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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Bring it to the Midwest fly in Saturday. I’ll see you there. :way_to_go:
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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    It's not exactly a "Big Bird" so I think they may frown on that at the Big Bird fly in. Besides it needs the fabric runway that runs east west, and that will be closed during the big bird.
    I also have to admit I have an issue with having to pay to fly at my own field.
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  3. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Sounds like my club but they got rid of letting GS planes fly and membership is next to nothing now. Last time I drove by it had a bunch of FPV quad obstructions all over the run way and only two people quad racing. I won't be re-newing :thumbsdown:.

    On a happier note did get the repair finished to the 330sc wing :). Just need to hunt down some scrap black, white and red ultra coat.....
    and a fuselage :laughing:.

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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Planes of all sizes are welcome at our club, thankfully. Most of us like to keep the bigger airplanes on the north south grass runway for noise reasons. The fabric runway runs east west so the smaller guys stay over there for the most part. During our Warbird and Classic event and during the Big Bird Fly-in they usually close the east west unless it's absolutely necessary to use it. the reason is there is a crabbie old woman that lives just out of frame on the lower left corner of the picture below and we try our best not to get her on the warpath. We own the field, but that doesn't mean you can fly airplanes on it in today's sue-happy world. Things have been calm for several years now, and we'd like to keep it that way.

    If there is a east or west wind we will takeoff and land on the east west runway when flying gas, but we try not to fly on the west end unless you have to.

    As you see we have lots of shade at our field and the best part is there isn't a single tree anywhere near where you fly. They are all behind you.

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  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Our new club location is in the mountains. Makes for a very interesting landing. I'll take some photos.
  6. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Please do. I saw on the national news tonight a "Turbo" D'nd Beaver with floats made a mountain landing in Alaska! All aboard survived.
  7. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Now that's a fine site you and Mike got there. Looks as if it should be on RF 7.5. If it were I'm sure the "crabby old woman" corner would cause your plane to explode! :cautious::oops:....

    My club field was a beautiful place to fly too and I have such fond memories but things change (for better for worse) so all we can do is march forward and try to make things for the better. Where I fly now is also beautiful and just about any size and type of plane can be flown there.
    So glad the owner has extended his welcome. He is an active Ag pilot.
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  8. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Yeah if my club started limiting the size plane we could fly then I would be gone in a heart beat. Only limitation we have is no turbines and that’s because we fly on an Army base.
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  9. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Working on my Stick right now to it get back flying found some Grade 8 bolts for the wheels hope they do the trick. And remembered that still have a 3 bladed prop for the engine. Getting all installed and will lower the tyres down to 10 psi and see if it stays together. The day looks good for flying so as soon as it is all done I will be on my out to the flying field.
  10. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Wow... you guys have been busy. I haven't been to this little shop for a while. I get sidetracked and all y'all work on schtuff. Cool...
    I actually did do something not airplane related. Well, not totally related. Maybe the airplane hauler. Lol. A few years and a few miles have started to show the use my little red rocket has been getting.
    But I guess that is normal when ya gotta fly. I've put 65000 miles on her since I purchased her and dang she's been an awesome "Red Head Haulin'" truck. I figure she's worth a few bucks huh? The console lid leather was starting to crack and the driver's side leather seat stitching is starting to pull loose. So what do we do? Order up the replacement leather covers
    See? I can cover auto upholstery too. Lol. Tonight I'm going to do the console lid and hopefully find time this weekend to do my driver's side seat. It's really not a difficult task. Remove lid, remove old staples. Then remove worn console lid cover. Reverse the process to install.
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    Sorry the pictures are not in order. That's the supervisors fault. He wasn't keeping me on a tight leash.

    It looks good as new and very pleased now. Yes! I think I can do the seat just fine. Lol
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