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Old 10-02-2019, 04:10 PM
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:24 PM
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I picked up a 20 year old Hirobo AH-1S Tow Cobra from an estate sale for a couple hundred bucks (they used to sell for something like 2600 bux new!) that is in pretty good shape and already converted to electric. It's got a fairly low head speed so it sounds pretty cool

I spent last week rebuilding the head with new links, changed a few bearings and got her up and flying again. It's 700 size, with 10S electric. My next few steps
1. Convert to flybarless so it has a 2 blade scale head.
2. Fill the holes drilled from the original nitro install, switches, and fill lines and do a re-paint.
3. Add some nav lights.
4. See if I can break the gun turret loose and add a servo that swings it back and forth with the rudder input or on a sequencer.

Anyways, I hope y'all like the pics of something different.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:07 PM
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:57 PM
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Anyone from south FL going to Huckoween? I'm looking to see if someone could shuttle a 60" Edge back with them. I can pick it up in November when I'm down in Naples.


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Old 10-09-2019, 08:08 PM
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Way cool Andy
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:15 PM
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:25 PM
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:26 PM
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Can you believe I had a conscience and chose to delete a comment? I’ll fix that next week! Sure hope you can post for a day or too!
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:55 AM
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Bob with a Conscious? Did we have to take a Class at work about PC ? Lol
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:47 AM
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Like I said, nothing a trip to the Farm won’t cure. Hope to see you there!
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:15 PM
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Preliminary NTSB update on B17G crash. Engines 1,2,&3 we're zero time (SMOH). Engine #4 had 838 hours smoh.
Engine 4 was feathered, engine 3 had one of 3 blades feathered. Pilot entered downwind at about 300 feet and turns to runway was into dead engine.

I have watched several WW2 trainer, bomber, fighter typed take off in recent years and it seems that "babying" engines were more important than first reaching a safe altitude from which to have options to deal with any partial or full emergencies. It is sad because we want to see these planes of history continue.
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:48 AM
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And you k ow that there was no money's spared on those planes , they belong to the Collins Foundation. I always go visit them at American Aero in NSB
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:48 AM
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You think that they may have secured the wrong engine?
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:43 PM
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Everyone have Fun at HOW . I am not going as my Wifey just was released last night from the hospital, after being there for a week .. better to stay home to help her , than to find a new home ...lol
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:49 PM
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Ooh, sorry to hear. Hope she recovers quick! Small crowd so far, but I'm sure it will fill up tomorrow.
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