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Old 03-23-2009, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Looks like a great time Don.

Unfortunately I couldn't make it out to the field today, great weather too. My club mates just had to call and let me know about it too. Great bunch of guys...
LOL Bill, Donnie and Nick were tied up today too so I e-mailed them links to this thread this evening. I'm too cheap to call them...
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:00 AM
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LOL Bill, Donnie and Nick were tied up today too so I e-mailed them links to this thread this evening. I'm too cheap to call them...
It's great to have friends...
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:42 AM
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Yeah, I'd have rather been there than work, but I guess when I can, I should.

I actually went down to the park yesterday and flew my revamped Slow Stick...it flew great, but not as good as my old clipped wing one...I flew the Divo...I guess I can't build a foamie straight, darn thing is almost uncontrollable. And the Stryker...ahem...I..uh...kind of hit some power lines and caused a blackout....so I got it back down, threw it in the Mustang, and took off...back home, the Stryker looked okay, but it looks like the hit caused one servo to jump splines, or something...it's no longer centered and doesn't move the full range any more...odd for a metal gear servo....
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:22 AM
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That is odd for a metal gear Nick. Any more damage than a servo?

Blame the blackout on frogs pissing on the power line.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by crash_out View Post
Yeah, I'd have rather been there than work, but I guess when I can, I should.

I actually went down to the park yesterday and flew my revamped Slow Stick...it flew great, but not as good as my old clipped wing one...I flew the Divo...I guess I can't build a foamie straight, darn thing is almost uncontrollable. And the Stryker...ahem...I..uh...kind of hit some power lines and caused a blackout....so I got it back down, threw it in the Mustang, and took off...back home, the Stryker looked okay, but it looks like the hit caused one servo to jump splines, or something...it's no longer centered and doesn't move the full range any more...odd for a metal gear servo....

LOL, That sounds like something out of Caddyshack!

I can see you ducking and heading for your car!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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Yeah...not one of my finest moments.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:15 AM
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A few of us got together a couple of Sundays ago and again last Sunday to get some stick time in. Took the camera both times but didn't take the time to take photos last Sunday.

Here they are from two weeks ago....
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:18 AM
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Actually we spend most of the time both Sundays discussing how to get a new pilot in the air with a minimum of fuss. Mark's his name, he's got several planes but like many new comers, none are flyable right now.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:34 AM
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I voted for the Valkerie! Way more comfy!

Mark will make it fine... He has a lot of desire and heart. Those ingredients are a recipe for success!

Great pictures!

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:30 PM
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on the edit blurb....

What plane did he end up deciding to get?? Or has he decided yet??? When I left you two Sunday you were still discussing!
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:08 PM
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We're going to fly my Hawk this weekend and see how it does. If that doesn't seem like the right plane for him, we will probably get either a 'Cub like thing' or a Mini Stick.

We didn't leave 'til right at 7 covering every conceivable option, and just blabberin' too.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:23 PM
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Poor guy, two visits to the field and no stick time yet!!

Wish it worked out he could fly my Hawk last Sunday. But with that nasty wind and my weird control surfaces, he didn't stand a chance.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:19 AM
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Yeah, we talked about that 'lack of stick time' before we left. My explanation was that his stuff was not flyable, as you well know, and if he just wanted to crash planes, go ahead. I wasn't going to help him accomplish that. He understands that where he came from was not the safest place and want's to learn properly. His patience level is actually to be applauded! He's gonna be OK.

We're going to fly this weekend even if it's my Stryker with the throttle cut to 50%!
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:58 AM
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Since we had a chance to get together for some stick time. Nick King wanted to show off a new plane and it rained all morning so we decided to meet up at an old B-17 field in Halls, TN and fly there.

I got there before Nick and Dave and got some flights in with the Stryker. The old thing is held together with painters paint now but still flies great.

Here's some shots of Nicks new planes...
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:06 AM
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Nick's planes flew great and he hopefully qualified for the KW club with the blue one. Dave had the proud dad kinda look while Nick was flying as evidenced in the last two photos.

Dave brought a couple of planes and flew his Stryker while I was there. He brought along a slimer but had servo problems with it. Wish he would convert the Sig to lectric.....

I took two EDF's one never got off the ground and I had CG issues with a HL Phantom concrete is hard stuff!!
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The afternoon passed by too quickly......
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:11 AM
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It was a good day, despite the weather. Hopefully we can get a couple more before it's too cold.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:33 AM
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So says the guy who used to wear shorts 365 days out of the year.....

Looking forward to the next time already. Congrats on reaching the 1KW milestone!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:52 AM
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Yes yes Nick! Congratulations on the 1Kw award!

I'll get the pictures I took up tomorrow, including the wingless Phantom! (That's what Don gets for using his "fat" lens on his camera when he takes my picture. )

Stay tuned.....

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We all got together agin today at the sod farm. It was cold! Windy too! My hands are still a little numb from it, but we had a great time. Don flew his panther EDF at speeds approaching insanity, and I finally test flew my modified Parkzone Mustang.

The first couple of shots are Don's Phantom from the previous week...never got around to posting them.
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More.

The Mustang is the Parkzone "replacement airframe." It has HXT 9gr servos all the way around, a BP hobbies 1100kv outrunner, E-Flite 20amp esc, and Assan 2.4ghx receiver. It grooves really well, but does exhibit some warbird tendencies. It loves to come through on high speed passes after a split s...

Alos is me test flying Mark's Alpha 480 trainer. It's a great flying plane, and we all hope it'll teach Mark to fly.
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Dave, is it tomorrow yet??
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:42 AM
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Nick the Mustang flew great, I got a kick out of the transmitter handoff to Mark and handback when he got a bit disorientated!

I flew the Stryker then the Panther for several flights. Watched you and Mark get a flight in and enjoyed watching the Stang make several runs.

It was a cold day for flying but the company made it a great one.
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Dave, is it tomorrow yet??
Well... Ummm..... Yeah!

(From 11-29-09)

Due to massive rains we got we decided to meet at Arnold Field in Halls TN. This was one of the largest B-17 training bases during WWII and is host to a small but enthusiastic RC club. A pretty interesting video about the club and the base is here. [media]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3392195054740916966#[/media]

It was dreary looking and just a little breezy. There was still rain in the area so being on the concrete, at least our feet wouldn't get wet. It never did rain.

Nick got his 1kw award with his blue and white Extra 260! Don did an outstanding landing with his tail heavy Phantom! Later, after the CG got corrected, well, you'll see. And me? Well, the previous week I had the starboard side aileron servo in my old Rascal go sour on me. Being the great procrastinator I am, I ended up changing it at the field. The only problem I had was I changed the port side servo. My wife has been telling me I was a dummy for years. She might be right....

And here we go!
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:26 AM
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Well Dave, better late than never! The Guzzi is a real nice ride, almost as nice as the Valk.

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