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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:30 PM
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These are a few of my favorite.... planes!

What a great day. 68 degrees, no wind. Got out of a meeting early and hoofed it home to fly a few planes! A took a few pics too. Please excuse the weeds, the grass is just starting to sprout. I have flown 6 planes including the 4 in the pic, and the day ain't over yet! Planes are:

Top
Tiny X
010/4.4:1 planetary/ 9x6

Left
Double Trouble
010/4.43:1 GWS box/ clipped 9x7

Right
Wasp
010/3.2:1 GWS box/ 8x6

Bottom
Tiny
010/5.33:1 GWS box/ 10x8

All powered by Kokams.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:32 PM
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Another angle.

The other planes I've flown so far were my Mini IFO and 010 powered Rake.

Now excuse me while I go fly some more
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:40 PM
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What kind of flight times are you getting on them with the Kokams? I would think at least 1/2 hour on each which means you're meeting got out really early. Well, at least you can fly in the day, I would have to wait til later in the evening or early morning for it to be calm enough. Pull up a chair and have fun.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:42 PM
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Nice shots!

I'm jealous of the fact that they all have motors in them at the same time

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:44 PM
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Tres, you must have a pretty cheap supplier of 010's and brushless speedcontrols! I'd like to pic one up, but they look to run about $120 or so with a speedcontrol!

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:47 PM
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Beautiful Tres!

...all with 010's geesh I donít even have 1 yet.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:47 PM
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Re: These are a few of my favorite.... planes!

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Originally posted by Tres Wright
What a great day. 68 degrees, no wind. Got out of a meeting early and hoofed it home to fly a few planes! A took a few pics too. Please excuse the weeds, the grass is just starting to sprout. I have flown 6 planes including the 4 in the pic, and the day ain't over yet! Planes are:

Top
Tiny X
010/4.4:1 planetary/ 9x6

Left
Double Trouble
010/4.43:1 GWS box/ clipped 9x7

Right
Wasp
010/3.2:1 GWS box/ 8x6

Bottom
Tiny
010/5.33:1 GWS box/ 10x8

All powered by Kokams.
Tres,
Gad you must have Astro Bob working overtime!
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
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==What kind of flight times are you getting on them with the Kokams? I would think at least 1/2 hour on each which means you're meeting got out really early.==

No, these are higher performance setups than your garden variety IPS powered floater. I use 450 HOs, 600 HOs, and 1020's on these planes, all 3 cell packs. It depends on what pack I'm flying and how hard I'm flying the plane, but I get between 12 and 15 minutes of solid aerobatics on the 450 and 600 packs, 15-20 on the 1020's. I was home at 3:15

==I'm jealous of the fact that they all have motors in them at the same time==

LOL! It's a major investment for sure, but barring any horrible crashes they should last me a loooong time!

==you must have a pretty cheap supplier of 010's and brushless speedcontrols!==

Unfortunately I pay the same as everyone else But I bought them over the course of many months, one at a time. Hey, if you guys think these motors are pricey, don't ever pick up motorcycles as a hobby R/C is CHEAP compared to bikes!
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:03 PM
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Man, I must be genetically attracted to high-priced hobbies. Shooting, R/C, bikes, flying full-sized craft (not there yet, but I can just see the void it'll leave in my pocket when I do. $125 for a tank of gas!!! ). I guess in the longrun, though, they're all worth it.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:20 PM
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Nice planes Tres.

KnifeEdge51, I too am trying to shake the shooting hobby...whew! Talk about an expensive hobby, my AR gets hungry. At least with the RC planes there's not a lot of feeding to do.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:25 PM
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Nice planes Tres.

KnifeEdge51, I too am trying to shake the shooting hobby...whew! Talk about an expensive hobby, my AR gets hungry. At least with the RC planes there's not a lot of feeding to do.

Drivie
Shooting Hobby Expensive? Tell me about it! I just sold my entire collection last year including my full Auto Uzi and my Cobra "bullet hose"! Even the gun safe! All I have left is a pistol grip shotgun for home use!
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:34 PM
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Boomer, you should have told me! I would have been interested in a few goodies, I'm sure.

I just need to get Dad to take out the 30.06 and sight it in. I haven't shot one of those in a while. Course, I did do some nice shotgun shooting a few weeks ago. 175 rounds in three hours! About 381 clays between 4 people doesn't last long!

What I need practice with most, though is the Beretta. Shoots a little low, but it's a hoot!

I would agree with Drivie, though. .40S&W is expensive, even for just Winchester White Box JHP's! And if I get an AR, that'll make matters worse! I'm thinking about a Remington 40XB instead though. So many choices, just like planes!

Back on topic, I still need to get some SoLite to try some fancy covering jobs. Tres, I envy your work, as well as Dreamers!

Nick
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:40 PM
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KE,

Whatever you do...don't get an AR! Next thing you know, you'll be hanging out at AR15.com and buying mods for it like you wouldn't believe, then you'll think you need a preban and then one thing leads to another and you've spent $1500 on one rifle! I love my AR but it's insane what you end up spending on one. Also have a shotty and an HK USP but I'm lousy with a pistol and haven't fired the shotty yet.

On the subject of shotties. I can't see how you were able to shoot that many rounds without losing your arm! Last time I did that, I woke up the next day with a stiff arm and a beautifully large bruise!

Sorry for the off-topic chat,

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 07:51 PM
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KE,

Whatever you do...don't get an AR! Next thing you know, you'll be hanging out at AR15.com and buying mods for it like you wouldn't believe, then you'll think you need a preban and then one thing leads to another and you've spent $1500 on one rifle! I love my AR but it's insane what you end up spending on one. Also have a shotty and an HK USP but I'm lousy with a pistol and haven't fired the shotty yet.

On the subject of shotties. I can't see how you were able to shoot that many rounds without losing your arm! Last time I did that, I woke up the next day with a stiff arm and a beautifully large bruise!

Sorry for the off-topic chat,

Drivie
Try Sighting in a handloaded .338 Winchester Mag!
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 08:03 PM
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Tres,

I'm glad to see that my three AF 010 setups are outnumbered by your four! They really are a great setup for sub-10 oz. parkflyers. The Hipolys move these parkflyers all into the sub-8 oz. and less range. It really has introduced a whole new breed and class of brushless backyard flyers.

Your planes are gorgeous. I had my Tinys out in the back again tonight and ran through 6 packs until it got dark and the kids got tired!

Thanks,

Ted
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