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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Thanks fot the links and info it is great!

So you are one of the Mears Gang ? from Lubbock TX, I guess you are.
I guess I are too
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Here's some pics of my Nostalgia and 75 mph planes im taking to Tucson. Electric is about 10oz heaver than glow so it will be a disadvantage. But outa be fun just cause its different.
V nice 'lectric.
Your numbers do make it seem a bit porky Big model though.
I've found that smaller electrics have a better power/weight ratio.
Unless one uses 6S and or 8S+ power with the larger motor system sizes..
A battery with wing tips?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:13 PM
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V nice 'lectric.
Your numbers do make it seem a bit porky Big model though.
I've found that smaller electrics have a better power/weight ratio.
Unless one uses 6S and or 8S+ power with the larger motor system sizes..
A battery with wing tips?
It feels like an RC car with wings!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Critter
are thinking of flying at Freestate? We gave a demo there a few years back and they require mufflers. Don't see mufflers much on combat planes.
Guess you know nothing about F2D combat. All have mufflers. FAI rule, and yes this is most popular event in contest flying. 75 mph speed limit is popuar also.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Never flew sanctioned C/L combat. But I did finish in 15 place in A class SSC combat
With a16th place in B class 2948 Scale. in 2012 RCCA and that is a blast.
I flew a lot of non sanction C/L combat in the 70s & 80s
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:43 AM
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and if we get back into C/L Combat we will probably start out in 1/2 A
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:54 PM
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My reflexes have slowed down enough that I have difficulty just watching a modern 1/2A combat airplane fly, so I am not thinking about getting on the handle myself.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Thats why we have speed limit events now. 75 is pretty easy to keep up with. And now you can make an electric work in that class.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:30 PM
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My reflexes have slowed down enough that I have difficulty just watching a modern 1/2A combat airplane fly, so I am not thinking about getting on the handle myself.


I wonder if, now at 66, I could fly FC at 125 MPH like I did when I was 28 and than again at 39. I like to think I could, with a little practice.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:17 AM
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I wonder if, now at 66, I could fly FC at 125 MPH like I did when I was 28 and than again at 39. I like to think I could, with a little practice.
Stubblefield is still a tough competitor at 70+. I intend to do that myself with any luck.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:33 PM
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I fly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. My son and I both fly the contests locally and also at Brodak's. I love 1/2A and speed limit. 1/2A is a blast with Norvel's on 35" lines for the fun of it. That can be pretty wild. The fast stuff is fun and were both working our way there with some Fox MK engines. We both play around with some outdated F2D stuff. All of it is good stuff. Ken
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