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Archive for April, 2011
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 28, 2011 @ 10:20 PM | 2,955 Views
Well My MayDay flight looks like a wash...I don't have my servos...(Hong kong)...still wating on delivery....not to metintion the weather does not look good.....I will post later when I plan to Madin the J-3........
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 05, 2011 @ 08:03 AM | 6,560 Views
Well she's getting closer to her madin flight. With a bit of thought I have decided to fly her on May 1, 2011. I am doing the final fitting of the power plant. I plan to use a 28cc gasser. A weedeater engine I converted.. any words of wisdome would be welcome...any ways the cg is forward to the leading edge of the wings so I will need to add some weight in the rear of the aircraft. All that is left is instalation of the servos, should have that done soon. I will post a video of her madin, good or bad.... wish me luck...
Posted by Barney Boy | Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:13 AM | 6,210 Views
WOW........Today I took my SuperStar40 to the field and had 3 or 4 flights then it happened, on my fianal take off at the end of the runway at full speed,when the wheele hub on my landing gear broke...at that point there was no turning back...so I pulled up on the stick and after holding my breath it was up, all over the place, but up...very scarry.. was able to get her straigt and resummed flight. Thought to my self what happened? was it a servo...no...was it a link prob...no the plane seemed to fly just fine, so what was it? well I did a slow flyby and noticed the wheele hanging funny, yep that was it. Great now what do I do...

Well after my flight, it was time to land (GULP) I came up with an Idea... when I came in I used the left side of the gear when I touched down, was a bit crazy but it worked....Took her home in one piece...what a day...