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May 22, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Thank Cali. Nice hearing you! Rich makes it look so easy to video via the transmitter. I tried! On the maiden flight of course. I gave up after that. LOL! Mike got me with the body English, hahhahahahaha! Busted!

Oh well, still figuring on how to decorate this bird. I have to say, this is one graceful bird.

I will replace the aluminum front gear with some nice hard 6061. Eventually, I want to make a shock absorbing system as the nose takes some abuse sometimes.

Dave
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May 22, 2010, 07:08 PM
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Guys.....It is time to decorate this bird. I am making a seat for Austin and he is pretty much ready to fly. So.....I was thinking about some decorations.

Let me know what you think? should I drop in some flowers and piece signs?

Got any opinions?
May 23, 2010, 08:54 AM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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I like it! No flowers please! Just flags!
May 23, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Austin will be the pilot.....
May 23, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Damn guys!!! I thought you might have some creative input? Anyone???
May 23, 2010, 08:31 PM
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I like it! No flowers please! Just flags!
Were you even alive during the 60's?
May 23, 2010, 08:45 PM
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Dave.........Can we expect to see some chopping and modifying of the rear end on this one, either way enjoy it and decorate it with lots of flowers Austin wouldn't want it any other way cheers Tim.
May 23, 2010, 09:56 PM
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No chopping on this one. I should have never chopped up the other one honestly and learned a valuable lesson. I will fly it as is and Bill did an outstanding job on the build. Just one little detail kept him from flying.

I did do a mod to keep the front gear from bending up and the other mod....I tied wires to the axles and wrapped around the UC base and keeps the aluminum gear from bending so much.

I am going to experiment with props once I figure out how to program my shut off lower on the ESC.

Dave
May 24, 2010, 01:21 AM
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Damn guys!!! I thought you might have some creative input? Anyone???
Dave
I think you should get your modelling clay out again and re-model Austin to look like Rich, all you need to do is remove the glasses and make the hair a bit thinner “ok a big bit thinner” LOL

Cali
May 24, 2010, 07:54 AM
It's all in the Blades!
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LOL!!...you could make 2 Dave and put one in the garden to keep the cats out
May 24, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Now.....that is the kind of input I was looking for guys! I had started a white bearded giant with a funny hat.....but got bored with it.

Rich on the other hand is a challenge! Where is my clay????
May 24, 2010, 10:30 PM
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Hat Cam #2 is complete!!!!
May 25, 2010, 11:17 AM
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OK.....got a couple movies here. Last movie, my nose gear folded down under the fuselage. LOL!!! No major damage.

Dave

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May 25, 2010, 01:37 PM
What could possibly go wrong!!
Hat cam is working fine, sorry to see that arrival but it doesn't look anything too serious, it flies very well. I'm sure you have mentioned it before but what blades are those?

Chas
May 25, 2010, 02:04 PM
Suck it and see
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Dave,
That flies well. Is this the model that Bill made from birch ply? It was some time ago, so my memory may be playing tricks.
At least the mishap was not down to your piloting. A new nose wheel leg and all will be fine.

Well done.

Regards
John


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