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Archive for May, 2006
Posted by IwantaJet | May 24, 2006 @ 02:51 AM | 2,262 Views
Flew the XR, Weasel and M60 with Jerry and Ronnie. Great fun. Ronnie took out Jerry very nicely. Jerry's M60 did a few snap rolls into the ground.
Posted by IwantaJet | May 16, 2006 @ 10:26 PM | 2,859 Views
Fixed the Pitts yesterday and tonight after work. Brought it down to the Fort and taxied it around as there was too much breeze. After a bit the wind died off adn I flew it around the field. It seems to only turn left. I'll have to move the rudder pushrod in at the tail to get a bit more travel. One of the gear struts came loose on landing. Fixable.
Posted by IwantaJet | May 13, 2006 @ 12:50 AM | 2,536 Views
Magic.

Went to the Glen Eagle site and flew the M-60 for two hours in 20 mph winds. I think the cg is finally spot on. Took breaks with the XR and later as the wind and sun went down with the Weasel. Glued them both up a bit when I got home.

I fixed the XR before going out. It wasn't a stripped servo. The soldered joint between the servo clevis and the goldenrod had broken loose. Glued it up with thick CA. Hope it's permanent.
Posted by IwantaJet | May 13, 2006 @ 12:46 AM | 2,364 Views
Went to Fort Missoula to try the Pitts. Didn't wnat to maiden it with a audience so watched the foxes at their den for a while. When I did try to fly it I was surprised at the power in that little motor on 2 cells. It lifted right up into a loop - a ground loop, unfortunately. The stick mount broke along with some foam. Fixable.

I tossed the Alula around for a half hour waiting to see if the lipo would explode. It didn't.