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Posted by GMoney | 06-28-2010 @ 11:53 AM | 9,353 Views
Like most things its never easy. I was hoping to leave Thursday morning early (4 a.m.) but the old truck had other ideas so I spent Thursday installing new wheel bearings, changing the oil (3 1/2 gallons) a new belt tensioner and new serpentine belt. With all that behind me I loaded up and got under way after two hours of sleep and left at 4:15 a.m.. I go there in just under 5 hours and got straight to the business of flying. I spent the next 80 hours, flying, BS'ing, eating, more BS'ing, Sweeting a ton ( lost 6lbs) sleeping very little (7 total hours). I cant tell you guys how much I love going to vents but when its an event like this one with huge event sponsors and 75 pilots with the same exact purpose to have fun.. That is it smile, laugh, fly and just enjoy what Hot Springs had to offer, A kick ass host club, perfect weather and hundreds of the best people this hobby has to offer. I was going to be done until the Tri State shoot out in Ocotober but with an empty bank account and no real job to speak of I will to what I have to to get to another Huckfest in 2010 Ohio is next and its only 48 hours of driving,, I need some road partners, I need more HUCKFEST. I am still buzzing from the trip. I did sleep almost 18 hours straight when I finally got home.. I hope to see you and meet you at an event in your back yard,

Gmoney
Posted by naldin | 06-24-2010 @ 09:47 AM | 3,636 Views
Lovely for one and hated for other, we into in this category. We liked it, following the same line of shock flyer, low coast and very funny.

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Posted by naldin | 06-22-2010 @ 11:32 PM | 3,589 Views
Flying over the car.
Posted by hsfrok | 06-22-2010 @ 02:50 PM | 2,241 Views
Hello,
Anybody out there have a Pica Spitfire 1/5 scale Plan? Thanks much.

V/r
An
Posted by DiabloKid | 06-13-2010 @ 05:50 PM | 6,293 Views
now this is cool, user blogs! I dont have much to say but I would like for you all to check out my new website. I am starting a site that will showcase ARF reviews.

ARF Planes
Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 07:36 PM | 3,689 Views
My friend Pengo and his Yak55M painted by him
Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 07:24 PM | 3,572 Views
Milling on Yak55M and beautiful paint. The milling relieved 8g of weight.
Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 07:05 PM | 3,781 Views
After the building the Yak 55M I decided reduce a little its size to fit on one depron sheet of the RCFoam. The flight characteristics remained the same.

The reduced plan is HERE.
Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 06:28 PM | 3,482 Views
The horns easily building with used credit cards and good patience, stay great and result in good command of motion surface.
Posted by naldin | 06-12-2010 @ 06:11 PM | 3,660 Views
New Yak55 depron paint by my friend Pengo.
Posted by R. C. Day | 06-06-2010 @ 08:08 PM | 2,860 Views
Brian,

Did you ever find a copy of the Pitts Special manual?

I am picking up two of them (well used) at the end of the month and sure need a manual too.

Thanks,
R.C.


Quote:
Originally Posted by skypilot_one View Post
Hello,

I lost the manual page with the parts photo of the plywood sheets with the letters to tell whats what in the kit. Does anyone have a copy they could photograph or scan and email?

Regards,

Brian

Thank you Jon for the information.

Posted by dogman1 | 06-04-2010 @ 08:45 PM | 2,418 Views
How does a sbach 345 fly?
I have a 35% TOC yack 54, does it fly like that or more like a 260 or an edge?
Posted by GMoney | 06-04-2010 @ 11:05 AM | 9,254 Views
Well it never fails when its time to load up and hit an event there are a million "little things" that need to get done. You know wash the truck, check the oil, check tire pressure. Then there is the trailer that is a disaster from the weeks of flying. Where is the IPOD? is the battery charged? Do I have enough fuel. So last night I started getting things ready and I'm running around like a fool and my wife with cocktail in hand is just standing back watching with that ever so popular smirk. I get a glance and I ask "What" her reply, You think I'm bad when we go places you should see yourself all worked up over what a bunch of Old, over weight, grown men that play with toy airplanes. You are truly pathetic you dont put that much energy into family weekends. Then she pauses and says! Honey would you like me to lay out your clothes for the day? How many of you get the same treatment? I'm sorry that some of the best days of my life have been hanging out with guys in the middle of nowhere playing with toy airplanes. Not to be deterred I gave her the finger pushed her aside and kept at it.. 3DHS shop gig Saturday Dallas TX. I'm coming!

Gmoney
Posted by fitecrc | 06-01-2010 @ 04:10 AM | 3,432 Views
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Posted by fitecrc | 06-01-2010 @ 04:09 AM | 3,431 Views
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- Fitec has newly introduced digital servo specifically for small and medium sized electric helicopter. This servo has a very high speed and precise controling performance.It can be applied to 450-600 level electric helicopter. At the voltage of 4.8V,it can reach 0.09s/60 high response rate and up to <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 /><ST1:CHMETCNV w:st="on" tcsc="0" numbertype="1" negative="False" hasspace="True" sourcevalue="2" unitname="kg">2 kg</ST1:CHMETCNV> of torque, its performance is similar with the FUTABA 9257<O:P></O:P>
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Posted by GMoney | 05-24-2010 @ 10:46 AM | 9,661 Views
Well, even with all my great planning to get out and get to new friends and new events. I forgot one key factor. "Honey Do's" Ah, well with the role reversal I have been thrust into the last 1 1/2 years I sometimes lose track of time and dates other than flying events of course. Well the wife got home late on Friday and of course I am loading up the trailer and getting the ice chest ready when she says "Hey aren't you going to paint the kitchen, kitchen cabinets this weekend?" I of course replied
"NO" then she swiftly reminded me that memorial weekend is just days away and we have family and friends coming out to the house and I said I would help her out with that before family arrived.. "DOH" Not all hopes were lost I did manage to bag ten flights with my charger foamie. (Hate to see charged batts go to waste). All in all a good weekend with the kids pitching in hitting a baseball game and paint lots and lots of paint. OK, so next weekend for those of you that are airplane Nutz like me, family weekend coming up.. Next up June 5th 3DHS gig in Dallas, TX..


G$
Posted by jpspop | 05-21-2010 @ 10:23 AM | 2,184 Views
REMOVED OLD CHAINSAW ENGINE WANT TO GET A NEW ONE WHAT CC ?? FOR MY 230 EXTRA 20 LB 8FT WING SPAN FIRST BIG BIRD.
Posted by GMoney | 05-20-2010 @ 10:47 AM | 9,730 Views
Well its June in Texas and the only thing I look forward to is my long list of events and fun flys that are on my list. Not a day goes by I don't check my calendar or go to the AMA website to check if more events have been posted. I don't care helo's, float fly's, fun fly's, club picnic's, giant scale 3D, electric only,**** I will go to a damn scale event or even glider events.Heck I showed up to a club picnic and I wasn't even a member never even flown there just saw it thought I could get there. I just hate the week days when there are no events. I go to the club field at least a couple days a week sometimes just to watch the grass grow or the birds flying around. I have it so bad I may have to go to meetings again. When I first started in the hobby I got like this but all internal club crap and club events never going far from home.. Now that I know whats out there I only think about getting on the road and meeting new people. Ok, this weekend a Big bird in Mt. pleasant, then a Helo event in Dallas.Then a long week of no new friends.. Man really need to get to the nall in 2011 I think that event could hold me over for the long winter.. Or simply drive me nuts..

Ok, enough rambling storm is a couple hours away I think I'll go fly..

Late
G$