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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:00 pm

This morning I was in Oklahoma City settling down for a normal day of work and this afternoon I was in Wichita Kansas flying with the Wichihawks....Gotta love the super short notice road trips!

Anyway I was able to throw the Clown in the truck and Doug met me at the circles. Tonight was a crappy night for me as I lost my fill tube from my tank when I went inverted, lost a prop during a touch and go that was unplanned and the icing on the cake was Doug's Super Ring eating my lines (again) this resulted in a prop strike and a shaft run on his new Fox .35! I was so confused I sat there and and watched until I realized what was going on and ran to the plane and stuck the nose into the ground.

Never a dull moment in Kansas! Here is a couple pictures and a short video of Doug (Gus the IA) flying his S6

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Post  RknRusty on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:13 pm

I didn't know Doug had a Shoestring. I assume it's his because of the purple. Is the tank purple too, or is that some kind of cheek on the tank side? Can't tell from the pic.
I'm not quite sure I'm picturing how this sequence of events went down... so to speak:
Doug's Super Ring eating my lines (again) this resulted in a prop strike and a shaft run on his new Fox .35! I was so confused I sat there and and watched until I realized what was going on and ran to the plane and stuck the nose into the ground.
No matter if you don't want to talk about it though. Some days... just when you think you're mostly in control.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:23 pm

It's common practice for the Wichihawks to drag the plane off the edge of the circle and leave the lines running across the staging area. 99.9% of the time this is not a problem as the plane rolls over the lines on takeoff. It makes for a quicker turn around for subsequent flight and several fliers. I had always been wary of this practice and Doug's plane ate my lines back in March doing this and I chalked it up to Spectra lines being light and blowing into the prop. This time I was using steel lines on the Clown and it happened yet again.

When his plane caught my lines it dipped the nose and caused the prop to strike the concrete and sheared of both blades. Destroyed my lines in the process.

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The Shoestring tank is covered in coverall or some type of silkspan fabric and blends into the leading edge.
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Post  RknRusty on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:33 am

I guess clubs have different protocols. Wayne is my only source of reference. We pick up the handle and the plane and walk them off to the side and line them up with the planes and lines side by side with enough room to walk the length of the lines between them, with a marker showing the distance of the longest handle so people know to walk around it. Then again, it takes two people to walk it back out to fly, one to the center and one to the launch spot. More tedious but safe.

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Post  Kim on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:32 am

What fun! I'm gonna have to try arranging a trip out there at some point. It MIGHT be possible for our schedules to align ! Got some vacation time building, and this looks like a fun way to spend some of it!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:40 am

Yeah Kim,

I was considering attending the Tulsa Gluedobbers event in the fall. Might be a good place for us to get together.

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Post  Kim on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:15 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Yeah Kim,

I was considering attending the Tulsa Gluedobbers event in the fall. Might be a good place for us to get together.

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Is that this one, or do they have dedicated Control Line get-together planned ?

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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:21 pm

No, I think that is for th RC side of the house/ the gluedobbers have seperate clubs for different disciplines, but I will take a look for the event and get you the details.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:43 pm

Here is a video of Doug flying his Super Ringmaster. The plane flies very well, the Fox .35 is still being broken in. When it leans out it goes like a rocket.

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Re: CL fun flying in Kansas

Post  GUS THE I.A. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:52 pm

Hey, cool, Ron! That was just a little while ago. So much fun, so little time. We are going to fly all day Friday, after the yard gets mowed. Thanks for showing this-and now EVERYONE knows what a doofus I am. Sure is fun, though!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:58 pm

Doofus?

I think not. I only wish I caught all the lazy eights loops and wingovers you pulled off. Last time I was in Wichita level flight was a chore, by next year you probably could fly the pattern.

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Post  GUS THE I.A. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:19 am

Aaaah- it was lack of power, and a good airframe to work with. I think I'm on the right track, now, with the airplanes I have. I think a Nobler would really be the way to go. The Super Ringmaster is great, but I think a Nobler would be smoother. Zing!
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Post  GUS THE I.A. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:34 pm

Update on performance: A club member went to the FOX Mfg Co., and returned with brand new Fox fuel! Now I have a gallon of 5% nitro, 25% castor and 70% methanol. There is NO synthetic lubricant in this fuel. What a huge difference in performance! From one tank of the old fuel, to the next tank of this fuel - Ka-Chow! This really made the engine do what it is supposed to! Very predictable needle setting, etc., etc., etc. Learn something new every day.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:50 pm

Funny,

I ran some Fox fuel through mine in Albequerque NM and didn't notice a big difference from the Crap Omega I was using. At this point I am going to grab a gallon of GMA 10/22. Glad to hear it's working for you. The Super Ring needs some breaking in still.

Glad to hear the Silver Foxx made it there and back safely. He is going to build me up the .35 I gave him, after he is finished with all the Brodak .40's lol.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:05 pm

Here is a short video of Jim flying that Buster in the first picture. Jim is reaquainting himself with CL after a very long break. Gus the IA did the covering job and it looks great!!!

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Post  GUS THE I.A. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:09 pm

We better get back to COX stuff! I flew 24 min, 40 sec, today on the .051. I'm gonna switch the engine onto the Baby Birdie for a while. It's a fun plane to fly. I think the .051 is running better than the .049 with backplate pressure. Also, I did some R.O.Gs. with the STIK, and like, whoopee. It does it. So, the Birdie has no U/C, so hand-launch again. Works for me! I think the guys at the field are getting tired of the STIK, anyway! Mix it up a little! The idea is to show the engine in flight to as many people as possible - not hide it! I have many options for keeping the engine busy, and everyone will see it in public. I'm proud of that little engine!
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