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Posted by SPasierb | Sep 30, 2009 @ 04:46 PM | 12,518 Views
All the weeks of planning and it's over in a heartbeat! The 2009 NE Aerotow is in the books. And, in the books as a success! Saturday was one of the best fall soaring days in memory. It made up for the fact that we got skunked by rain on Sunday.

With for forcast for Saturday great and Sunday pretty awful, 29 of 35 pilots made the trip to fly while we counted 80 spectators just after lunchtime. Hopefully some of those lookie-lous got the bug and we'll welcome them back next year to fly.

Here is the club's own photo thread on the event -- some nice shots here! http://picasaweb.google.com/rcpropbusters/AeroTow2009#

And here's the RC Groups photo thread on the event: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1117551

I want to express my most sincere thanks to all of the pilots who attended the event. They're the reason it was a success. Many traveled 6+ hours to be with us while one traveled all the way from Springfield, MO!

We'll definitely be back in 2010!

A few shots taken by friends over the weekend -- heavy on my 1-26.......Continue Reading
Posted by SPasierb | Sep 23, 2009 @ 05:59 PM | 12,982 Views
Sharing a handy diagram from some years ago. When rigging a large scale sailplane, it's best that the retract servo have its own dedicated battery to power the servo. That way if anything gets hung up, the main receiver/control surface power is not compromised.

Essentially, the retract servo sees the ground and hot from the battery and the ground and signal, but not the hot from the receiver.

Also, here is a link to John Derstine's excellent article on the subject:
http://web.archive.org/web/200407011...tractpower.htm
Lookie here....