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Old 06-24-2008, 05:01 AM
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John - Looks like I'm gonna need that chainsaw... or maybe ya can help me throw an anchor at it!!! Got any left?

Flyzit - Yeah... Mother Nature, the Cops, John's Homelite/anchor, and maybe CHEECH can bring the flashlights! Hope your luck is better than mine.

CHEECH - Thanx for asking, but noooooo luck so far... it's jammed in nice and tight and I just can't reach it.

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Old 06-24-2008, 08:10 AM
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Wrap some Det Cord up as far as you can go. Then. Fire in the Hole.

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Old 06-24-2008, 11:12 AM
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Toons, Check your local phone book, there might be a tree service in the area.
There's a guy down here that climbs up and gets planes. He charges around fifty bucks though.

After last nights thunderstorms and winds, if it's still up there, it's not coming down on it's own.

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:31 PM
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CHEECH - Det Cord... I like it!

pd1 - Tried to get someone in here to do just that, but his fee was more than the cost of a replacement. The weather here has been mild, so not a whole lot of tree shaking goin' on.

Will keep ya informed...

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Old 06-28-2008, 04:18 AM
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I really wish I could write... I'd like to explain the stunts I had to go through to get this SC back... soooooo, in short: There was a big wind... SC dropped about 8', from top, was able to reach it with 30+ feet of 1 inch conduit from my perch of 30 some-odd feet up the tree trunk, and slowly but surely worked the SC down to within arms reach and snagged it for a safe trip to the ground. Total time in the tree: just over two and a half hours. The conduit was about as about as rigid as a garden hose and not recommended for long range pocking and prodding in a straight line (at one point it was in the shape of a giant horse shoe).
I took pics (shown below) of the SC just out of the tree, and it showed no damage except to the aft side of the left wing (dents) and note the leaf wrapped around the prop-shaft!
Just to check it out, I put a full charge on another battery, removed the one that was there, and after a preflight check, hand-launched the Cub, and for the most part it flew normally (needed some trim adjustments, etc.) but it FLEW... How Great Is That !?!!
This thing has been up in that tree for almost a week, been rained on a few times, banged around by the wind, had me pushing and prodding at it with conduit and manages to fly with only replacing the battery... again, How Great Is That ? For a Beginner Aircraft, in my opinion, Ya Just Can't Beat It!!! I'm Impressed!
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:27 AM
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Your persistence and ingenuity paid off.
Congratulations.

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Old 07-01-2008, 06:02 AM
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Paul (pd1) -

Thanx for the pat on the back... appreciate that... really! The worst of it was climbing the tree and remembering: I just don't bounce as well as I used too! The second was the frackin' bug bites... than again, six of one... !

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Old 07-05-2008, 04:52 AM
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Just got my J3 Cub down after 2 weeks. Taped 3 pool vac poles together and had to smack the tar out of it to get it to drop. Prop was stuck in a fork of the tree. Lipo is dead and 1 servo is stripped. Minor tail damage but all is fixable. That and the 2 holes in the wing from me shooting it with a paintball gun. Scratched that from my list of "good ideas" when stuck in a tree. Hope to go out tomorrow with the Super Cub, J3 and EasyStar I just completed. Time to start the YB22.
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