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Old 05-29-2011, 03:21 PM
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Ok let get some paint going here Jeff. You are killing waiting to see it along with a few other guys too.

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Old 05-30-2011, 04:39 AM
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Painting complete. It did not come out as well as my previous paint jobs, but it will work for now.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:16 AM
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Looks good Jeff, can't wait to see it.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:18 AM
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Painting complete. It did not come out as well as my previous paint jobs, but it will work for now.
Looks great from here Jeff. Can't wait to see it in person.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:26 AM
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Think I'll sneak over to Jeff's and take a look.

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Old 05-30-2011, 07:52 AM
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Hmmm, you sure you didnt just clean up and wax the old one just to put one over on us??
Haha, looks great Jeff. Ibet your getting anxious to get her in the air

If anyone is wondering where the gear to his Lightning went... Isnuck in after Jeff went to bed and swiped it.. Dont tell him though.. It looks great on my Zeus!
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:36 PM
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Looks good Jeff. Seeing more and more orange's show up on planes than we seen back in the day, it's a nice change. Hartley H. out of Canada has a plane with about the same color that you have on your canopy, looks pretty good. What color is the bottom?

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:53 AM
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Amazing job, dude. A friend is now cutting mine using CNC. waiting for results, i hope perfect.
I will try build as light as it will be posible. pictures ASAP
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:01 PM
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Some sporadic work the last week. Dad was in town, so he helped out with some monokoting. He also got a flight in on the first Lightning, he can give you the full flight report. Thanks for the help Dad!
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:45 AM
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Im still trying to figure one thing out here..

How does a guy that grew up in Eugene Oregon... end up supporting the Beavers'?!?
Well, Iguess they do deserve it.. they work hard for what they [dont] have. (no golden spoon from Nike)

Looks Great Jeff. Hope Iget to see it fly one day!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:17 AM
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After a week visiting Mickey Mouse in Florida with the family, I am back to work. Wings are monokoted, now on to the stabs.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:38 PM
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Looks good Jeff, just like I thought it would!

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Old 06-19-2011, 05:35 PM
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Thanks Dad. Monokote complete!

JR, of course I went to OSU, they have a great engineering program. U of O has a great....I am sure I will think of something.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:41 PM
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So 6 days untill the FCF?

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Old 06-20-2011, 03:07 PM
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Looking good Jeff.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:32 PM
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We want pictures and a flight report..................

We're waiting.................

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:39 PM
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The Lightning flies! I got three flights on it today. The initial impressions are very good. I think the tweaks made from the first version all had the intended effects. The snap is a bit snap-ier and the rolling maneuvers have improved as well. It needs some minor trim work and some work on the rates, but I am really happy with it. Here are the pictures:
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:27 PM
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Nice end result Jeff. Congratulations on a job well done. The plane looks great and after a few "get aquainted" flights, I'm sure you'll have her dialed in and groovin nicely.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:55 AM
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Congratulations! The model looks absolutely superb.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:24 AM
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You should see it in person!

I'm guessing it weighs 10.5 or less

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Wow Jeff, if she flies as good as she looks.. ! CA-CHOW! (or whatever the noise was from CARS the movie)

Absolutely beautiful.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:32 AM
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Great looking plane. Love your scheme. Congrats on the maiden.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:30 PM
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Thank you to everyone for all of the kind words of support. It is a very good feeling to spend so much time and effort on a project, and then finally get to see it in action.

I got two quick flights in today after work, still dialing in rates, but getting closer.
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Amazing job!!

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I just put it on the scale and it weights in at 10 pounds, 0.8 oz, or 4558 grams. This is with F3A Unlimited 4900 batteries, Hacker C50 14XL Comp, Jeti Spin 99 controller, Tru Turn spinner, APC prop, and 900 mAh flight pack.
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