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I've Been Flying 1/2A Again!

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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Went to the club field the last 2 days in a row. The 1st clip is the Select Hobbies Scalpel which was built from a "beta" kit a couple of years ago and featured on a build thread here. It's still powered by the rear drum rotary intake .049. The 2nd clip features my recently-aquired Slow Poke which is a bit large for this forum but may appeal to some here since it's still pretty small. It has a Saito .30 4-stroke. I recently purchased this bird with the engine and servos for $50! Added a receiver and battery and am now enjoying some old-fashioned 3 channel fun with it. Supposedly, the previous owner hadn't flown it in at least 8 years and could never line it out. I added some noseweight and it became a teddy bear. This was a very rare afternoon on the TX coast with virtually no wind. We made the most of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6bs...?v=7v4hE_tColw
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:11 PM
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:01 PM
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We knew you'd be back. Ah see Ya got Ya'self some whiskers for the cold..
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I went also. We had a nice day in SC. I flew the Selextra after having changed the engine and fuel tank. I finally got a five minute flight after several tries, but not at the performance level I was expecting. I suspect my fuel may have gone bad, so I'll order up some new and give her another try.
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Lean that sucker out and haul @$$!!
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You know how it is, Dave. That magic needle setting is always elusive when the camera rolls.
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