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Posted by heritagepilot | May 21, 2011 @ 06:17 PM | 1,413 Views
Over a year ago I bought a Seagull Spacewalker 2 .46 and first of all it took me quite a while to assemble, considering it was the first ARF I had assembled. And after that it was going to need 12 oz. of lead in the nose to balance! Well I really didn't want to put that much lead in the plane, so with the help of a good friend I put together a .40 Como with a Supre Tigre carb. It was somewhat heavier than the Thunder Tiger .42GP that I had in it. So once the engine was moved to the end of the mount, it only needed around 4 oz. in the nose and it balanced just right. So needless to say I've been really itching to fly it. Well I got my chance today and maidened it! The takeoff was a little scary, there was a pretty good crosswind so I don't think that helped. But once I got it straightened out and gained a little altitude, it flew great on half throttle! It only needed a bit of right aileron trim to fly very nicely. I decided not to do any aerobatics on the first flight, so after a bit I did some landing runs to see how it handled at low speed. When I finally set up for landing, it floated in really nice and slow, but right when it hit the grass the right landing gear snapped off. Thankfully all it did was a little ground loop but no damage to the plane and very little to the wheel pants. I was very glad I had put nylon screws in the landing gear instead of the supplied metal ones. So Praise the Lord it went as well as it did!! I had a lot of fun and can't wait to fly it again! I wanted to get a video of it but forgot to bring the camera. I did get a few pictures though.

heritagepilot
Posted by heritagepilot | Dec 16, 2010 @ 09:23 AM | 1,903 Views
Got a question, is storing servos in the cold bad for them? Or does it not matter... Not extreme cold, 40-50 F?
Posted by heritagepilot | May 31, 2010 @ 09:18 AM | 2,106 Views
I just want to say thank you to all the veterans who have served in protection of our country, may God bless you! Today let's all remember those that have served and are still with us and those that have paid the ultimate price.

Cody
Posted by heritagepilot | Nov 17, 2009 @ 08:04 PM | 2,883 Views
Hey all,

Well, I finally got the Komander in the air! The maiden went smoothly, I had some adjustments to make but they have so far went well. the men at Loveland Propbusters helped me out a lot to make it a sucsessful maiden. I look forward to getting used to the plane and having fun with it! Posted are some pictures of it...

Cody, a fellow RC airplane enthusiast
Posted by heritagepilot | Oct 03, 2009 @ 12:41 PM | 2,837 Views
Hello all on RCgroups,

I have a question that anyone can answer if they can. A fellow flier recently gave me a SIG plane, they said it was the Kougar. Then another fellow flyer said it looked more like the Kavalier, and then I was on a forum, and it sounds like it could be the Komander! I have posted some pics, if anyone can help set me straight on what it is, I would greatly appreciate it!! I'm pretty sure it's the Komander:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_46..._2/key_/tm.htm look at the post by BruceTharpe with pic...
EDIT: Also, ANY info on the plane, whichever model it is, would be greatly appreciated also!! (especially where the CG is)
EDIT: SIG replied to an E-mail I sent them, it is the Komander! They also gave me a setup file/pic for it, if anyone needs it, let me know and I'll try and post it on here. PM me if you need it, because I might not check this thread too often...

Thanks,

A fellow RC airplane enthusiast
Posted by heritagepilot | Aug 17, 2009 @ 04:31 PM | 2,500 Views
So far, I've been able to do loops, rolls, hammerheads, inverted flight, and sloppy Cuban Eights!! Praise the Lord! It's Lots O Fun
Posted by heritagepilot | Aug 05, 2009 @ 03:10 PM | 2,734 Views
YES! Today I soloed!!! What a great feeling to be able to hold that controller with no buddy box! Now I plan on PRACTICING and saving up my money for fuel and that next model!
Posted by heritagepilot | Jul 20, 2009 @ 11:56 AM | 2,938 Views
Howdy there! I'm a new Loveland Propbuster member. On Sunday the 19th of July I flew three successful landings and take-offs! One of the instructors, Norm, says I should be soloing on Wedenesday! I think it might take until Sunday, but we'll see. Here's a pic of my trainer (this is a new pic from the internet, mine's a little more banged up than that Safe flying