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Old Nov 12, 2006, 10:05 AM
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Gabby 50 foot bump


I threw the Gabby off my NE 50 Bump just to see what Sloping it might be like.
Wind was blowing 10-15.

I handed my Video Camera to a 12 year old kid that climb the bump with me and he shot the Video.

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Old Nov 12, 2006, 12:46 PM
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Great vid!... It looks like one of the prop blades did not fold in the early frames... Loved the rendition of tequila!..
Old Nov 12, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Great vid!... It looks like one of the prop blades did not fold in the early frames...
That was the first thing I noticed, as well. Maybe a touch of sandpaper on the blade roots to make them fold back easier.

The Gabby did a pretty good job of working the lift from that small hill. I bet it would be sweet on a bigger hill! Do you always land with full flaps? I usually try to roll the flaps off as I touch down so I don't strip any servos but that looked to be a pretty sweet LZ. Nice job!
Old Nov 12, 2006, 03:59 PM
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Do you always land with full flaps? I usually try to roll the flaps off as I touch down so I don't strip any servos but that looked to be a pretty sweet LZ. Nice job!

I pull up the flaps at the last minute, about 60% of the time.
The ohter 40% of the time, my mind and body are not in sync and what ever happens...well happens.

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Old Nov 12, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Are your flaps on the throttle stick or on a knob? I seem to remember that you have the throttle on a slider...It's a lot easier to do when it's on the throttle--I have planes set up both ways and the last-second panic to remember which is which can make for some exciting landings!

The Gabby looks like quite a nice floater--I'll have a Gabby or Renny someday...
Old Nov 12, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Are your flaps on the throttle stick or on a knob? ..

Flaps are on the "throttle" stick.

It's really just my brain that forgets or gets to busy to pull them up a the last minute.


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