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Posted by mudman1959 | Jan 25, 2011 @ 09:56 PM | 11,078 Views
I found this... A Grumman F11F-1 in the "Blue Angels" colors. I did a little research and found some more information about it. It now resides in our hanger and soon to be on display at the Kalamazoo Air Museum in Kalamazoo Mi. sometime around June when the new addition is opened.... Mudman1959
The US Navy Blue Angels flew this aircraft during their 1968 season. Its solo pilot was Navy Lieutenant Hal Loney. The jetís last performance was at an airshow in Olathe, Kansas. It was then transferred to University of Kansasís Aerospace Engineering Department. Combat Air Museum acquired the Tiger from KU on Conditional Transfer through the Federal Surplus Property program in June 1980. The jet was transported from Lawrence, Kansas to Topeka under an Army National Guard CH-54 Tarhe (Skycrane). After its arrival at CAM, the jet was given a new coat of Blue Angels colors and markings.

The Tiger was the Navyís first supersonic fighter. A key design feature was the waisting of the fuselage just behind the main wings (known as area-rule). Viewed from above, the shape looks like an old glass soda bottle. This feature reduced drag at supersonic speeds. The folding wing tips were necessary for storage aboard aircraft carriers. The small tubing that runs along the left side of the aircraft delivered smoke-generating oil into the exhaust of the jet engine for airshow performances.

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Posted by mudman1959 | Jan 25, 2011 @ 07:25 PM | 10,438 Views
My Youngest Son Gary flying his "Something Extra" with a New Thunder Tiger 75, 4-stroke. My Oldest Son Lee and I braved the Cold and snow to watch him fly... Mudman1959

"Something Extra" (0 min 47 sec)

"Something Extra 2" (0 min 59 sec)
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Posted by mudman1959 | Jan 08, 2011 @ 06:23 PM | 11,452 Views
This is a very simple modification for your ESC wiring to reduce the Spark and Arc for a longer ESC life. I used a 4 ohm, 1 watt resister and a micro switch for activation. Watch the attached video and it explains the modification... Mudman1959

ESC Wiring Modification (1 min 28 sec)