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Old Mar 17, 2013, 08:26 AM
I just want to go fly!
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true but its not the same feeling. i fly the beast and the experience is not quite as rewarding as the "raw" control of a non- gyro plane IMHO.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 08:58 AM
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anything that can help me out on windy days will be welcome... not windy day?? and ill just shut the gyro off
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 09:38 AM
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i guess if there is a on-- off switch then that sounds great! i did not know that.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 10:03 AM
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A calm day in Wyoming?!?! I don't believe you My wife is from Wyoming and I have driven the I-80 corridor, and it's always windy!! The apocalypse is coming! The wind not blowing in WY is probably a precursor to Hell freezing over. But seriously, the T-28 is a great plane!! I absolutely love mine! Unfortunately the wind here in SE Idaho has not calmed. In fact, it's been picking up all day. Supposed to be 45 mph sustained winds tomorrow. I spent all morning charging batteries, hoping for a calm evening but it doesn't appear to be in the cards. I might just go taxi around the garage to run the batteries down With any luck I'll get some calm minutes just before sundown. Hopefully enough time to run a battery through the T-28 and maybe one through the Cub.

Congrats on the maiden!! It will quickly be your favorite plane.
Thanks for the Congrats. I was pretty proud of myself! LOL

I don't blame you for not believing me, I can't believe it myself sometimes!
But once in a while we have a calm day or two. Can't wait for warmer weather as it can tend to be calm at sunrise and sunset, but too cold on the hands right now for that time of day!

What part of Wyoming is your wife from, western part I am guessing?

Did you get your T28 up in the air or just practice ground circuits on your garage floor?

Time to do ground circuits myself, as the wind you stirred up in Idaho is now blasting us! Ugh! I guess I will polish up all the rotors and maybe see about installing an Eagle Tree Guardian in one of my planes. Now, which plane, hmmm... decisions, decisions. Life is so tough sometimes! lol

Happy Flying today all, keep her "bottom side down" on the landings !!!
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 11:10 AM
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i guess if there is a on-- off switch then that sounds great! i did not know that.

yes it does have a power button walter

im not getting it right now.. but for summer? is on my to-get list since i o have a mini funtana x i would like to test with it... i will keep you posted
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:43 PM
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The HK one has an on/off switch, but the dang trim is messed up when you switch from on to off, so you're often better off to leave it on. I think the feel is not too altered if you keep the pot settings low. If it gives me a couple extra useable flying days a year, I like it even if the feel might not be quite the same. Not that the T-28 needs much help stability wise.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the Congrats. I was pretty proud of myself! LOL

I don't blame you for not believing me, I can't believe it myself sometimes!
But once in a while we have a calm day or two. Can't wait for warmer weather as it can tend to be calm at sunrise and sunset, but too cold on the hands right now for that time of day!

What part of Wyoming is your wife from, western part I am guessing?

Did you get your T28 up in the air or just practice ground circuits on your garage floor?

Time to do ground circuits myself, as the wind you stirred up in Idaho is now blasting us! Ugh! I guess I will polish up all the rotors and maybe see about installing an Eagle Tree Guardian in one of my planes. Now, which plane, hmmm... decisions, decisions. Life is so tough sometimes! lol

Happy Flying today all, keep her "bottom side down" on the landings !!!
Taxi drills in the garage I did take my FT Old Fogey out and braved the wind. It's only a couple $$ of foam board, so it's good practice for wind flying.

My wife actually grew up in Ranchester, just outside of Sheridan. When we were stuck living in Utah, we'd drive across I-80 over to Rawlings and then head north through Casper to get up to Sheridan. Now, we take the northern route through Montana to get to the Sheridan area so I haven't seen the I-80 corridor in a while.

I am seriously considering the Spektrum Rx with the AS3X for the wind. I don't want the gyros all the time, but with the wind in SE Idaho (not that different from Wyoming), it would be nice to have a little help on the windy days. I absolutely love flying my T-28, so it would be really nice to get a few more flying days, even when it is a little windy!! There's also another school close by that borders a field, with a north-south road in front of it. The wind here is predominately out of the south so a runway going the right direction is clutch!! I need to go talk to the farmer and see if he cares if I fly over his field. We have a lot of days where it's just a steady 10-15 from the south all day and with a runway oriented right, that's flyable.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 01:53 PM
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i guess if there is a on-- off switch then that sounds great! i did not know that.
For the ar635, you set one of your modes with zero gain on all axis. The other mode for the gains you want. Then switch between them with the Gear switch (channel 5). Zero gain would be off (i.e. no gyro corrections).
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:14 PM
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thats sweet! it may be something that i will look into. as long as it can be turned off that sounds like a win, win to me.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:28 AM
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I rescued a PZ Trojan this past Saturday. I bought it from a gentleman here on RC Groups. It was in so-so shape and had flaps installed with tape. I immediately ripped off the flaps, put a new cockpit on her, installed a stock motor and motor mount, got a new 3 bladed prop and did some cosmetic work. I flew her yesterday. Flew like a typical PZ Trojan, this one is the Airforce version so she wil complement my Navy Trojan. Both great flyers. cost me around $70.00 after all the stuff I replaced.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:55 AM
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The D-28 (V2)

She got her Stealth Painting.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 01:12 PM
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She got her Stealth Painting.
that is waaaaay cool! This is an FPV setup? If so, can you describe the components you're using? Are those satellite RX antenna's sticking out the top of each wing?
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 02:08 PM
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that is waaaaay cool! This is an FPV setup? If so, can you describe the components you're using? Are those satellite RX antenna's sticking out the top of each wing?
Yeah, it's my fun FPV plane .. very simple setup:

5.8Ghz ImmersionRC 600mW + Keychain Camera 808 16v2 + my proprietary OSD with GPS.

It uses FrSky and yeah those are dipoles on each wing. I have about 2 miles range with this setup - although a lot of Jello in the Camera due to the vibration from the motor.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Went with family on Spring Break to tour U.S.S. Lexington in Corpus Christi, Texas...it had a nice static display T-28.

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Old Mar 18, 2013, 08:02 PM
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anything that can help me out on windy days will be welcome... not windy day?? and ill just shut the gyro off
WAit. Aren't you the non expo guy who wants to feel the plane now talking a gyro?

Wind and the t-28 isn't a problem. I think most try and land to slow and hit the dead air near the ground. You really get the feel of the plane you know
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