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How Prepared Are You For Flying Weather?

Old 07-05-2008, 02:08 PM
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Question How Prepared Are You For Flying Weather?

I have guests coming tomorrow to stay for the next couple of weeks. So the house gets cleaned today (top to bottom). While going from room to room preparing my list of things to do I realized that I have airplanes everywhere. That prompted this question. How many are ready to fly
Upon counting here's what I found.

Hanging from the ceiling: 6 ((1) SS (1) kit basically in ARF stage, need to add the tail feathers and controls. (2) Balsa needing motors and controls. (1) Balsa old timer with a glo engine. (1) Foam ready to fly.)

Awaiting repairs: 2 (Both foamys that "landed suddenly")

On the bench: 2 (you all know this one) and another Balsa kit my son is working on.

Those were all downstairs we have.

Awaiting electronics: 3 (All foamys just need to add motors and servos)

Awaiting repairs: 2 (Both foamys needing minor repairs)

Ready to fly...just add batteries and go: 7 ((2) Foamys ready to hand launch (5) Balsa....needing a runway.)

So the question becomes How prepared are you when the weather clears to just grab a plane and go flying I have seven ready.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:34 PM
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Just finished my SS last night, so let the good times roll.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:16 PM
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1. My Super Stick (aileron slow stick) always ready to go.
2. P-47d ready. Still needs some tweeking.
3. Stryker ready for maiden but ready.

T-34 gutted to use in Stryker and maybe going to get a paint job. My best flyer so it will fly agian.

3 others mostly gutted that will probably not fly again.(GWS Pico Stick, BN2, Pizza)
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:52 PM
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Silly me ...I live in FL. Whether isn't much of a problem. However it's getting too damned hot though.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:07 PM
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Got 6 and flew 3 of them this morning.
Hands get a little cold but not too big a problem.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:08 PM
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I have 10 ready to go. (5 electric and 5 glow) I also have 1 electric needs a new motor mount, 2 kits in the bones, (1) 40 size needs motor and electronics, (1) 1/4 scale needs a good overhauling, (1) 50 year old - oldtimer needs part of the wing rebuilt along with motor and electronics, (1) 20 size kit, (1) 1.60 size arf and a 40 size arf.
These are just the ones that I can see. I am sure I am forgetting a few.
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:47 AM
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Since I just got into this mess...errr...hobby, all I have is a HobbyZone Super Cub LP in need of some battery box reinforcement and a HobbyZone "The Champ" that Santa brought today. The latter I will maiden tomorrow if the winds stay calm.
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:44 AM
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Rain, rain, went away.
Went flying that day.
Prepared the plane the night before.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 AM
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I am ALWAYS prepared for flying weather. Of my 25 planes at least 8 are always in good flying order ready to go. Another 6 could be ready after an hour or two of work.

There are always a couple down for repairs.

One or two that could use some kind of upgrade. Currently I ahve a 3.4M glider that is going to get a covering change to improve visability so I can read orientation better. Currently it has an all transparent red wing. No top or or bottom contrast. Not good.

And I currently have a new kit for a Bird of Time glider that is waiting for repairs to be cleared from the table so I can get it started.
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