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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:16 PM
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F3A World Championships - Web Site

For those that are interested, here is the new website for the F3A World Championships.

http://f3a.us/

I have talked to AJ extensively about what it takes to participate in the World Championship. ALL of the competition leading up to being selected for the USA World team AND the expenses for attending the World are all on their dime. Of course they have sponsors for some of their equipment, but travel and expenses are mostly their responsibility. Sooooooo

If you are so inclined a donation is greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:20 PM
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I have to "assUme" you are talking about your slow stick? If so, use plywood and create a new one that is better than the stock ones. Otherwise, buy the black parts tree and replace it.
Rick gives good advice here, but if you want I have extra "trees" with the parts your looking for. They are yours for the asking.....

Cheers,

Jim
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Is there anyone here into antiques or the antiques scene? I've been given a bunch of old stuff to try and get rid of, mostly junk really, but some stuff that might be of interest to collectors.

Any local forums or anything that anyone is aware of?

Pat
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:36 PM
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One name. Bill
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Pat a great place to determine value is to search eBay for similar items. Try to only look at "completed sales" as anyone can ask what they want but, what they are actually getting is buried in completed sales. It's part of search tools. Also, remember condition normally trumps rarity except in cases of extreme rarity or "one of a kind" items. have fun. email if you come across anything you can't get a handle on.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Bill's the man here! He might disagree but whether its restored or not. Sadly I know this first hand. Number of years ago I came accross an antique rocking chair. When I tried to drop it at a consignment place they told me it had been repaired and refinished. Worth very little.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Pat, did you get any Stompers in the deal?
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Pat, did you get any Stompers in the deal?
I love stompers Get any vinyl records? toy robots?
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Ok, started this topic under Neck’s CRASH thread. Figured I’d move it over to the proper location.
A small discussion started about when to flare, how much and for what type of aircraft.
I primarily fly a T-28, A-4 EDC, and the Hyperion Stuka. Have no issues with tric gear aircraft even new ones like my A-4 (my first EDF).
On the Stuka, I have had over 30+ successful landings most of which were not pretty. The good ones, without stalling or bouncing or coming in flat, are more because of luck (I think because I can’t duplicate them 3 or 4 times in a row).
So that’s the background.

Matt (the youngen) :-), replied that when I land the Stuka, I should not really flare at all but just to bring it in nice and level. I have seen that to be true, in my ideal landings. I was straight and level in my approach all the way on to the runway.
In cases when I do flare the Stuka its because I “feel” I’m way to fast and need to slow it down before the initial touchdown.
Problem is, I just can’t seem to find that balance between to much speed and not enough speed on my landings with the Stuka.

This leads me to a second question. I know that flaps are used to slow down a plane and at the same time provide lift so the plane doesn’t drop like a rock. But at what conditions does one need/should use flaps and how much? And when do you drop flaps, on downwind, crosswind, or final approach?
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 02:24 AM
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I love stompers Get any vinyl records? toy robots?
I not only have vinyl (some LPs and 45s), I got an old player too. Haven't done any research yet.

Also got an old Kelsey Mercury 5X8 printing press. Needs some cleaning up, but with that and all the accessories, looks like maybe a couple grand worth of stuff.

Lot's of other stuff too that I haven't gone through yet. I'll let you know what I got for vinyl Bill.

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Old Jun 28, 2011, 02:48 AM
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Some of the LPs I have:

The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads (Mono, 1965)

The Rolling Stones - December's Children (Stereo, 1966)

Paul McCartney - McCartney II

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

And a bunch of no-name 45's.

Oh, and it's not a record player I have. It's an old reel-to-reel.

Pat
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 02:57 AM
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Ok, started this topic under Neck’s CRASH thread. Figured I’d move it over to the proper location.
A small discussion started about when to flare, how much and for what type of aircraft.
I primarily fly a T-28, A-4 EDC, and the Hyperion Stuka. Have no issues with tric gear aircraft even new ones like my A-4 (my first EDF).
On the Stuka, I have had over 30+ successful landings most of which were not pretty. The good ones, without stalling or bouncing or coming in flat, are more because of luck (I think because I can’t duplicate them 3 or 4 times in a row).
So that’s the background.

Matt (the youngen) :-), replied that when I land the Stuka, I should not really flare at all but just to bring it in nice and level. I have seen that to be true, in my ideal landings. I was straight and level in my approach all the way on to the runway.
In cases when I do flare the Stuka its because I “feel” I’m way to fast and need to slow it down before the initial touchdown.
Problem is, I just can’t seem to find that balance between to much speed and not enough speed on my landings with the Stuka.

This leads me to a second question. I know that flaps are used to slow down a plane and at the same time provide lift so the plane doesn’t drop like a rock. But at what conditions does one need/should use flaps and how much? And when do you drop flaps, on downwind, crosswind, or final approach?
On my 60 size P-47 I use full flaps and usually drop them towards the end of the downwind leg, just prior to making my turn for base. However if you're not used to flaps then I would drop them on your final approach to avoid getting too slow in the turns. Flaps are certainly something that has to be gotten used to, a lot of times you will think you are going too slow with flaps and you're gonna stall, but you really actually have sufficient airspeed to keep the wing flying and the control surfaces effective. Also you need to determine what the airplane is going to do when you drop the flaps, a lot of planes like to balloon up, which requires you to either hold elevator when your flying with them or put an elevator to flap mix in to help you out. And as far as conditions to use flaps in, you can use them whenever you want, I can land my P-47 without them just fine, I just have to come in hotter and it doesn't look as scale as a full flap landing.
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Some of the LPs I have:

The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads (Mono, 1965)

The Rolling Stones - December's Children (Stereo, 1966)

Paul McCartney - McCartney II

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

And a bunch of no-name 45's.

Oh, and it's not a record player I have. It's an old reel-to-reel.

Pat
Stones LP's if they are original UK pressings/ they have high value / one "heads" busted over $330 last week - most likely out of my price range. But I'd be happy to sell it for you. Garden variety US pressings are worth what condition dictates $5 to $50. If they are real rough $0 I already have pretty nice copies of both but, I would like to see them
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 10:01 AM
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I think both are US pressings (labels say "Made in USA" on them). I'll bring them out this weekend so you can take a look, along with al lthe 45's as well.

I still have more boxes to go through and may find more stuff.

Pat
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Old Jun 28, 2011, 11:05 AM
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