Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Aurora Tornado .049
by ffkiwi Today at 2:03 am

» Cox Bee ID
by OVERLORD Today at 1:41 am

» The Cars are the Stars Contest.
by Cribbs74 Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» Open COX speed event with prizes out to 3rd place in 2 categories
by Marleysky Yesterday at 9:00 pm

» Tether car setup.
by Cribbs74 Yesterday at 6:41 pm

» Buick Riviera
by Ken Cook Yesterday at 5:29 pm

» TeeDee 051 carb sleeve replacement
by Ken Cook Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» Display stands
by rsv1cox Yesterday at 4:19 pm

» Large Cox Parts Lot
by jmcalata Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» What Cox engine is this?
by Jenuine Motor Yesterday at 12:29 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
December-2018
Dave P.'s

"RC Tee Dee 049"



PAST WINNERS
Speed Contest 2018
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
Gallery


World of Aviation

"Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Go down

"Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 am

So, the Breezy Hill gang took a shot at holding our "Black Fly-Day" in spite of the cold rawness of the weather sweeping across the hill yesterday. As often seems the case, we were all getting together AFTER two beautiful Fall days had already passed !!!!

We had eight folks show up through the morning, before we just gave up fighting the winds and passing rain showers. Billy and I retreated to Reid's Harvest House for a post Fun-Fly discussion, and we agreed that it was worth the effort.

Billy logged a couple flights on his trusty Cub, and I got in one flight on the Mavic and two on Mud Dabber. Thomas Boulnois drove up from Sikeston, and put in some laps on his electric coroplast delta.

Thomas' delta and Billy's Cub handled the winds pretty nicely while Mud Dabber rocked and rolled all over the place, with just it's rudder to fight the turbulence.

The old MK1 Trainer had a bad day, with an engine failure on it's second flight. On it's downwind leg to landing, the usually dependable O.S. .35FP in it's snout croaked, and I had to land it downwind while fighting the churned-up air.

Hitting hard, and chucking it's Go Pros, it's tail was damaged again, and apparently rupturing it's fuel tank or the lines inside it's nose. So, it's back to the work table for my old friend.

Still, lots of fun visiting, telling stories, and trying to keep warm around the thumping Salamander heater.

So, here are some moments from our Third Annual Black Fly-Day !!!!










-----------------














................................................................






















Last edited by Kim on Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 pm; edited 3 times in total
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  rsv1cox on Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:33 pm

I hate to see the old Dabber get fractured Kim, but she's a tough old girl and I'm sure you will have her back in the air shortly.  Nice action shot of the happening.  "Low slow and out of ideas" Smile

That's a great site for R/C.  Looks like maybe a C/L circle there too.  Some one put in a bunch of tennis courts side by side.
avatar
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3343
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Marleysky on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:06 pm

Kim, you always take such great pictures. That overhead shot of Bills Cub is awesome. Even the crash pictures are so realistic! Glad you all had a good day, and thanks for sharing !
avatar
Marleysky
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 1929
Join date : 2014-09-28
Age : 66
Location : Grand Rapids, MI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:26 am

Thanks Guys! It was a 'sorta' fun day! We got in our share of yakking and the dinner at the local smorgasbord was great.

I've already gotten Mud Dabber stripped and prepped for surgery. The tail damage wasn't too bad, but I sure could have stood for the tank area NOT getting a dose of raw fuel. But, he'll go again...the old plane has been in a lot worse shape!!!

Glider towing accident 1998:



Thanks Again !!!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:30 am

rsv1cox wrote:

That's a great site for R/C.  Looks like maybe a C/L circle there too.  Some one put in a bunch of tennis courts side by side.

Oh, it's great, though there IS a lot of turbulence from the surrounding tree if the winds get up mush over 10 mph. They guys refer to C/L circle as "The Crop Circle" !!!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  getback on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:40 am

Thumbs Up for you guys getting out there in the cold and having a fun day Thumbs Up That is a Great shot of the Fall foliage ..
 Glad you got the Dabber down so it can make another day , am sure it was a little sticky there for a while with the winds up . Airplane And Thanks As always !! Very Happy


Last edited by getback on Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:41 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : miss spell)
avatar
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 5148
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 61
Location : julian

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  rsv1cox on Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:44 am

But, he'll go again...the old plane has been in a lot worse shape!!

Ok, so the Dabber is a guy. Just a part of my 50/50 getting it wrong life. Smile

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3343
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:59 pm

rsv1cox wrote:But, he'll go again...the old plane has been in a lot worse shape!!

Ok, so the Dabber is a guy.  Just a part of my 50/50 getting it wrong life.  Smile

Bob

Hah! I never thought about it! We COULD just call it a "Whatsit" !!!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Sorry to hear about the Dabber, it’s not like you needed another project!

Oh well, it’s the scars that make us stronger.
avatar
Cribbs74
Moderator

Trusted Seller
Posts : 9951
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 44
Location : Tuttle, OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:25 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Sorry to hear about the Dabber, it’s not like you needed another project!

Oh well, it’s the scars that make us stronger.
 

