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Old 01-13-2008, 12:23 AM
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OK kids.....I am off to the high school for some indoor flying. Gonna FINALLY get to maiden the Jenny, and if the fates allow, I will have some video to upload. Of course, that is assuming I can figure THAT out too.....
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:26 AM
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Good luck Kev!
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
OK kids.....I am off to the high school for some indoor flying. Gonna FINALLY get to maiden the Jenny, and if the fates allow, I will have some video to upload. Of course, that is assuming I can figure THAT out too.....
Sounds awesome Kev,
have a great time . We can't wait to here how it goes..
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:16 AM
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let me know if you need help posting the vid.

good luck on the maiden (you prob already flew by now)
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:29 AM
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Well, I flew.....I actually let my buddy John fly first (he is a much more experienced pilot), and we found a problem with the rudder linkage. Got that sorted out, and a hard landing busted one of the wheels. Those are going byebye. John had a pair of Dubro ultalight wheels that might just look acceptable, and will be a little more robust. Then I flew her. Did a couple laps, but the gym we use is considerably smaller than the one Dave flies in. So I brought her in, and landed with no problem. Shoulda quit there.....

Took her up again, this time for video. (I will try to post this tomorrow) Turned a little too sharply, overcorrected, and headed for a backboard....whoops. Tried to go under, chopped the throttle, and she nosed right into the floor. Broke the other wheel (no biggie), broke part of the underside of the cowl, and found two cracks in the fuse, one on each side, right behind the cowl. They run almost alongside the cowl. Opened up the crack a little when I got home, and dripped a little CA into it; she is downstairs now letting that cure.

She was flying nice til the "incident". I hope to take her next week and try again. It is just a tight area for me to fly in. But, gotta practice to get it down.

Not happy she came home damaged, but we all crash, right?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:45 AM
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ahh well, at least you got to flly it. The SE5 turns and handles better than the jenny, I can see it being a handful in a tight area. I use max rudder throws on mine, seems to work well.

looking forward to the video tomorrow.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:54 AM
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Ya,
you're right Kev, We all crash sometimes. even pilots with a lot of experience. She'll be fine. Heck, you've already started to take care of all the repairs and mods. Be just like new..
I wish I had a gym or something like the one you use, So I could fly inside when the weather isn't just so. Hope to see your video tomorrow.
Take care..
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:05 AM
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Ya Kev, look at the bright side.....at least you didnt crash into your whole airplane hangar like somebody in this forum did.....
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Ya Kev, look at the bright side.....at least you didnt crash into your whole airplane hangar like somebody in this forum did.....
Good point......LOL

And thanks guys....I just opened a YouTube account....now for some help on what to do next......
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:23 AM
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Default OUCH - Jenny Crash Video....

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Ya Kev, look at the bright side.....at least you didnt crash into your whole airplane hangar like somebody in this forum did.....
Ouch.....
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:26 AM
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Default And here's the maiden.....

Before I dumb-thumbed it.....

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:27 AM
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Kev,

looks like the video works......ouch, poor jenny.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Kev,

looks like the video works......ouch, poor jenny.
Yeah, thanks for the help. This is dangerous now.....I might have to add some videos every now and then.....

As for Jenny, she is in the ICU right now, but I plan on taking her back out next Saturday......unless I get a calm day outside before then....
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:28 AM
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Hey kev,
I just saw your video.. It looked like it was struggling a little... did it feel like that to you?
At least the damage wasn't too bad.. you'll have it in the air before you know it..
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Airhead View Post
Hey kev,
I just saw your video.. It looked like it was struggling a little... did it feel like that to you?
At least the damage wasn't too bad.. you'll have it in the air before you know it..
Naw Bruce, she actually was quite docile, I was just overthumbing her....I shoudl dial in some more expo.....she never was over 1/2 throttle....in fact 1/2 was way too fast in there....
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:48 AM
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It is hard to tell how much smaller the gym is from Daves video. I could see you were having too take smaller radius turns.

I over control new planes too. I guess I just get a little nervous and sometimes become disoriented at the same time. For me, that spells DISASTER! I still have a lot to learn. need more flight time and some positive recovery from my mistakes.. you still did good..
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:20 PM
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Thanks Bruce.....I've noticed our AMA nbrs are very close....how long have you been flying? Me, about a year now....I sure wish I woulda started this hobby long ago....

I prolly need to dial in some more EXPO on my controls.....maybe tone down my rates a little too, though I worry I wont have enough control authority to make the turns in the gym.....

Oh how I wish for warmer weather with calm winds.....
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:38 PM
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morning Kev,
My RC flying began just about a year ago. Dec 2006 I flew my first RC plane. A few years ago i flew Control line planes. I just kind of got away from the hobby.
I am certainly having a good time now. Sometimes I get upset with myself for not learning more quicker. I want to be better. But, I am coming along, slowly.
All the folks here at Wattflyer have been extremely important in what I have learned so far. And, I have a great bunch of pals here...

Have a Great Day... Oh, I like how your Miss Stick build is comin' along. good job..
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:41 PM
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Hey Kev. Sorry about your misfortunate first flight. That looked like a pretty small gym, even for a floater like the Jenny. It could have happened to anyone under those circumstances.

I had mine out in the great outdoors this weekend and had some really nice flights. It is such a relaxing plane to fly. I'm sure you will feel the same as soon as you can get her outside with no wind.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
Hey Kev. Sorry about your misfortunate first flight. That looked like a pretty small gym, even for a floater like the Jenny. It could have happened to anyone under those circumstances.

I had mine out in the great outdoors this weekend and had some really nice flights. It is such a relaxing plane to fly. I'm sure you will feel the same as soon as you can get her outside with no wind.
Doug,

Yeah she had a little tumble, but I think she will be ok. And I am jealous....I can't wait to fly her in calm conditions out in front of my house. But, not this week......7-day forecast

Heck, Saturday, they are forecasting single digits, and windchills of -20 to -30 degrees.....
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:20 PM
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OK gang did some repair work on the Jenny, and she has some new shoes and a new prop. Went with the Dubro Micro Lite Wheels 1 1/2". They seem a little more robust than the stock POS wheels. They don't look as good, but right now I am wanting strength, not looks. I kept the stock wheels for a later day.

Also, went with the APC 10 x 3.8SF electric prop; looking to slow her down a little bit for better handling in our confined-space gym we use. For outdoor use, I plan on using the GWS 9x4.7 I had on it prior.

Damage has been repaired; can't wait for Saturday Night!
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:40 PM
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I'll try to remember to get some video from Saturday night. Hopefully it goes better. :o
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Also, went with the APC 10 x 3.8SF electric prop; looking to slow her down a little bit for better handling in our confined-space gym we use. For outdoor use, I plan on using the GWS 9x4.7 I had on it prior.
A 10" prop is mighty large for this plane I would think. The stock prop is just 6". Have you checked it on a power meter?
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
A 10" prop is mighty large for this plane I would think. The stock prop is just 6". Have you checked it on a power meter?
Doug,

For the power system I am using (TowerPro 2712-12 with 12A ESC from HeadsUpRC), Jeff's tests show on 2S this particular prop pulls 6.5 amps while producing 12oz thrust and a pitch speed of 17mph. So amp-wise, I am good to go.
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