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Old 01-30-2018, 11:28 AM
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:23 PM
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Last Friday looked great for some flying here - temps in the 50s, light wind. I had a little window of time between the missus leaving to go shopping, and spending the afternoon putting together some of the IKEA furniture she was picking up for her crafting room. Thought I may as well get the maiden flight of the Avenger in! Unlocked my lipo box (padded fireproof security box), charged up the batteries (two 3s packs - they are wired in series in the plane) and mounted them in the fuselage to triple check the balance. (It's okay, nothing goes "hot" until the arming plug goes in.) Satisfied, I removed the wing, loaded everything up in the car, and drove out to the field. Nobody was there, so the gate was locked. No problem, just grab the key out of my flight box drawer.......
Oops.
In my haste, I left the key, which is on the same ring as the lipo box key, in the lipo box, which was still sitting on my bench at home. Waited around a bit to see if another club member came by, but no luck today.
Drove back home just in time to unload the IKEA boxes and put together a multi drawer (i.e.: a million pieces) storage cabinet.
Since then, we've had constant 20+MPH winds. This morning, another cold blast of air came in.
Oh well.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Last Friday looked great for some flying here - temps in the 50s, light wind. I had a little window of time between the missus leaving to go shopping, and spending the afternoon putting together some of the IKEA furniture she was picking up for her crafting room. Thought I may as well get the maiden flight of the Avenger in! Unlocked my lipo box (padded fireproof security box), charged up the batteries (two 3s packs - they are wired in series in the plane) and mounted them in the fuselage to triple check the balance. (It's okay, nothing goes "hot" until the arming plug goes in.) Satisfied, I removed the wing, loaded everything up in the car, and drove out to the field. Nobody was there, so the gate was locked. No problem, just grab the key out of my flight box drawer.......
Oops.
In my haste, I left the key, which is on the same ring as the lipo box key, in the lipo box, which was still sitting on my bench at home. Waited around a bit to see if another club member came by, but no luck today.
Drove back home just in time to unload the IKEA boxes and put together a multi drawer (i.e.: a million pieces) storage cabinet.
Since then, we've had constant 20+MPH winds. This morning, another cold blast of air came in.
Oh well.
Hey Tough Luck there Quiet!
Better luck next time.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Last Friday looked great for some flying here - temps in the 50s, light wind. I had a little window of time between the missus leaving to go shopping, and spending the afternoon putting together some of the IKEA furniture she was picking up for her crafting room. Thought I may as well get the maiden flight of the Avenger in! Unlocked my lipo box (padded fireproof security box), charged up the batteries (two 3s packs - they are wired in series in the plane) and mounted them in the fuselage to triple check the balance. (It's okay, nothing goes "hot" until the arming plug goes in.) Satisfied, I removed the wing, loaded everything up in the car, and drove out to the field. Nobody was there, so the gate was locked. No problem, just grab the key out of my flight box drawer.......
Oops.
In my haste, I left the key, which is on the same ring as the lipo box key, in the lipo box, which was still sitting on my bench at home. Waited around a bit to see if another club member came by, but no luck today.
Drove back home just in time to unload the IKEA boxes and put together a multi drawer (i.e.: a million pieces) storage cabinet.
Since then, we've had constant 20+MPH winds. This morning, another cold blast of air came in.
Oh well.
Bummer man...
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:08 PM
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Looks like it will be a shop weekend here.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:56 PM
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Hello everyone;

Here in the central states, still cold weather but w no wind and bright blue skies.

In the low 30s, took out the Sbach w new Leopard motor and ESC combo and the recently repaired after a crash Tundra. Had the field all by myself, great flying, shook out that winter rust.
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by crankestein View Post
Hello everyone;

Here in the central states, still cold weather but w no wind and bright blue skies.

