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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Don't think it didn't cross my mind! Fortunately, I thought better of the idea. It would really suck to get my P2 stuck up there too.
Brandon, we need pics! Might spawn some ideas.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Dam Dutch Fokker.

Get out the fisshing pole


I have used my fishing pole to cast a bobber with weight up and over the plane or branch to shake it loose. Marc
Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Not sure if everyone local has heard but Draper is planning on buying the land between Suncrest and Lone Peak for a steal at $5.6mil (compared to 13.4mil they spent on Corner Canyon Area). Instead of 2500 homes, they plan on keeping it Open Space park. There was even talk about grassing an area. That would sure make for a cool flying area.
I read that, Wish I had the $ to buy it. Not sure why its sooo cheap per acre, but its a STEAL! It was for a few thousand acres.

Anyways, I plan on lunch @ my gf's place tomorrow.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I have used my fishing pole to cast a bobber with weight up and over the plane or branch to shake it loose. Marc
Thought about that, too. I'm pretty sure I can cast high enough, but I'm afraid I'd snag the wrong branch, have to cut my line, and still be out of luck.

I'll try to get pictures after classes.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:27 AM
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B, how old are you????

If you want the plane bad enough, go climb the tree. BUT!!!!!!!!! Make sure to take a fresh battery with you and have a guy on the ground holding the tx so that when you get the plane, you can power it up and throw it to safety and the guy on the ground can fly it!

LEts just say I have experience with putting a plane 60' up a tree....... Yeah, it turned out crappy!

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 11:19 AM
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My Stobel was about 50' up in what I thought was a "non-climbable" tree once. Managed to climb it anyway to about 30' where branches became way too small to support my weight. Grabbed an adjacent branch and got it rocking enough to hit the offending branch and knock the plane loose. Got it back, but chewed up the tails and folded the wing in the process . The fixes weren't too difficult though. Good education. I promised myself to never land in a tree again. On the very first re-maiden flight after the repairs, guess where I put it... yep, in a tree ! Luckily it was just 8' up in a 10' pine. Some lessons are hard learned.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 11:21 AM
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I think we have all repeated the same boneheaded stunts several times in our RC career.......
Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I once rented some tree climbing stuff to climb a big fir tree. Strap-on leg spikes and a belt thing.
Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:35 PM
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We had a dog grab the LongShot by the wing on the servo last night

Then I was letting Alex and a new (day one) DLG flyer at my full carbon wing B3.




They had a ball and flew till it was dark.



I know you were expecting me to tell you we crashed the B3
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:37 PM
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I once rented some stuff. Strap-on leg spikes and a belt thing.
TMI.....
Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:39 PM
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TMI.....
uhhhh...to climb a fir tree
Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:56 PM
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uhhhh...to climb a fir tree
STOP!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, I got the wing on the Club TSOL all fixed up. TBM gave me some Kevlar and I used that top and bottom. Only bad part is I had some folds going over the L.E. and KEvlar does not sand! But its just fine, just not perfect.

She is freakin solid now! Now I just need to mount the tail and she will be ready for a newbie to fly!
Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:01 PM
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(or crash again)

Brandon, we have a taker for the B2.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:09 PM
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(or crash again)

Brandon, we have a taker for the B2.
Awesome! I'll be down your way the weekend after next. I just found out that my wing repair didn't hold. It's just starting to work loose. No catastrophic failure, fortunately. Do you want me to try to repair it before bringing it to you? I'm a little concerned about my repair not holding again. Maybe I could bring it over and get your help with the repair?
Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:14 PM
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