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03-20-2019, 08:16 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

Would you believe I found an old photo of my MEN...

Would you believe I found an old photo of my MEN Trainer as she looked when I bought it in 1987 ish.
01-12-2019, 08:56 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Good move. I was also also a Union...

Good move.

I was also also a Union Carpenter in Oregon from 91-97’. Then I moved to Az and did a career change. Is Or./Wa Carpenters still an entity? I know I left a bunch of $$$ in retirement...
01-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Hope ya get a break soon...I figure I will have...

Hope ya get a break soon...I figure I will have to work right up until lunch on the day of my funeral.
01-08-2019, 05:02 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

making any progress on your MEN?

making any progress on your MEN?
01-07-2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

And just like that she’s airworthy again!the...

And just like that she’s airworthy again!the broken pieces literally fit back together perfectly. A little CA and then sanding to smooth. Hangar 9 Ultracote.
12-30-2018, 05:33 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

I broke it again

there should be a notice included with the LiIon battery to change the low voltage cutoff, if you were using Alkaline batteries...
10-22-2018, 04:47 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

El Jeffe?

El Jeffe?
10-21-2018, 11:47 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

:confused:

:confused:
10-21-2018, 02:30 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

I tried that but he’s holding on for more. Tapped...

I tried that but he’s holding on for more. Tapped out at 60...
10-20-2018, 07:03 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

Found one on flea bay item # 132819033817 It...

Found one on flea bay item #
132819033817
It is actually here in Scottsdale, looks pretty good though partially started
09-08-2018, 03:57 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

Kinda freaky idea, ain’t it!

Kinda freaky idea, ain’t it!
08-27-2018, 01:25 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

That is the actual design on the plans for the...

That is the actual design on the plans for the multi engine version.
08-21-2018, 01:28 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

Mine is far from a glider - about 4 pounds. Likes...

Mine is far from a glider - about 4 pounds. Likes the runway on landing because it takes forever to slow it down. While it doesn’t really stall - it just sinks.
Not sure where the guy got it, but...
08-20-2018, 05:20 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

3 Engine version with aileron

So look what turned up on an FB / RC website.
MEN Trainer with 3 engine option...
Never thought of that - thought it was a single OR a twin!
06-18-2018, 08:09 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Almost lost mine again when she departed...

Almost lost mine again when she departed controlled flight and don’t Know why...we do get anomalies which occur in that same location. Only damage to the gear and prop, along with the engine...
06-07-2018, 04:53 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Oh yea, very good.

Oh yea, very good.
06-07-2018, 04:27 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

You might consider making it a tricycle gear...

You might consider making it a tricycle gear also, and do everything you can to keep the tail light. I have 12 oz in the nose to get CG balance and everything is in the nose and ahead of CG.
06-06-2018, 06:56 AM
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Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

4 lbs. .07 oz with battery. And most of that is...

4 lbs. .07 oz with battery. And most of that is ballast...lol.
Flew mine 3 flights today and several commented “...you brought a new plane!”
I got a good laugh.
I really hope to hear your build...
06-01-2018, 07:10 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

Got to read of your discovery, but have been out...

Got to read of your discovery, but have been out of town on assignment. Happy you found it and hope you have begun the build. I cannot remember the AUW, I think it was around 36 oz. but I return home...
05-28-2018, 12:56 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

This time a little more light and camera is right...

This time a little more light and camera is right side up! Couple f bounce and go’s and a dead stick landing!
https://youtu.be/0wFu-rhbPk8
05-01-2018, 02:57 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Antique Trainer Reborn

So now she sports a RunCam. Next time I must remember to flip the image, but lock your iPad screen and enjoy.

https://youtu.be/7JdYA_GQlxM
04-17-2018, 06:55 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

I do hope you find it and complete the build....

I do hope you find it and complete the build. Mine is always getting some questions and admiration. Even this weekend a group was chatting about her. One guy thought it was some newer kit because of...
04-15-2018, 10:41 PM
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Posted By F22trainer

Took her to fly this morning in the calm winds -...

Took her to fly this morning in the calm winds - she did great. Bumped up battery to 2200 and no change in balance (1500 prior). Solid 7 minutes with reserve at half throttle. Does no aerobatics but...
04-06-2018, 05:27 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

It has become a favorite of mine simply because...

It has become a favorite of mine simply because everyone wants to know about it and are shocked at how much fun it is, being at least 50 yrs. old.
BUILD IT WILDFLYER, they will come.
04-06-2018, 05:22 AM
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Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

I got the same question last week when I brought...

I got the same question last week when I brought the House of Balsa Cub, from the dad who brought his son to fly his HZ Carbon Cub. I helped him the week before and the 8 yr old flew after I got it...
04-05-2018, 05:34 AM
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Posted By F22trainer

AMPS ramp... "Uh oh, that new guy's...

AMPS ramp...
"Uh oh, that new guy's here"
03-20-2018, 06:35 AM
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Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

Got 3 more flights with her this morning...time...

Got 3 more flights with her this morning...time to upgrade the battery. Been running 1500mah with a 9x7 prop. Eflite manual says I should be able to run 2600 mah - I think the little batteries were...
03-12-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

Thanks. Everyone at the club is curious about it...

Thanks. Everyone at the club is curious about it and she is so big a simple it's just silly fun to buzz around in the pattern. She's almost as old as I am, so that is also rewarding to keep this one...
03-12-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

The weather held, ran 2 batteries and a couple...

The weather held, ran 2 batteries and a couple touch and go's. She flies great and I didn't have to touch the trims. Had a slight xwind and that was kinda fun, but it is weird with no aileron.
Gotta...
03-11-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,022
Posted By F22trainer

Some minor issues with a slipped collar on the...

Some minor issues with a slipped collar on the motor, cleaned the inside of the motor with air and did a run up with no vibration. So she runs well and is going to the field this morning for a...
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