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« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2019, 04:46:07 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER 30"  Dumas kit
FLIGHT REPORT #16                 SAT MAY 18 2019
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     Of course, the flights were too fast, as one would think when you use and extra third of rubber, more than the  four strand  3/16" rubber that gave me better, slower flights, where the rubber transitions better to running out the rubber more slowly, and preserving a forward aspect of the flight on landing -  as opposed to straight down almost.

Pic #1     2280     Going left.
Pic #2     2281     Out high going left.
Pic #3     2282     40 degree banking turn left.
Pic #4     2283     Ready to plummet at the end of the flight.
Pic #5     2284     Bad pic -  plummeting down on a 45 degree angle.
Pic #6     2285     Here is how it finishes high and then plummets down.  

    When we got back, the weather was at 2:25PM,  61 deg F (feels like 59 deg F), Winds blowing from the East at 8 mph, gusting to 12 mph, 77% humidity.   And there was no damage, thanks to the deep grass.

LASTWOODSMAN & Trapper
Richard
End of Flight Report #16

PS   All of this nice green space all the way to the Blue Indoor tennis court building, is two American baseball diamonds.    We are now losing all of this green space, because the City is using it to build a new Greenhouse because the old Greenhouse is falling apart.  Goodbye to the worm feeding grounds for the countless large flocks of many migrating birds, and the ones that live off of it ...  Jackson Park shrinks ever further.  Plus, the middle of the baseball diamonds and Cricket field had no lights at night - it was great for stargazing ...
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« Reply #201 on: July 02, 2019, 11:49:03 AM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER  30"   Dumas kit
FLIGHT REPORT #17                 SAT MAY 26 2019

     Mandrake and Bloodroot took off the 8 strand 1/8" rubber motor, and built a new 4 strand, 3/16",  twelve inch long, rubber motor, knotted from some old rubber, while waiting for the new rubber order.   Prop hook to rear peg is 13 inches.   So we were just going for some hand wind flights.
     We flew a total of 10 flights.   The first three flights were in the Cricket Field.   The Cricket players had their stakes in, but they let me get in three flights before everyone got there for the game.  Then we went to the American Baseball Diamonds in the back, where the grass was really big.   Just finger wind flights, no records, 7 to 12 second flights, keeping it in the field, with nice soft landings, just to get out there in the emerald greenery.   I tried to plan the flights so as to not land on those wooden peg stakes on the Cricket Pitch.

At 10:00 AM, the weather was 63 deg F (feels like 63), winds blowing 7 mph from the NorthEast, gusting to 11 mph,  72% humidity.

Pic #1     2293      The walk out through Jackson Park.     
The Cricket players allowed me three flights in the Cricket Field before they all showed up and started warming up for the game.   I tried not to land on those wooden pegs on the pitch.
Pic #2     2294     Sailing out nicely over a carpet of green.
Pic #3     2295     Full wet Spring flight.
Pic #4     2296     The Rearwin is flying half way up the trees, just above and to the left of the turquoise (?) outdoor tennis fencing.
Pic #5     2297     The dandelion flowers are almost done.

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« Reply #202 on: July 02, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER 30"   Dumas kit
FLIGHT REPORT #17                 SAT MAY 26 2019
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Now we are at the Baseball Diamond field for flights four through ten.   Really nice grass here too.

Pic #1     2298     Two continuous pics of the Base ball Diamond field.
Pic #2     2299     They tried to mow the edge of the grass but it was too wet.   The Speedster is flying just  to the left of the top of the lone hydro pole.
Pic #3     2300     Here is a lucky landing, LOL  ie.  NOT in the mud.   Grin
Pic #4     2301     Another view -  Trapper and my backpack are in the background from where it was launched.
Pic #5     2302     The grass is nice and deep and thick, even after mowing ....

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« Reply #203 on: July 02, 2019, 12:00:18 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #17                 SAT MAY 26 2019
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Pic #1     2303     Another flight goes out sailing left, and staying in the grass outfield, and staying short of the fence.
Pic #2     2304     Soft landing.  The plane sits showing up white on the intense, verdant green grass, way out there at the bottom of the fence line.
Pic #3     2305     Close up of the above landing.
Pic #4     2306     An even closer look and the landing.  How is that for color?
Pic #5     2307     The Rearwin resting on a towel (things are still very wet),  fluffed up and supported by a bed of high grass.
Pic #6     2308     Another flight out low and turning left.

