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#1 BigSwede Sep 18, 2012 03:19 PM

Speedo MOM races at Kanan Hill, Agoura Hills Sept 23
 
Come on out and join us for another round of races at Kanan Sunday, Sept 23. The wind usually picks up around 3:00 pm this time of year. I'll be there around 2:00. Bring your race planes and anything else you want to fly! Two locations for mild DS available as well.

Post up if you can make it!

Directions to Kanan Hill;

Located about 20 minutes from 101/405 interchange

From San Fernando valley area;
Head north (actually west) on 101
Exit Kanan road, turn right
Head north on Kanan for 3.3 miles
Make U turn at Churchwood dr.
Park on Kanan rd. facing east near the stairs made of railroad ties
Hike the trail to the flat spot along the ridge

From Ventura/Santa Barbara area

Head south on 101
Exit Lindero Canyon rd. turn left
Head north for 2.9 miles
Turn right on Kanan rd.
Drive 0.8 mile and park on right side just past Churchwood dr.
Hike up stairs made of railroad ties and follow the trail up the ridge.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...4F6DDFA82D.jpg

Entrants;
Me on 2.4
DickJ
Twyl 2.4
Macinr 2.4
Rotozuk 2.4
bJaffee 2.4 or 47
Trisme
Big Gas 22
Redfarren

Possibly Ornifreak

#2 Dick J Sep 18, 2012 03:26 PM

Retro Speedo will be there

#3 screamin' eagle Sep 18, 2012 03:36 PM

Nice! First event ever at Kanan? Used to fly there lots when I started DSing. Fun hill when the conditions are right.

#4 BigSwede Sep 18, 2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by screamin' eagle (Post 22768556)
Nice! First event ever at Kanan? Used to fly there lots when I started DSing. Fun hill when the conditions are right.

Yup! Not a whole lot of flyers there anymore. Come on up, still a good hill.

#5 Twyl Sep 18, 2012 06:31 PM

I should be there. 2.4

-Jonathan

#6 macinr Sep 18, 2012 06:35 PM

i'm there, 2.4.

#7 Mr. Combat Certain Sep 18, 2012 06:36 PM

I'll try, 2.4. Carpool anyone???

#8 Rotozuk Sep 18, 2012 07:19 PM

I'm going to be there!! Jordan, can drag you up too. :) I'll try and get Shadow and Miro to join in also.

-Wayne

Jordan, post up a pic of the Fluffy Bunny. :)

#9 bjaffee Sep 18, 2012 07:38 PM

Provided I can get my plane done I'll be there (and maybe even if don't). 2.4 or possibly channel 47

#10 BigSwede Sep 18, 2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjaffee (Post 22770673)
Provided I can get my plane done I'll be there (and maybe even if don't). 2.4 or possibly channel 47

Oh come on Brett! You know you'll be there regardless! And we'll get your plane done.

#11 TRISME Sep 18, 2012 08:29 PM

I'm planning on being there, with a little something nice for the winner.

#12 Dick J Sep 18, 2012 08:34 PM

Always nice to have you there Tom !!!

#13 SumthinsFishy Sep 18, 2012 08:55 PM

I don't expect to be able to make this one:(
Dave

#14 flojos1999 Sep 19, 2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SumthinsFishy (Post 22771363)
I don't expect to be able to make this one:(
Dave

Me neither little to far for me. , maybe next one ,,:cool:

#15 Twyl Sep 20, 2012 11:38 AM

I finally squeezed in some bench time last night even if it meant losing some sleep. I got into the garage a bit past 11 and was happily gluing and repairing away until past 1:00AM. I managed some repair work on my original Speedo fuse last flown wonderfully at North Face in 40-50mph winds, but with a less than desirable pin point landing. The fuse was and is rock solid since it is CF socked but the tail section which is bare was what you would call "flexible" and needed some help.

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...0-IMG_2943.jpg

Secondly I repaired the "smile" in my yellow Speedo wing (1st place Speedo at the Lunada Bay Event) which had a slight cockeye'd landing at Bluff Park and for some reason the nylon bolt carved a nice smile into the wing instead of breaking like it was supposed to. To anyone reading this I would highly recommend poking a few holes with a pin or needle into the ply (or is that balsa?) in the two indents of each wing half where the bolts go through and then soaking it with CA. Especially with the more recent wings I have noticed this to be a weak point and have had to make similar repairs on my last two wings.

The matching yellow fuse also had some saddle cracks as I was not able to reinforce this area with carbon tow when I first assembled it due to the odd wing receiving bolt location which took up a ton of room in the tiny fuse. I've CA'd the cracks and sanded the outside and will probably opt for reinforcing the outside with CF tow and trying to cover up with some glass and paint.

My goal this race is to perform the maiden of the plane I plan to fly prior to the actual race day :) So far I'm 0 for 2 though. Anyone else making repairs or preparations?

-Jonathan

P.S. Will this momentum carry on enough to resurrect the Frankeinspeedo? Who knows, stay tuned.


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