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Old Aug 02, 2011, 09:40 PM
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At least you got out in the fresh air with your buddies and your gyro was in one piece at the end of the day.

It does concern me that the rotors are not spinning up fast enough. Did you include the bevel on the trailing edges? Let us know how it goes next time? Oh....what is your over all weight?

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Old Aug 03, 2011, 07:47 PM
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True about the great day.

But have to say I have the shakes Model weighs about 7 lbs with fuel and rotors.

I did bevel the aft underside as the plans say. I am not worried about the head speed. I am sure with a little headwind and a glowplug I should be pretty successful
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 08:25 PM
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I wish I could get mine down to 7 lbs.! Mine is like over 9 lbs. and it flies so you will have no worries. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

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Old Aug 06, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Hey Matt,
Yes...try to wait for a day when it can sit on the runway and spin up. I have a hard time too on a no wind day....just because that landing gear is so scale and doesn't lean back those blades.
Wait for a 5-10 mph day and you'll have more luck! And stop buying those cheap glowplugs! LOL!
Try again and give me a call when it flies!
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Matt:
Have you had a maiden yet ???

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Old Feb 25, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Anyone heard from Matt? It's been awful quiet here.

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Old May 18, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Sorry guys got stuck over I the micro jets forum

The flying weather is here and its about time to fly this thing!

After all I keep hitting my head on the wheels. I hangs pretty low in the shop


I'll try to get it out here in the next few days

Cheers,
Matt
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Old May 18, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Good deal Matt!

I've been talking to a guy in Canada that has been flying his PCA-2 and loving it! Hope you join him soon!

I was looking over your build. It looks excellent! If you are still having problems getting your blades to come up to speed you might want to shim them a little to give it more negative pitch. I never did because I didn't want to loose lift but since you are at 7 lbs...that thing should be a floater!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Oshkosh PCA Photos

Hey guys! I just got back from Oshkosh today and I got a few photos of the PCA in the museum. The are not great but the best I could with the lighting they had in there

Enjoy,
Matt
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Great pics! Best ones I've seen yet. I've seen a lot of pictures of Miss Champion from that museum, seems like a tough place to get a good pictures but your turned out fine.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:43 PM
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So I retired from Airline flying September 29!
I am opening a retail Hobby Shop in a week or so.

One of my Life long dreams!

Pete's Hobby Center. Pete is short for Petrie my last name and what all my close friends call me.... Joe of course the PCA-2 is the Flagship right when you walk in!!

Website soon....
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Matt,
What a GREAT looking shop! That's one thing I wish our local hobby store would do is hang planes from their ceiling.

I'll have to check you out when I'm in Kentucky!
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So I retired from Airline flying September 29!
I am opening a retail Hobby Shop in a week or so.

One of my Life long dreams!

Pete's Hobby Center. Pete is short for Petrie my last name and what all my close friends call me.... Joe of course the PCA-2 is the Flagship right when you walk in!!

Website soon....
Cheers,
Matt
Where is your store located at? Have you flown your PCA-2? I'm getting ready to start building one. Got to get a few things done around the house first.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:32 PM
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The store is located in Union KY. I am trying to open by the 15th of October....We'll see
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