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Posted by canadianufo | Feb 14, 2013 @ 08:08 PM | 1,981 Views
haven't flown anything in a couple months...weather and work...any spare time went into my ride.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 06, 2012 @ 12:52 AM | 2,304 Views
should be interesting, now if it would stop snowing....
yup
Posted by canadianufo | Sep 15, 2012 @ 08:24 PM | 2,198 Views
Gotta have someone at the controls...
Posted by canadianufo | Sep 07, 2012 @ 01:04 AM | 2,310 Views
just can't leave well enough alone.
Posted by canadianufo | Sep 05, 2012 @ 09:47 PM | 2,758 Views
Had to add to the fleet.
Posted by canadianufo | Aug 02, 2012 @ 11:28 PM | 2,769 Views
With Mcdonalds supplying this as a breakfast the day was off to a great start...Thank goodness the maiden...sorry no vid or photo's... of my turbojet went well...
Posted by canadianufo | May 19, 2012 @ 05:59 PM | 3,520 Views
After 2 weeks of really high winds and no flying...this..
Posted by canadianufo | May 13, 2012 @ 11:42 PM | 3,115 Views
2 weeks of non stop winds, 20 klm gusting to 60, have put off flying as even the mornings and evenings are windy. Flying in the wind is fun but this is too much for this bird.
Posted by canadianufo | Apr 22, 2012 @ 02:51 PM | 2,984 Views
switched to 2 bladed prop and put two screws in the nose for wieght and it flies great.
Posted by canadianufo | Apr 21, 2012 @ 04:47 PM | 3,193 Views
added a pilot but too windy out to maiden.
Posted by canadianufo | Feb 12, 2012 @ 09:06 PM | 3,435 Views
Posted by canadianufo | Jan 21, 2012 @ 12:12 AM | 3,909 Views
Not the best photos and there were other nice ones not lite up. Held every year in town it's one of 4 shows that the worlds best can compete in. Weather went from + temps and windy to - 45c {-40c = -40f } and calm so no flying in far too long...
Posted by canadianufo | Jan 02, 2012 @ 01:55 PM | 4,057 Views
Touch more to do and I'm done with this one. Ordered the new version with retracts and flaps installed for $40.00 less than I paid for this plane.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 25, 2011 @ 02:02 PM | 4,175 Views
With the winds at around 20klm the stock rudder could not help turn it. The odd time between gusts it showed real promise for some high speed straight runs. When it did turn at high speed it seemed stable enough if the ground was smooth. Never really got above 1/2 throttle.
windy day snowjet test (1 min 0 sec)
will add more rudder volume and wait for the wind to go down for more tests, going to snow an inch or so in the next couple days so I'll have a good smooth surface to skim over.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 24, 2011 @ 10:12 PM | 4,857 Views
just waiting for the sun to rise.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 24, 2011 @ 07:13 PM | 5,010 Views
So the mount was just taped on...man is this thing fast on the snow, I mean it just
snow jet first test (0 min 52 sec)
gets up and goes. Video is just a few seconds of the 20 or so minutes I was out there. Not the best turning radius, could use some work but on the frozen lake who cares...lol. Didn't have enough room on the street to get past 1/4 throttle.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 24, 2011 @ 04:05 PM | 4,762 Views
Should be interesting.
Posted by canadianufo | Dec 15, 2011 @ 09:58 PM | 4,095 Views
Well since the weather sucks for flying I guess I'll work on the plane hauler for now. Working out a tiedown system for the box to keep the birds secure.
I know there are some for sale out there but I'm cheap...lol. It'll have to be a pullout shelve ...I'm lazy too. More snow due in a couple hours, have to see what the wind will do.
Posted by canadianufo | Nov 22, 2011 @ 12:03 AM | 4,267 Views
With a foot and a half of snow on the ground and the temp. at -27c I still have yet to maiden the Turbojet.. I'm thinking skies and a trip to the lake in about a month.