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06-14-2011, 01:45 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

I like that idea, but I would be worried about...

I like that idea, but I would be worried about the integrity of the straws over time. Perhaps a single piece of thin copper pipe? they have cheap hand tools to allow easy bending and shaping of the...
04-18-2011, 02:05 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Paul, Let's see those pictures and get that...

Paul, Let's see those pictures and get that update! We're all excited to see Wiggy in the air and on her way again :D
Forum: SEFF 2011
04-09-2011, 01:37 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Really sad that I can't make it this year... but...

Really sad that I can't make it this year... but I'm determined to make it next year. Keep the pictures coming :-)
04-07-2011, 03:42 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Just a bit old. Some stress cracks in the wing,...

Just a bit old. Some stress cracks in the wing, and the wing droops a bit. A bit of slop in the linkages... It all depends on your pit-boss (or what ever you guys call the old guy who hates...
04-06-2011, 07:56 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Agreed... No need to rush at this point. Wait...

Agreed... No need to rush at this point. Wait for a perfect day, check, double-check, and triple check everything, and then make it a nice slow and short flight...
02-18-2011, 04:21 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

How's the weather looking this weekend? It was...

How's the weather looking this weekend? It was so nice heading in to work this morning... almost called in sick and headed back home to load up and go flying...
02-15-2011, 05:34 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Very cool! Let us know how the maiden goes... or...

Very cool! Let us know how the maiden goes... or better yet get it on video!
12-23-2010, 07:57 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

well, if he ever makes it back to this thread he...

well, if he ever makes it back to this thread he should be pleasantly surprised how well everything has gone in his absence.
12-21-2010, 02:02 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Pretty sure its still cold and windy in NY. It...

Pretty sure its still cold and windy in NY. It sure is here in DC...
12-09-2010, 08:55 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Love the way this is coming together. My first...

Love the way this is coming together. My first RC jets were EDF, but I'm on the pusher wagon for the foreseeable future. Cheaper, faster (per $), and easier.
12-08-2010, 03:11 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

I know the feeling. I picked up a UMF Beast to...

I know the feeling. I picked up a UMF Beast to tear around in the park across the street so I don't have to drive 45 minutes to a flying site... and it looks like we aren't going to have calm day...
11-24-2010, 05:23 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Any word on the flight? Has the weather been...

Any word on the flight? Has the weather been cooperating?
11-15-2010, 04:20 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

I guess it would depend on the rules at your...

I guess it would depend on the rules at your club. I was a little sketchy about the condition of the wing, so I also stayed away from any aerobatics. But the motor had more than enough power to ROG...
11-03-2010, 02:33 AM
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Posted By wilmracer

Delivered to Weathervane in person... no shipping...

Delivered to Weathervane in person... no shipping costs here.
09-14-2010, 08:18 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Thanks!

Thanks!
09-14-2010, 07:26 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Yeah, all of my youtube videos are made with...

Yeah, all of my youtube videos are made with movie maker and a few plugins. I couldn't spend much time on this one, but I enjoy playing with the videos. I need to get some better gear for recording...
09-14-2010, 02:22 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Very Cool Weathervane! Looks like you had some...

Very Cool Weathervane! Looks like you had some nice weather after all!
09-14-2010, 01:18 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Sorry for the delay... wanted to get the video...

Sorry for the delay... wanted to get the video edited and posted before putting this up...


On September 11th, 2010, Wiggy flew in Manassas Virginia, just a stones throw from the nation's...
09-14-2010, 01:18 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Manassas VA, USA - 12 September 2010

On September 11th, 2010, Wiggy flew in Manassas Virginia, just a stones throw from the nation's capitol. Conditions were perfect for a flight... about 75 degrees and no wind to speak of. She was...
09-12-2010, 06:34 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Since we are doing the handoff in a few minutes I...

Since we are doing the handoff in a few minutes I went aheas and signed the wingtip area. I would personally like to see her hit the last few pilots and then be retired...but if she is to continue...
09-11-2010, 08:54 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Tail feathers is what I was thinking too. Wanted...

Tail feathers is what I was thinking too. Wanted "official" approval before starting back there though. I've got a few hours of wrenching and cleaning up to do, but will get the pictures up...
09-11-2010, 05:35 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Wiggy has survived another flight! Pictures and...

Wiggy has survived another flight! Pictures and video to follow later today, although my camera person botched it and shut it off just before the perfect landing. She needs a new clevis or two, so...
09-10-2010, 09:14 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Udvar Hazy center, near Dulles airport. It is an...

Udvar Hazy center, near Dulles airport. It is an extension of the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. You're only about an hour away... you HAVE to see this place.

Here are a few more shots. It...
09-10-2010, 07:05 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Wiggy and I just took an "executive" lunch break...

Wiggy and I just took an "executive" lunch break and slid 5 miles down the road from my office... I don't have time to edit and upload all of the shots yet, and my camera man bailed on me at the last...
09-09-2010, 03:36 AM
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Posted By wilmracer

Wiggy has arrived! Perfectly boxed and no...

Wiggy has arrived! Perfectly boxed and no shipping damage.

And Saturday looks like it will be a great day for flying! With any luck we'll have her out of here in no time at all. Weathervane: ...
09-07-2010, 02:16 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Per UPS Wiggy should arrive tomorrow, along with...

Per UPS Wiggy should arrive tomorrow, along with my 1800mAh batteries for the new Polaris. So far the weather for this weekend is looking good (at least for Saturday). The GF is headed to NY for...
09-02-2010, 09:39 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Ok everyone... at this time I am tracking two...

Ok everyone... at this time I am tracking two things. Wiggy's progress to my doorstep, and Earl's approach to the east coast. We are far enough inland here that we won't see anything terrible, but...
08-31-2010, 02:41 AM
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Posted By wilmracer

I think he will be understanding... There have...

I think he will be understanding... There have been scares before and at a point everyone wants to take some action. No one will blame him for having an emergency. Things happen...
08-21-2010, 03:07 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Just an update on my schedule here... I haven't...

Just an update on my schedule here... I haven't heard about if she's been shipped or a tracking number, so I doubt she is on her way yet. I'm going to heading out of town for a few days for training...
08-14-2010, 05:31 PM
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Posted By wilmracer

Chrisc321: got her shipped yet? :)

Chrisc321: got her shipped yet? :)
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