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Old Nov 01, 2006, 01:30 PM
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Wedge , Gene Bond is our motor GURU .... he'd know !!!! Hold on we'll soon have the T -1 1/2 ready soon ... talk about lawnchair???? .... and if all goes well , we might be able to do a real time camera , and fly by TV (cockpit view)... how laid back is that , Dude ????

Already investigated into the fly by TV. It's on my list of things to do once I have some serious flight time.

lawnchair flying..... sounds like a good brand name

The lazier the better. Now we just need a plane that will auto-land so if I fall asleep while flying it'll land itself, lol
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Old Nov 01, 2006, 04:12 PM
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Already investigated into the fly by TV. It's on my list of things to do once I have some serious flight time.

lawnchair flying..... sounds like a good brand name

The lazier the better. Now we just need a plane that will auto-land so if I fall asleep while flying it'll land itself, lol

You should have seen flying buddy G's sukhoi this past weekend...
This foamie (Kit, I know, sacrilege) has a bad case of the flutter. Apparently this kit was somewhat expensive, but he found it on closeout somewhere. Looks great, and flies just beautiful, but it flutters so bad that I just knew it was going to come apart. Apparently gpw and G have tried different ideas to clear up the problem, but it just won't go away.

Anywho, he continues to fly it on the edge and I thought for sure that it would meet its end sometime this past weekend... At one point, he came out of a maneuver and said something about 'if that don't kill it, then nothing will'.

I told him to look closer... The battery was hanging out of the plane by the plug... few seconds later it ejected and bounced across the parking lot... The plane just settled down for a perfect 3 point landing.

Long way of telling a short story, eh? oh well... You get the picture
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Old Nov 01, 2006, 05:16 PM
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Pure Dumb Luck !!!!! Don't tell G ...hahahahahahahahahaaha
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 06:09 AM
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*think about the recent American Guinness commercials*
Brilliant! Eject the battery to auto land. Brilliant!
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Only problem is ejecting expensive lipos over nasty Rock runways ... Aargh !!!! Dents and holes make for short battery life ...
T 1 1/2 got its BP-21 and some Decor...should be ready this weekend ...if it's not too windy ... This plane was constructed out of single sheet FFF , no doublers. only skewers for reinforcement ... Light WEIGHT for its size ... airframe alone weighs 6 oz. with 500+ sq in wing area ... projected AUW will be around 12 -14oz.... w/o camera... !!!!!! Need calm winds for AP ...
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 07:19 AM
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wow, sounds like a real floater. I'm eagerly awaiting test flight results
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Old Nov 03, 2006, 07:18 AM
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Wedge ... me too .... windy out lately ...not good for such big draggy floaters... AP might have to wait...Aargh !!!!!!!
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Old Nov 03, 2006, 07:56 AM
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wait!!!! but but... no....... not fair...

I'm sure you've got the skills to handle a little wind, it's only 10-20mph

Well looks like the winds will behave enough for me this weekend on Sunday. 4mph sounds good enough for a shark maiden and maybe I'll have the frog done by then as well

I'll do my best to convince my g/f or friend to get some video of the maiden flight for everyone.

Maybe I can even throw some jaws theme music in
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Old Nov 03, 2006, 01:08 PM
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10-20 mph is easy... Just not with the Trainer 1... Actually, 20mph would be hairy where we fly

The trainer1 is such a kite though... You'd really need a string tied to it so you could keep it from flying away downwind...

-mike s.
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Old Nov 05, 2006, 06:28 PM
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Trainer One and a half .... Pics
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Old Nov 05, 2006, 08:44 PM
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weeeee, it's big!!!!!
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 06:44 AM
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Done so MS could persue AP without resorting to the less stable Slow Stick ...one for me for lawnchair flying ...or if we get lucky , an indoor floater...
Weekend was a bit windy again ...15-20 E... today ... dead calm ...naturally
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Old Nov 09, 2006, 02:44 PM
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Thats not a T1.5 clearly is has a full elevator!!
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Old Nov 09, 2006, 04:23 PM
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Shhhh! Whassamattayou!?!

Trying to get us in trouble?!?

We discussed it while we were building... Decided that the 1/2 elevator might've been enough, but we just kept right on cutting through the WHOLE THING! Yep... got a bit crazy w/ the ol' xacto that day... hehe
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Is there one?

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plans plans plans...
I see your image of Flying for Dummies.
When was this published?
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