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Old Aug 18, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Made about 10 flights, at two different fields, with the Apprentice and the Albatross. With the Apprentice, at Bristol Field, I was practicing inverted. I had one flight where about 60% of my 10 minutes was inverted. Sweet!

At Ga Mtn RC feild, I was by myself, so I practiced approaches with both planes and did some touch and goes with the Apprentice.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Flew my Telink extra-slick!!!

Lovin it!!!
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:25 PM
looking up down under
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one flight with the spitfire, and then two with the mini-stick, then home for lunch
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:51 PM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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added 3 to my fleet....
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:04 PM
Wake up, feel pulse, be happy!
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Destroyed the one in my avatar.

Aileron servo failure was the cause, but it's still completely my fault because I decided to fly with an iffy servo.

I don't have any more of that cream-colored covering, so I'll have to buy a roll to repair it. For just a few bucks more I could make a whole new airframe, so methinks I'll just do that rather than piece the confetti back together.

Hrrm.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:08 PM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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Destroyed the one in my avatar.

Aileron servo failure was the cause, but it's still completely my fault because I decided to fly with an iffy servo.

I don't have any more of that cream-colored covering, so I'll have to buy a roll to repair it. For just a few bucks more I could make a whole new airframe, so methinks I'll just do that rather than piece the confetti back together.

Hrrm.
That sucks, I always thought that was a really neat plane. Might build a similar one for myself eventually, but I have enough projects to keep me occupied for a while...Beechcraft, t-28, extra 300, quadcopter junk, four star, cleaning my workbench, and lastly (and certainly least) school on tuesday...
Yeah, It's on my looonng list lol
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:42 AM
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Flew a couple batteries through the Cub, mostly pattern/scale stuff. Once I get a spar installed and a rubber band wing retention system, I'll get more aggressive.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Set up my eflite p40 for 3S, flew about 4 packs on 2S this morning and it was anemic compared to the new zero. Can't have that!
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Flew (successfully) ailerons for the first time! Although I think training with ultra micros is difficult because they are so twitchy with any mention of wind.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 02:11 AM
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Flew (successfully) ailerons for the first time! Although I think training with ultra micros is difficult because they are so twitchy with any mention of wind.
Awesome! Congrats!
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 08:31 AM
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the bonsai went out for 6 batteries' worth - and after a lot of mucking around with propellers, i decided the gws 5x4.3 is far and away the best prop for the 370mah 3s and 22-11 1700

details on my experimentation here and some other data and mishaps here

still the occasional esc "hiccup" on the 5x4.3, but almost a non-event after the other combinations

i also put the solitary 1300mah 2s through the slo-V that i resurrected after a long time in the hangar
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 10:27 PM
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flew the champ, and the bonsai, and the slo-V

1 battery apiece; the slo-V needs the wing further forward (done)
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 08:29 AM
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almost completed my electric conversion
just got to balance the c.o.g. now
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 09:38 PM
I just want to go fly!
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flew the umt28 today and ran 8 batteries through her. wind was a real pain. broke off a spinner and had to make a new one. not a big deal but annoying just the same.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:51 PM
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replaced the orangeRx r410 in the slo-V with a "naked" orangeRx r610, because i realised i needed the smaller rx for the cuckoo if i was going to make it as light as possible
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