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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:57 PM
Drifting off the reservation..
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I picked up a new pnp RP at the LHS for a little under $200.00 tax included.
Ordered some Morgan Mill servo covers.

One of the ailerons is warped and will have to be steamed a bit, but other than that the plane looks just fine.

Haven't checked for sticky pushrods yet.

She should be ready to fly when the Big Sky resumes in February! If the servo covers aren't in yet, I'll just use the old battlewagon's wings for the time being. Nice to have spare parts.

I'm interested in testing whether the climb rate is better when the motor is new.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:06 PM
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I picked up a new pnp RP at the LHS for a little under $200.00 tax included.
Ordered some Morgan Mill servo covers.

One of the ailerons is warped and will have to be steamed a bit, but other than that the plane looks just fine.

Haven't checked for sticky pushrods yet.

She should be ready to fly when the Big Sky resumes in February! If the servo covers aren't in yet, I'll just use the old battlewagon's wings for the time being. Nice to have spare parts.

I'm interested in testing whether the climb rate is better when the motor is new.
Hmmm, good justification; what step of the "12 Steps for the RCaholic" are you on?

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 09:35 PM
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So how many flights did your RP have Jumpy? I know you fly at least once a week.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 08:43 AM
Drifting off the reservation..
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So how many flights did your RP have Jumpy? I know you fly at least once a week.
I had it about a year, and yes, I fly nearly every weekend for a couple of hours. That adds up to around 100 hours.

I have 3 batteries (had 4 for a while) and get about 6-7 45 second launches on each, so a conservative average of 15 launches per session would add up to about 780 launches. Being that I practice spot landings and rarely hand catch, that's 780 landings, some of them hard. IMHO the plane is plenty durable.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Hmmm, good justification; what step of the "12 Steps for the RCaholic" are you on?

Sonny
Ha ha....yes it's an addiction.....

But it's also very cheap entertainment when you add it up. I also find soaring to be very relaxing somehow, almost like meditation or something.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Ha ha....yes it's an addiction.....

But it's also very cheap entertainment when you add it up. I also find soaring to be very relaxing somehow, almost like meditation or something.
Oh yes, the Zen of soaring, I know it well. Nothing like the peace of sitting in a lawn chair with a beverage and a specked out sailplane floating above; no other RC discipline offers the same feeling IMHO.

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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Soaring Addiction? 12 steps? You don't know the meaning of the words.

When you have 20+ gliders spread over 1 to 3.4 meters in plastic, wood, foam, composite for TD, slope, HL, and aerotowing then you are getting there. (hummm, missing Xcountry )

When you have a winch, retriver, 2 hi-starts, a OneWinch as well as electic launched (winch in the nose) as ways to get them in the air, then you are getting there. (yes dear, I need those two marine batteries for emergency power in case the power goes out. )

When you have thoursands of posts on here and most of them are about gliders, you know you are on the brink of addiction. (I'll be up to bed in a minute dear. )

When you fly 20-30 contests a year and ....... (shush, don't repeat that )

Well, then you are really getting close to addiction.

(No honey, I don't have that many gliders. I am talking about a guy I know. )
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Funny Aeajr!
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Oh yes, the Zen of soaring, I know it well. Nothing like the peace of sitting in a lawn chair with a beverage and a specked out sailplane floating above; no other RC discipline offers the same feeling IMHO.

Sonny
The only time it's stressful is when the peace turns into pieces.

When you can laugh that off.....I suppose you can declare yourself a soaring Zen master.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 01:27 PM
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On the subject of RC-addiction (never off-topic), you will probably get a few chuckles from this page for the Lightflite Bug

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...670844&page=78
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 12:53 AM
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I seem to have lost my wing mount screws, and can't find a replacement listed at Horizon. Can anyone tell me what size they are and where I might be able to buy replacements? Thanks!
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 02:20 AM
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I seem to have lost my wing mount screws, and can't find a replacement listed at Horizon. Can anyone tell me what size they are and where I might be able to buy replacements? Thanks!

bdshort,

Poor you; we all have badlucks sometime.

But sometime we can get some reliable help.

The screws are 0.1175 inch dia that is 3 mm.
The length is 0.762 inch that is 19.3 mm.
The threaded lenght is 0.200 inch that is 5 mm

The proof is in the pictures.

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Old Jan 14, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Assassin Vs Radian - Combat! (3 min 33 sec)


The old problem of which is the better plane is to be settled.

What the Assassin has in speed, maneuverability, and wind penetration... The radian makes up for in flexibility


Crank it up to HD.


EMI, soundtrack changed from original.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I seem to have lost my wing mount screws, and can't find a replacement listed at Horizon. Can anyone tell me what size they are and where I might be able to buy replacements? Thanks!
Take the plane to a hardware store and ask them to match up some screws. Tha that is what I have done in the past.

They are likely to be metric.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 09:12 AM
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jackosmeister;loved it .... what a great video about guys enjoying themselves!!
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