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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Thanks for the heads up Scott. I thought they had showers and restrooms at site 3? Are you planning on bringing food for the entire weekend with you? Are you towing a car behind the motor home?

    Congrats on your new "appointment". What exactly does a team manager do?

    I am getting really excited for IRCHA. I was out flying my ass off yesterday.
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Hey Ivan,

    We're bringing food with us. We're going to be using the shower in our motorhome because even though site 3 does have showers and bathrooms on-site, I like our shower and getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom means too much hassle. Besides, the motorhome has the stuff, why not use it? It's not that hard to disconnect the satellite dish, power, pull in the slides, raise the jacks and go dump. I kind of like dumping... odd as that seems. I'm renting a car for Tuesday through Thursday (maybe longer, I dunno, yet) as Idon't yet have towing stuff. That way, if we need or forget something we can just shoot off to a grocery store for it. It's funny. It's way cheaper to rent a car than it is to rent a golf cart! Tony said I can use his truck if we need anything after Thursday.

    Thanks! I've worked really hard in the last year and I think I can work even harder.. Actually, what I've done before is what I've been told to continue doing. That doesn't sit right with me so I'm going to be working on bringing in more team-wide sponsorship deals, interfacing more with ReadyHeli management, keeping folks apprised of the goings-on. Basically anything that needs to be done to promote and better the brand. And...have fun doing it!

    Good deal on flying your ash off. It's gonna be a fun time at IRCHA. We've got an event in Cheasning, MI to attend tomorrow. Dunno if we're gonna make it though... we're dog sitting for Sara and Brad and don't know what time they'll come get him.

    Scott

    PS... One more thing I'll be doing... recruiting.

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Thanks guys for making me feel so "missing out on the action" LOL
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Not my intent at all, Dr. Phil.  No way, no how!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Phew
    That was a close shave LOL
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Hey guys! Just got back from 6 days in FL looking for a new flying field! Not sure if I found one or not! LOL

    At On Top of the World, I asked about helis & was told, "ya' we got one guy & we put a landing pad over there behind that tree"! However, one of the other places has a club for airplanes (didn't get to ask about helis) & (cars & trucks) & power boats & sailboats.

    Ivan - I only had the one day before we left to work on the build. I got 12 of about 20 steps complete in about six hrs! If I hadn't made sooo many mistakes, I probably coulda' had it done! LOL

    Phil - hello!

    Scott - you sound really cranked up for IRCHA! I hope you guys have some good wx for it!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Super cranked up, Chuck! I get this way for every IRCHA, but especially this one... we're staying onsite for the whole thing so there's going to be tons to do. I hope I run the golf cart out of gas! I got my new water filters yesterday and I don't know why, but I'm really excited about using them (now there is going to be three filters in line of the drinking water tap, two for showers and dishes). I also got a millicom hotspot for the event. 20 gig (really 25) so we may be able to stream movies at night. It's all just so exciting for me. I'm really looking forward to driving there... just everything about the event I'm excited about. I bought a new canopy for my Rush... Ivan's coming... most of my friends on ALeeS are coming. It's gonna be cooler than Antartica!

    Is "On Top of the World" that place that advertises in the AMAmagazine? Orlando area?

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Scott - it is the place that advertises in AMA. I was really disappointed that it didn't have a paved runway just grass. I'm sure most of my planes could not taxi in that stuff! Sounds like it will be a good trip no matter WHAT! Ah, that Rush! 750 that's going to have a long spool down time... LOL

    Ivan - finished the car build, now waiting for the servo & power plant & need to figure out gearing & how to put the body on since there are no holes provided.

    Phil - hello...

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Iwouldn't mind living in FLfor the winter when Iretire... then again, I wouldn't mind Arizona, either...

    Not having a paved run way wouldn't be a deal breaker for me nor would taller grass... I'd just take off and land on the golf course! Na... I'd find some way, though.

