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Posted by paul66-427 | Oct 02, 2011 @ 01:05 AM | 1,613 Views
Tic Point - Bay Area (6 min 48 sec)

Posted by paul66-427 | Mar 14, 2010 @ 10:48 AM | 1,628 Views
Frank, Al, and I went to Lake Kickapoo Tx. to try our hand at d/s again. When we arived the wind was about 25 gusting to in the 30's. Al pulled out a chair at the bottom to watch and Frank and I grabed our planes and went to the top. The video shows most of the rest.

Paul

D/S Attemps at Lake Kickapoo, Tx. (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by paul66-427 | Jan 06, 2010 @ 08:29 AM | 2,377 Views
Bradley Ranch- Wichita Falls, Tx.-south wind

Wilson Lake- Lucas, Ks.-south wind

Wilderness-Lucas, Ks.-west wind

some ranch- east of Lucas, Ks.-north wind

South end of Lake Arrowhead Dam- Wichita Falls,Tx.-south wind

Point of Mountain-Saltlake City, Ut.-north & south sides

The Big Hill- Billings, Mt.-southwest wind

Radio tower hill- Bilings, Mt.-east wind

Pismo Beach-Ca.-west wind

Little Mountain-San Bernardino, Ca.-north & west winds

Bullhead City, Az.-north or south or east wind

Laguna Lake-San Luis Obispo- nw wind

Cuesta Grade- north of San Luis Obispo

Nipomo Mesa - south slope-south wind

Nipomo Mesa NW slope - northwest wind

Prefumo- south of San Luis Obispo

Eagle Mountain- Salt Lake City area- good D/S on south wind

Francias Peak- north of Salt Lake City- hairy scary drive up the hill

Tic Point- north of Muir Beach- sw to west wind-most fun to combat

Shell Ridge-Concord Ca.-sw wind or ne

Weldon Hill- Lake Isabella, Ca- awsome

Civic Center- San Rafael,Ca. west wind?- good D/S
Posted by paul66-427 | Jul 25, 2009 @ 10:53 PM | 2,582 Views
I bought my first RC plane in 1982, a SR Falcon. It took me 3 months to build it. I took half the dihedral out of the wing on the advice of a mentor at the local club. With the help of a club member we trimmed it out and it flew great. I used the buddy box for the first several flights. Then I started flying solo. One day I was loading my plane to go flying and put three rubber bands in each side of the wing just to get out to the field. When I got there I started getting everything ready to fly and in my excitement I forgot to put the rest of the rubber bands on. I started flying big oval tracks around the field. About
Three or four laps and I was banking it pretty hard in the corners giving it a lot of elevator and the wing snaps off. The fuselage angles down at about a 45 degree angle and lands in the mud by Lake Wichita. It stuck in the mud about 8 inches deep with the tail folded over and stuck through the top of fuselage. The wing popped off and floated down nice and slow but landed out in the lake on the other side of, or in the cattails. Iím not sure because I never found them. About a week or two later a fisherman found the wing and called someone in the club and I ended up getting it back. I ended up rebuilding it and it still flew well. The second time I crashed it I was making an approach to land turning towards myself, it was late in the day and my plane was solid red-very hard to see, and I unknowingly went inverted and you can probably guess the rest, losing...Continue Reading