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Nov 11, 2016, 12:54 PM
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11-10-16


Thursday looked like a calm day, Poh and I decided to go for some “flat field flying”. We debated on Tullahoma or Eagleville. Eagleville was closer for both of us, so the decision was made.
We set up the winch and flew electrics. Poh flew his Shadow and his Electric Skybird (similar to a big BOT). I flew my Jerry and Shadow. Local flyer, Gary, showed up and joined us with his Electric BOT.
Even with a cool, crystal clear sky we found plenty of lift. All three of us “specked out” at least once.
We spent almost 4 hours at the field, finally packing up the winch and planes around 3:30pm.
Had a couple of minor tragedies during our flying. Gary put his BOT in a drive and heard a crack. We encouraged him to land as soon as possible. On landing, we confirmed that his sheeting (and possibly spar) had cracked about 3 inches out from the root. Gary was lucky to get it down before a wing failure.
I had my own tragedy. My trusty JR XP9303 model select screen was corrupted and displaying goofy symbols. I had to stop flying my Shadow, even though it seemed to function properly. I was afraid I was testing my luck. Worst part is, I have not backed up any of models in several years and have not started setting them up on my newer Taranis. I understand that is a known issue on 9303’s and is usually a failed “encoder” or main board. Hopefully, when I send it back to JR they can save the model memory. I have too many models and trim settings to either setup on the repaired radio or try to set up as new on the Taranis. Plus, I still have lots of models still on 72mhz. Bummer

Mike W
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Nov 12, 2016, 05:52 PM
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That Taranis is coming to your Shadow sooner then you planned.....
Nov 12, 2016, 11:55 PM
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Probably true Paul. Already discussing with Mike N for copies of his Taranis templates.

Mike
Nov 13, 2016, 11:37 AM
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I'm starting to get into blogging about the Taranis. I even upgraded to Plus so that my latest blog post shows at the bottom of my regular posts. My latest is about adding Bluetooth to the Taranis, which is an idea I got from Paul. Next up will be about freeing up the SF switch for other uses. (Mike Shellim's Version 2 setup uses it to switch the backlight on and off.)

Of course you guys are welcome to my eepe files, but I'm not going to make them public, or at least not yet. I prefer to post about the individual changes I've made, one at a time on my blog.

Paul, I already made my latest eepe available to Mike. If you're interested too then PM me and I'll send you the URL where you can download it, or you can get it from Mike.

Mike, I checked and Kennyworld is only an 8-hour drive from your place! Come on down for the Tangerine and you can stay at Super 8 with me.
Latest blog entry: Taranis: Aileron-To-Rudder Mix.

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