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Mar 01, 2011, 07:16 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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NASCAR, eh? Well, we are in Alabama! And those were just love taps, right?
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Mar 02, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Since I had to remove parts (motor, servos, etc) from the busted fuse, I decided to tear into the fuse to see what was inside of it. I removed the plastic wing attachment piece that everybody claims is junk. Looks like there's no damage to it.
Andy
Thank you for posting that.

Any chance of us replacing that wing attachment piece? I cracked the ring around the screw on my left wing. It's not broken off, just cracked. However, it gives way easily now. If I could replace it by undoing the screws holding the two parts together I'd buy one.

I'd likely beef it up a bit before installing it. A better design would use a pop-off arrangement to avoid damage in a minor crash, rather than cracking or ripping attachment hole/mount.
Mar 02, 2011, 04:42 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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I think I remember in one of the other RP threads that somebody asked Horizon if that piece was available separately and the answer was no. You better believe I'm gonna hang onto mine!
Mar 02, 2011, 05:03 PM
Age quod agis
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NASCAR, eh? Well, we are in Alabama! And those were just love taps, right?
Love taps, yeah that's it, love taps.

Looked like a lot of fun and a great video. When is the sequel coming out?
Mar 02, 2011, 05:06 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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Sequel? Well, today Gary and I had our original Radians out and were wishing we had the GoPro on there. I logged a 2:03:30 (that's 2 hours) and Gary logged a 1:01:51. I had a 45-sec motor burn and Gary only had about 20-sec on that flight. There were several times we had to bail on thermals because we were so high!

Gary, how big would that video file be if you had been flying the GoPro today???
Mar 02, 2011, 05:38 PM
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LizardMan:

Would it be possible to glue a thin piece of plywood to the bottom of the plastic? A longer screw may be needed or not if the ply is not too thick. The ply would reinforce the plastic at the end and give the screw something unbroken to screw into.

e-gull
Mar 02, 2011, 05:53 PM
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Repair


I cut two pieces of plastic cowl (previous crash) material about 1/16 thick, butted them to the center pierce, laminated aa piece of 1/16 play in between to create a "sandwich". Had to countersink the screw to obtain enough depth. It has worked well.
Mar 02, 2011, 05:58 PM
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lloyd3521:

Could you show a picture of the repair?

e-gull
Mar 02, 2011, 11:21 PM
Age quod agis
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Sequel? Well, today Gary and I had our original Radians out and were wishing we had the GoPro on there. I logged a 2:03:30 (that's 2 hours) and Gary logged a 1:01:51. I had a 45-sec motor burn and Gary only had about 20-sec on that flight. There were several times we had to bail on thermals because we were so high!

Gary, how big would that video file be if you had been flying the GoPro today???
That's great! Sounds like you guys caught some real boomers. It would have been great to see a video of the ground and the surrounding environs with your plane up so high. Maybe next time?
Mar 02, 2011, 11:50 PM
Drifting off the reservation..
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That's great! Sounds like you guys caught some real boomers. It would have been great to see a video of the ground and the surrounding environs with your plane up so high. Maybe next time?
I think they set a brush fire to induce some lift! That's why there's no video.
Mar 02, 2011, 11:53 PM
Drifting off the reservation..
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Originally Posted by dee-grose View Post
Sequel? Well, today Gary and I had our original Radians out and were wishing we had the GoPro on there. I logged a 2:03:30 (that's 2 hours) and Gary logged a 1:01:51. I had a 45-sec motor burn and Gary only had about 20-sec on that flight. There were several times we had to bail on thermals because we were so high!

Gary, how big would that video file be if you had been flying the GoPro today???
Aha! Your 45 second run would have DQ'd you anyway!
Gotcha......

And say, I want to know how you get a 2 hour lunch break.....workin for the government or something?

Kidding aside, nice flights both of you!

What were the conditions that generated such thermals? Been windy here until today.
Mar 03, 2011, 12:01 AM
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JumpySticks:

That sounds like a great idea! A brush fire to produce a nice thermal and a way to keep warm.

e-gull
Mar 03, 2011, 02:56 AM
Heli's and gliders, what else?
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Thank you for posting that.

Any chance of us replacing that wing attachment piece? I cracked the ring around the screw on my left wing. It's not broken off, just cracked. However, it gives way easily now. If I could replace it by undoing the screws holding the two parts together I'd buy one.

I'd likely beef it up a bit before installing it. A better design would use a pop-off arrangement to avoid damage in a minor crash, rather than cracking or ripping attachment hole/mount.
There is a mod in the other thread:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=264
Mar 03, 2011, 03:04 AM
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Jumpy, it was a fun day indeed. Temps were mid-60's, winds light and variable, high thin cirrus clouds. Two-hour lunch break? Umm...I'll get back to you on that one.

BTW, here's where I posted more info with plots and pics on that flying session:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=96

Andy
Mar 03, 2011, 01:50 PM
Drifting off the reservation..
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Originally Posted by dee-grose View Post
Jumpy, it was a fun day indeed. Temps were mid-60's, winds light and variable, high thin cirrus clouds. Two-hour lunch break? Umm...I'll get back to you on that one.

BTW, here's where I posted more info with plots and pics on that flying session:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=96

Andy
Awesome plots!
That's what keeps us coming back for more.

I don't see any brushfire smoke in the photos so I guess the thermals were not man made.


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