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Old May 04, 2012, 09:07 AM
Always Fly 2 Mistakes High!
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Tom Bass wasnt much better

I took a client out to Tom Bass on Wednesday to fly his SuperCub and the grass was pretty long there too. He solo'ed but still with buddy box setup and he landed in the grass and it was a good landing but when we picked up the plane, it had a 1/4" piece of what looked like bamboo skewer sticking out of it about 3" long. There was a tractor mowing over near the woods so maybe he has mowed it by now.

Hope you sell the house quickly! Wish I had the money and I'd take it off your hands but alas...two kids keep us scrappin...I'm sure you know the feeling.
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Here is the link for the hobbyking freebie. People post it as soon as they get the popup. Subscribe and check back often

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1535601
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Here is the link for the hobbyking freebie. People post it as soon as they get the popup. Subscribe and check back often

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1535601
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Subscribed to the freebie thread...thanks...I think...
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:12 AM
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HK needs to thank me

A lot of the time the freebie is just a $20 motor or a battery but sometimes it's a $100+ plane/3D heli!
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Me too

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Old May 05, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Flying tomorrow?

Russ, will you be flying tomorrow? I finally finished my J3 cub. Had a few hiccups building this plane. I will be at JSC early tomorrow. If you are there, I will have this J3 do it's maiden flight.
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Old May 07, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Russ, will you be flying tomorrow? I finally finished my J3 cub. Had a few hiccups building this plane. I will be at JSC early tomorrow. If you are there, I will have this J3 do it's maiden flight.
Mahesh,
We fly in different time zones, I think. I was long asleep when you sent this message...sorry. Yes I was out there at 7:00 until about 10:00 and it would have been a great day for a maiden.

Terry,
I remaidened the Draken on Saturday and then flew it again on Sunday and it flew just like it did the very first time I flew it...GREAT! It balanced same place which is a miracle given the patch job. I lost orientation once when it was a little too far out (man it can get out there in a hurry) but got it back okay with the help of onlookers. I put a DSM-X rx in there and no hiccups at all. It lands so sweet but FAST. That's three minutes of all-out fun and concentration!

Hung,
Here are a few pics of almost-ready-to-maiden P-38. I just have to put on the retract doors, sand the fiberglass spar down on the horiz stab that I put in for rigidity, and covering up wires in the channel between booms. All control surfaces work fine. The only weak spot is the rudders...both of them are so weak they are already cracking where they move over the elevator in that slot. I'm going to put some pieces of toothpick in there after I make a little slit. It's also weak where the tail assembly joins the boom. I did a little reinforcement there with toothpicks epoxied in before I glued it on.
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Old May 07, 2012, 12:01 PM
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That P-38 is looking really nice. I hear the V2 has a slightly beefed up tail section but I'm planning to fiberglass/WBPU the joint area as I'm sure belly landing is going to cause problems. I won't have room to start on mine unless the other twin (PBY) should stop flying. The soccer field at the local school is actually in extremely great shape...golf course almost. I should be able to ROG the PBY there much easier than the Pearland park. Based on the fact that I won't have to hand toss that giant plane, it might live long enough that the P-38 won't leave its box any time soon.

Hoping for good weather this weekend so I can visit JSC again. I flew the AT-6 this morning and broke the other wing...I started using 3S 1000mah and the weight increase brought back the nasty tip stall on landing. I might have to retire it when the Skyraider and Wildcat comes in.
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Old May 07, 2012, 01:16 PM
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YIKES...sorry to hear about the AT-6. That PBY must look awesome skimming on the plush grass on take-off. JSC was unmown this weekend and was over knee high, outside the 3 feet wide shoulder.

The P-38 surely is thin skinned on the bottom so beef it up some, unless V2 already is. Also the drop tanks will not be ground landing friendly so leave them off too.

Good luck on your new planes!

I just got my 70mm F-86 box from USPS this morning 3 days early from HK USA.
Looks like two maidens this weekend if weather holds up and I have time for F-86.

WooHoo
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Old May 07, 2012, 09:48 PM
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3 days is awesomely fast. Mine shipped last Thurs and is expected this Thurs. Both are PNP besides needing to redo the ESC to lipo connector so might be maidening also.

That thin area of mowed grass got me with the T-6. It got too slow while I was trying to line it up with the narrow path. Bigger grass would have me just high-speed-skid it in.

Now that the sun is coming up pretty early. I'm going to introduce the Jr High field to EDF tomorrow
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Old May 08, 2012, 08:40 AM
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F-86 Unboxing

Here is what arrived last night:

Also almost finished with P-38...it will definitely maiden this weekend, weather permitting, if not before
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Old May 08, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Got a couple of lipos charged up. Woke up this morning and the forecast had changed lots, wind was blowing. Put plane away. Got to work and wind was practically gone...rats.

Crossing my fingers for this weekend but Saturday is out...relatives in town and kids going to very early b-day party. Maybe Sunday...weather permitting.
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Old May 09, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Light wind this morning so introduced the Jr High field to EDF!!! Didn't sound too loud especially since I have to fly a lot higher than normal due to light posts so shouldn't be a problem with nearby neighborhoods at all.

Wanted to fly the MiG but ESC was completely dead. Flew fine last time at JSC so don't know what could have happened. Went with back up T-45. Boy, my hand toss technique has gotten really rusty but luckily, the T-45 is very very very forgiving to my finger mistakes.

By the way, watch out for getting to JSC on weekend of June 2nd-3rd. The fake Shuttle from KSC is supposed to arrive by barge to the ramp next to the Hilton on Friday. Festivities and transport from port by Hilton to Space Center Houston is supposed to be Sunday so expect lots of rerouting of traffic if you use NASA Rd 1 to get to JSC.
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Old May 09, 2012, 10:55 AM
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How great is that...we get a FAKE shuttle. Next president please!
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