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Old 09-16-2011, 04:00 PM
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:16 AM
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Default B.e.s.t. 08-09 oct

Two Weeks from this weekend.....

http://www.tri-countybarnstormers.com/events.htm (.....scroll down)

I'm planning on bringing:
FMS/Airfield F4U-4 Corsair 1430
CMP Spitfire 50-54 EP Conversion
Haikong Spitfire .25 (Mk.IX)
E-Flite P-51B Shangri-La
Black Horse Models Weddell Williams Red Lion

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Old 09-30-2011, 08:23 PM
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Any flying scheduled this weekend.....? I'm planning on being at the Fairgrounds with the big Corsair and maybe maiden the CMP Spit and Red Lion.
It's getting lonely out there.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt Easy View Post
Any flying scheduled this weekend.....? I'm planning on being at the Fairgrounds with the big Corsair and maybe maiden the CMP Spit and Red Lion.
It's getting lonely out there.
Miss you guys.

I wish I could be there and act as your Spotter, Dick.
Those planes are beauties for sure.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
Miss you guys.

I wish I could be there and act as your Spotter, Dick.
Those planes are beauties for sure.
Hey John, Nice to see you're still monitering the thread. Nobody's been flying that much here but now that the temps and winds have improved I've been out a few times and looking forward to it tomorrow morning.
As a note of interest to you we've got Octoberfest here this weekend and I'm scheduled to serve beer from 3-6. Wish we could all get together, join in some flying and some beer tasting.

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Old 10-02-2011, 04:46 AM
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Exclamation Red lion maiden

Finally got the motor changed out to a Monster Power 46 with a 14x10 APC E prop. Then still had to add several oz's of fwd ballast.

It flew pretty well but ground ops sucked with nose overs during taxi on the rough surface over on the west side of the fairgrounds.

Did one landing - looked like a real greaser then she hit a rough spot and over she went. No serious damage but not sure how much trouble it'll be to take the wheel pants off and adjust the gear more fwd. er your involved in

Going out agin tomorrow AM - the Wx is too perfect....
I may try to maiden the Spit if I can get both gear to operate.

I'll be your Huckelberry
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:45 AM
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Just checking in folks, lol. I see it's been over two weeks since the last post. I sure do hope everyone is doing ok. Hope to see you guys in December before X-mas.

P.S. I know it won't be Octoberfest anymore, but I'm sure up for some beer tasting, lol.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Just checking in folks, lol. I see it's been over two weeks since the last post. I sure do hope everyone is doing ok. Hope to see you guys in December before X-mas.

P.S. I know it won't be Octoberfest anymore, but I'm sure up for some beer tasting, lol.
Thanks for checking in Mike...good to see you're still on the net.
everything is good for the most part since it finally started to cool off.

Made repairs to the Red Lion and hung a Monstor Power 60 on it and modified my mod to the bat compartment to hold a 5s 4400. The good new is it balances without further ballast up front.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:46 PM
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Does anyone remember Goundrushesup ......? He used to post here on occasion.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:50 AM
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MAN!! I wish I could have been there for some of these other birds Dick. I miss you guys SO MUCH!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
MAN!! I wish I could have been there for some of these other birds Dick. I miss you guys SO MUCH!!
We miss you too Mike...it's not the same without you to fly and talk flying.
It's finally cooling down now but Josh is too busy to do anything buit work.
Flew the Red Lioon on a Monstor Power 46 - it flew well - approach and landing looked sweet but rolled into a rough spot and turned over tearing the motor box off and damaging the wheel pants.
Repairs were made and I decided to hang a Monstor power 60 on her to eliminate the extra ballast from the 46. It flew well - approach and x-wind landing looked okay till it drifted off the runway and hit some gravel. Over she went again this time damaging the wheel pants......repairs yet to made.

Sorry for the long post I'm going to call Rose and check in with her this week -

Stay in touch when you can buddy....hope all is well and we'll see you soon.

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Old 10-26-2011, 10:56 AM
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Sorry to hear about the plane man. Hopefully you get her figured out and stop her from falling over.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Sorry to hear about the plane man. Hopefully you get her figured out and stop her from falling over.
Not a real big deal...I knew the pants and gear were poorly engineered.,,,,been looking for a proper size sprung strut to install.

Good to see your still on the net...

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Old 10-28-2011, 07:02 AM
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Not a real big deal...I knew the pants and gear were poorly engineered.,,,,been looking for a proper size sprung strut to install.

Good to see your still on the net...

