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Old 06-01-2007, 10:08 PM
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1 June 2007
Project Globetrotter Mission

My name is Stinkweed007, and I sit atop a list of over 50 pilots.. and growing.

The plan here is to fly and send 1 electric airplane around the world.

Her name is
Wattflyer Global 1
WG1

We have been planing and sculpting this project for over a month. You can read all about the project in the following threads


This evening I took WG1 to my second field by the Bierstadter Wartturm for the (as Grasshopper put it)"Maiden heard round the World".

Radio- Graupner JR X-412 (6ch)
Channels used- 4
Flight Location- Bierstadt Germany
Add ons- Wireless micro camera with 9v battery (70g total)
Mods- Stock
Remarks- Her first flight, I had my micro camera on board, and my gal held my camcorder. Off we went. WG1 had a bit of difficulty because of strong cross winds from the bad weather earlier. So I didnt take her high. I topped out at about 20m then did a few circuits and then brought her down in high grass because the normal landing path was riddled with bad little wind gusts.

Her second flight, I brought her up a bit, but she was whipped around by the winds again. so I brought her down.

The maiden went great!!! She was very responsive but I will make an adjustment on the elevator so that she climbs a bit better.

She is ready to go around the world. I will fly her more tomorrow. Then Sunday she begins her journey as I bring her to Max2112 south of here.

enjoy the following photos and I will post the videos in the morning.

and once again thanks to Hr. Lorenz at my LHS for making this moment happen on time.

pilots wishing to join this project, please read the Rules and Guidelines.

Thanks and HERE WE GO!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:18 PM
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Ok Stinky let the fun begin.......chek PM
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:18 PM
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Nice pictures! I can't wait until it gets to Mesa, Arizona. Thanks for starting such a great project.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:29 PM
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Very Cool! And we're off!

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:57 PM
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I have still some hope I can make it. Yesterday I went to another post office, a woman there told me she'd try and find out the cheapest way to send something abroad. Today was her day off, tomorrow morning I'll know what the final cost will be. I really hope she has some good news for me! I'll let you know tomorrow..
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:00 PM
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Awsome!

Talk about a big leap....only 4 short weeks ago, this was a idea after waking out of bed. Now, after hours of typing, replying, etc. 007 now has a very cool dream come true. THANKS!
The plane also looks very good....
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:04 PM
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I haven't been this excited since I first saw a high school cheerleading squad in action when I was 13!

Globetrotter Away!
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:23 PM
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Very nice Timothy! Looking forward to tracking her progress around the world, seeing the flight reports and pics/video, and being able to fly her myself on her North American leg.

Sehr gut mein Freund!
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by warlockgs View Post
I haven't been this excited since I first saw a high school cheerleading squad in action when I was 13!

Globetrotter Away!
GEE i really feel sorry 4U
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:57 PM
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Tim have you made the box ? is the wing 1 or 2 piece ? and how big is the box ? cause this will have a profound affect on the shipping costs
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:58 PM
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This is the start of a very interesting thread. It's too bad we cuoldn't have a gps unit on board so we could actually see where she is. But in all seriouseness, this should be a lot of fun just tracking her jurney around the world. Wish I could go with her.

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:08 AM
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I mentioned way back about us guys talking to each other on SKYPE (you can download it free) all you need is a mike, either headset or Logitec USB (like mine) and then we can talk very clearly to each other , oh forgot , you need broadband , Stinky is trying to get on it too , Come on you guys lets do it

p/s wont b home till 2nite

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:47 AM
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Alright the fun has started. This is going to be great. Thanks stinkweed007 for starting this Grand Project.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sadkingbilly View Post
I have still some hope I can make it. Yesterday I went to another post office, a woman there told me she'd try and find out the cheapest way to send something abroad. Today was her day off, tomorrow morning I'll know what the final cost will be. I really hope she has some good news for me! I'll let you know tomorrow..
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I mentioned way back about us guys talking to each other on SKYPE (you can download it free) all you need is a mike, either headset or Logitec USB (like mine) and then we can talk very clearly to each other , oh forgot , you need broadband , Stinky is trying to get on it too , Come on you guys lets do it

p/s wont b home till 2nite

Billy I wish I had it where I could say don't worry about it but I would like to think between 50 of us we can overcome the cost of shipping. All for one one for all.

SOP it sounds cool I've seen you bringing it up and thought it was a chat room. I'll check in to it.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by stinkweed007 View Post
11-WG1 will NOT be fitted with any explosives, chemicals, pyrotechnics, fireworks, projectiles or propulsion devices (other than a single electric motor). Use of such items in this project, regardless if local law permits, is strictly prohibited for legal , safety and environmental reasons.
Stink: Did you feel inclined to add this rule because of me? If so, I can assure the WG1 group that I will behave.

Good luck and happy flying to everyone!
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:12 AM
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Where are my manners.

Yes, thank you Timothy for taking the time to do this. Great idea.

It definitely has WF watching! I bet we get a bunch more pilots on board now.

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Old 06-02-2007, 01:36 AM
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Hey guys,
I'm so pleased to be a part of this project...this is exciting...Thanks Stink... and this is only the beginning..

Great looking plane...
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:39 AM
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No, he made that for me!

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Old 06-02-2007, 02:09 AM
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And it has begun.....

glad to hear it went well and also - nice pics.

I downloaded skype...my name is aviatordave1

SOP- whats your name and what time? I'm CST

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Old 06-02-2007, 02:57 AM
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Way to go Tim. This has got to be the most interesting thing going on in RC. Can't wait to see all the posts of its progress.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:20 AM
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SW,

I can't tell you how impressed I am with the time and effort you have put in to promote what this hobby is all about. The commadary and enjoyment of rc flying! This will show it truly is a worldwide addiction!

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Old 06-02-2007, 03:21 AM
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What do the signs say SW? The curiosity is killing me?

Thinking back to the concerns of some, should we start a different thread for general chit chat and keep this one for more important stuff?
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Hey that's a good idea there smokejohnson. I wish I'd of thought of it.

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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
And it has begun.....

glad to hear it went well and also - nice pics.

I downloaded skype...my name is aviatordave1

SOP- whats your name and what time? I'm CST
On ya Dave , My SKYPE name is; 004169
and you are 14.5 hrs behind me
USA west coast is 16.5 " " " "
USA east coast is 13.5 " " " ............(i think)

I am home most days except sat , and the best time is my am , 7am - 8.30am ect , your previous day pm
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Billy I wish I had it where I could say don't worry about it but I would like to think between 50 of us we can overcome the cost of shipping. All for one one for all.

SOP it sounds cool I've seen you bringing it up and thought it was a chat room. I'll check in to it.
Yeah Smokin' Just Google SKYPE and down load the latest version , get a Logitec mike , and your "smokin" .....somebody stop him
It sure beats this typing , which should have sunk with the ark
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