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Posted by GRW3 | Jan 23, 2017 @ 11:05 PM | 7,107 Views
Ive had this Eflite Sport Cub for a little more than a year. I love it. It's my go to airplane. I had nearly 30 hours with it on my DX7 and just went past 6 hours with it on the replacement DX6e. As I'm want to, the better I know a plane the more I push the limit.

Well, I found one Saturday. I started an outside loop, from the top, exactly too low. I mean exactly because it smacked in at the bottom of the loop, breaking into three pieces. I carried the pieces back to the pits and inspected it carefully. The breaks were very clean with no missing pieces. Frankly, hitting inverted probably did less damage than hitting upright at the same velocity.

The pieces glued back together easily. A funny thing, I've flown this plane a lot at our grass strip and it's got a lot stains and grime built up on the surface. So much so, the seam where I glued it back together is practically invisible. I've come by all that grime earnestly.

The only pieces that were damaged to much to be used were the elevator and rudder clevises. Easily replaced.

One of the great things about these modern foam factory planes is how easy they are to repair. This is good for maintaining flight status. I could have flown the next day if it hadn't been for the gale force winds. I love my balsa planes but I have to give a hand to the modern factory planes.
Posted by GRW3 | Jan 01, 2017 @ 05:59 PM | 7,661 Views
We had a nice little New Year's Eve event. Our experience is that holiday flying is best done on an associated day, like the Saturday before.

Menu:
Black Eyed Peas
Cabbage
Chili
Macaroni Salad
Deviled Eggs

Plus a table full of desserts.

The weather started of misty and cloudy but cleared off for a beautiful afternoon.