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Old 11-03-2008, 02:58 AM
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Exactly. We are as close to professionals as you can get, and we have years of experience that keeps us from screwing up too bad....
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:59 AM
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LOL Bill, my wifes been telling me my belly's growing..... Now there's proof....
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
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!

Cool. Don probably won't be able to escape the school to get there that early, so at least I'll have a friend there. I'll bring my canopies and we'll stack 'em 3 deep and two wide...
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by crash_out View Post
Exactly. We are as close to professionals as you can get, and we have years of experience that keeps us from screwing up too bad....
Professionals??!!?? I can't even throw the XP.... it bounced off my belly into the air.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:03 AM
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I thought maybe the reason it didn't fly out was it crashed to the ground laughing...

Okay...I still would like to be called a professional though...just not sure what kind of professional I'd like to be called....
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:27 AM
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That looks like a wonderful day of fellowship and flying! Great post Don. THANKS for sharing the pics.

And speaking of pics...

This instantly made it into my all-time top 5 RC pictures!!
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:09 AM
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LOL. thanks Max, better that one than the one of me throwing the XP!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:12 AM
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I missed another great day at the sod farm.... Darnit!

I wish I could've been there but, I had to move about seven billion Q-Tips (with out the white stick and in the rough) that day....

Nick told me it was gonna be great! Don's antics reminded me of the day he tried to pilot his Superfly in through the side door, and out the back door of my old van! It was good to see Donnie out with his wicked quick, and super manuverable Outlaw.

We're almost done shuffling the white fluffy stuff around so, I'll be there next time to see Don "show his stuff"!

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Old 11-06-2008, 11:55 AM
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Hey Dave! Welcoome to WF! Just put your hands over your head like you're throwing a plane and the shirt will untuck!
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:23 AM
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Nick and Dave showed up this afternoon for some more sod farm flying this afternoon. They were already there when I arrived and Nick had a couple of new planes.

I gues it was too cold for slimers to fly, Donnie didn't make it this week. Winds were supposed to be 10-15 mph but it seemed gustier than that. It was in the upper 40's but a nice sunny day.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:40 AM
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Nick maidened a new XP late in the day just before we left. All three of us had Strykers up in the air at the same time which was a hoot. He had converted the XP to brushless and it moved along well. His first throw of the plane resulted in a roll then nose into the dirt. I threw it the second time and it took off well. He had the speed control inside the ducting which was a different way to run the speed control and gave him more room under the hatch. It did not seem to effect the power in any way.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:41 AM
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It was a good day, albeit a bit cold and windy. I guess I'm getting old...a couple of years ago I'd been out on a day like today with shorts, tshirt, and flip flops. Today I had a sweatshirt and jeans and was still shivering...
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:43 AM
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Too true Nick, you would have been flying in shorts. The first time I ever saw you wearing a jacket was when there was snow on the ground. I seem to recall you wore shorts that day too.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:47 AM
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I probably was...sounds like my old winter wardrobe-shorts, t shirt, and a flannel shirt....
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:47 AM
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It was a wonderful day! Cool and breezy but wonderful none the less! The Stryker races are a blast especially when we're close enough that we can't tell for sure if we bumped into each other! Don's was going so fast is started shedding parts! I've gotta get a 5000 KV motor for mine so I can be faster! Hee Hee!

The only bad thing that happened to me on this fine day was on the way home. A militant skunk ran out in front of me in the dark and tried to car jack me at 60MPH on Hwy 54! He didn't succeed in getting my car. He got "popped"! Unfortunately, my poor little car got "hosed" in the attempt, and smells really bad. I mean REALLY bad! I aired it out all day Monday but, it still reeked pretty hard last night. My neighbors are complaining....

I can't wait 'till next time! I'll bring one of my old Soviet surplus gas masks for the trip home!

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My shirt is tucked in!
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:10 AM
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Cool pics Dave... are you sure it was a skunk? The inside of the Davemobile was a bit gamey any ways...
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:39 AM
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That's just the glow fuel you were smelling that gave it that good gamey smell as you call it...

Ooooh yeah.... It was a skunk for sure.... I saw him jump out from the tall grass beside the road with his little tiny pistol drawn and an attitude, so I got him with the right front tire and I litterally popped him. Yuck! The reason it didn't tone down yeterday is there was some of him left in the wheel well so I went to the quarter car wash on the north west side of town and rinsed him off around mid day. I let it air out the rest of the day and it is now just about fume free but, unfortunately it is now full of leaves....

I'd rather have the leaves....

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:43 AM
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Oh yeah, I'll toast you and Nick CD's of the 168 pictures I took and give 'em to you next time we fly.

Dave

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You press down the lever and the wires get hot;
You've got toast!.... Yessss toast....
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:07 AM
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That would be great Dave! Post some more here if ya got em too.

Odeskunk is not a good thing. The Alamo to Brownsville HWY is full of animals, if someone was into roadkill stew they wouldn't go hungry.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:12 AM
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Four of us were flying that past Sunday (12-28-08). Dave, Nick, and Donnie helped with a review I was working on. As always I had a great time flying with some great pilots. Come to think of it and looking through my pictures, I don't have any of Dave flying... Does that make him less of a great pilot??!!??

Here's some photos from the day....
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:28 PM
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What a wonderful day! Upper 40's and sunny almost all day with virtually no wind! Not what we usually get around these parts in winter.

Nick and I were hanging out preparing to unload when, Don arrives.... Not riding his Valkerie, but driving a Volvo convertible! Of course, the top was down and he had a backseat and trunk full of planes! I had actually almost gone topless on my junkie little BMW but, decided against it. Don lives close to the sod farm and I have an hour long journey at high speed and didn't want my planes to fly around in the backseat. Of course, my wife (and others) would have everyone believe I kept the top up because I'm a wimp. Nope, not true, and I deny any such allegations. I was protecting the planes! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! If Nick had driven his Mustang convertible and Donnie driven his Corvette convertible, we would've had an all drop top day!

Don spent most of his day flying his review plane but still managed some stick time on his Stryker and his Cap 580. Nick flew everything he brought with him. Donnie brought his super fast and ultra wicked Outlaw with a brand new full length tuned pipe setup on it! Like it needed to be any faster! He started "tuning" the pipe but developed a fuel flow problem that prevented a flight on it but, it sounded awesome and was tickling the 17K RPM range! A little more tuning and propping and he will pick up even more RPM! (Better re-iron down that covering Donnie...) Donnie flew Don's Stryker and my Extra and, don't tell anybody but, I think he likes this electric stuff!

I did fly my Extra. I did not fly my Stryker. I also brought a Superfly clone made from fan fold foam but it had a stripped servo. We robbed the other servo out of it later to replace one in another plane.

I am not a great pilot and I felt about as rusty as the Titanic! Nick asked me why I wasn't cutting up as usual and I told him that I just felt like shooting touch and go's to get back in the groove. He suggested that I get another trainer! I think that's a great idea. Time to drag my old Rascal 40 out and learn how to fly again. I did however meet up with Nick yesterday (Monday) and we raced Strykers. I must get more Kv!

All in all, it was a truly wonderful day and I can't wait for the next one!

Dave,

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Old 12-30-2008, 12:45 PM
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More shots.

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Something witty goes here...
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:12 PM
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Even more!

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Blah blah blah blah...
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:26 PM
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Great photos Dave, I can't believe you actually snuck some flights in! Must have been while I was scrounging servo parts.
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Some 300+ photos plus
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