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View Poll Results: Which type of combat do you prefer?
One design (same plane shape/size) with common and battery) 1 4.35%
Similiar planes (Kens single motor combat planes) and common motor and battery. 14 60.87%
No limits except battery size (900 mAh 2S) 3 13.04%
Anything that flies....no limits 5 21.74%
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Old Oct 03, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Excellent, Ken! I get out to mockup from time to time. I've always thought that would be a neat place to work. My other hobby is CNC woodworking.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Excellent Joe! I knew you looked familiar. Now, I'm sure I've seen you before. Closures, right? I work just upstairs from you (Future Program Ergonomics) in the VEC at the Warren Tech Center.
Shane
Yep. I work in Closures - 2nd floor yellow.
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Don, I was the other person that you mid-air'd with. We both sustain pretty significant damage, but I worked on it last night and my plane is almost ready to be back in the air. Did you get the dismembered wing repaired yet?
Joe
Repaired both planes in about 20 min. this morning.

I'm ready for next Tues.
Don

PS__How did it go last night guys?
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 07:54 PM
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& another GM'er. Been gone so long I don't remember my user id.
That is because you didn't use it for your RCgroups name like everyone else
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Old Oct 04, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Couldn't, I'd already forgotten it!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Combat Demo for SkyMasters

Who can be available to fly some combat at the SkyMasters Scripps Road field in Lake Orion on Sat. Oct. 13? I think it will be in the late afternoon or early evening, because we have also been invited to stay after the combat and participate in night flying.


Vic, Joe, and others, Can you come and bring your night flyers also?

The only requirement is you must have an AMA number. I think most of us are members anyway and it is certianly recommended. But for flying at the SkyMasters field it is a requirement.

I would like to be able to confirm that we will do the 10/13 combat demo in a few days. So, please post here or (send me a PM or Email) so I will know if we have enough flyers to put on a good demo. I think 4 pilots is minimum and would really like to have 8 or more.

Link to SkyMasters field map.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Too bad its not on Sunday!

Ken
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Right now, i'm available.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Don,

I want to combat with you guys at SkyMasters, I need to build a new plane, but I'll be there!

Jordon
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I would like to combat and night fly at Sky Masters this Saturday, but I don't have an IMA number. What is the least expensive membership you can get that will let me fly? Is is possible to sign up that fast?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:51 PM
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I would like to combat and night fly at Sky Masters this Saturday, but I don't have an IMA number. What is the least expensive membership you can get that will let me fly? Is is possible to sign up that fast?
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Joe,
A parkflyer membership is sufficient for what we fly and costs $29.95 or something like that. https://www.modelaircraft.org/joinrenew.aspx

I am thinking that I can make the night flight for that evening maybe. I just thought of something that I may have already planned (Corn Maze) with the family.

Ken
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Do you post on this thread if you are going to fly Tuesdays? Weatherspark is predicting 20 mph wind with gusts to 30 for tomorrow. I'm guessing that is a little much for the foamies or am I missing something. I know of an old timer that says the plane doesn't know it's windy. What time do you get started?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:39 PM
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This is the place to talk about getting together to fly. Right now airnet (see link in post #1) says 14 MPH dropping to 10. That sounds boarder line (too windy) to me. But, the forcast was much higher so maybe it will continue to drop. I'll keep watching, and hoping.

Normally first guys arrive around 4 PM. Combat has been starting after 5. As soon as we have at least 3-4 pilots ready.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Combat Demo for SkyMasters has been moved one week to Sat. 10/20.

Jordon, that should give you a little more build time.


Mike, Jordon, Joe, (pretty sure Ted plans to make it but he has not posted) and I....That's a skeleton crew! Sure would be nice if we can get more participation.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Wind forcast for tomorrow is now getting worse and Wed. and Thurs. look worse yet....Hate to say it, but this may be the first week I can remember with no combat.


Indoor flying 11-1 at Ultimate Soccor Arena (USA) starts Tues. 11/6 for those who can get away from work.
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