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I’m going out flying thread 2019

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by BalsaDust, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Looks like Texas is the place to be if you want to go flying.
  2. At least today!!
  3. It was another beautiful day in northern Texas(60 degrees, sunny, and no wind)! Our local quad club did a race. We did 14 rounds of racing. I am sure rusty with them. But it was a heck of a lot of fun!
  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Yesterdays weather was pretty nice. A little chilly and a little breezy, but not enough that it stopped my son and I from doing a Pilot RC duo day. Plenty of sunshine... got four flights in.

    Today however....simply "GORGEOUS"! SUNNY, NO WIND..... 55 degrees. Yes!! Got 6 flights in. 3 on the Baby Yakster. What a fantastic plane. Down on the deck and just standing there in a hover and not even moving. Just too cool.

    I also took Marie. (H9 Mustang) I removed the 2.5 ounces of weight I had epoxied to the tail gear door. First flight she flew just great. I was a little nervous knowing that inevitable landing was coming up. As we all know, taking off is optional. Landings are required. Preferably without incident. So I lined the ole' girl up, pointed the nose down, eased on the power and let her sink. Tapped the gas just a little as she came down and greased that girl in. "FIRST APPROACH"! No go around. Wow! What was so hard about that? I was so excited I couldn't wait to get her airborne again and again. And that is just what I did. Second landing was not quite as smooth. She sat down nice but wasn't done flyin' I guess. She did a little hop and then she settled in. Again, no go around. LOL. Last and final flight I opened her up and did some scorching runway burns and some top side, bottom side photo passes. She may only be stand off scale, but she sure looks good flying again. That little DLE 35 purred right along. I did have an issue with the muffler after the second flight though. Damn thing came loose. Oh well, a little surgery at the field and the muffler bolts were tight again and Marie was ready for another sorty. Last landing was nearly as graceful as the first. Pulled some flap action on and she settled right down. My date with Marie today just makes me all the more excited and anxious to get her big...BIG brother built and airborne. I really didn't want to pack it in and leave the field. It was just that kind of a day. Ah but I guess we all have to come back to reality sooner or later. I hate "adulting". LOL
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  5. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Tried a new club over the weekend. Friendly group of guys, though they mostly fly heli's. They've never seen GS that close before and were thrilled with what they could do.

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  6. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Helicopters aren't the only thing that can hover!!!!
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  7. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    I can finally add my name to the list for 2019. Some of us are a little slower than others.
    Nice day at the field today, and the maiden of the new-to-me Python is finally in the books.
    And yes, it’s a keeper!!

    Need to figure out the Aura on the Flex 170. Bound it to the transmitter, but then nothing. Guess I better read the instructions.


    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
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  8. Another day well spent.

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  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Nice to see you getting out there to do some flying. Plane looks good but what’s going on with the spinner.
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  10. It is really nice to be getting back to a normal life with a routine. Hopefully I will get back to my normal Tuesday and Thursday flying. The spinner got fitted, balanced, and mounted this evening.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019

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