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Posted by ronaldopn | Dec 30, 2016 @ 08:15 AM | 9,944 Views
If you know someone who has basic sewing skills here is a step by step guide to make a customized wing bag. Nothing fancy but very practical. If the person likes to sew it will be definitely a fun project
Wing bags are quite cheap so not really worth the hassle for most people. Since I have all the tools and materials in hand it takes me around 30min to make one so it is really convenient. Having the ability to customize size, add pockets, etc is really nice too. I have one like this for each of my planes.

What you'll need:
  • Sewing machine: I'm using my Singer 20U which I used a lot when I was doing parachute repairs. It is an industrial machine but any domestic sewing machine will do the job.
  • Fabric: I bought a synthetic leather type which has a soft cloth backing (suede). This fabric does not fray so you don't need to bother adding trim tape or sewing zig zag stitches at the edge of the seams which speeds up the job tremendously.
  • Thread: I use nylon thread size E which I have plenty (parachute repairs);
  • Velcro: as required, see the pictures
  • Nylon tape: For the handle, I use parachute webbing but that level of strength is obviously not necessary.
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Posted by ronaldopn | Dec 29, 2016 @ 08:19 PM | 8,913 Views
One flight from today. Very windy, I flew only 3 batteries as the winds just got worse. Temperatures are passing 40C/ 104F here which create very windy/ turbulent days.
I'm practicing a new cool transition from 2 of my favorite maneuvers. It starts with an inverted pop top transitioning to the KE spin. It is the first maneuver you see in the video.
I'm also trying to improve my loncevaks (crankshafts), I want to exit the maneuver in level flight (upright or inverted) not diving.

Skyline Sbach 342 60" 70E 29/Dec/2016 (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by ronaldopn | Dec 08, 2016 @ 05:53 PM | 9,243 Views
After the crash of my Corvus 540 I picked my other favorite plane to have some fun. It's been a while since I flew this bird but I really love it.
I'll try to practice only on the Sbach from now on until I'm really in tune with it.
Skyline Sbach 342 70E 60" (4 min 48 sec)

Sbach 342 70E (4 min 51 sec)
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