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Archive for June, 2006
Posted by IwantaJet | Jun 25, 2006 @ 10:43 PM | 2,124 Views
Since the last entry I tried to maiden the P-40. At the field the elevator looked funny. The control horn had broken off between the rod and the elevator. So far I've broken this plane twice and still haven't flown it.

Flew the EasyStar too and it flew fine after repairs. It needed 1/4oz at the tail to rebalance it.

Today I went up Glen Eagle with Jerry and Ronnie. The wind was variable and, at times, the Weasel, XR, M-60 and Fun-1 all flew well. Jer flew his M-60 and it flew well after repairs. Ronnie's Zagi flew as well as ever. Once again he had more hits and recoveries than either Jerry or I.

Still need to recover the wing on the F-80.
Posted by IwantaJet | Jun 19, 2006 @ 02:13 AM | 2,421 Views
Finished the P-40 again. I had broken the fuse while trying to get the spinner on.
Remounted the rudder horn on the Pitts so it won't bind with the elevator.

Almost done fixing the EasyStar. I crunched it pretty good flying in winds that I should have been sloping in about a week and a half ago. Still have to solder the Deans back on the ESC.

Flew the Weasel in light air for an hour or so this afternoon.

Pics here.

A very nice Father's Day and a good end to vacation.
Posted by IwantaJet | Jun 04, 2006 @ 02:49 AM | 2,376 Views
Made some good progress on the P-40 which arrived this week. It's a Cox Micro warbird.

Balanced the M60. Moved the pushrod on the Pitts but will have to redo it as the elevator is binding.

Flew the EasyStar and got in a dogfight with a couple of crows. Jerry and Ronnie maidened their warbirds. Ronnie's Spitfire flew great. Jerry's Corsair will fly again after some glue.

The wind is supposed to be good tomorrow afternoon.