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Old 11-03-2008, 01:24 AM
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Thumbs up Great afternoon of flying in West Tennessee

Donnie Lyons (A slimer guy), Nick King, and I got together this afternoon for some flying. What a beautiful day it was and we didn't have too much carnage. I was the only one who couldn't throw a plane....

Nick and Donnie are relaxing between flights admiring Nicks fleet of planes...
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:35 AM
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Here are some of Nicks planes.....
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:43 AM
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Donnie brought along a couple of his slimers plus a plane he's considering coming over to the Darkside with.....

It's a scaled down Stick that he's scratch building. With today's lipo and brushless technology I was wondering why he scaled it down.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:49 AM
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Looks like you guys had alot to keep yall occupied. Glad you had fun man, good winds friend.

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Old 11-03-2008, 01:53 AM
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We did Mike, I'll post a few shots of what I was occupied doing a bit later. It was one of those "don't do this at home" types of things....
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:00 AM
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Nick maidened a nice looking Corsair. His new plane looked great, he wanted someone to throw the thing and take photos. I had the camera, Donnie was messing with his slimers so Nick had to throw the plane.

I have enough trouble walking and chewing gum much less throwing a new plane that belongs to someone else and taking photos.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:04 AM
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I'm lovin these pics Don. Can't wait to see what you were up to.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:09 AM
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Not to be outdone by the electric guys, Donnie got one of his slimers out for some high intensity flying. I had a hard time tracking his plane but managed to get some shots while he was doing flat spins and landing.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:14 AM
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Looks good. as soon as I get done being lazy here, I'll post what I got. I got 2 pics in particular that I think will inspire a lot of comments....
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:19 AM
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Not to be outdone, Nick took one of his brushless Multiplexes up and did several touch-and-goes without landing gear. Flying electrics, we can restart our motors if we want too.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by crash_out View Post
Looks good. as soon as I get done being lazy here, I'll post what I got. I got 2 pics in particular that I think will inspire a lot of comments....
Hey Nick, glad to see you made it home!! I realized I didn't get any shots of my planes. Just a few that Donnie took of my flying skills with the Wild Hawk.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:32 AM
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I got a few...here we go.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:36 AM
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More....
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:37 AM
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Looks like ya'll had a great day Don.

Keep them thumbs loose for SEFF, only 6 months to go now. Looking forward to Nick hand launching the Airliner again!
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Here's Nick flying his new Divo (I think that's the name of his foamie.), it flew quite well.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:41 AM
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It was a great day Bill!! One of our main topics of conversation was SEFF and hanging out (mootching) closer to you guys!
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:43 AM
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And here's the peices de resistance....the two pics which will do more to either destroy Don's rep or take it to levels never seen before...I caution children and people with weak stomachs to leave the room.....
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Looks like ya'll had a great day Don.

Keep them thumbs loose for SEFF, only 6 months to go now. Looking forward to Nick hand launching the Airliner again!

Is it time yet?? I already put in for vacation for that whole week...I'm going to get down about Tuesday to get a good spot.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:45 AM
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And who says the Wild Hawk can't fly!!
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And it flies great. About enough for me to go to Harbor Freight and pick one up.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by crash_out View Post
And here's the peices de resistance....the two pics which will do more to either destroy Don's rep or take it to levels never seen before...I caution children and people with weak stomachs to leave the room.....
Dang Nick, that one shot of me throwing the XP should have scared the plane into the air.

I plead the fifth on the other shot, notice I got up and flew after that instead of continuing to sit in the chair..... You guys did ask for some fly-bye shots of the Wild Hawk.
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Don taking chances with the Hawk...
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:50 AM
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Sure, blame it on us...
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by crash_out View Post
Is it time yet?? I already put in for vacation for that whole week...I'm going to get down about Tuesday to get a good spot.

We'll be there on Tuesday as well this year I think. It is going to be even bigger and better this time!

Don... tuck in the shirt man... my eyes are burning now!
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Yep, now I'll be in trouble with Mike and the other staff.... Like I said, don't do this stuff at home and especially not at organized flying fields.
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