outing

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We have had some really nice, but very windy days.

Going to montana for work next month, so I'll be stuck making sure the car is good to go for a couple of days.
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Getting fresh snow this morning so i might be able to do some more T&G's with the SnowFlyer.
Of course providing the wind don't spoil it for me.
We will see what it's like at daylight.
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