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Old Jul 19, 2011, 08:12 AM
Flyin' low & slow T-28s!
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Thanks for looking Viper.

Crashed bad again this mourning with the big T-28. At least I got 3 great flights before the end. I seem to have a thing with basketball backboards as some of you might remember in my Champ video. It's a BIG difference between hitting a BB with a 1 0z Champ and a +2 pound T-28. Oh well, another major repair. Thank goodness the flying rush makes it worth it !
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So what's the skinny on the PZ though, Blu?
Does it cruise nicely at lower speeds as well as fast? Does it sail around as nicely as its little bro?
Did you get any video of the latest flights?

Not interested in the crash, because I weep openly at the sight of any T-28 crash. But I'd love to see your fly-bys and evidence of nice cruising characteristics.

Mac
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 08:59 AM
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So what's the skinny on the PZ though, Blu?
Does it cruise nicely at lower speeds as well as fast? Does it sail around as nicely as its little bro?
Did you get any video of the latest flights?

Not interested in the crash, because I weep openly at the sight of any T-28 crash. But I'd love to see your fly-bys and evidence of nice cruising characteristics.

Mac
Yes to all Mac. It's flies so solid, it just goes through the sky with authority. In calm to a small breeze it doesn't bobble or get floaty. The landings are what get me nervous. Downwind it comes in pretty hot but really stable. My failure this crash was trying to come in upwind which is way better as she slows down almost like a um. But my approach line in that direction was limited, so short and steep final and the rest is history. After repairs, I'll get video on my next run.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Sounds like fun Blu, want one of those larger ones BAD!!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 12:49 PM
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Sounds like fun Blu, want one of those larger ones BAD!!
When you fly the "big ones" things get pretty serious when you're flinging 2 pounds or more around the sky! Yahoooo!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 12:55 PM
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I wonder if I will get to fly a big one someday. I have a lot of space in my neighborhood, at about a 2 minute walk I have a field about 3 football fields long, and 2 wide. I think that should be ample.

Don't think I will be buying one anytime soon though, probably if anything scratch building.

Mac, I really want to know the status of your T-28!

Where the heck is Ridge? And what about that other guy, notnewton. I was really looking forward to his work.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:46 PM
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The Firebird Commander II flies one more lap

I took my Champ and FBCII out Fiday got one lap and on the down wind leg had those mushy flight response to the inputs. Got her turned and landed but the CA joint on the V tail cracked. I think I just need another tail that one is shot. Then flew the Champ for three more hours what a blast
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Only thing I flew today, was my UM T-28 that I just repaired. It had a bad power lead into the brick. I cut it and put another one on. Then remounted the brick and zero'd her in. Man, she flew Great!!! I loved it. Miss Tina was watchin from the back porch and said it was beautifull. Good stuff. Lee
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 06:03 AM
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I wonder if I will get to fly a big one someday. I have a lot of space in my neighborhood, at about a 2 minute walk I have a field about 3 football fields long, and 2 wide. I think that should be ample.

Don't think I will be buying one anytime soon though, probably if anything scratch building.

Mac, I really want to know the status of your T-28!

Where the heck is Ridge? And what about that other guy, notnewton. I was really looking forward to his work.
Hey guys. I'm still here, I've just been kept busy at work and at home. This is the first i've checked in in a few days.

I am trying to make the guts to one of my helicopters fit into my corsair build. I'm not sure the motor is going to be strong enough though. I guesss I'll find out as soon as I get sime time to get the brick and motor mount glued down.

Wow! you three have been building fools. Mac have you maidened the T yet?

Astro, how is your latest build coming? Has it been in the air?

Ridge the new plane is looking great!


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Old Jul 20, 2011, 10:20 AM
Flyin' low & slow T-28s!
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I just finished digging the Rimfire out of the scratch-T and put in a faster Airfield 800mm 1300kv motor. Now it weighs 14 oz less.
I am MUCH more happy with this and plan to maiden her before the weekend.

But I had a chance to get out and fly the big 55" Cessna Sky Trainer yesterday, so I did that and had a ball!


Anyone else -- besides ME -- go sort've M.I.A. for "Shark Week"?
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I just finished digging the Rimfire out of the scratch-T and put in a faster Airfield 800mm 1300kv motor. Now it weighs 14 oz less.
I am MUCH more happy with this and plan to maiden her before the weekend.

But I had a chance to get out and fly the big 55" Cessna Sky Trainer yesterday, so I did that and had a ball!


Anyone else -- besides ME -- go sort've M.I.A. for "Shark Week"?
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Finally got some stick time in. I feel like im always saying that...

My moms best freind brought here little kids over to watch me fly my "pwanes". I took them and the T-28 and the Champ to the runoff pond behind my house and gave em a show. I started out with the Champ and put about 10 minutes on it. After flying the T-28and the jet fighter Cessna the Champ is a crawler. It is still a blast to fly. I did some low and slow fly-bys for them and they were getting a huge kick out of it.

Then I took the T-28 out and got them really going. They had a blast chasing it and trying to catch it. I would cut the throttle and bring it in to them out in the field and then gas it when they reached out for it..is that mean?

Then we were all on top of the hill and I did some WOT passes as close as I could...I almost took my head off lol They had the most fun when I was about 1/4 throttle coming straight at them and then gas it and just pull up in front of thier faces ( I made sure not to get to close, thier mother was with them and she was getting just as much fun out of it!)

Only had one mishap wher I flew it into the tree. Somehow, maybe by an act of god, all of a sudden it comes flying back out of the tree! The pack was hanging out and when I landed it wasnt there! Good thing I had a two shorties to help me find it!

If im not to worn out I will try and fly again friday after work. Back up at 5am tomorrow and 4am on friday..but no tree gigs here
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 08:24 PM
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Sad News

I'm sorry for being a wet blanket, but, my brother sent word that my Dad had a massive stroke, he is in real bad shape. The thing is, they all live in S.Africa and I'm here in the States, so all I can offer are my deepest thoughts and prayers. Any kind words from my fellow Champsters and perhaps even a small prayer would go a long way in helping my small family and I cope in this difficult time.

Thank you, Pauli.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I'm sorry for being a wet blanket, but, my brother sent word that my Dad had a massive stroke, he is in real bad shape. The thing is, they all live in S.Africa and I'm here in the States, so all I can offer are my deepest thoughts and prayers. Any kind words from my fellow Champsters and perhaps even a small prayer would go a long way in helping my small family and I cope in this difficult time.

Thank you, Pauli.
Sorry to hear that your dad had a stroke,and the distance involved...

I wish you and your family well through this difficult journey.

Please keep strong


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Old Jul 20, 2011, 11:23 PM
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have to wait for the wind to stop and give another try.

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 05:30 AM
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Ridge that is one great looking build. Good luck getting her up! Third times a charm.
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