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Old May 12, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Windy! will she be ready for rusty thumbs? night night!
Good morning Captain,

It can safely be said that my Raven will not be ready in time for the Rusty Thumbs Spring Tuneup. I have stopped making predictions as to when it will be finished, just like a fine wine, fine aircraft building cannot be rushed. . The Riser will be there along with the Mystery Man and the Pulsar. I will also be bringing a Radian for people to try out. The Rochester Soaring group is having a summer long "contest" around the Radian. It basically goes like this, come fly the Everything Hobby Radian, log 60 minutes of unpowered flight time between now and mid August and your name will be thrown into a hat. Late August I will draw a name out of the hat and that person will win a brand new Radian Pro.

Not a bad deal, we are basically trying to encourage people to try soaring. It should be fun.

Wayne
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Old May 12, 2011, 11:39 PM
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By Golly Wayne! I have 175 bucks from my royalty quarter, so I think I find another 75 bucks put into my own Radian! yepper fer sure! Now then, do I want a pro or 'regular'??!
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Old May 12, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Hi Johnny,

From everything I have read about the different Radian models I don't believe one is really any better than the other as far as thermaling goes. The Pro is a wee bit heavier and you obviously get to fiddle with camber and flaps but the simple R/E plane is hard to beat when it comes to relaxed flying. If you already have a charger, batery and a RX you can get either one for roughly what you have now. The original Radian goes for 175 and the Pro goes for 189 as a PNP version.

Wayne
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Old May 13, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Go with the bendy wings Cap'n!!! You won't be upset with it and it'll thermal on a mouse fart. The Pro takes a bit of fiddling to thermal as well, but it does handle wind better.


PS--- I'm actually higher than Buzz too!
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Old May 13, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Thanks guys!:
Hoss! I like the mousefart part- if I keep talkin' to it, it shouldn't come down! I need some relaxin'- and flight- as i'll be working tomorrow as well! Maybe 4th of July for the C- but I did say the same about last years' bird too!
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Old May 14, 2011, 08:44 AM
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My transparent red has yet to show up the vendor sent trans orange instead!Looks like it will be tuesday before I get the red stuff.I took time out from the sinbad build to finish up the aileron servo fitting and push rods and took the right wing to the sing shop for the lettering.With luck I should be able to recover the left wing nights through the week and get my sign guy to paint the trim so I can give her a toss next weekend.
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:53 AM
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HI Guys,

I'm going to try and get the bottom of the wing covered today. It all depends on when the rain arrives. It's suposed to get here tonight. It's going to pour all day Sunday. I should get it done. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

Well, I didn't get anything done today on the plane. It was actually the nicest day of the year so far. We had 65 and sunny all day. I planted Japineese Maples and bamboo all day long. Here is a shot of the morning sky. I should of went flying.

Bob in Seattle
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Old May 15, 2011, 05:05 AM
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I think we had the weather that was supposed to be in your locale. Cold and rainy all day yesterday, windstorm and heavy rain all night. My wife told me they had a bunch of tornados touching down only a few miles from our farm. None of that up here in Saginaw, but the weather was/is most definitely not good for outdoor flying.
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Hi Don,

Yup, that was our weather alright. It found it's way back here though. It's raining and 50. We get very small tornados here, now and then. They are about the size of dust devils in the desert. They only last a few minutes.

Bob in Seattle
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Old May 15, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Would you like some of ours? We have REAL ones here. Strong enough to thermal a school bus, although thankfully not as often as they have out in places like Kansas. Still, you're welcome to have some of them if you'd like.

I remember clearly April 4, 1974. From the top floor of our hi-rise dorm in Cincinnati we watched the storms and the occasional funnel cloud marching towards us from Kentucky, just across the Ohio river, like an advancing army. Someone at another window saw a funnel cloud drop down right over the girls' dorm right next to ours, then disappear back up into the cloud. Then they sent us all down to the designated shelter area in the basement, where we spent the next several hours listening to pocket radios. It was like living through "The War of the Worlds" - "They've hit St. Bernard!" "They wiped out Xenia!!"

About four years later I was taking flying lessons toward my Single Engine Land rating (I already had my private license in sailplanes then), at a little grass airport between Dayton and Cincinnati. We were working on night flying. On a clear night, visual navigation can actually be easier in some regards than during the day. For each town of any significant size there is a yellow blotch printed on the sectional charts, and at night the blotch on the ground formed by the lights of the town is the same shape as the blotch on the chart.

Except Xenia.

Even that many years later, Xenia still looked like a billiard ball, a round yellow blotch on the ground, with a half-mile wide black stripe right through the middle of it, marking where the tornado had gone through.

Don
(who is wearing his blue plaid shirt today, and might try flying his little electric heli in the living room in a little while)
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Old May 15, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Hi Don,

That's really scarry stuff. I've seen the videos. No thanks. If you wearing the shirt, the flights will be fine.

Bob in Seattle
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:24 PM
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Hi Guys,

Well, the whole darn weekend was a total loss. Nothing got done on the plane. It did rain 1.75 inches though. Maybe next weekend.

Bob in Seattle
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:53 AM
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The bottom of the wing is trans red again and waiting for the black trim.The wife says I have to be yard slave today so I maght get to the trim next week.
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Old May 26, 2011, 09:20 AM
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Some of the trim is on but work has ben crazy so the bird won't fly this weekend.I have monday off and if the wife lets me be I might finish the bird.
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