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Apr 17, 2019, 01:16 PM
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Nick and Rocco's weird vids


We're using this thread as a dumping ground for all the strange and unusual videos that we make and then lose track of. We decided to start it off with "Smash" a mid air that happened in Feb 2013 when we were still new to SMRCF. and follow up with yesterday's perfect putt putt vid of the Stampe. We decided it's weird because that take off was almost straight and the landing was recognizable even tho it still ground loops to the left while holding full right rudder. Gonna have to toe in that right strut a bit more.

Feel free to contribute any of your own weirdness. (airplane weirdness only please )

Nick


SMASH (2 min 17 sec)




Stampin 4 16 19 (4 min 1 sec)
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Apr 18, 2019, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for posting the "smash" video, I remember the incident well...

After the impact I vividly remember trying to stop the uncontrolled roll to the right before eventually contacting terra firma. All the while I could see something fluttering down in my peripheral vision - didn't know at the time that it was my right wing!!
Apr 18, 2019, 01:33 PM
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Guess you should've been flying this one....
Apr 18, 2019, 05:51 PM
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That does have a target symbol painted on it
Apr 19, 2019, 08:19 PM
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Here's a little vid from '88.
Yup! That's Rocco.
first version of our Stampe.
Someone bet me I couldn't fly without the top wing.....

Stampe One Wing flight (2 min 14 sec)
Apr 19, 2019, 08:23 PM
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Apr 23, 2019, 07:34 PM
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HAHA awesome!
Apr 24, 2019, 09:24 AM
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Amazing how fearless you can be at 35 (Yikes! that was 30 years ago)
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May 19, 2019, 04:11 PM
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Take a 48" x 24" piece of insulation foam board, add a gmark .030 engine and a cannon super micro brick and here's what you get.
Note: the round rudders can turn and function as wheels.
DeltaBirdie 030 (1 min 36 sec)
May 20, 2019, 06:32 PM
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In 1988 the cutting edge inflight vid tech was:
The 6lb. bell and howell super 8 movie camera with a servo mounted to the trigger.
The airplane was a super aeromaster with an OS 120.

Pic two is a vid cap of the movie, the black dot in the middle is me and a friend.
Jun 06, 2019, 11:40 AM
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We replaced the 120 with a 180 and found she flies much better, even flies inverted now.
The weird part is that she will only fly about 5 seconds inverted, then the engine quits.
Thought it ran out of gas when we made this vid, but tried it again with a full tank (and much more altitude) and got the flameout again.
Nice having a little more power.

Stampe outta gas low inverted, Saito 180 (5 min 57 sec)
Jun 06, 2019, 08:41 PM
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Check the fuel tank clunk?
Jun 07, 2019, 10:56 AM
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Not sure I can get it out to check without removing engine.
As long as she's feeding ok for everything else, I'll probably wait for winter or boredom to check it out.
Jun 07, 2019, 09:32 PM
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Should be able to lift up the airplane, rock it back and forth (roll left then right about 45 degrees) and actually hear the clunk slapping back and forth?

I would suspect the clunk jammed forward possibly? (Especially if there's been a recent hard landing) If so, sometimes a downward jerk (with the airplane pointed to the sky) will free it?

Though, even if you hear the clunk, there is still a possibility that the clunk itself has detached from the line. I guess pitch up and down movements might detect that, if you still hear it moving around?
Jun 08, 2019, 08:36 AM
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I can hear it, just thought it might be tangled with the overflow tube after that nose smacking landing. Never thought that the fuel tube might have come off,
Guess I'll have to pull to check, it's five years old, probably wouldn't hurt to check the tank and put new lines in it too.


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