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« Reply #204 on: July 02, 2019, 12:07:54 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER  30"   Dumas kit
FLIGHT REPORT #17                 SAT MAY 26 2019
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Pic #1     2309     I can't resist these Springtime grass pics.
Pic #2     2310     On the walk back home now.  The Cricket players are about to start a game.
Pic #3     2311     Wery little wind on the flag by the Spitfire and Hurricane replicas, on the walk back home.
Pic #4     2312     Here we are laying around the deep and freshly cut grass on this grassy knoll, atop which sit the Spit and Hurri replicas.
Pic #5     2313     Really getting hot and muggy -  you really need good "Wellingtons" (rubber) boots when the park is this wet though.

       I think just like everywhere else, we had a LOT of rain this spring, and the ground was always saturated - even a small rainfall would cause standing water puddles, and farmers' fields got flooded out, putting them behind planting by at least one month.
       But looking back on it all now, these are, right now, the good ol' days of Free Flight rubber powered small park flying.   Cheesy Grin  There are still no actual signs prohibiting flying   Huh  , in our park yet, to spoil it all ...

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Richard
End of Flight Report #17 Sunday May 26 2019
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« Reply #205 on: July 03, 2019, 03:41:21 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #18                 FRI MAY 31 2019

     The weather at  10:45 AM  was  64 deg F (64),  winds blowing from the South West at 4 mph, gusting to 7 mph,  73% humidity.
     We had eight flights, all finger wound, using an old 12" four strand,  3/16"  knotted rubber motor (prop hook to rear peg is 13").     The flights were all 12 to 20 seconds long, with the max flight of 20 sec using 250 finger winds of the motor.
     Here are the pics ...

Pic #1     2314     The walk out to the Cricket Field.
Pic #2     2315     The grass has gone to seed.
Pic #3     2316     Freshly mowed long grass on the Cricket Field.
Pic #4     2317     Still quite soggy out there.
Pic #5     2318     Climbing left.

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« Reply #206 on: July 03, 2019, 03:47:52 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER 30"   Dumas kit
FLIGHT REPORT #18                 FRI MAY 31 2019
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Pic #1     2319     Empty shot of the Cricket Field.   The land in our County is as flat as a board, just like the Cricket Field.
Pic #2     2320     Leveling off.
Pic #3     2321     Crosswind left turn.
Pic #4     2322     Hard to see - in line with the Spit and Hurri, and going down left at 45 degrees.
Pic #5     2323     Two colors -  green and blue.
Pic #6      2324     On the walk back home.   

     All was going well, but the rubber broke a strand, so we went home.

     We got home at 12:05 PM  and the weather now was 72 deg F ( feels like 77 deg F ),  winds blowing from the South West at  6 mph, gusting to 9 mph, 65% humidity.

LASTWOODSMAN
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The end of Flight Report #18

One more Flight Report ( #19 ) left to post - the crashes of Friday June 14,  2019.
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« Reply #207 on: July 03, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »

It's good to see this log of flights being completed Richard. You do deserve a larger flying area.

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« Reply #208 on: July 05, 2019, 06:40:11 AM »

     Dear Ratz, would you please fix up the pics in my thread?   They are now not showing expanded from a blank thumbnail, like they have always done.   I have to click on them to get them to even show, right beside pics that do work.  Why are they doing that?   Am I doing something wrong?
Here are a three examples -  there are lots more ...

Pics not working,  Pics not working 2,  Pics not working 3

Thank you.

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« Reply #209 on: July 12, 2019, 04:10:25 AM »

Hi Ratz.   I am still having problems with my pics in this thread.   They are still not working.   They worked fine before.   Am I doing something wrong?     Can I please get some help with this?   Thanks.

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« Reply #210 on: July 14, 2019, 02:23:24 PM »

Hi Ratz.  My pics seem to be working  fine now.   Thanks so much.

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