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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:06 AM
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Hey Myko,
Glad you came out to meet me and fly. Was a good thing I shouted to Bill that you were a visitor, he told me he had you in his crosshairs and was going for a kill until I said that . Was a bit too cold Saturday and of course today was no wind and pretty nice at lunch time. Hope you come out and see us again next time, give me a shout if your coming out and we'll do it again. Get some time with that wing and you will be ready to tango with us next time
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:32 PM
fly 1 day, repair the next 3
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Thanks for having me. As we drove off me and my wife turned to each other and said, almost at the same time, boy those guys were nice. Thanks for that.

I went to the old dump in Gardnerville to check out the field there. It's really nice. The best thing about it was there wasn't anyone trying to tell me how and where to fly. If you can get out there with nobody around its a very nice place.
Again, thanks for having us. The next time we are in the area we will look you up. Take care.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:34 PM
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And if you ever find yourself in the bay area, look me up and we will fly some really nice uncontrolled fields
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:24 PM
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That sounds good Myko, I'll do that if I get out that way. There are some other Bay Area flyers I know from here on RCgroups. You should visit the micro RTF thread group and the sub-thread "The off topic Champ thread". Great bunch of guys over there and the topic is mostly RC planes but not just one model.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:24 AM
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New video with hit.

Here is the latest from the park with a mid-air hit for a change. . Both wings are Assassin's and neither had any damage.
When Assassin's Colide (1 min 52 sec)
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:29 PM
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Still looks fun, I wish my flying buddies would do combat.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Superfly smack down.

Drilled a Superfly hard the other day. Took me down too but no damage to my Assassin.
The Fly Swatter (1 min 17 sec)
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Three Assassin's all go down within one lap

Latest video..
Three Wings Down (2 min 12 sec)
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Our club is doing combat with Popwings... the 35" model. They are durable and easy to repair. We're having a blast! Here's mine... the first pic was when it was brand new. The 2nd pic is after many, many collisions, as you can see from the foam patches...
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I put a "gun camera" on my Popwing this past weekend. No collisions but I pulled a few stills out of the videos of close calls.







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Old Apr 04, 2013, 10:34 PM
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Nice Mike! Glad to see your still at it. We are still hitting the park and each other. I stopped posting video because hits are becoming an event nearly every combat session. I have been saving them for a compilation video for the near future. We have reached a point that we anticipate each other's moves and evasion is becoming the tactic and claiming "kill" is taking priority The guy that fly's away is now the victor and the walk of shame has a new meaning. I hope you can come back and visit again soon.
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Old Apr 06, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Nice Mike! Glad to see your still at it. We are still hitting the park and each other. I stopped posting video because hits are becoming an event nearly every combat session. I have been saving them for a compilation video for the near future. We have reached a point that we anticipate each other's moves and evasion is becoming the tactic and claiming "kill" is taking priority The guy that fly's away is now the victor and the walk of shame has a new meaning. I hope you can come back and visit again soon.
Oh yeah, we fly 'em and smash 'em almost every weekend. Don't know why I never thought about putting my camera on it before. My MG servos came today which is a good thing because I've probably bought MG servo 10x over with all of the nylon-geared servos I've either stripped or destroyed...

I'll post more pics and/or a video once I get it!
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Old Apr 07, 2013, 11:17 PM
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We flew Popwing combat again today and I had the gun camera going. On the 2nd flight, I actually caught a collision between two club members on camera. It happened literally right in front of me. Check out the video below... it's a quick edit I threw together, nothing fancy. I'll do a longer/better one later. Enjoy!

Popwing combat (0 min 30 sec)
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Old May 05, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Been a while since I've posted some combat video but we did some at a new place on Saturday. We brought our wings along to a place we did some 2 meter glider soaring and did some wing soaring too. I flew a motor-less Mini Popwing and also tried to soar the Assassin. The Assassin is a brick without a stiff breeze but will fly pretty well with the motor just off idle. My friend Bill was soaring with his Grim Reaper and as usual, it turned to combat
Mountain Side Combat (3 min 41 sec)
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