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« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2014, 08:29:13 PM »

Ready to test fly. Weight is 280mg, so needs a few mg of ballast. The wing is 60mg, stab 30mg, boom 37mg, motorstick 85mg, prop 68mg.
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« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2014, 03:54:21 AM »

Looks good from this side of the pond Smiley

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« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2014, 12:29:07 PM »

Thanks! I did a test flight in the house and it seems to fly OK> I am glad I saved my rubber stripper "shavings" as I had a bag of some thin strip around .020 wide that seems to be about right. I should be able to test fly next week at the gym. By the way Nick, I have been meaning to email you for some tome on getting some wood. I need some sheets for making F1L props plus some for rolling motorsticks etc. 
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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2014, 05:01:56 AM »

I'd be glad to help Don - send me an email when you're ready.

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« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2014, 01:23:44 PM »

Don, is 1/2A going to be on the list for Kent?
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« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2014, 05:02:55 PM »

Jim,
No it is not on the list. I built it for the postal meet. 

Nick,
Sent you an email with what I am looking for.

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« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2014, 02:32:36 AM »

Hi Don.

I didn't get the email. Did it go to my hotmail address? Maybe it got frozen on the way Undecided

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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2014, 07:44:10 AM »

I sent it to [email protected] I just resent it.
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« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2014, 01:14:16 PM »

That's very odd Don - I didn't get it on either occasion. Please try sending it as a PM here.

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« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2014, 04:59:51 PM »

Sent as a PM.
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« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2014, 05:24:32 PM »

Excellent Don - I got it this time and will get back to you with a PM here soon.

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« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2014, 11:03:56 PM »

Nick,

Sounds good. Thanks!

Now back to my 1/2A model. I went to the gym to fly today and these fly rather well. The flight speed is not as fast as I though it would be for such a small model. I got one test flight about 5 minutes then went to do one more flight with a few extra turns and it was up at the ceiling in about 50 seconds and hit a few girders and went off in a completely different direction right to the wall, and flew above the ducting and landed on top of it against the wall. The section of the ducting it is on is about 3 feet wide and it is square and I can not see the model. So for the moment the model it is lost. The next flying session in two weeks I am going to try a hook and string to try and fish it out but it looks grim  Sad

 
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« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2014, 02:28:43 AM »

Oh b#!*~r.
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« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2014, 05:33:45 AM »

Hi Don
I  fly in a sports hall with heating panels suspended from the roof and I do occasionally get on top of them, in the same way as yourself.  I made a bracket which would hold the top section of my long pole at right angles to the rest of it and fixed a small wireless video camera to the pole, looking along the section held at right angles to the pole.  I can use a small monitor at eye level to steer the pole and recover the model.  I would suggest that you fix a small compact camera to the top of a pole and set it to record video and have a sweep around where you think it may be.  That would steer you in the right direction for your recovery operation.
Good luck with it.
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« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2014, 10:44:39 AM »

Excellent idea Rodney!
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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2014, 05:08:14 PM »

I actually have a small wireless one but was not with me at the time as I never expected that to happen! But I will be back to try and get it down. Hopefully it will still be there at the next flying session. I have never been in the gym when the heaters turn on.

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« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2014, 03:05:22 PM »

I'm in the process of building my fourth 1/2A after losing the first three.  They do tend to get hung up fairly easily.
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« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2014, 07:32:51 PM »

I actually have a small wireless one but was not with me at the time as I never expected that to happen! But I will be back to try and get it down. Hopefully it will still be there at the next flying session. I have never been in the gym when the heaters turn on.

Don 

This is a great suggestion. Anyone have a suggestion for a model to look for?
Preferably streamable to iPad or Laptop?

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« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2014, 09:39:32 PM »

It has been a year now but I was able to get my model down a few days ago. I bought a C-GO1 HD Camera from Horizon Hobby on black friday sale for only $36. It has an app that you can use an ipad as the viewer screen so put the camera on one pole and used another to get it out. I had to use a loop of masking tape to get it but the only damage is a cracked prop spar and the rubber motor was dry rotted. I am amazed it sat there for a whole year undamaged. Only a few feet away was a volleyball. 
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