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Archive for June, 2010
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 27, 2010 @ 11:11 AM | 9,814 Views
Yesterday my Dad and I went up to the airport for the EAA's pancake breakfast. The weather was PERFECT, at 7:00 it was 60 degrees, no wind, and not a cloud in the sky. The flight school had all but 1 plane in the air and everybody was out doing something with their airplanes. I had a lot of bad pictures because I am trying to figure out how to get that nice prop blur without messing up the rest of the photo. I could have had some good ones, but they were either blown out or blurry. Oh well, I will eventually get it right, but for now it just means I have to go the airport more!

Links
Ragtime Aero: http://www.ragtimeaero.com/index.htm
Stancil Aviation: http://skywagons.com/
Placerville Aviation: http://home.pacbell.net/bonak/

HT
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 26, 2010 @ 03:16 PM | 9,603 Views
A few Weeks ago I sold my CX2 and that posed an interesting problem. I had acquired an Mcx and was using the Blade's LP5DSM to fly it so I had to find a new DSM2 Tx to fly my Mcx. I went over to the trader forums and picked up a nice used DX5e for a sweet price. The thing I like the best is that unlike the LP5DSM the rudder has less breakout force than the throttle allowing you to smoothly use the rudder without changing the throttle even a little bit.

HT
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 25, 2010 @ 01:01 PM | 9,942 Views
Last week we returned from our vacation along the California and Oregon coasts. The weather was perfect and the sun was out every day with no rain. We stayed in Brookings,OR, and did lots of hiking, kite flying and bike riding. Best of all we took a jet boat tour up the Rouge River but sadly I forgot to grab my camera out of the motorhome when we left for the day.
Posted by HawkerTyphoon | Jun 02, 2010 @ 08:11 PM | 9,635 Views
Well this weekend I crashed my parkjet AGAIN. Seeing as how this is only my seccond airplane and before this I had no aileron experience I am very proud of myself and not so sad about the continual crashing.

But anyway here's what happened, the field I fly at, you have to face the sun to fly in the evening (mistake no.1) I thought if I went late enough I would be ok (mistake no.2) Now the sun was just below the trees and it was getting a tad dark, more like dusk though as it wasn't really getting dark. Here's mistake no. 3, I flew it smack dab in front of the super brilliantly bright sun and WHAM I got disoriented, as I was a tad blinded. while I was stunned it flew THROUGH a tree with a spectacular crunch, and once it popped out the other side, major control issues were present by the time I got "control" I was WAY out over a housing tract and freaking out. I BARELY got it back and just crashed it into the field as If I messed up the landing, I'd be back to where if I crashed, I could do some real damage. I know I shouldn't have given up, but I wasn't going to risk it.

I am going to repair and retire this model except if I am going to fly it at a proper club field.

HT