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Old May 25, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Well, I might be able to make a trip up there. Bring a combat wing, so we can play combat
Philip with a combat wing? Good luck with that one! He won't go near foam!
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Old May 25, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Here's a few pics that I took of Arthur's RC bird...
Very nice replica of the real thing.. what's the wingspan? does the tail feather work as an elevator too? did real birds attack, or just check out and ignore it ?? Bet it'll be pretty nice up there at Blossom today..
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Old May 25, 2009, 02:22 PM
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Very nice replica of the real thing.. what's the wingspan? does the tail feather work as an elevator too? did real birds attack, or just check out and ignore it ?? Bet it'll be pretty nice up there at Blossom today..
The tail feather was the elevator and what's cool is it actually twisted about the fuselage axis so it could act as a rudder as well. I think the wing span was about 48 inch or so. The real birds were definitely checking it out but none were hostile. He really threw them off by doing a loop and a roll. One of the real birds actually tried to show him up too and did a roll.
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Old May 25, 2009, 02:45 PM
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Philip with a combat wing? Good luck with that one! He won't go near foam!
LoL!! I like to fly other peoples foam. Foam planes for me are a pain to build and transport. But... a kick in the pants to scoot around low to the ground.

Philip
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Old May 25, 2009, 02:51 PM
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I was talking to everyone in general

Doesn't look like I'm going to make it out today. It wasn't on the options list..
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Old May 25, 2009, 03:36 PM
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...One of the real birds actually tried to show him up too and did a roll.
Very cool... Thanks for posting this.. Hope to meet and see it before the novelty for the birds wear's off.. i find seagulls chase me around frequently but never had one do a roll for, or after me..
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Old May 25, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Hey phillip if your going up to blossum ill see if i cant get away from moving to fly the afternoon session 1600hrs,all ive got is a smashed up rebel til i find the right bird ,
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who needs a fast crunchie
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Old May 25, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:05 PM
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Whee!!! I finally convinced myself that I need a combat wing - I picked it up last night, and did the maiden flight today out at hodges

It has some issues I'd like to work out, but it flys pretty great! I'm impressed actually. I got a few 20 min flights, and even a couple 30 - the longest was 35 before I either got too gutsy,.. or ran out of wind long enough to force me to land, or both.

I'm flying now!
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Whee!!! I finally convinced myself that I need a combat wing - I picked it up last night, and did the maiden flight today out at hodges

It has some issues I'd like to work out, but it flys pretty great! I'm impressed actually. I got a few 20 min flights, and even a couple 30 - the longest was 35 before I either got too gutsy,.. or ran out of wind long enough to force me to land, or both.

I'm flying now!
Whiskey
Sweet! My buddy at work told me you came in and bought one yesterday. You got that thing together quick!
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Old May 25, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Had a good time at blossom today. Got to air out the Mach-1, wow what a nice plane. It had been grounded for about 90 days for lack of time to make some minor repairs. A fellow from Hi-Tek showed up with a Blizzard and gave us a demo on the new Araura-9ch radio. This looks like a very good transmiter, but the price point may be too high.

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Old May 25, 2009, 11:32 PM
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Hitec's gear isn't exactly expensive, I mean, comeon, the JR XP9303 2.4ghz is $630. The Aurora 9, which is a lot more advanced, is less expensive, is still a better deal too. Oh, and not to mention the 2 year warranty
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Old May 25, 2009, 11:57 PM
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Sweet! My buddy at work told me you came in and bought one yesterday. You got that thing together quick!
Yep!!! I told you I was excited about getting in the air Did he tell you that I asked him what all I needed if I wanted to get this thing flying tonight, and not have to go to any more stores for stuff?

He started off with "10 Energy drinks".

He did really good,.. the only thing he forgot was Strapping tape, and Hinge tape.

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Old May 26, 2009, 12:06 AM
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Right on Wiskey, good job on the marathon build. Got any pics.

I think I am am just behind the times on transmiter prices. I paid less than $800 for my two Evo's new in box as a set (I like to keep a back-up) several years ago.
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:57 AM
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A wing in a night? I can do that. Just need about 2 hours, and Sumo Glue
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