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Old Feb 14, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Hi Frank,

You should maybe update the title of this thread, I thought it was all over, and people were still reminiscing when it popped up, eventually though it got hard to ignore, so thought I would check in, and I have missed a great deal.

Now I have some reading to do, a lot of reading.

Cheers,
Carey.
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to the adventure Carey. Yup, 7,500 posts are a lot to catch up on.

I hope you enjoy the "story".

Frank
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Thanks Frank,

I remember following it when I first joined RCG, that would have been the first year. So only about 5000 or so posts to go.

Very cool, but I think I may have to just pretend I am up to date.

Cheers,
Carey.
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Frank, as I recall, the plane has a Speed 400 motor, right? We still on the original motor?
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Frank, as I recall, the plane has a Speed 400 motor, right? We still on the original motor?
Ed,that is correct. She uses an old school brushed speed 400 motor. We are on our second motor due to the first one's prop shaft getting bent and losing sufficient thrust.

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Old Feb 15, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Thanks Frank,

I remember following it when I first joined RCG, that would have been the first year. So only about 5000 or so posts to go.

Very cool, but I think I may have to just pretend I am up to date.

Cheers,
Carey.
If you don't feel like reading, you can listen to the condensed version.

http://www.theflyguyz.com/podcast/

The discussion about WAA-08 starts at 8:30.

Frank
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:36 PM
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If you don't feel like reading, you can listen to the condensed version.

http://www.theflyguyz.com/podcast/

The discussion about WAA-08 starts at 8:30.

Frank
Frank,

I just listened to about 1/2 of episode 15. I never realized that this is still the continuation of the 2008 start. I doubt I will get a chance to listen tonight, but I assume it will be available later?

Have you thought at all about the squirt coming to the great white north once you finish in America?

It is nice to be able to put a voice to your posts.

Kindest Regards.
Carey.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Well, the SQuiRT is now in the hands of pilot #325. Jim and I made the handoff this evening so with any luck, he and the rest of the Propbusters will get a good flying day in the near future. Good luck!
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Frank,

I just listened to about 1/2 of episode 15. I never realized that this is still the continuation of the 2008 start. I doubt I will get a chance to listen tonight, but I assume it will be available later?

Have you thought at all about the squirt coming to the great white north once you finish in America?

It is nice to be able to put a voice to your posts.

Kindest Regards.
Carey.
We made it to the border of Canada. Check out this post: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=6950

But the border is the fartest north we have planned for our adventure.

Frank
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Well, the SQuiRT is now in the hands of pilot #325. Jim and I made the handoff this evening so with any luck, he and the rest of the Propbusters will get a good flying day in the near future. Good luck!
Awesome Jon and thanks for letting us know. Thanks also for moving her along so quickly.

Frank
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Attached is the current proposed route.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old Feb 19, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Got an email from Pilot #325, Jim T.

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Made our first attempt at flying the SQuiRT today. The Propbusters gathered for a fun fly, but the South Dakota winds were about 10-15 MPH. We will try again on Tuesday.
He also sent an awesome photo.

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Great news. Got this email from Jim.

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We managed to fly the SQuiRT today, but had to do it the South Dakota way. With winds blowing 15-25 this whole week and gusting towards 40 today, I took the plane to our scheduled indoor fly at South Middle School Community Center in Rapid City. There we put 3 indoor flight on the SQuiRT with three pilots: Zac R, president of the Rapid City Propbusters, Josh F, president of the R/C Aces and me. It was great fun.

I have a ride for the box to Pierre on Monday. I will make arrangements for it to get to Rodney or Bob.

Jim T
Who knew the SQuiRT was such an agile indoor flyer?

Great job Jim!
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Great news. Got this email from Jim.



Who knew the SQuiRT was such an agile indoor flyer?

Great job Jim!
Cool. Are these the SQuRT's firsr indoor flights?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Great news. Got this email from Jim.



Who knew the SQuiRT was such an agile indoor flyer?

Great job Jim!
I would enjoy seeing a video of the indoor flight, any footage available Frank?

Cheers,
Carey.
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