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Post  Cajun66 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:28 am

My tributes to the gods of gravity, aerodynamics, and overconfidence.



My Mentor is one tough plane. I just need a little larger elevator.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:12 am

Hey, you tried! Get used to your props and planes looking like that for a while. I bet you had fun though!

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Post  Cajun66 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:31 am

Props are cheap. I had a blast. I had one more prop that kept me flying the rest of the evening. I'm getting a handful of extras today and another gallon of fuel.
The "Mentor" is a reinforced foam wing profile plane. The first prop broke at the bottom of an inside loop. The second one bit the dust (literally) when I tried (unintentionally) to land upside down. Had to straighten out the landing gear from the first oops. Other than that, still flying.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:37 am

Wish I had something like that when I was learning. My planes got demolished when I was learning. I got pretty good at quick repairs though.
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Re: First time stunting in 25 years.

Post  pkrankow on Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:05 am

Build 2 or 3 planes that are the same. The fun lasts longer!

You will get over this plowing and planting phase. Takes time and practice, and some dare-doing.

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Re: First time stunting in 25 years.

Post  SuperDave on Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:49 am

re: relearning to fly after a long absense

Confucius say:

"The longest journey begins with the first step."

Over time your reflexes have dulled so remember that it will take time and experience to sharpen them. Don't try anything fancy until your restore your confidence.

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Re: First time stunting in 25 years.

Post  roddie on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:15 pm

This is what I found so "enticing" about the CEF Speed Contest... "level flight"... after not having flown since 1994?  Laughing I'll probably get "spanked hard" by the dizzies though... fall down and wreck my plane..  Rolling Eyes 

Maybe I should throw an engine in my "Cosmic Wind"... and get some practice in with "it" first... yea... I think that might be the safe thing to do.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:19 pm

roddie wrote:This is what I found so "enticing" about the CEF Speed Contest... "level flight"... after not having flown since 1994?  Laughing I'll probably get "spanked hard" by the dizzies though... fall down and wreck my plane..  Rolling Eyes 

Maybe I should throw an engine in my "Cosmic Wind"... and get some practice in with "it" first... yea... I think that might be the safe thing to do.

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Safe? For you maybe not so much for the CW  Very Happy 
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Re: First time stunting in 25 years.

Post  roddie on Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:36 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:
roddie wrote:This is what I found so "enticing" about the CEF Speed Contest... "level flight"... after not having flown since 1994?  Laughing I'll probably get "spanked hard" by the dizzies though... fall down and wreck my plane..  Rolling Eyes 

Maybe I should throw an engine in my "Cosmic Wind"... and get some practice in with "it" first... yea... I think that might be the safe thing to do.

Roddie

Safe? For you maybe not so much for the CW  Very Happy 

 lol! ... The CW could "almost" be a 2nd Speed contest entry... 16" span.. approx. 48 squares.. 13" length.. hmmm...  Popcorn

I wonder how she'd fly with one of my APC 4.75 x 4 props... oh yea... it's gotta' be a "profile"..  DAMMIT!  oh well..
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