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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    Painting complete. It did not come out as well as my previous paint jobs, but it will work for now.
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    RE: Lightning Build

    Looks good Jeff, can't wait to see it.

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    RE: Lightning Build


    ORIGINAL: Viper Driver

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    Think I'll sneak over to Jeff's and take a look.

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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    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?

    Nice work,
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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    Looks good Jeff, just like I thought it would!

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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    So 6 days untill the FCF?

    Tim
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    RE: Lightning Build

    Looking good Jeff.
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    RE: Lightning Build

    We want pictures and a flight report..................

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

    Tim
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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    Congratulations! The model looks absolutely superb.

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    RE: Lightning Build

    You should see it in person!

    I'm guessing it weighs 10.5 or less

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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build

    Great looking plane. Love your scheme. Congrats on the maiden.
    Rick Will NEVER Get His Motor Back!!!

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    RE: Lightning Build

    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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    RE: Lightning Build



    Amazing job!!

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    RE: Lightning Build

    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.
    Jeff Carder


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