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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:53 pm

I promised Rusty that I would post a flight report next time I flew since he publicly shamed us here on CEF! Embarassed lol!

So anyway here goes...  The day started with a bang as the skies opened up over the OKC metro area, of course the weather folks blew it again. Seems they are spot on with Tornadoes, but stink with rain reporting. So my 7AM start ended up being a 9AM start.
I arrived at the field and saw the first casualty of the day, an armadillo thought he would dig up our freshly mowed flying field. Unbeknownst to him our field is protected by an armed homeowner.

I was the first to arrive and after breakfast and coffee I fueled up my Ringmaster and shook out the cobwebs. The '53 Fox .35 ran great even though the humidity was high and the temps were creeping up. I gave the tank a shot of vitamin "N" so that helped tremendously.

After a couple flights the "regular crowed shuffled in" we counted no less than 6
Ringmasters on the field today, I found it ironic that during the flyathon we can only muster up a couple Rings, but on a miserable hot and humid day 6 graced the field, go figure!

There were other planes in the que... An Ares, Saturn, T-bird and a couple of 1/2A baby Ringmasters! I am sure you can guess who brought those Laughing

So, we each took turns wringing and slinging. Many good flights put up and I am slowly getting comfortable with doing some of my troubling pattern work. I was afraid to take the Saturn up as I only had .015 lines and that thing really requires .018's with that Ro-Jett .60.

All in all we had a great day, good food and good camaraderie. I wish I hadn't taken such a long break, but my spirits are high now so maybe I'll knock out that Twister bash! We had another unwanted visitor this evening as we packed up. Like a scene from Caddyshack a pocket gopher popped through in the middle of our field. He shared the same fate as the armadillo.

Here are a few pictures of the planes and field, no video, wasn't in the mood as I was watching and flying.






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Post  Kim on Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:08 pm

Excellent Report !!!!
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Post  RknRusty on Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:03 pm

Alright, good going cheers  Thumbs Up . I'm so glad you got out and got all greasy and sweaty. Nothing like being filthy, salty, and sore to make you feel like you had a great day, is it. And it's good to get to fly with a few guys.

Is that your Saturn, or just someone offering to let you fly it? I don't think I know that model. I'd love to be able to fly a big plane. I don't know what my limit is, but I know I can't safely fly a 72 ounce plane in any real wind, Lol, ask me how I know. I'd like to try a 50. I think Ugly Betty is 50, I'll ask Will to let me put up a flight on her. It's his loaner Vector.

Did you use any bandaids, how about blood blisters, spill any fuel on your shoe, did you get a bunch of flights in, what all did you fly, did anybody crash, did your son come...? So many questions bounce Just kidding you. I think I recognize two of your Rings in this picture:


Are you still dabbling in OTS, or were you referring to the PA pattern? It's hard to do any pattern work at all after a layoff.

Bet you'll go to sleep smiling tonight.
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Re: Fun flying in the Oklahoma heat!

Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:46 pm

Yes that's my Saturn, Bob Hunt design. Bought it off a fellow control line guy here in town. It was dirt cheap and came with a Ro-Jett so I couldn't pass it up. Just need to get some .018's so I can fly it. Not messing with Old Time Stunt at the moment.

To answer your other questions ..... No, no, no, yes, Ringmaster, no and yes.

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