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Old 01-21-2018, 10:32 PM
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My neighbor is getting into the hobby so we went to a area park and got some stick time in. He's having fun building and flying planes out of foam board and brought a biplane he built. The thing flew quite well. I flew a Mini Superfly, Corsair, and Piper. We had a bit of an incident when he was landing and I popped his plane with mine but both weren't damaged.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:35 PM
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We both fly small yardflyers several times a week between our houses and it was nice to head to a park with more space soI could fly some of my larger planes.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:35 AM
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Good photos thanks Don. Nice to see what other folk get up to. :-)
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:18 PM
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Flew in Travis Park today in Springfield, TN. The neighbor brought his latest foamie and maidened it. The plane flew great. I think his planemobile is cool.





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Old 04-08-2018, 10:23 PM
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I brought several planes with me to the park, left the HK plane stuck in a tree about 80' up and destroyed a Stryker which was one of my favorites. Quit flying for the day after plane number two ended up in the tree.



Hopefully the thing will blow out of the tree in a few days.
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Hopefully the Piper survived......one of my favorites.
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It used to happen to me Don on many occasions until I got the chainsaw out and attacked the offending trees. :-)
Having a tractor and long rope also helps. Model was undamaged.

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double post somehow. .
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:37 AM
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Hopefully the Piper survived......one of my favorites.
It did, it's a great flying plane and I didn't want it to end up crashing too.

Panther, grabbing a chain saw entered my mind too but it's a city park and I don't think the would like it. Hopefully it will pop out of the tree the next big wind. Bow and arrow with a string didn't reach it. One wing is loose, it's caught on a piece of the fuse and the other wing is sitting on top of a branch.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:00 PM
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Got a chance to fly this morning with the neighbor and his step son. Neighbor maidened a Thud and the stepson flew a plane without being on the buddy box for the first time. They also tried out FPV for the first time and did super well. I flew my X-Vert and several other planes.
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Nice one ... good to see people having a good time ...

Our local Fire Brigade will get models down - but officially its cat rescue ... and you are expected to provide a bit of grub as a thankyou after ....

My Hummer was at top of a tall tree ... I never imagined guy would climb ladder and then the tree ! I expected the power job ... but he got it down unharmed ...

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Old 11-18-2018, 01:41 AM
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He flew his FPV equipped plane into a tree after I left. Said it's way up there.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:54 PM
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Looks like some good times there Don!

I am hoping to get a day or two in while Mason is here for Thanksgiving break.
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