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Old 09-01-2011, 02:36 AM
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Talking Another man's trash...

I plucked these from the curbside trash this evening! The Wild Hawk is complete minus a canopy. There is no significant damage! The motor glider appears as though it could have been scratch-built. Only damage is a minor break in the vertical stab and a small tear in the covering of the wing. It is stripped down of electronics. An easy fix!

These are going into school and will be perfect for students in my "RC Aircraft Build Club." I feel like tonight is Christmas Eve and I'm 8 years old!

WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:40 AM
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:52 AM
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Nice find. It's nice to see someone encouraging people to repair.

I just finished repairing two "totaled" planes.
It does feel like Christmas.


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Old 09-01-2011, 02:56 AM
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in the trash! Crazy! Nice find.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:31 AM
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I am well versed in repairing! LOL
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:44 AM
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nice find..
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:36 AM
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LOST AND FOUND........

LOST...... 2 planes:1 glider,1 foamie

i was going flying and brought my 2 planes out when i rememberd the tx was still inside....ran in to get it leaving my planes on the yard only to have them taken while i was in the house , if found i'm offering a reward for the capture and imprisonment of the offender.

thankyou,
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:53 AM
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Ha Ha! Stuart, in the future I recomment that you not store your planes in a pile of garbage when searching for your TX.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by earthsciteach View Post
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These are going into school and will be perfect for students in my "RC Aircraft Build Club."
I envy your students and wish I would have had cool teachers like you when I grew up. Might have helped me stay out of trouble...
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:10 PM
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Nice find. Go back and ask if they have the Wild Hawk canopy still lol
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:03 PM
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Heck I'm coming to your hood and do some dumpster diving.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:58 PM
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I was wondering where my girlfriend put that! Nice find teach ! I wish they would through out stuff like that around here all i see is beer cans and wine bottles. lol joe
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:37 PM
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Beer cans and wine bottles? Have you been poking around in my trash?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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Caught me red handed teach.lmao. joe
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:01 AM
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Joe
I thought I told you to cut down on the pabst blue ribbon beer and thuderbird wine
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:05 AM
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PBR and Thunderbird? Good Lord, Bonez, I have a much more sophisticated palate! Not that I'd turn either down, though. I am Irish, after all!
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:34 AM
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sadly no matter how i dream, this is how stock WHs fly for me [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdOuSboGhhY&feature=related[/media]
this is the vid series i loosely followed to make the WH breath fire (i clipped 6" off the wingtips, now theyre very sturdy)
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87OJGLywN2w[/media]
stock WHs are oft hated and tossed as junk - heres how i dreamt of a stock WH flying for me [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vamK6sNV4NU[/media]

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:15 PM
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Nice vids! I've gotten advice from HeadsUp for a set up with absurd power. I'll be adding flaperons and a brushless motor to her. This will give some kids at school a chance to learn the components of an rc plane. And it will allow me to fly circles around the art teacher's Sky Surfer.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:54 PM
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my wildhawk is now a different plane- zoomzoom, obedient, easy glide to belly land,belly take offs in grass or put the wheels in if a parking lots handy, pylon racer xtrordinaire, nice
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:57 PM
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What's your setup?
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:13 PM
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one of these (yes they take a few weeks to arrive but headsup rc has comparable )
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-2600KV-Br...item415d20c29a
one of these - its a Pentium! (plug n play) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mystery-30A-...item2308596d24
a 2650 mah 25 C lipo stuffed in the nose fits, and balances good, (i wont buy another Mystery brand lipo) -a couple 9gram servos sunk in the wings for the "ailerarms"-- the stock servos are sloooooooow - i put a 9G in for the elevator too - letssee, yes, i suspect the stock radio equipment of no-good-ness and have an AR6100 2.4 ghz in there but a good 72 works fine-- and an APC 6X4 --stock motor attitude does not work , unless you want endless uncontrollable loops, easy to adjust with washers
fiberglass or carbon fiber tube inserted and glued in from the top of the motor pod to the bottom of the fuse gives good thrust support- the stock motor pushes out carefully from a pair of sleeves in the pod, i left the sleeves in for support--- glue a outrunner support (circle of thin ply) on the rear of the pod with a hole in the center of it for forced cooling of the motor
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:20 PM
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Thank you for the info! I didn't consider replacing the stock servos. Thanks for the heads up on that one. This is going to be a fun little airplane!
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:29 AM
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the stock servos are workhorses, just kind of sloow workhorses- they are OK for a while, an emergency that needs a fast elevator servo doesnt happen every day, but its a kool mod, getting away from less than optimal equipment - i forgot to mention my lipo is 3S- ive found "Blue Lipo" brand to be good, as have others
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:44 AM
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So, flying under a bridge! Where did the plane end up landing?

When I see where some of you fly, I am not surprised by the "plane is in a tree " stories that I see here. I am a gutless flier I guess.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:46 AM
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After seeing the wild hawk video and had to listen to MJ in the background singing . lmao
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