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Posted by Scurvy Dog | Oct 04, 2010 @ 11:37 PM | 2,209 Views
today was windy at the nipomo mesa almost 30mph winds I had the moth out with a full lead ride! It carved real nice till I slammed it in to hill from a pretty fast dive. My slope buddy John Beeman found it and said "Your not gonna like,it or believe it!" Yep busted good.

So I need a new moth; what to do? oh ya re-order button soon to be pushed hard, real hard; cause I need a half pipe as well!

My slope fleet is down to a mach dart and a sr-7 oh ya a weasel.
my Talon is dead now. I used to fly the snot out of that one.

I have an SOS 50" that I need to get going on and my Coyote
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Jul 15, 2010 @ 03:21 PM | 2,486 Views
forgot about this one
Fun At The Mesa (2 min 56 sec)

Posted by Scurvy Dog | Jun 27, 2010 @ 08:28 PM | 2,338 Views
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Jun 03, 2010 @ 01:10 AM | 2,667 Views
This is not a Woe is me Blog.I'm just gonna state some facts and feelings Hopefully to help out any one that has Thyroid cancer or is having a total Thyroidectomy.

I first felt my Adams apple slightly changing about two years ago nothing big I had a sore throat like I always do at winter time. I grabbed my Adams apple and moved it a round;I thought man this thing is big! I don't remember it being that big! So I did the normal doctor visits they ran some blood work and sent me home with antibiotics.The doc. called and said my thyroid is working and my, "NUMBERS", were good.So for the next two years I went to my Doctors office for the same old same old.Head colds,sore throats some depression, light weight normal stuff.

So now it is September 09 the swine flu is big in my town On my way home from work I tried to get in with my Doc. they were too booked up they said "GO to the emergency walk in" So I told the Doc.there my symptoms "I feel like I got hit by a MAC truck on the way home from work" The Doc. replied to my complaint from the door way...Which I thought was kinda funny Because that is what I would have done.The Doc wrote me out a prescription for tamiflu...I think if he could have made the script into a paper plane and tossed it to me he would have.
The look on his face was priceless when I asked (the Doctor) to feel my Adams apple because It is putting some light pressure on my wind pipe!
The Doc asked if I had a sore throat...Continue Reading
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Nov 29, 2009 @ 08:29 PM | 3,369 Views
I don't know why I didn't catch this sooner but the wings for the coyote did not have any type of wing-lets.The ailerons run to the tip; Not good if one comes in contact with the ground when landing.

I don't have any balsa that is big enough. So I'll just mill some light weight pine.I'm not worried about the weight since this is a big windy day plane for me.
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Nov 28, 2009 @ 03:48 PM | 3,052 Views
I got his Bob Martin coyote kit some time ago She was 3/4 built but still needed a lot of work.

The fuse and wing just was getting in the way and was starting to get some hanger rash, not good! I was going to start a CSD - TFLG air cobra pss-er but I needed to finish the yote first.So cobra is the next build. I will post some pic's of what I have done to date on the yote

So far just flex primer on the fuse and tail feathers with some fillets

Next will be to finish the top wing with 3/4 oz glass.The bottom wing was already done.I have posted a question in the slope forum about painting the wing or to just monokote it? looks like I will paint her.
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Nov 07, 2009 @ 08:18 PM | 3,357 Views
On a side note Twoday was an awesome day at my favorite spot! Great wind. I had the opportunity to shake the fixed v tail out.The Talon flew great and looks sharp in the air. sorry no pics to busy flying the whole fleet.

only two mishaps; one, My moth lost her vertical fin and tumbled wildly out of control my buddy Madstick was able drive his car down to retrieve her. A small break on the aileron and a total lost of the fin. No biggie.
Number two was a mid air. Talon Vs Le Fish, no smack downs just a little mar on the Fish nothing on the Talon.
Madstic was able to maiden his Jart the winds were that good! The Jart flew so nice no trim was needed; great build job!
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Jul 05, 2009 @ 11:14 PM | 3,310 Views
I built my NCFM Moth last year just after our big windy days.I thought I would get to shake her out the next fall and winter. Well that didn't happen, I took on a jeep engine re-build project and that took way more time and money then I thought it would.
Today was gusty at my favorite slope site and the moth was charged up and ready for her real shake down. So off I went.Things went well. a little pitchy for me, and I had to put way too much right trim in to fly correctly. I brought it down for a quick look and the ailerons are not equal to each other I might have a twist in the wing or the vert stab is off. most likely it is the vert stab the wing was built in the wing cores.Correcting that will be for another day.It's time to fly it like I rented it....
NOT BAD ON SPEED!!! Penetration was good wind speed was 24mph+ finale weight of the moth is 21.5oz 612grms not too light nor too heavy. oh and I built it with a ballast tube. So she should rock on heavy lift days
C/G seems to be nailed. I'll need to dial down the exp. a bit All in all a good day On a side note a little falcon type bird showed up and did not like the moth at all! I never go after this awesome birds I just let them come to me and do what they wont.
The wind was a little much for my light weasel so out came my lead weasel and that was a lot of fun. The next plan up was my mini one (K&B) I did not have enough aileron dialed in.(transferred this models info into my new 9c radio and the throws weren't enough) a small crash happened no real damaged
A servo popped out of the wing; if I bought some glue I would have flown that too. A good day for summer slopen.
Posted by Scurvy Dog | Jun 07, 2009 @ 08:29 PM | 3,413 Views
This is my first entry I'm not a blog-er nor a twitter,face book guy; OK It's official I'm old I have no idea what I just said I'll have my nephews help me out later.

Today was a great day at the slope, wind was 20+mpg.All I had to fly was a new weasel as lite as I could make it. it was a little too lite for today's wind but I still had a good time.A Hawk showed up and was making some dives with talons out at my buddy's plane and then at mine!The hawk swooped my weasel a few times with one hit for sure, but no battle damage. I was hoping for some talon marks but at last, none. WE showed the Hawk all the respect not diving at the Hawk or trying to hit this beautiful raptor at all.
Cliff brought out his "Le Fish" and a "Talon" wind was perfect for these plans;no wrong could be done, so much lift out there.That hawk showed up again and swooped Cliffs Talon a few more times and she left the area.I have no idea what type/kind of hawk it was. I'll look at a book some day