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Post  Cribbs74 Sat May 26, 2018 7:32 pm

After a 7 month lapse in any sort of flying I am happy to say that I was able to get out and get some handle time today.

Pretty hot and muggy here in Oklahoma. The winds were way down though and the skies clear. I was able to get 10 flights in before calling it quits. I flew the S1 for the first few flights of the day, glad I did because I was rusty and pancaked it on the bottom of a vertical eight. Just bent gear and a hole in the wing, no biggie. I field repaired it and flew a couple more times.

After that I rigged up the full fuse Twister and got to work on the pattern. I was glad that I still could get through it, even though it was ugly. I need to hit a contest here soon. I am going to bypass beginner and just do intermediate.

All in all a good day, need to be doing this more often.

Happy Landings!

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Post  Ken Cook Sat May 26, 2018 8:08 pm

Good stuff Ron. Tomorrow, the Philly Fliers are having our annual picnic. Were also having 1/2A Day. Unfortunately, I'm bringing the bigguns for the day. This isn't going to leave much room. My F-82 Mustang which is 67" wingspan . I got the giant Ringmaster ready and the giant Flite Streak. Here's the big Ringmaster .61 powered with a Baby Ring on it's wing.

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Post  Cribbs74 Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm

That’s going to give a nice tug on the arm! I have a Saturn that is powered by a Ro-Jett .61 and it flys well, but I don’t like the pull. I can handle it, but it’s hard to keep my footing. Have a good time tomorrow! Those planes look great!

BTW, I flew the Ringmaster with the ‘54 Fox you looked over. Engine worked flawlessly. Thanks for fixing it up.

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Post  getback Sun May 27, 2018 8:54 am

What no video or pics ? Glad you got out and was able to have some FUN with little damage . Hope it clears for you Ken , so you can fly that monster !! Airplane sunny
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun May 27, 2018 9:15 am

getback wrote:What no video or pics ? Glad you got out and was able to have some FUN with little damage . Hope it clears for you Ken , so you can fly that monster !! Airplane sunny

Nope, didn’t think you guys would be interested in seeing the same old planes doing the same old stunts. Nothing new was on the field. Next time I’ll take some pictures.

That little mishap was something of a surprise, I haven’t hit the ground in over 2 yrs. My Ringmaster is showing it’s age, it’s been through a lot and it’s been repaired multiple times. It’s up around 43oz now and it doesn’t turn like it used to. I just fly it now for fun or when I have taken a long break. I am waiting for the wing to fold and then I’ll scrap it.

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Post  Ken Cook Sun May 27, 2018 6:00 pm

We had a blast today. Our picnic was cancelled and I was already at the field. It was pouring rain. I said I'm here and I'm flying. My son and I readied the big Ring and flew it in a downpour. We brought the giant Flite Streak and Magician as well. The rains subsided after two hours and we were underwear soaked. I kept flying and dried out after about 3 hours of flying. We burned a entire gallon of fuel today which really surprised us both. A few other members joined us and we all took turns flying the giants. It was a good day.
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun May 27, 2018 6:58 pm

Now that’s how it’s done!

That should be a lesson for all of us. Glad you had a good time, wish I was there flying with you guys.

Too bad about the picnic, although you probably didn’t suffer from the after lunch downer.



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Post  Ken Cook Mon May 28, 2018 3:52 am

The large behemoth's https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/pcb.2003369203066537/2003369086399882/?type=3&theater

It's hard to get a good perspective on how large these profiles really are. In the one picture is Dan's Firecat which is essentially a 42" Ringmaster. I can't take credit for building these. A fellow flyer has provided me with these planes which I can't thank him enough for doing so. It's good to see them flying. The Magician was flown for the first time today and we did quite a bit of tweaking on all of them. There's really nothing like the growling sound of these .60 sized engines. They're really user friendly.
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Post  getback Mon May 28, 2018 9:26 am

Way to go guys , glad the weather cleared for you . The planes look great ! You are truly an inspiration !
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Post  RknRusty Tue May 29, 2018 11:56 am

That's great, I'm glad I finally checked in to see what everyone is up to. You got a lot of flights, Ron, if I get half that many I consider it a busy day. Ken I can't imagine using a gallon in a day, but your big engines account for a lot of that. Good for y'all - rain and all. I've had some of my best days when everybody else bugged out, scared of wind or rain.

We had a meeting at Congaree Saturday and I enjoyed getting out with all my friends. I didn't take a plane because I still have sutures in my hand and the flight surgeon forbade me to fly. But.. but... but... NO!, he said. Remember the time something happened and you came in here with a ripped tendon??? Referring to the time the Ukey folded a wing at Huntersville and it tried to take my arm with it, Lol. Okay, Doc, I'm offially humbled. But I get the stitches out today, so maybe I can post something in the Flying Discussions soon.

Y'all keep on flying and posting your reports!
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue May 29, 2018 7:23 pm

Ken Cook wrote:The large behemoth's
Facebook: Philly Fliers CL Group Photos

It's hard to get a good perspective on how large these profiles really are. In the one picture is Dan's Firecat which is essentially a 42" Ringmaster. I can't take credit for building these. A fellow flyer has provided me with these planes which I can't thank him enough for doing so. It's good to see them flying. The Magician was flown for the first time today and we did quite a bit of tweaking on all of them. There's really nothing like the growling sound of these .60 sized engines. They're really user friendly.

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Nice assortment of planes not to mention also shots of them flying on Facebook, sounded like real fun. Thumbs Up
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Post  RknRusty Tue May 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Is that Shawn!?... dang, he's a grownup now. Tell him Rusty said Hi. Looking forward to seeing y'all in October.
make the motel reservations now. Tell them you're with the airplane contest, and they'll let you cancel right up to check-in time.
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Post  Ken Cook Tue May 29, 2018 9:59 pm

Rusty, that's Shawn all right. He's pretty tall nowadays he also needs to shave. He put up fifteen flights on the giant Ring and at least 6 on the Magician. The large Flite Streak kept him preoccupied. The Streak has the Evolution .60 on it. I'm very impressed with that engine. Sadly, it never made control line status which makes no sense to me. The Evo is a .60 size engine in a .46 case. It weighs only a few grams more than a Tiger .60 with modern internals. It also does the pattern using 5 oz's of fuel compared to 7 on the Tiger. The EVO sold for $129.00. Tiger .60's even today command almost double that price with no parts support. Unfortunately, just like the EVO .36 Horizon put them both on the chopping block discontinuing them and offering little to no parts. The Magician is using a Enya .60 which to me was very impressive and had a terrific growl to it.
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Post  londke3 Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 pm

I reeeaaalllllyyy hope I get to see the F-82 at Brodaks this year. Of course I won't mind seeing you and Shawn as well. lol!
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Post  oldguy Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am

Wow. Very nice planes. That must have been a ball flying in the rain. Those planes are massive, I can't imagine the pull. Very nice. Thumbs Up
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