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Archive for January, 2010
Posted by verticalspark | Jan 31, 2010 @ 06:11 AM | 3,078 Views
It seems I am always waiting. Waiting for parts, waiting for the end of this shift, waiting to go work out and waiting for the next time to fly. Just waiting.
Posted by verticalspark | Jan 30, 2010 @ 03:38 AM | 3,305 Views
So today in SC is cold and wet. Yesterday I flew my radian and decided to do some stupid stuff with it that the radian is not designed for. The end result, much to my surprise, was a very cool show and a very happy pilot. Well if I did it once I could do it again...not so much. Broke 4 blades and broke the fuselage in lots of places that were taped on the spot so I could fly some more. Crashed the slow stick and broke a wheel, prop and bent a prop shaft. And if that wasn't enough I decided to fix my jeep today which consisted of replacing a thermostat that was stuck open and replacing the o rings on the fuel injectors because I knew one of them was leaking but not which one. And as it goes I finished everything only to find that fuel line wouldn't reconnect with the quick fitting. It took me 2 hours to find a replacement just for me to rush home, fix it, get dressed for work and leave. I made to work just in time for it to start to rain/snow. Walked in and the boss was here and I didn't have time to shave. So now he is not very happy with me. But the new props are on order as well as a new canopy. Now for it to quit raining so I can fly.
Posted by verticalspark | Jan 15, 2010 @ 02:57 PM | 3,471 Views
So as most everyone knows that its been cold everywhere! I have had the last couple of days off with the exception of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Well I have been flying my sukhoi with the new set of lights that I have on it about 6-6:30 and it seems the perfect time of day, just really cold. I love the radian but its cold and after so long I don't want to fly anymore. Well I had to work a double yesterday from 7 to 11 and today from 7 to 7. Well it just so happens that yesterday was 62* with little wind and today was 65* with no wind! It was a beautiful day and I'm stuck inside staring at my jeep with my micro sukhoi knowing if I take a break and go fly I will get fired. I'm really considering just getting up and going flying right now.

Update: Decided to go fly, got to my jeep only to find that I left the batteries a the house
Posted by verticalspark | Jan 08, 2010 @ 06:34 PM | 3,332 Views
I learned something yesterday while flying the sukhoi. When flying low and slow, turn the high rates off the ailerons.