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Old Oct 07, 2010, 02:41 AM
You can't stop the signal. . .
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Maybe you could equip the next one with an emergency bailout system. . .
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 02:44 AM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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I got two flights on a little Spitfire once, too.
I once got one 10 minute maidenflight with a P51 Mustang sloper...
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:39 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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Carry a rifle. If it happens again, you can shoot off one wingtip and let it spiral in before it gets too far away.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:45 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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^ That's the spirit. I oft times have to remind myself that it's not wise to get too attached to something you're going to throw off a cliff.

Kirk (condolences) out
TOO attached?

I feel your pain, Orni. Trust me, in Freeflight, one of the simultaneously best/worst things that can happen is the OOS flight. (Out of sight.) Chances for recovery are slim, and 30-gram stick and tissue planes don't survive the elements well. Nothing like spending 40-60 hours building a P30-class freeflight to have it disappear on a test flight. ("Of course I didn't light the dethermalizer. I only had 200 winds on the motor!" )
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:53 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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Yeah, one the one hand you're saying "Crap, I can't believe I lost that plane!". And on the other hand you're saying "Holy cow, did you see how awesome that was!"
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 06:22 AM
The original Flying Pigs Sqd.
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That's the best way to loose one!
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 11:01 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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I didn't even think that you could OOS a P-30 sized plane, since they're so small. I've really never flown FF, but that still surprises me. Cool!
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 11:23 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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My horoscope this morning said that a bunch of people will send me PayPal payments today.



So... who's going to be first?
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 12:11 PM
EPP Extrordinare
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just give me a dollar and I'll pay you back 30cents
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 01:30 PM
Define "interesting..."
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My horoscope this morning said that a bunch of people will send me PayPal payments today.



So... who's going to be first?
The Psychic
I paid her to tell me the future. Then she said, "You will feel cheated."

Kirk (just sayin') out
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 10:59 PM
Sane til the lift starts!
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 12:21 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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I didn't even think that you could OOS a P-30 sized plane, since they're so small. I've really never flown FF, but that still surprises me. Cool!
??? They have a 30 inch wingspan, with a minimum weight of 35 grams. For someone who teethed on Peanuts and indoor, they're HUGE! I don't think I've ever seen a P-30 FF design that didn't include a dethermalizer, supposedly so you WON'T accidentally go OOS. I recall, however, one guy talking about how he watched his P-30 continue to climb after a pop-up stab DT tripped!
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Y'know what... I must have been thinking of Peanut, not P-30. I was picturing the ones that look like they're about 12" or 15" wingspan or so. Like the one in the latest issue of Model Aviation, that cute little Skandinavisk.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 04:38 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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Ahh. Could be. Here is a picture of Ray Bazurto, winding his P30 (it doesn't say which model this is). P30 class is a freeflight endurance class that has a maximum dimension of 30 inches.

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