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Old Nov 14, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Looking to try my new(ly acquired) Micro Slow Stick X in the dome!
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 09:37 AM
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I think we had 16 paid pilots. A lot of different faces, many from last season. I brought out my Night Yak for some test flights. it even has the gun LEDs on it like your T-28 but they don't blink. We do have access this week but not for the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday). They have someone renting the entire floor.

Jim,
How much wieght do those lights add to the Yak? Are you using a small car battery, or an extention cord to power it?
Waiting for the UFO reports coming out of Southbridge

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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Jim,
How much wieght do those lights add to the Yak? Are you using a small car battery, or an extention cord to power it?
Waiting for the UFO reports coming out of Southbridge

Bob
The weight without battery is 325g or 11.4oz. My previous one was in the 230g range. The lights are 10-11g per meter, that plane has 6 meters on it and all the glue to attach them to the airframe. Each meter draws 400mah so i am up in hte 2.5amp additional draw range. I'm flying 1000mah batteries and then 1300s when I run out of those. It flies heavy but it flies similar to my others. There will be UFO reports in the near future as i want to take it down to the local school yard
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 04:28 PM
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A visit to Star Hill today

Just a reminder there is no flying this (Black) friday in Auburn.

I went down to the Star Hill Sportsplex in Tolland CT today to give it a try. The roof is so high, it's amazing. There were 10+ pilots there and we had three soccer fields open to fly in and each person seemed to find their own spot out of the way. The majority were flying Champs and Embers and similar stuff. There was one Extra 300 and a couple of flat foamies (which I never saw fly) I flew my 4-Site and Polecat
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:31 AM
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Jim what is the schedule for the Tolland site? Is it published and open to non club members/AMA requirements???? Inquiring minds want to know

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Old Nov 24, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Tolland is 1-3pm on wednesdays. The guys were saying they let them in a little early if they get there. I never got asked about AMA but it is wide open to anyone. it was $10 for the two hours but he only charged me $5 for getting there at 1:30. Since they have multiple areas, you don't get bumped for bookings, they have multiple sections

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Old Nov 25, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Bill Johnson flying his Bulldog on 11/18

I took some video last week and finally got it processed

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Old Nov 27, 2011, 07:51 PM
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ParkHawk in Auburn

Another video segment showing we do get an interesting variety there. This is Bruce (aka racie34) flying his ParkHawk
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Holiday schedule update:

There was a question about Christmas week. We have access the 23rd. They weren't definite about the 30th when I talked to them 2 weeks ago. I will ask again tomorrow and update what i find out (this has been added to reply 1)
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 07:49 PM
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Holiday schedule update:

There was a question about Christmas week. We have access the 23rd. They weren't definite about the 30th when I talked to them 2 weeks ago. I will ask again tomorrow and update what i find out (this has been added to reply 1)
Confirmed today the 23rd and the 30th are both open for flying 10-2!
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Video: Flying an RC-Disc with a FlyCamOne attached in the SportsPlex dome in Auburn, MA, Dec 9, 2011

FlyCamOne on RC-Disc in Auburn MA Dome (6 min 46 sec)


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Old Dec 15, 2011, 03:30 PM
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I plan on going tomorrow (12/16). Didn't somebody have a cheap, programmable voltage monitor they were showing off? Please post a link if you can.

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Old Dec 15, 2011, 04:50 PM
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I plan on going tomorrow (12/16). Didn't somebody have a cheap, programmable voltage monitor they were showing off? Please post a link if you can.

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That was Alan with the IFO. I sent you/him an email
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I plan on going tomorrow (12/16). Didn't somebody have a cheap, programmable voltage monitor they were showing off? Please post a link if you can.

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It works great and the alarm is very Loud for outdoor flying.

1-8S LiPO Battery Voltage Tester/ Low Voltage Alarm

Use for 1-8S Lipo/LiMn/Li-Fe
Voltage detection precision 0.01V
Unit voltage display range 0.5-4.5V
Total voltage display range: 0.5 - 36V
1S test mode voltage range: 3.7-30V
Low voltage alarm mode for 2-8S
Alarm set value range: OFF-2.7-3.8V
Weight: 8.7g/ 0.31oz

http://www.valuehobby.com/accessorie...zer-alarm.html

Also available from Amazon.com and many Hong Kong eBay sellers under various brand names. Just do a search for 1-8S LiPO Battery Voltage Tester/ Low Voltage Alarm.

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