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State College, PA
November 2005
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Been a while...
I realize it's been a long time since my last post. In the meantime I retired from the Navy and moved to State College, PA....home of Penn State.

Found a great club and good bunch of guys in the State College RC club. Flying off grass again, which has both advantages and disadvantages. I like the smaller planes, but that's tough as the wheels are too small for grass. Looking to do more belly landers though, so bought a Sig Wonder. It's still in the box, but hope to start it soon.
  Posted by:  franklin_m on February 05 2011
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My new favorite plane!

Quite by accident, I stumbled upon the Stevens Aeromodel Adrenaline Rush short kit.  I decided to upgrade the Pico Stik with a slightly more powerful motor and, as a result, had this brushed 12mm motor without a home. So I got online and did some searching for a park flyer that can handle some wind. Here in the San Joaquin Valley, there always seems to be some wind, and my Pico Stik doesn't do well in the wind.

So, that got me to the Adrenaline Rush. It flew pretty well on the 12mm brushed motor, but it came alive on the Feigao 12mm brushless. Oh my! It's rapidly becoming my favorite plane. 

  Posted by:  franklin_m on February 02 2008
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"We can rebuild him..."
Well, the demise of the DuraPlane is documented in my previous post, so the issue became what to do with all the servos etc. I decided to go low cost, and yet have something pretty low stress to fly, so it could serve as a crummy weather flyer or a good warm-up flyer. I settled on the Phoenix Models Sonic 25 Low Wing. Kit was great, though I could not get the darned thing to balance with my brand new OS .25LA. So, if I've got to add weight to the nose, might as well get some work out of it. So I took the well worn OS 40FP from the DuraPlane and used it. It balanced perfectly! Plane is shown in the pictures. It can takeoff at 1/2 throttle and has power to spare. I used a larger diameter lower pitch prop to avoid any overspeed problems. It works great and helps the idle as well.
  Posted by:  franklin_m on November 20 2007
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Finally retired the DuraPlane

Well, after a year of steady flying, including no less than 4 gallons of fuel through it, I finally retired the DuraPlane 40 this past Sunday. The covering was delaminating from the stablizer and the wing, and it had it's share of bumps and bruises. Coup de grace came when, after managing to get it into a really pretty flat spin, it lawn darted on recovery. It's repairable (bent nose gear and broken prop mostly), but it's at the point where I say "why bother."

Did use it as an excuse to fly my Staudacher and new Sig Somthin' Extra more. Maiden flight on the latter was this past weekend, and it flew like a dream.

  Posted by:  franklin_m on November 06 2007
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Parkflyers can be a lot of fun!

I think I'm hooked on the parkflyer thing. On a trip to visit my in-laws for a week, my encouraged me to take my radio in case I found something at the local hobby shop. I did. Not wanting to blow the bank, and being mindful of what I had in the way of a flying area, I elected to buy a GWS Pico Stick-F. I found a GWS pico flight pack at the same store, and snapped it up as well. After a couple evenings construction, it was airborne an flying pretty well. Check out my review of the airplane for some easy improvements and changes.

  Posted by:  franklin_m on September 24 2007
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