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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:16 AM
Fly it low.. and fly it fast!
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Rob,

That was a beautiful landing!
And you're right, it always seems that when we have our camera's ready.... the landings are... well, a little less than what we had hoped for.

Nice flying!!
Even on a used battery, she flies very well and scale like.

Now I want one.... thanks a lot.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:49 AM
We got some flyin' to do!
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Verrry nice there Rob!

That would definitely qualify as a "greaser"

Done with refit, now it's back out to the sandbox for a few more days to play Army.....

Get to work AH-64's today and tonight for live-fire.........

Cheers all !
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:56 PM
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thank you gentlemen.
It really is much easier landing a trike than a tail-drager.

This model has so much going for it, plenty of weight for good penetration. Predictable performance and easy to control.
The stock ESC MUST be replaced before you fly though.
My model belonged to two people before it came to be mine.

A mate of my brothers' was moving it when he tripped, and landed on it at his home, completely crushing the foam fuselage. My brother ended up with the internal electronics.
Another friend of ours was flying the airframe on it's maiden. At the end of the flight, he was setting up for landing when people noticed that it was smoking. Not a good thing for electric foamies to be doing in flight.

pretty much wings level on final approach, the electronics were all fried and contact was lost. The model, however, auto-landed because it was already set up. Only damage was the gear. The burning speedy was quickly removed. The model was returned to the hobby shop in exchange for a new one.
My brother ended up with the airframe, and bought new undercarriage for it.
He fitted the electronics from the crushed model into the one which had the ESC fire. He used a 60A Turnigy Plush ESC.
He now had 2 FMS T28s (including the one his wife had bought for him for Christmas.)
I was the eventual beneficiary of these other folks misfortune.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:27 PM
UMs & parkflyers... for now.
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I'm pronouncing my Blackburn Skua balsa scratchbuild "good"... 80 calendar days after build start.

That was fun. It was my first balsa build since my FF days... which ended in 1986... and my re-entry into the hobby about 20 months ago.

Blackburn Skua from Earl Stahl plans - 3rd Flight (3 min 35 sec)
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:47 PM
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?? A Ford Tri-motor....as a Fighter??? Hmmmm
Check this guy Throwing all this Metal around !!

Ford Tri-motor aerobatics Video #1 (1 min 40 sec)




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I'm pronouncing my Blackburn Skua balsa scratchbuild "good"...
Very Nice Plane...scoots & Sounded real...sure Sounded windy out there for a maiden

Pat
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Not exactly about electric warbirds, but I just posted some fairly cool stuff in my blog that I know at least couple of you will find interesting (namely Rob and Ray)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post23886909

Nice Spit, Weed!

Cheers all,
John
Hey John,
I just love the way you spend your liesure time.
Great stuff !!

Ray.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:37 AM
We got some flyin' to do!
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Leisure time, heck....that's another day at the office !

I just got back from working AH-64's for both day and night live-fire...gotta keep up my currency !

Glad you enjoyed the show...I'll try to post pics on my blog of the Apaches from today's missions...it may be awhile, I head back out early tomorrow...

Cheers Ray,
John
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:53 PM
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The german rc guys bringing out the big radial warbirds at a meet .Its long but i enjoyed it and some crashes also.
Warbirds over Oberhausen 2012 (The Movie) (27 min 3 sec)
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:52 PM
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That was a cool video cracksmeup. thanks! i watched the whole thing, that F7F Tigercat was SWEET!!! i wish i could make one of those.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:22 PM
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That's something that these guys need to stand behind the planes in order to take off
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:01 PM
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That was a cool video cracksmeup. thanks! i watched the whole thing, that F7F Tigercat was SWEET!!! i wish i could make one of those.
All you need is some balsa and plans plus alot of glue. joe
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:21 PM
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that's something that these guys need to stand behind the planes in order to take off

safety first
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 07:37 PM
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One of my warbirds, J.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:55 PM
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All you need is some balsa and plans plus alot of glue. joe
I visualized it this a'way.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:12 PM
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That's something that these guys need to stand behind the planes in order to take off
I always stand behind my plane when taking off. I would hate to be told to stand behind a fence like a child. But that's the nanny state of Australia for you I guess.
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