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Scott - unfortunately there is only enough capital to support one house so if we go to FL it's for ever! The courses at The Villages were immaculate. I don't play myself but the sales person said they have some of the best & most challenging courses around. You can see pieces of them in this vid if you're interested...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl2q...CzqMtvDWerE5_A

    I went flying w/ the TuffTrainer this morning because it was a tad windy so Ididn't want to risk a heli. But as you can see not a good third pack! I was praticing my landings but this resulted from a take off gone really really bad! LOL I don't think there is enough foam glue in the world to fix it!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Chuck, sounds a lot like the guys of SRCB run that place. Canadian rail has worked out a deal to make a turn around or something like that where the current flying field is at Pratts. CN is paying to build a new flying field off of Sterns. Their proposed plan calls for a paved runway. Most of the club is against it as they want to keep the small / small wheel plans out so they can continue to fly their big quarter scale planes without having to deal with us peons.
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Ivan - maybe we should put giant wheels on the planes just to P them off! LOL What a crock since that is forest preserve district property which you & I are paying for!

    Maybe it's time we started our own club & I think the club policy should be:

    1. Have fun
    2. It's only a hobby (OK or maybe an obsession for others!)
    3. Have fun
    4. Let everybody in
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    5. Have fun!

    These clubs are taking themselves way tooooo seriously.

    Chuck
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Right On Ilustrious guys. you guys doin just fine. yes there is enough foam and glue nad yes put on the bigger wheels LMAO
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Nice video, Chuck... not really my style of living, yet... I got 10 years left...hopefully I make it that long!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    So here is what has consumed a bunch of my time lately...

    http://youtu.be/gZ7snULupqE
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Scott - not mine either but "she who must be obeyed"... LOL

    Ivan - 7secGTR!

    Phil - I opted to get a low wing foamie instead! I may try to fix the TuffTrainer just for practice! LOL

    CHuck
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Wow, Ivan... you're in rarefied air, sir. Truly an awesome accomplishment. I'll have a chocolate cake, please...

    Congratulations!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Superlative Congratulations Sir ivan
    I am sorry about the helmet dig I took at you some time agao; I was misguided. You are a speedster.Please wear a space suit the mext time Mr. Astronaut. LMAO
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Mr. Astronaut... LMAO!!! I'm gonna call him that at IRCHA!

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Thanks sir Scotty
    Mess with his head for me. Hope he has to fly upsided down all the time after you finished with him
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    LOL.. you guys are too funny.

    I got a call from the golf cart place. They said they emailed me the application but I never got back to them. I checked my mail and I never got bupkiss. They took my CC over the phone and I am good to go. Motor home is ready. Just need a fresh water fill on the way out. Now I need to get some helis in order so I can do some flying too. LOL
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Very cool, Ivan. Whew... that's another bullet dodged! I don't know what's up with Salopek and you. Oh, well.. it's fixed.

    Yeah, you better order some stuff!

    I'm packing out the motorhome Saturday, filling it up, then I'm taking Sunday offI've been working on prototype parts for the Rush for IRCHA every day this week after work.

    I found out we can fill at Site 3. It's cool, though... I'm still filling from home. Even though I have a new filter system, I like our water best. We leave around 10am Monday or IRCHA! I'll be online throughout. I bought a millenicom hotspot.

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Hooray.. back to posting....
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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    Ivan - I went to Al's today & again they didn't have ANYTHING I needed & it's been three weeks since the prop I ordered was supposed to come in 3 days. I did run into Alex! It was good seeing & talking to him again. Still up to his eyeballs in the tech stuff.

    You boys behave but have a good time at IRCHA.

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    RE: Struggling with single rotor basics V2

    At IRCHA, site 3.

    Ivan, they only had a couple of reserved spots here so it's pretty much first come, first serve on parking. They'll have a space for you, though.

    Today was interesting. Saturday when I gassed up, I found out I had a birds nest in the furnace intake. Today at 8am, Iwas at the storage area disassembling stuff to get out the nest. No fun. Really sad, too. Ihad to destroy the home of eight baby Sparrows. I got them all out unharmed but had no place to put them as I had to destroy their nest. Iput them in tall grass and I truly hope their mom finds them.

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