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Old 07-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #2011
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^^^^ that plane (love mine) should come with this chair (which I also love)


Get some funny looks from the old-timers, but then again they are the ones who tell me real planes make noise (all mine are electric). Funny part is that while they are telling me this I am flying and they are sitting around BSing or tinkering with glow planes that are far more finicky (here comes the not they are not comments) than any electric I have ever messed with.
Oh hell yes! Must get one of those chairs!
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:04 AM   #2012
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Here are the cell pics...they really did not turn out well....It actually took the tip of the finger off...and I just stuck it back on...I was bleeding like a stuck pig wife made me go to the ER...I was happy just wrapping it up in paper towels.





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Old 07-31-2013, 07:28 AM   #2013
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Here are the cell pics...they really did not turn out well....It actually took the tip of the finger off...and I just stuck it back on...I was bleeding like a stuck pig wife made me go to the ER...I was happy just wrapping it up in paper towels.





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Old 08-01-2013, 11:07 AM   #2014
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Anyone here try Discus Launched gliders?
I built a Quick Flick 2 from the Mountain Models kit a couple years ago. I haven't been able to fly it yet this season, but was getting some pretty good launches last year. Hard to get flights much longer than about a minute if there is no thermal activity down low, though...
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #2015
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #2016
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going out to my weekender this weekend - 1/2 acre
taking my finally finished restored original Supershot and Mitsubishi Rallye Lancer kit to build



got to take some work as well so how much riding and building I dont know
standby for pics

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:43 AM   #2017
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Kinda a shame that the small cars died out a bit....always liked the mini-z....and always wanted one of their F1 or Overland cars.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:50 AM   #2018
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The mini cars were always the most fun..I used to race HPI minis , most fun class I ever ran in ..lightning fast and you didn't have to remortgage the house to have fun

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:40 AM   #2019
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The mini cars were always the most fun..I used to race HPI minis , most fun class I ever ran in ..lightning fast and you didn't have to remortgage the house to have fun

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I still have my HPI mini with a Miata body....4wd and real quick and nimble. Back in the day I was the only one with one and they had me race with the full sized (I guess I will call it that) 1/10 sedans....I would lose pushing matches but I was so much quicker in the twisties they finally said I could not run any longer.

The track I ran at was a carpet track....the 4wd sedans ran rubber tires, they let me run an old RC10DS with foams (I only had 2WD)....they made me stop that as well....with rubber tires I just could not keep up....but darn that car was fun. I really think that old DS was the most fun car I had.....sure miss those days.

That old RC10 buggy in the background I actually raced a few years ago....with a brushed motor geared to the moon with a 5000 bat....that thing was just amazing....extra weight helped with a washboard section, and the gearing made it very fast....I did not dump like in the old days....motor was so hot after but eh who cares....20yr old brushed motor...and it is still very strong....I just don't race it anymore.





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Old 08-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #2020
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Got some stick time in last week on the slope, took out the Ridge Runt and the Easy Star (buddies).



Hoping my head clears up so I can try to get some stick time in this afternoon.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #2021
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Speaking of silent R/Cing.... I'm an airplane guy, but for some reason or other I took a bug and found this on CL... must say it's had a few issues but I'm having a blast... not quite as exciting as flying but still fun, and challenging...



It's all stock, other than the radio which the seller couldn't find. Rigging lines keep parting, but it is a 5 or 6 year old boat. I've re-rigged it wiht spectra line, and hopefully that will be the end of the issues...
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:43 AM   #2022
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*** GRAPHIC PICS ***** stuck my finger in a prop, too...

Oh, almost forgot... I had a run-in with an APC prop a bunch of years ago. Just had a brain fart and reached thru the prop to touch a cowl cheek that looked loose. Our resident Vietnam Vet suggested CA, but I declined and went to get some stitches. Not the best idea... the doc kept numbing the wound, then he would get called away to some other emergency, and by the time he got back the lidocane had worn off. He repeated a couple times, then said that if he gave me another shot I'd get lidocane poisioning, and had the corpsman stitch it up without anesthesia. Very pleasant.
The worst thing is, all the stuff he stitched back together... basically dried up and fell off later on.



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Old 08-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #2023
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So, I took my restored original Supershot out to my weekender. the pics of it tired and broken are when I got, in a green paint job. It was in a pretty poor state. Paid AUD$100 for it (1:1 with US dollar at the time)



Yes, it had two Mooncraft Bigwig wheels, a gold supershot wheel and normal wheel from the other cars of the time.



This pic below is not the normal method of installing these wheels!, they used the large nut as a space, clamped the wheel tight against it.


The front aluminum uprights were all bent as well, it had a hard and abused life. I straightened these out in a vice.

I eventually got the new required parts to restore it, got new radio equipment, a body shell from Team Blue Groove and got it back together.
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The pics were before I started running it around the yard, then the front right lower shock mount broke - fatigue - its 25 years old some of these plastic parts and so that stopped play for the weekend. I have some spares from my Bigwig that doesn't run yet but didn't have them with me.
I have tracked down some new metal shocks in the UK that I like the look of and I think I need to experiment with different shock oil weight, the front works but I suspect that they don't rebound fast enough and so are bottomed out.

The paint scheme really stands out. I local cycling buddy has a vynil cutter 'n stuff at his business so am going to get some decals made as well.

good fun whilst it lasted!

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #2024
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Oh, almost forgot... I had a run-in with an APC prop a bunch of years ago. Just had a brain fart and reached thru the prop to touch a cowl cheek that looked loose. Our resident Vietnam Vet suggested CA, but I declined and went to get some stitches. Not the best idea... the doc kept numbing the wound, then he would get called away to some other emergency, and by the time he got back the lidocane had worn off. He repeated a couple times, then said that if he gave me another shot I'd get lidocane poisioning, and had the corpsman stitch it up without anesthesia. Very pleasant.
The worst thing is, all the stuff he stitched back together... basically dried up and fell off later on.
I would have just CA'd it back together. They have CA bandages too. Or wrap it firmly with Blenderm tape.

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Went and hungout with my fellow slope jackasses today. Went out on the KLR, no more than 5 minutes after having arrived someone threw a transmitter in my hands. Got to fly one of those VTPR aerobats too, interesting airplane..
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:16 PM   #2025
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Took my VisionAire out for a lunch time flight or six..

It was a beautiful day, very clear and warm.


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Running Turnigy G15/810kv and 4S. It rips, but I have a busted bearing in the motor so it's noisy and running at about 80%. New one on order..

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