D.
Trying to stay connected, lol. Should be home the first week of Dec.
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Trying to stay connected, lol. Should be home the first week of Dec.
Yeah, Man....Can't wait to see you Mike, and get some fun flying in ....
Keep it tagether dood.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:56 PM
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Yeah, Man....Can't wait to see you Mike, and get some fun flying in ....
Keep it tagether dood.
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Working on it man. Went a whole year without flying. Can't wait to get back on the sticks. I honestly feel that's why my flying has gotten a tad bit worse...I don't have the consistency or the regular time on the sticks. I fly for a while, then it's time to leave for a year. I get back, and it takes time to get used to again. By the time I get myself back where I need to be, it's time to go again.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Working on it man. Went a whole year without flying. Can't wait to get back on the sticks. I honestly feel that's why my flying has gotten a tad bit worse...I don't have the consistency or the regular time on the sticks. I fly for a while, then it's time to leave for a year. I get back, and it takes time to get used to again. By the time I get myself back where I need to be, it's time to go again.
I roger that bud. It doesn't take long to lose but you'll pick it up again.

I really think you'd like this Corsair I have a lot. Tremendous value for the money considering what you get with it and the size. I'm waiting on some replacement gear parts for it right now and miss flying it.

Meantime I'm finally finishing up that E-Flite P-51B - finsihed installing a retract tailwheel and modified the canopy. Still have a few more little details but she's basically ready to maiden soon.

I'll give Rose a call this weekend -

Best,

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Old 10-29-2011, 09:36 AM
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Where's Josh? When is the last time you guys flew together?
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Where's Josh? When is the last time you guys flew together?
I have no idea...he moved to SA and got involved with a lot of work I think and I don't hear anything from him anymore. I talked to him on the phone about 2-3 months ago and we were going to get together but he didn't make it. (Can't remember when we flew together last may have been last Spring or early Summer.)

I'm a lone eagle so git yer nasty, sandy butt home and fly with me.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:47 PM
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Here's what i got to do today, lol. I was tasked to escort some civilians today. they work for Scan Eagle, which is a catapult launched UAV. I took a short video of it launching and another video of it coming in for retrieval.

It's powered by a 28cc RC engine. This aircraft costs about $80,000.00. It is flown mostly by computer with set waypoints, managed by a GPS system.However, they do have an actual RC Futaba radio in case the computer fails and has to be flown manually. However, these folks told me that they have never had any classes or training on how to fly, lol.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:58 PM
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I have no idea...he moved to SA and got involved with a lot of work I think and I don't hear anything from him anymore. I talked to him on the phone about 2-3 months ago and we were going to get together but he didn't make it. (Can't remember when we flew together last may have been last Spring or early Summer.)

I'm a lone eagle so git yer nasty, sandy butt home and fly with me.

Five weeks Dick...five weeks
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:24 AM
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YES...! I didn't realize you were that short....awsome. Got in touch with Josh yestrday and we're planning on getting together this weekend. He hasn't had opportunity to fly at all for some time now so I hope he can make it.

Tried to call Rose last night on the home phone but got a msg the number was disconnected or no longer available.....?

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Here's what i got to do today, lol. I was tasked to escort some civilians today. they work for Scan Eagle, which is a catapult launched UAV. I took a short video of it launching and another video of it coming in for retrieval.

It's powered by a 28cc RC engine. This aircraft costs about $80,000.00. It is flown mostly by computer with set waypoints, managed by a GPS system.However, they do have an actual RC Futaba radio in case the computer fails and has to be flown manually. However, these folks told me that they have never had any classes or training on how to fly, lol.

[media]http://vimeo.com/31399018[/media]

[media]http://vimeo.com/31398760[/media]
That interesting Mike...I don''t know if I mentioned it but I trained with a DOD contractor to fly UAV's a few years ago. The vehicle was catapault launched as well and we used GPS with pre set waypoints etc also.

You look good man....you should change your MOS - seriously

edit:

....whatched that .50 cal vid. Was that guy lucky or whaat?
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:13 PM
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Yep...bet he won't try that again, lol. And I'm not THAT short, lol. Hope things work out with Josh coming down. Let me know how it goes.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Angler-Hi View Post
Yep...bet he won't try that again, lol. And I'm not THAT short, lol. Hope things work out with Josh coming down. Let me know how it goes.
We'll loook forward to whenever you get here buddy...jes get here.

I'll tryand post some pics of the Mustang here sometime today or tonight plus if Josh comes up and we get together.
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