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Oct 27, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Maiden flight.


Let me first thank Murray (murman) for helping me get into bigger than park flyer planes, and for dealing with my 21000 question.

Thanks man. Just hope you don't cringe at the following.

Yea wife had to goto work this morning so me and my son did all the final checks, walked outside and just a slight to moderate breeze. Took it off, flew it around for a bit.

Then this happened





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Oct 27, 2012, 11:11 AM
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The "Charlie Brown" Syndrome attacks yet another flyer. Those trees just reach out and grap anything RC that flies past them. Go get the fishing rod with a lead sinker on it and cast it up on to the branch near the plane and try to shake it down... or a rope tied to a stick. Good Luck! Mudman1959
Oct 27, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Lol yea. Something like this happened with my champ also. I'm gonna see if the tree cutter guys can swing by and put the bucket up there and grab it.
Oct 27, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Got it down a few minutes ago. Big thanks to Justin Johnson for bringing his tree truck out with a bucked and getting her down.
Oct 27, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Flashback!
My plane is still in a tree that has the same shape, but is bigger. It has been up there (approx 12m) for two weeks. In rain, wind, snow and hail and freezy weather...

Seems like I have to find some tools for climbing that tree...
Oct 28, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Let me first thank Murray (murman) for helping me get into bigger than park flyer planes, and for dealing with my 21000 question.

Thanks man. Just hope you don't cringe at the following.
No cringing from me. We've all been there more than once I'm sure. It's all part of the fun of this hobby.
I'm glad to have been some assistance to you. Once again, I think that's part of what this hobby is all about. People having fun and helping one another.

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Seems like I have to find some tools for climbing that tree...
Or a tool for cutting the tree down.
Oct 28, 2012, 04:47 PM
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No cringing from me. We've all been there more than once I'm sure. It's all part of the fun of this hobby.
I'm glad to have been some assistance to you. Once again, I think that's part of what this hobby is all about. People having fun and helping one another.



Or a tool for cutting the tree down.
Thanks for chiming in. I have always like RC for the fact everyone is helpful.

Also I put the 9x3.8 prop on and it flies a whole lot better. Also did a dry run in my room at various throttle and moving the rudder, and elevators and nothing got hot
Oct 28, 2012, 06:44 PM
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...Also did a dry run in my room at various throttle and moving the rudder, and elevators and nothing got hot
That's good, but be careful doing static runs. In the air, the motor has a constant rush of air across it. In static runs, not so much. It doesn't take much to burn up a motor.
Oct 28, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Touché, just to make sure we are on the same page the prop was on during the static run. Wanted to see how warm/hot everything got with that bigger prop on it, or Atleast a general idea. The motor did get a little warm as well as the battery pack.
Oct 28, 2012, 07:46 PM
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A little warm is fine. Hot, is not.
Oct 28, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Woot. Now if this wind would die down a whole bunch ill see how everything really works out for me.

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