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« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2017, 04:38:13 PM »

Nothing today, but on Sunday I went to the field and discovered it was full of miniature soccer players*, who tend to appear on all large, flat, grassy surfaces. The alternate field had full sized cricket players, though I think maybe there was room for flying too. I didn't want to push it.


*Sometimes I fear that, with all the scheduled activities, America's upper middle class is raising a generation of total conformists.

Very well put - but to keep on topic this site demonstrates that aeromodellers are very diverse and could not really be described as conformists, regardless of size. There are many varied disciplines practised by different people from all classes.   
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« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2017, 10:18:04 PM »

Took a break from building the Tigercat today and went flying.  Got some promising results from continued trimming of the Little Gem peanut, played with a longer motor for the Tempest, enjoyed the slow cruise of the Waco, caught some nice air with the peanut Zippy Sport and finished off with some jetcat and hand launch gliders.  Great weather - just a nice day to be out flying.

Highlights at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzBorDE5UE

Note the barn swallows chasing Little Gem.

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« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2017, 10:52:42 PM »

Mike I expect you to do well flying out there at the WESTFAC 6 contest. I will be cheering for you.  Thanks for the video coverage of todays activity. These look GREAT.
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« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2017, 10:55:19 PM »

Thanks Allen - wish you could have joined me, it was really nice out there today.  Hope you got good news today and made more progress on the Mite.

Mike
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« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2017, 12:12:23 AM »

Great video Mike. Nice flights!
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« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2017, 10:09:13 PM »

Fitting the battery and timer to my new JouleBox E36. Battery will be mounted internally. Lot's of stuff get's crammed into the pylon!
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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2017, 12:12:13 AM »

 Grin  fixed my p40, the tail broke off so i rebuilt it.  hopefully it will fly.

jim Grin Huh
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« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2017, 05:45:59 AM »

Jim, you just wrote a beautiful haiku! You are a brilliant poet. Give up the scalpel and pick up the pen!
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« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2017, 12:39:40 PM »

I just got back from the FAC Outdoor Champs and Ted Dock contests. At the OC I took second in P-30 with 1 max, and when I left Sunday I was in second place in Phantom Flash with another max. Both maxes were first for me in the respective classes. I'm either getting better, or luckier. Probably a little of both!  Grin

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« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2017, 12:41:20 PM »

I just got back from the FAC Outdoor Champs and Ted Dock contests. At the OC I took second in P-30 with 1 max, and when I left Sunday I was in second place in Phantom Flash with another max. Both maxes were first for me in the respective classes. I'm either getting better, or luckier. Probably a little of both!  Grin

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« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »

It felt awesome!!!
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« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2017, 01:26:27 PM »

I'm with Crabby....Jim, that's a truly beautiful haiku.  I'm going to put that on paper and frame it for my wall. Smiley
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« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2017, 02:15:14 PM »

 Grin  glad you liked the haiku  i tested the p40 and it looks good.  will need to do full power tests.

jim Grin
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« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2017, 05:00:59 PM »

Finished infill and wing saddles on the Diels Tigercat, sanded it all up and did a trial assembly.  Just about ready for covering - five weeks until WestFAC!

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« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2017, 11:24:54 AM »

MKelly that is really looking great. Time is being used very wisely just getting closer to the great trip out to WESTFAC 6. Truly fine craftsmanship.
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« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2017, 11:33:24 AM »

I agree. Mike the Tigercat looks great!
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« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2017, 10:59:56 AM »

It looks great now but just wait until the skin is in place. Then I  don't know what adjectives will adequately describe this Tigercat..
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« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2017, 11:40:48 AM »

Looking at the works of Mike Kelly, Flyguy, Prosper, Don McLellan and other wizards on here has inspired me to pull out my long bench-stalled Piper Navajo Cheiftain. I really don't have far to go here. I am thinking about using thin mylar on the fuse and cover with Esaki because of the glasswork in the cabin area. I may have to use a Peck kit to prime the pumps though. How dry I am!
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« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2017, 10:05:28 PM »

 Grin quick flight to the p40 Q  it's now in the zone, needed a wee bit o weight in the nose.

jim Grin
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« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2017, 12:44:19 AM »

I attached the RDT pigtail to a Black Magic Timer in a Wakefield (F1B).  I'm not that great at soldering and thought I had fried the timer when I plugged the battery in. Turns out that I miscounted and missed the right prong. Everything worked fine once I hooked it all up right.  Roll Eyes My soldering is improving...
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« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2017, 01:23:22 AM »

And all back together. It gets easier each time. There is lots of stuff crammed into that pylon!
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« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2017, 02:56:35 AM »

Kept right at it while I had the soldering gear out. Replaced the battery in a Starlink band burner timer. The original batteries were quite small and didn't last long. I replaced mine with a small connector so I can switch batteries in a snap. Not the smallest/ lightest solution but it will work for what I intend.
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« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2017, 07:31:29 PM »

 Grin  ready for a shock?  i cleaned up my model table Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2017, 07:38:34 PM »

Same! A clean work space is a happy work space.
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« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2017, 10:40:19 AM »

Shame on you Jim! You're making the rest of us jealous.

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