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Apr 18, 2003, 06:40 PM
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Video of what 10mph winds look like (or Flying Warbirds in the Wind)

I took some video of the S&B planes (Corsair and Ta152h) this morning. I also wanted to show what 10mph winds look like visually (check out the flags on the first part of the video). Before I had the Radio Shack wind gauge, I would've guessed these winds were over 20 mph. At 10 mph the birds were being blown around (and these are 20 oz AUW). You can actually see both planes lose some altitude when turning downwind from loss of lift. Definitely had to fly higher than normal. I used to say that I can fly my Beaver, EP S300 TM and EPS300 Cub in 15 mph wind. I now believe, that if winds are over 5 to 7 mph, the GWS planes stay home and I take the Zagi and the EPP foamies out...
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Apr 18, 2003, 06:44 PM
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The planes on the ground...

Gotta love warbirds! I wonder if these two actually met in combat almost 60 years ago...
Apr 18, 2003, 09:02 PM
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Flip (I presume "Flip in Idaho"?),

Nice video. Makes me want to buy both of them. Do you prefer one over the other?

Apr 18, 2003, 09:13 PM
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Apr 18, 2003, 09:15 PM
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Yep... you got the handle right....

Filipino in Idaho... hehe
Anyway, I prefer the Ta152 but I think that's because I have more time on her. The 152 also has a wider wingspan (49") so she's easy to see and glides well (also better inverted). The Corsair is fast and rolls fast though and I'm getting the hang of flying her...
I like the fact that they are pretty indesctructible the best though...
Apr 18, 2003, 09:15 PM
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MAN ALIVE, those are beautiful planes! Could a true dub, ancient and clumsy, get one of those together looking nice and flying well? Glen Priest
Apr 18, 2003, 10:11 PM
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The cool thing...

is you can have S&B build the plane up for you ready to fly!!! In my case, I had them paint and finish it so I only had to stick the electronics, trim it and fly... Well worth the money since they do a way better job in finishing a plane than I can imagine to manage... They're pretty easy to fly if you have sone aileron experience... Even if you don't, if you bust her up, it's easy to put her back together since she's EPP...
Check out the damage from my first ever crash with the 152...
Apr 18, 2003, 11:09 PM
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I got bored tonight so I added some panel lines...

Easy enough to do with some fine point silver paint pens... I also added some contrast by using white zagi tape for the bottom side. Not as pretty or light as paint but it stiffens up the EPP fuse a little and protects the bottom during belly landings... It's much easier to keep track of orientation now although if she's too far away and you take your eyes off for one little second.... Poof!
Apr 18, 2003, 11:10 PM
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bottom side...

I don't know why I went all blue at first.... silly me...
Apr 18, 2003, 11:35 PM
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Very nice planes and video. So is the Corsair the first of the group from S&B that you've assembled?
Apr 19, 2003, 12:08 AM
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Hey Evan....

How is that 152 flying?
Yes, the Corsair is the first. I'll fly it for about a week or so until I get relatively proficent at it. I'm still tweaking the trim and CG a little. It requires a lot of down elevator when flying inverted for long periods and I wonder if that's a Corsair quirk or a problem with my CG. Otherwise she's fast, quick and manouverable. The video doesn't do it justice but this plane can probably turn inside the 152 easily...
Next on the table (probably late next week) is the Me163 Komet. I'll build it with a QRP 400 at first.
After that I think I'll do the Sea Fury (in my opinion, the prettiest of the bunch) powered by a regular 400.
The last will be the custom Spitfire (this thing is huge!) powered by a 5 turn Mega...
It's just a matter of finding a job to pay for these toys... hehe
Apr 19, 2003, 01:21 AM
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ha ha ha thats great, i specially loved the music, perfect for each plane!
Apr 19, 2003, 09:52 AM
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thx dwholler...

the hardest thing about putting the videos together is actually finding the proper music to download (for free)....
Apr 21, 2003, 08:23 AM
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The 152 is flying well but i'm still adjusting, readjusting, threadlocking etc. and just trying to sort it out. the Kavan props are certainly tougher than the CAM's but offer less performance and have to be balanced. Dont know much about the Corsair's flying characteristics but I do know that it has trouble pulling out of spin. Keep us in touch with the rest of the planes. I'm back from MN and flying everyday
Jul 14, 2009, 04:55 PM
In the 20' glider range
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Originally Posted by flipnidaho
Gotta love warbirds! I wonder if these two actually met in combat almost 60 years ago...
your the first guy iv met that lives in boise where do you live we could go fly together sometime

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