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Archive for July, 2011
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 29, 2011 @ 09:00 AM | 4,872 Views
Well as last reported I could not get my S.P.A.D Extra running at the field, so back to the hanger to find out why...
after further investigation I found the prob, the back plate on the motor was cracked and missing a screw. I repaired it and fired it back up and BINGO it ran like a top.... now back to the field for it's maiden...maybe today or sunday, we will see I have a busy weekend, so I might not be able to hit the field till next week I will post pics of it's maiden when I do...

Don't forget the Electric Goose.....http://www.electricgoose.com/ see you there...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 26, 2011 @ 08:54 AM | 4,434 Views
Mark your calenders http://www.electricgoose.com/ see you there...
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 24, 2011 @ 08:22 PM | 4,401 Views
Well I finished the Extra today and took it out for the Maiden. I got to the field and another club member was there flying his electric stuff... I got all set up and then it dawned on me I left my cell phone and camera on the bumper of my car OMG all I could think of was to call it with my buddys phone and, no answer gulp.... so I left the field and headed back home, when I got there my wife said some guy stoped with the camera, and it was fine...
my phone on the other hand was not so lucky it hung on untill I left the little market by my house...to make a long story short it got ran over and does not work any longer... so back to the field I go I wanted to maiden the Extra bad.....I started it up and just could not get it to idol right so I called it a day with that plane and flew my trainer again...I posted some pics enjoy.
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 17, 2011 @ 09:33 AM | 3,950 Views
Well our club had our spad fly-in this Saturday, and it was a blast. we had 3 different games 1. touch and go, we chalked,and numbered the runway 2.Cut the ribbon 3. combat.
In preperation for the event I had a club Member over to my hanger all week and we built his plane and cut parts for mine. we built the Extra inspired by the Something Extra. got to say it flew great...
The weather was not the greatest, but we flew anyways...showers came in and we shut it down early, but not befor we flew two rounds of Combat.
The combat event was by far the funest thing we did...
I posted some pics of the day enjoy...I must say these spad planes really are fun to build and fly...don't forget to mark your calender for the Electric Goose fly in http://www.electricgoose.com/ see you there......Continue Reading
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 07, 2011 @ 11:08 AM | 3,869 Views
Posted by Barney Boy | Jul 03, 2011 @ 09:12 AM | 3,755 Views
What a great day for flying...My wife took our grandkids to the zoo today, so grandpa went to the flight field. when I got there the president of our club was there with a new pilot on the buddy box. they flew one of our club trainers. He did really well and flew 2 or 3 times I flew my trainer as well and had a great time. I am still trying to dial my S.P.A.D. plane in I just can't quite get the motor to run right, it is new so the break in is expected. I still think the 9-6 prop is too big for it and I am going to try the 8 inch props, I can't seem to get the max r's out of her...I will keep trying...