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Old 06-09-2015, 01:53 PM
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hfenn, Tony A, and I got to fly our TD .020-powered sticks together at this year's SMALL. We had a blast chasing each other around! Our planes are of different design and setup, but performed pretty closely. It's funny to think that Hollis came from SC, Tony from CA, and me from TX to fly "little sticks" together in AR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNJRLVk_ViA
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Those are some angry sounding bees out there..!
I like the yellow one, it really stands out good and flies strong.
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That's cool!
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It was great to watch those guys fly their little stiks. They had it down pat... lots of flights during the entire SMALL week / weekend.

Enjoyed meeting Tony and Evelyn. Next year we will get Evelyn to fly

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Brian - Good meeting you and your sons!

Flying with Troy and Hollis was a thrill and honor.

Unfortunately, you missed Evelyn flying Tom's Cox Sportavia and Eddie's Micro PT-17 on Saturday. She did great and had a lot of fun, especially laughing at Dan's poop comments. The flying pile of poop kept Dan going all week....with jokes!

We're looking forward to next year and plan to bring more Cox powered planes.
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Great race around the pea patch enjoyed the vid!

I have built a few sticks back in the day, these days I dont have the desire to build another one but for $35.81 shipping was only $7.18 you can buy an 21in span ARF
That I can deal with will use a G-Mark Humming Bird .030 RC engine with a 4 x 3 prop full boat 4ch plane.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251617804512

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Glad to see you putting one together. It's a fun plane, though my HK Mini Stick in the video came with Transparent Red covering applied, not sure why HK changed it. I have a few more Trans Red Mini Sticks I'll modify with special set ups but not for SMALL. There will be new toys next year!

Flying with friends who just have fun flying together is the best. No competition or one guy trying to out do the other, just friends flying .020 powered planes together. That in itself (flying RC .020 powered planes together), is something rarely seen anymore. At SMALL, we keep it fun, nostalgic, and in some cases...inspire others as well. All good!

Have fun!

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Old 06-11-2015, 03:40 PM
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Thanks Tony kind of you to say, I bought the kit about 3 mos ago perhaps this summer I will put it together was bought to support the weight of the G-Mark .030. with a 1oz tank.
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Great...you should easily get 6+ minutes out of a 1oz tank. My average flight times were approximately 4 1/2 minutes on a 1/2 oz tank with that .020 TD. Looking forward to some video footage of your Stick in action.
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Tony you may like this, a plane I built last summer I ended up calling the "Lil Speedy" here is a vid with a stock TD .020 3/4th oz pill bottle tank with clunk 3ch.



Best watched full screen in HD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=38&v=WyKwCxfHxf0


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Pond-The Speedy looks like fun. Nice job! Sure would be cool to get 5 or more throttled .020 TD models in formation. Three sound cool but five or more would be far better! Our local Warbird Squadron has flown 13 warbirds (Bomber & Fighters) in tight formation.....it's a sight and a blast to fly!
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Nice that would be a site to see and all those engines humming along must surely be a treat.
Perhaps next year at SMALL with some prompting you could muster up a fleet of .020 powered mini / micro sticks all buzzing around front and center.
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Maybe??? We had a great turnout of more than 70 models powered by .010-.09 engines, so it would be cool to round up a nice gathering of willing .020 Stick pilots. You should join us...the sound would be amazing!

As I mention to some of the guys at SMALL...When I was a kid, I could hear a Cox .049 running a mile or more away and would either run or jump on my bike to track it down. I found them every time! One particular experience was seeing a Cox Hydroblaster Airboat running in a small lake near the house, I went nuts and dreamed of owning one. Almost 25 years later, I found one MIB and when it arrived, it brought back that day like it was yesterday...pretty emotional moment. Later this month, I'm flying in a T-38 Talon over the Mojave Desert and around Edwards AFB and in my flight bag will be a photo of my daughter, a U.S. Flag and a Cox .049 Black Widow, if possible! Yeah....those childhood experiences run deep!
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Nice these days you can make that Hydroblaster 2.4ghrz RC for solid range and with a throttle sleeve for more control. Those small nimble T-38's should be some fun and top out around 860 mph when new. A Go pro cam would be in order.
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Good idea! I haven't thought about a GoPro since I'm planning to log some stick time. I'll see what I can do.

I have to confess, I chose the T-38C over the F-16D, since I flew the Falcon back in 1990 as a 20 year old Airman First Class and wanted a new experience.

When I was 14 years old, I used to watch a TV show called 'Call to Glory' and during the pilot episode, Col. Sarnac flew a T-38 and I used to watch the USAF Thunderbirds fly Talons in the 70's, so I just had to choose the T-38. I'm schedule for egress training on 26 Jun and will fly between Jun 29 -3 Jul. I'm still pinching myself! My daughter will be there and an Edwards AFB Photographer will shoot the hero shots, takeoff and landing. I'll have a bag, just in case.

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Is this a reenlistment incentive flight?
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No...I retired three years ago after 24 years of active duty. This is an award flight. I'm now an USAF Civilian and currently the KC-46A Flight Test Logistics Manager at Edwards AFB, CA.

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Cool beans, didn't know they had a reward program for WG and GS civil service employees. Yea should find out if they allow Go Pro's on the helmet or perhaps a Pin cam or scope cam.. any kind of fixed mounted cam they will approve.
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Great video - what a riot!
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The mentions below of camaraderie, etc - very true. Watching the vid, I was struck by nostalgia of how it used to be, and I guess how it could be, and on now is (there you have it, it is in the vid.)
The art of hanging out.
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Not only is this first class hanging out, but it takes years off practice as a "Goof Off" to make it look so easy.
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A great " in the now " moment held current by action and immortalized by video graphical record.
Be proud all ye 1/4A aeronautical kings of the sky, yes be proud and keep paving that road of yesteryear.

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Ok, I am officially jealous of Tony - the T-38 is definitely one of my favorites, even though it is a trainer. Very sleak...

Funny about the talk of the .020 TD Little Stiks... My three boys and I on the trip home (12 hours) talked about building our own Little Stiks for next year. (Of course after we finish our current builds this summer).

Great project that is simple enough for them to handle. Also, they can save their own money (mowing, pet sitting, chores, etc.) to buy the .020's.

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Brian-Since you're a T-38 fan, you'll appreciate my 1/4 scale T-38 (144 inches long) built by my good friend, master model builder Brent Hecht. At one time, the largest scratch built RC EDF jet in the world...may still be???? Brent sold it to me last year and it darn near needs a dedicated hangar. It was great to see your boys flying together and glad you guys made it home safe.

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Niceee any idea of the static thrust and weight?
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