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Discussion The I’m going out flying thread 2018

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Buddy5303, Jan 1, 2018.

   
  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Another absolutely amazingly gorgeous day here in Idaho. We sometimes get a nice day in January. But not two perfect flying days back to back.

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    The weather today out classes yesterday in many ways. More even temp and breeze dropped to nearly nothing. So nice in fact, I took off my jacket as it got too warm.

    The Edge performed simply perfect. No other description could suffice. That 106cs is definately a tough act to follow. Twisting the same Falcon 29x9 as my son's DLE 120. And literally rips the snot out of it. Of course I had to do a couple of full speed knife edge passes and toss in a double snap along the way. Love it when it will snap so fast the rotation stops with the opposite wing up. Then you continue and do another snap the other way and the rotation brings the original wing back to top. Talk about ridiculous wild.
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    Shayne's 330 performed so sweetly too. Dang, we definately took advantage this weekend. Daddy been needing a little flight time sumthun fearce.
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    Ah but it's back to the real world and reality tomorrow. Ugh! Lol.
     
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  2. It was a beautiful day here yesterday! I added some down thrust to my Uproar and its flying characteristics got MUCH better. I also went to the “Dark Side” and maidened an FPV quad... looking to race them a little:)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    Finally got to fly a couple tanks of fuel before my night shift. First flight was great, took a bit to get some fuel in the carb.... been a while I guess. Second flight ended with a dead stick. Did a high g slow maneuver that I’m guessing killed the engine. Did not blip the throttle prior and I’m guessing it’s a little leaner with the 36F temp now. And yes I was using an idle up switch.
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    It was pretty close to flipping over. But managed to kill some air/ground speed by slipping and skidding before hitting the weeds. No damage. Dare I say first dead stick of 2018???

    Man my hands got a little cold after 12min of flying, the wings were even getting frosty!


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  4. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    Hard to believe all the way up in Alaska and looking at the photo you have no snow the ground it is bare. Good flying yes it is hard on the hands at that temperature, bottom line is you are out there flying.
     
  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Looks like a "Bush Pilots" flying "Field of Dreams" too! :yesss:.
     
  6. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    We actually had a tropical storm push a bunch of warm air up north. Broke temp records! I saw 58 F ! Melted the snow especially with all the rain that came with it.
    But don’t worry it’s 28 now


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  7. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Beautiful day today :). High at the field was 56 and barely any wind. Copious amounts of sunshine and blue sky. Sure beats that blasted cold that I hope is gone for another 10 years.
    Flew the 26cc Edge and QQ300 for a nice flight total of 7. To busy flying to get any pics or vid :on_the_go:. Best cold remedy ever. I highly recommend it :big-grin:.
     
  8. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

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    Teaching a friend to fly, not sure what really happened. This plane has a few features like hold mode and auto land. It was foggy with an ice covered runway surrounded by trees.
    Holding pattern worked, auto land not so much with trees all around, it wanted to circle wide and decent which with trees around it could not and seemed pretty random for a base leg approach. Need an open field to try that feature out.
    So he took off, flew around, started getting a little far so I said to push the button into a holding pattern, which due to a miscommunication I believe it went into auto land mode and it turned right... unresponsive to any control, so I said push the button again to abort. . . Nothing. Continued a right coordinated turn. It was disappearing into the fog so I took the transmitter and still unresponsive to anything. It flew by itself in a level coordinated 10-15 sec right hand turn before meeting the terrain. Read over the manual and turns out it does this when there is no connection for 35 sec before entering an auto land or when connection is restored. So a loss of connection.... interesting.
    We hiked into the woods and wiggled the TX sticks until we heard something. Luckily that worked and eventually found it suspended by some devils club on a hill side. I was shocked it made it that close to the ground!! That was a win in my book. But needs a new elevator, and prop. Just happy it wasn’t at the top of a tree. Cool product, just need some more space for it to work as it was designed.

    On a side note, I flew the laser in the misty sky, upped the idle up and seems much happier. Got too foggy so I stopped flying.

    My 60” extra was acting a little funny, engine lacked throttle response from time to time, kinda like you left the choke on. From idle to blipping the throttle is would just mush. Hmmmm 36F our, so maybe the battery was just cold, dunno.


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  9. There was one of those at our field a couple months ago. The auto land worked amazing. Even in the strong winds we had that day. But it sorta takes the fun out of flying IMO.
     
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  10. Luchnia

    Luchnia 70cc twin V2

    Supposed to be in the sixties here today. Most of the snow melted away yesterday. It is really wet and messy, but still should be a nice flying evening.
     
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