In the low 30s, took out the Sbach w new Leopard motor and ESC combo and the recently repaired after a crash Tundra. Had the field all by myself, great flying, shook out that winter rust.
Wow no snow!
Got no wind this morning here but getting some more snow.
Tryed to fly a couple of my planes but had issues
so no fly for me.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:19 PM
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Wind 10mph
Temp. 7below
Got more snow.
Guess i need to plow.
No Fly!
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:07 AM
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The Windy City. Gale force outside; the golf dome already closed to fixed wing. If I wanted to run multirotor I could go over there, I guess...
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:33 AM
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Great evening here in middle TN. Flew in the backyard with the neighbor and his son. Only one crash when I got a bit distracted and crashed my Superfly on his roof. He was able to scoop it up with a broom and a bit of hotglue and I was flying the Superfly again within minutes.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:50 AM
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Default a few lipo batteries

Weather cleared for a day or two and up to the field, flew a custom made park flyer.

A wing of Trainer King with the balsa fuselage of some kit rc airplane from a bundle purchase.

2826/10 1400kv
2S 1800mah
8x6E
30A ESC
total weight w electronics; 850g

And took out the Sukhoi after it crashed a few months ago from a brown out.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Great evening here in middle TN. Flew in the backyard with the neighbor and his son. Only one crash when I got a bit distracted and crashed my Superfly on his roof. He was able to scoop it up with a broom and a bit of hotglue and I was flying the Superfly again within minutes.
Crashed on the roof, now that sounds familiar. I have a roof rake that i have used a few times in the past.
And of course what would we do without hot glue?
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by crankestein View Post
Weather cleared for a day or two and up to the field, flew a custom made park flyer.

A wing of Trainer King with the balsa fuselage of some kit rc airplane from a bundle purchase.

2826/10 1400kv
2S 1800mah
8x6E
30A ESC
total weight w electronics; 850g

And took out the Sukhoi after it crashed a few months ago from a brown out.
Sounds like a Mcgiver!
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:42 AM
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Maidened the Hot Wing and the Delta Jet this weekend and had some excellent flights on a new Hitec Glider. Great weekend for flying.



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Old 03-05-2018, 08:51 AM
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Weather here is bouncing around -15C so its a bit hard on the body !! But beautiful crisp clean air ...

Just have to convince myself to go out there !!

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:55 PM
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Today, the peak temperature and peak wind gusts are the same: 51.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:09 AM
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Friday looks like it might bring flying weather. #FingersCrossed
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:28 PM
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Well the snow is flying anyway!
If the wind was down and i had floats on my plane i could do some flying.
Temp 28deg F
Wind 15mph.
About 5or6inches of snow so far.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:41 PM
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Looks like we might be starting that awful period when the snow starts melting and all turns to 'mush' .....

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Old 03-08-2018, 03:05 PM
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No flying here, so have been working in the shop. Built a new plane rack and cleared up a bunch of floor sace!
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I look at my gear strewn everywhere and think ... I need to sort it all out .... but its so big a job ... !!

I know I have half a model shops gear amongst it - that I am always trying to find an item that I know is there ... but ...

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It is a lot of work but worth it for sure.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:17 PM
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It is a lot of work but worth it for sure.
Like I say - I KNOW I have half a shops gear lost in it all !!

Once garage and workshop are built - then I have to do the sorting ... Wife demands second floor of house back !!
Its one of the reasons its so big - the project.

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Old 03-08-2018, 06:26 PM
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Like I say - I KNOW I have half a shops gear lost in it all !!

Once garage and workshop are built - then I have to do the sorting ... Wife demands second floor of house back !!
Its one of the reasons its so big - the project.

Nigel
Whwn we moved here I got our house with a 40'x40' detached workshop. Best move I ever made. Witht he recent acquisition of a 1963 Ford Fairlane and the existing 71 VW KArmann Ghia it has suddenly become a bit tight... Amazing how much stuff we collect.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:00 PM
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No flying here, so have been working in the shop. Built a new plane rack and cleared up a bunch of floor sace!
Lookin good bill
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