Yes, always the balance between new builds and maintaining the old dogs.
Got a Chili Fun-Fly next Sunday close to Sikeston, Missouri, and need to pick out something for that, so Little Traveler may be put on deck!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  MauricioB on Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:48 am

Hello Kim ... thank you very much for sharing these experiences !! ... many very good photos.
The details of the forced landing in favor of wind take the prize !.
Thanks to your photos I can appreciate a very nice place to fly .... I am (as you know) very far from your land and many times I visit the google earth to get closer and to know a little more, distant places where I feel that there is a Very good group of people doing what I like.
Tell me Kim, what would be the location of that place ?, simply to locate them geographically.
A hug for everyone and special for you dear friend! Thumbs Up
avatar
MauricioB
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1792
Join date : 2016-02-16
Age : 47

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  andrew on Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:37 am

Tough luck with Ole Daubber, but all the damage looks to be easily in the fixer-upper range. Pics were excellent, though. We had a couple of really nice days recently across the river, but spent them in the workshop drinking coffee and commenting about what a great day to fly it would be.

On a down note, the only decent hobby shop within a 125 miles closed its doors October 31st. It's been especially difficult on us old farts; we would meet for breakfast, then head over the to hobby shop for a few hours of BS and camaraderie, much like gathering around the pot bellied stove at the hardware store. However, the shop owner now has breakfast with us and we then spend the rest of the morning in the workshop of one of our guys. Online sales and the changing complexion of the hobby has made it exceptionally difficult for the LHS to survive; when our generation packs it in, I fear that modeling as we know it may soon follow.

BTW, nice hat. Smile

andrew
avatar
andrew
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1232
Join date : 2011-08-11
Age : 71
Location : Western Kentucky

View user profile http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.batts/ps/POWERSUPPLY.HTM

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Marleysky on Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:42 am

MauricioB wrote:Hello Kim ... thank you very much for sharing these experiences !! ... many very good photos.
The details of the forced landing in favor of wind take the prize !.
Thanks to your photos I can appreciate a very nice place to fly .... I am (as you know) very far from your land and many times I visit the google earth to get closer and to know a little more, distant places where I feel that there is a Very good group of people doing what I like.
Tell me Kim, what would be the location of that place ?, simply to locate them geographically.
A hug for everyone and special for you dear friend! Thumbs Up


https://www.google.com/maps/place/37.926924,+-89.843829/@37.9269367,-89.843832,19z/data=!3m1!1e3
avatar
Marleysky
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 1929
Join date : 2014-09-28
Age : 66
Location : Grand Rapids, MI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:50 am

MauricioB wrote:
Tell me Kim, what would be the location of that place ?, simply to locate them geographically.


Hey Mauricio!

Here you go !!!
I hope that some day, you can visit us!!!!

001 Breezy Hill Rd
Chester, Illinois 62233

or:

37° 55' 36.71" N
89° 50' 38.10" W
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  MauricioB on Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:37 pm

Marleysky wrote:
MauricioB wrote:Hello Kim ... thank you very much for sharing these experiences !! ... many very good photos.
The details of the forced landing in favor of wind take the prize !.
Thanks to your photos I can appreciate a very nice place to fly .... I am (as you know) very far from your land and many times I visit the google earth to get closer and to know a little more, distant places where I feel that there is a Very good group of people doing what I like.
Tell me Kim, what would be the location of that place ?, simply to locate them geographically.
A hug for everyone and special for you dear friend! Thumbs Up


https://www.google.com/maps/place/37.926924,+-89.843829/@37.9269367,-89.843832,19z/data=!3m1!1e3    

Thanks for your kindness!!...
... It's good to be part of this forum ... attitudes like yours, make you feel like saying: "It's good to be part of this forum" Hand Shake
avatar
MauricioB
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1792
Join date : 2016-02-16
Age : 47

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  MauricioB on Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:47 pm

Kim wrote:
MauricioB wrote:
Tell me Kim, what would be the location of that place ?, simply to locate them geographically.


Hey Mauricio!

Here you go !!!
I hope that some day, you can visit us!!!!

001 Breezy Hill Rd
Chester, Illinois 62233

or:

37° 55' 36.71" N
89° 50' 38.10" W

Dear Kim ... thank you ... now I can travel virtually and know more! ...
It would be beautiful at some point to travel and meet you, meet your friends and share a time, get to know each other and then realize that behind a screen or PC there are thousands of people with values, of flesh and blood, who are happy. To strengthen the bonds of friendship. Yes ... you should be my translator, since I do not speak English ... haha, but basically, eating and drinking is something very easy to explain anywhere in the world! .. LOL
You and all one day could also come to my country ... why not ... by the way, Mr. Trump is visiting Argentina these days ... :-)
avatar
MauricioB
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1792
Join date : 2016-02-16
Age : 47

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:36 am

MauricioB wrote:
Yes ... you should be my translator, since I do not speak English ... haha, but basically, eating and drinking is something very easy to explain anywhere in the world!

That is true, my friend !!!!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:56 am

Some video of our "Black Fly-Day" !



https://youtu.be/_sQtgfa-uuQ
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  rsv1cox on Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:22 pm

Got to admit I caught myself smiling several times during the video. Knew what was coming at the end though, looks like you caught a divot. The "is the runway clear?" quote came to mind. Can't be too picky with a dead prop.

The look-down video, such a stable platform. Dare I ask, Drone?

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3343
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Kim on Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:14 pm

rsv1cox wrote:

The look-down video, such a stable platform.  Dare I ask, Drone?

Bob

Yeah....after reading and thinking and reading and thinking for the last six months, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Mavic Pro 2 drone...and like it so much that I'm probably gonna get it's sibling with a zoom lens.



So far, the video/still frame quality has been crazy good, and my plan is to capture footage and stills of my buds' various flying machines.

Night shot of my brother's birthday party around our fire pit with the only source of light being from his yard light:



Gonna try to get more footage of Billy's Cub...if I can talk him into flying in a somewhat straight line !!!
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 6303
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Black Fly-Day" at Breezy Hill !!!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum