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Posted by Pappyjkns | Dec 23, 2016 @ 09:45 AM | 4,882 Views
Dec 23/16:

My how time flies! A whole month has flown by since my last post! In our club of 40 or so pilots, we are lucky to have members with diverse backgrounds and experience. Some members like to build, others seem more intent on just flying. Even though I’m older than dirt, I am still learning a lot about the r/c world of flying. It’s kinda weird to be learning to fly and build this late in the game but non-the-less I’m enjoying every minute of it.

We have some members who are getting on in years and have been building since they were “knee high to a grasshopper!” I like to call them “Master Builders”. Recently one of our members brought in two planes; a Spirit 100 & a Wanderer 99. They had been built by another long time member of our club. He was selling as he was moving into long term care and was forced to sell off all his r/c planes. A sad day for sure!

I already had just purchased a Spirit 100 so I quickly snapped up the Wanderer for $80 Cdn. Once again, a beautifully built plane coming in about 8 ozs lighter than the Spirit which weighed 54 ozs.

The Wanderer 99 kitted by Dynaflite & designed by Mark Smith in the late 70’s is a classic rudder & elevator design that was quite competitive in its day.

I installed my Futaba 3008SB receiver, and a four cell NiMH battery pack that I had just charged up. It didn't take too long before I had adjusted the trim, checked the cog and set up the failsafe settings. This is another simple...Continue Reading