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Old Jan 09, 2012, 07:09 PM
Flyin' low & slow T-28s!
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I used a can of computer keyboard "air" and blew out that aileron servo in the UM T-28 over & over while I worked the aileron stick and sipped a Pepsi One with my 3rd hand.
It seems to be working okay, but I don't trust it any more than rc_noob's brother.

So, I'm leaving the upper fuse off the lower fuse 'til morning to see if it'll still work. You know how these things can be temperamental.

I also ran some static tests using different UM lipos: 160, 250 and 300 MAH sizes and the ailerons worked each time.

So, I guess it's fixed for now.

Now if I can get my frickin' shoulder working again....

I also got the FW190 fixed, except for two mounting blocks of balsa that were missing, They must've fallen off the cowl in the crash. Tomorrow morning, I'll scour the crash site -- or I'll have to cut some new ones out of some balsa from the craft shop.

Mac
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 08:46 PM
I hate winter!
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Yeah if there's one thing I learned when hitting 30, is that you have to be careful and take care of your body. In my teens and 20s I could lift ungodly amounts of weight and never worry. As soon as I hit 30 the problems started so I had to really be careful and watch the weight I was pulling around off the floor. 460 lbs deadlifts worked in the 20s.. in my 30s I ended up with a back herniation in the L4 disc so I had to keep it around 350 lbs instead just to be safe. That herniation took over 2 years to heal to the point where there isn't daily pain anymore! Now at 34, I take it easy. I don't have a job that beats me up physically every day - just mentally
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 09:31 PM
My Champ makes birds mad.
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I just learned a whole lot in the last few posts....
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I just learned a whole lot in the last few posts....
"I hope you take it to heart", said the guy who had the blowout and quad bypass at 52.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:06 PM
Fly em if ya got em.
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Haha, champflyer. Listen if you can. Us old timers will teach ya a thing or two. haha.
Hey guys, I am on top of the world tonight. I have a tree gig for wednesday. But, I got off the phone and sold a gig for saturday too. hahaha. A bigger gig. I will make $150 wed. but I sold a job for way more than that for Sat. haha. Sure it will cost me hundreds to do it, but I will make hundreds for it too. And be able to share it with people that need jobs. I am on top of the world. Woot. And I just made a spinner for my big props with my new motor. Man, am I happy. Lee
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:35 PM
My Champ makes birds mad.
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haha yes, yes, teach me you must. As far as the weight stuff goes, I am only 130 lbs. at age 16, so there is no prob. there for me lol. Lee, that is great about all your sales and the spinners and whatnot. Very good!
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 10:55 PM
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I just learned a whole lot in the last few posts....
You stick with us bud and we'll teach you how to crash like a real man! Lol

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 06:28 AM
Flyin' low & slow T-28s!
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haha yes, yes, teach me you must. As far as the weight stuff goes, I am only 130 lbs. at age 16, so there is no prob. there for me lol. Lee, that is great about all your sales and the spinners and whatnot. Very good!
WOW, that's the same weight I was at 16!
Now I hover 'tween 240-250!

Just stay young -- it's the only solution.

Mac
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 06:39 AM
Fly em if ya got em.
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I agree, stay young. Age is highly over-rated. LOL

Lee
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 09:57 AM
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I don't trust it any more than rc_noob's brother.

Mac


(That was some ride!)
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:23 AM
Flyin' low & slow T-28s!
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PISSED OFF!!!


Just because you shout "Launching" doesn't mean you can throw
a huge Radian right into the flight path of oncoming planes!

Yeah, don't bother to even look if a plane is approaching from your right, STUPID!!!

...Especially a BRIGHT YELLOW UM T-28!!!!


PROP SHREDDED!
Unsalvageable!!!


Goodbye, little yellow T-28

Mac

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Aw, man, sorry to hear about the misfortune, Mac -- I loved the unique look of that yellow T-28, with all our white/orange ones running around.

I can imagine the damage a Radian prop could do to a UM... (shudder)...

They had an in-flight at our little field just yesterday, and it just seems to mostly come with the territory when it is incidental, but as you say, when launching you need to make sure the way is clear.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Mac,

That Really SUCKS!!!

That guy owes you a new T28. Period.
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:51 AM
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I bet he drives a truck too, huh Mac? Dang that really bites. He owes you. Not just a new T, but a painted yellow one. Dang
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Just bought a Champ but haven't flown it yet. Weather want cooperate. Looking
fwd to flying. Getting instructions from OlThump, he got me interested in the hobby.

K5DDZ
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