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Jun 05, 2012, 01:17 AM
Wake up, feel pulse, be happy!
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Today I finally sorted out the tricky issues with my newest wing, a 30" insulation foam jobbie. Flies real nice now with plenty of "GO!" when I step on the pedal. I also gave it a coat of neon green duct tape on top. Probably added about six pounds ... I don't care; it looks cool

I'm debating whether or not to do the bottom in black. Ideally I'd like to cover the foam if only to keep it from picking up the grass stains, dirt smudges, fingernail marks, and the general nonsense that accumulates on it... Hmmm....
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Jun 05, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bm2thirsty
started to paint my HZ Champ in a Coast Guard C-130 paint scheme!
boats
Hi boats,
Just noticed this ..... so how is the painting going? Let me see it when it's done.
Don
Jun 05, 2012, 02:26 PM
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It would have been good to get some flying time in, but here in UK south-west it's not really the weather for it at the moment. Second-best, finishing my P39 AiraCobra so when weather improves I will have a new plane to maiden fly.
Jun 11, 2012, 10:11 PM
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re did some hinges today...
Jun 12, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Stared at it (them) woefully wondering when the wind and rain are finally going to stop and summer arrives.
Jun 12, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Sunday I was flying my wild hawk high in the sky what a awesome glider...
After flying that for hrs I took my wild cat for a few laps around the field lol looking at a goal post as I was flying saying how cool would it be to fly under the goal.
Well it did not end well...
Listen for the DING (0 min 55 sec)
Jun 12, 2012, 02:06 PM
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That was hard to watch Smitty!
I hope the repairs will be quick and smooth.

Today I'm installing an eagletree altimeter in my select scale 182. I'll run a Y cable and it will share a channel with the flaps.
Jun 12, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Looked really good until you pulled up at the exact wrong time! It did sound good!
Don
Jun 12, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Wierd flying day


I had a wierd flying day yesterday.I was playing around with my cessna182 at a park. Getting the settings right and all to take off.I was having probs with the front wheel(moded) it steering to one side.As i lifted it off the ground, it got about...ten feet up started to bank left.Hung in that spot like time was stopped for a few seconds then came down on its left wing and broke off about 1/4 of the wing right off.As i looked at the plane and was seeing if what still work relized the the ailerons were reversed.fixed that. I was planning on scrapping this plane so i decided to lift off again thinking if it crash's and brakes ...ohhh well. It left the ground and started flying like there was no prob.Was flying it great with no countering for the lost part of the wing.It flew like both wings were fully in one piece.Did some barrel rolls, loops,inverted flight, low flybys, and landed it with no prob
Jun 13, 2012, 12:43 PM
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flattened HZ SC wing - ailerons have better effect. sensei landing gear - no more bending back the stock landing gear or being knocked over by crosswinds after landing.
Jun 13, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by smittyplugs
Sunday I was flying my wild hawk high in the sky what a awesome glider...
After flying that for hrs I took my wild cat for a few laps around the field lol looking at a goal post as I was flying saying how cool would it be to fly under the goal.
Well it did not end well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjUvo...e_gdata_player
I bet you couldn't hit that crossbar again if you tried
Jun 14, 2012, 02:37 AM
Once you taste flight...
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I finally got the servo's in my nine eagles skyclimber wing wired up so it works with the NE gear. While I was at it, and since it is an experimental wing, figured I would break out with my new air brush, and see how I could paint a couple of stripes on it, looks good where it was just foam, not so hot on the tape lol.
Hoping that I can maiden the wing this morning when I get off of work. I have flattened the wing, and reinforced all the control surfaces on the bird.
Jun 18, 2012, 03:20 AM
Builds better than he flies

Not today, but at the weekend


So, I have been a very good boy lately and decided to "skive" off on Friday. Weather has been crappy until Thursday evening, Friday morning was glorious. I took a trip to my LHS and treated myself to a Wildcat. Plugged the charger into the cigarrette lighter socket in the car and by the time I got to the field, the LiPo was full.

I assembled my new toy straight out of the box, plugged in the LiPo, checked balance, bound to my receiver and launched. Take-off was a little ropey but I got it into the air and it flew pretty well considering. I landed it (too much elevator so it bounced a couple of times on the fake tail wheel) so dialled in the expo and throw. Launched again (this time more fluid than the first time) and did a couple of loops and rolls.

She tended a little to the left so landed again and corrected the ailerons (the left was not quite centered). Launched again (fluid, same as before) and took her straight up. Pulled a couple of rolls, loops and figure 8's and she flew beautifully.

An absolute dream, and it even looks pretty cool on high-speed low-level fly-by's.

Only thing, when I loop (which at the moment I only do at altitude), I lose a little height so am wondering if some of you guys could tell me what combination of aileron/elevator/rudder I need to use to keep my rolls level.
Jun 18, 2012, 06:08 AM
who put that tree there
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assembled a pz bf109(fathers day gift from my littleones).
battery charged, off for maiden flight..
Jun 18, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by dazza44
assembled a pz bf109(fathers day gift from my littleones).
battery charged, off for maiden flight..
Good luck and happy landings!


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