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Old 11-11-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Hi I'm a newbie heli pilot & just recently got hooked up with these guys.

The field is 600 feet above sea level & overlooks Davao City & the Davao gulf. It is a private field, but flyers can come fly anytime without paying a cent, this includes free snacks.


Present day...
I finally get to meet some of the "veteran" movers of Davao RC.

It was a good day spent flying.

Site location: Magtuod Hilltop, Davao City (overlooking)

Pilots:
Mang Vic (glider, F-18 & SU-27)
Mang Tony (Phase 3 E-bipe)
Mang Bel(moral support ;D)
Sir Romy(pasyal-pasyal)
Sir Erwin (Raptor Titan)
Sir Jojo ( F-15E, Hirobo Shuttle)
Sir Roland/zerodivide (Sceadu 50, Raptor 30)
Hansolo (*I got no video flying, I switched it to still/picture mode just before giving the camera to zerodivide. I did my first nose in landing in front of everyone. I was happy then, I'm still happy now.)


First flight. Sir Jojo with his scratch built F15E Strike Eagle




Mang Vel, Mang Tony & zerodivide


First tank, zerodivide with Raptor 30


Raptor 30 & a clear view of the backdrop.



Sir Erwin flight prep Raptor Titan


Raptor Titan




Another view of the city & the Davao Gulf



Sceadu 50 flight prep. Sir Jojo & zerodivide.


Sir Erwin lending his starter's assistance



Zerodivide spotting for Sir Jojo(partly hidden) piloting his Hirobo Shuttle



Mang Tony's Electric bipe. Sir Romy pointing out the finer points of the new WING450 canopy


Mang Tony having fun



First crash for the day





Mang Vic & Sir Romy w/ Mang Vic's SU-27



Boys will be boys



2nd crash of the day



Mang Vic & his electric glider


Many thanks to Mang Vic. This whole flying field was his idea. A brilliant one If I may say.

Fly smooth,
Allan

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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*October 12, 2008 - Sunday afternoon


BANZAI BOYS!



SERIOUS




Gibby(white zero) & Jojo(silver zero)




Jojo, Gibby, Mang Joseph & Mang Vel



BACKDROP




Patched up & ready to go F-18



Jojo trimming his Trex




Gibby with his Wing450 V2 with an MD550 scale body



Mang Vic's Tiger Moth





SHACK






Man, Nature & Incoming Machine



Dusk flying action











Davao City nightlights





BANZAI ZERO BOYS!

Heli vid.

Gibby's Wing 450 V2 with scale MD550 scale fuse VID 1.

VID 2

VID 3


Mixed nuts.

Tiger Moth


Best spot landing so far.


Good evening.

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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TODAY - October 13, 2008; Monday

Visiting Raptor


Padawan learners consult a Jedi master


Pose


Another Pose


The flying field this time



Last pose, promise.


Zerodivide



SE5A





Balsa & film, tedious repair job.


She will fly again someday




More flying up ahead. ;D


Gibby first loop with his scale MG550 fuse.


Zerodivide nose in landing.

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:46 AM   #4
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October 16, 2008 - Thursday

Formasa 1






Jojo & his Zero


Gripen FlycamOne 2



Scale Mg550 on Wing V2 Gibby & Kuya Willy Loop 2


JAS 39 - Dorsal FlycamOne 2


Raptor 30 Tail boom FlycamOne 2



Kuya Willy's Wing 450 V2


My flight with FCOne 2 on top of the battery.
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On the deck.



Raptor Titan Autos



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**October 19, 2008 - SUNDAY**

Free food!




Nothing better than getting to the flying field & having a munch before flying.




Formosa 2

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Busy still



Kuya Willy putting the thrust bearings/spring upgrade in the main shaft. I don't feel any difference in handling, but it must be good for something.



Gibby, Kuya Willy, Mang Vic, Noel & Mang Joseph. This was a pre-birthday get together at Mang Vic's flying field.



Another shot with the celebrant. Happy Birthday nong Vic!



All the while may Russian Raptor pala na nakatago lang, hindi lumipad.



That's all for now. ;D



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** October 25, 2008 - Friday **

Guess who came into town.

K3D



ATOM Power!!!



Jedi Knight



Badboys




Fast still shot.



Mauro, Sir Ernie, Doc Lito & Gibby piloting his Islander.



ATOM flight #1. Overcast conditions, poor visibility with some raindrops.


ATOM Magtuod flight #1
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ATOM Magtuod flight #2
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Mang Vic himself & Doc James listening intently to Sir Ernie. ATOM post flight #1




Hangin out





Jedis of Helicraft



Anesthesiologists Doc Marlon & Doc Lito


Doc Marlon's Mini Titan Magtuod flight
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Aran Sago



Manong Vic enjoying the show.



Doc James & his Zero cutting Extra 300S.



Kamikaze Pilot. Gibby & his battle scarred Zero.



Erick taxiing his Formosa 1(less cowl) after maiden crash. Vid to be posted on the airplane boards.



Zero post mid-air crash



Extra 300S post mid-air crash



Sir Ernie, Doc James, Gibby & Mauro. Post mid-air regroup.



Post crash analysis: Extra 300S came from the above & hit the Zero prop first, hence the prop bite on the bulls eye.




Happy after a days sortie



**Sunday - October 26, 2008**

Mang Vic, Gibby & Thomas. Hangin' out with a model Thomas built 10 years ago.



Gibby Zero landing approach.




Mang Vic Tiger Moth on approach.



Relax



SIG Kadet Seniorita rigged for night flight


SIG Kadet Seniorita flight Vid


Night shot of the clubhouse.



Happy Flying!


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Old 11-11-2008, 08:48 AM   #7
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**November 1, 2008 - Saturday**


Sir Joey & Lester DaMan



Ericks Raptor post crash



Sir Joey Sceadu







I got the Raptor crash on video...

Raptor 3D practice.

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Old 11-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #8
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Neat group of fliers there! Looks like a great place to visit. The spot landing was a classic too!
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:55 AM   #9
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Oh Snap we got more Pinoys on here!
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #10
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Go Pinoy! Nice flying field. Are we the only Pinoys in FG?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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Wow mga kababayan!

Thanks RappyMan, I just got into the hobby & it's just nice that I get to hang out with the local group. Glad you liked the spot landing.

Yup AirborneSGT, I'm just grinning like crazy & can't seem to stop smiling when I go flying. How can I not when I'm having so much fun.

Mabuhay tayong lahat mndbndr3d! I hope we are not the only ones here.


If by any remote chance anyone could visit, I'l gladly be your humble guide. I mean it.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:07 PM   #12
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zerodivide present!

hello guys.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:10 AM   #13
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November 8, 2008 - Saturday

Jojo & Gibby



Gibby Formosa



Jojo Trex450S



Gibby C-130


In flight the wings flex


On approach



That is why it is mandatory for pre-flight photo ops sometimes. Zerodivide & his Raptor


I'm just gonna do a hover & finish the tank


Last flight



Then this



about 8 seconds after hitting video:

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November 9, 2008 - Sunday

A 20 year old balsa kit, 10 years old built & covered in Sweden, shipped to the Philippines & flown here.


Thomas with his Classic Red Bipe.



Gaggle shot



C-130 flight



Good flight




Bad flight




Wing 450 V2 - Loops


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Oh man that one twin has seen better days. My dad is from Manila. Most of my family is from there and Baguio. I might be headed there in 09.
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