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Old 12-14-2003, 12:08 PM
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Default DFalpha FIRST AEROBIRD FLIGHT.

DAMN I JUIST WROTE MY WHOLE EXPERIENCE AND MY COMPUTER EXITED AS I WAS GONNA POST IT! well in short Success 2 flights to landings no damage!!! somone else write me so I cna tell u in full as I just salved over for 20 minutes.
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:28 AM
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Congratulations, the ABC is a lot of fun to fly!!
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Old 12-15-2003, 11:59 PM
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A tip for using these boards.

If you are going to write something long, don't write it here.

Do it in your e-mail editor or a wordprocessor. Make sure you save it every few mintues so if you system crashes you don't lose it all.

Then you can more easiliy edit and spell check. Then when you have it just right, you can copy and paste your post onto the board.

That is how I do it.
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Old 12-16-2003, 12:14 PM
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Old 12-16-2003, 01:13 PM
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I hope you are going to post your experience on your first flights. I am eager to hear how it went.
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Old 12-16-2003, 02:12 PM
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Yeah, I've been dinged a few times by long-winded and carefully-worded posts. I take too long, the cookie times out or something, and I get "We're Sorry!... blah blah blah..."

Luckily, I use a web browser that retains what I wrote. I can simply hit the "Back" button on my browser to return to the reply window, copy what I wrote to the clipboard, back up to the forum page, reselect the thread, paste in my reply, then hit "OK." It sounds more complicated than it really is.

Congratulations on your success, DFalpha!
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:40 PM
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thanks! today a flew again. this time I was less timid. I did loop after loop and stall truns as well as a few chandelles. I only ran into trouble when I did a loew pass and pulled out to late. luckily only a broken wing and a miniscule slice out of the cabin!!! I love this thing!
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Now, that is the kind of report I like to read.

Tomorrow, put the streamers on the wings.
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:11 PM
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I injoy reading your post's.
And you are in my openion fairly correct. So don't be shy.
I wish I could see a model at 1500 feet. Just kiddin as always.
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:23 PM
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Hi John! Good to read you. How'se the flying?
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:12 PM
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I will put those streamers on! the foam got compressed when it crashed so I slid a piece of balsa in to keep the battery secure... this palen is alot of fun....... the field is glare ice! if it was grass it wouldnt have snapped.cant wait to take her out again tommorow ON THE 100th ANIVERSY OF FLIGHT!
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:38 PM
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You need skies for your plane. My friend put skies on his t-hawk. Really cool!
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:34 AM
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I am able to go flying every morning this week. Beautiful weather right now. It's great to get to fly so much.
All my models are small electric type and old timer slow flyers.
Next week will be with family. Both me and my wife have a large family. It will be good to see everyone.
Happy flying to you, and hope Santa brings you some neat new toys.
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:58 AM
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Damm you'r lucky john, it's blowing a gale around here and i haven't had a fly in over 5 weeks. but i have a Zagi on the way, so i might be doing a bit of sloping after Chrismas, after i get my advanced trainer going. any idea what a good replacement for an OS10 might be?
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:53 AM
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ya I need skis! what a day perfect wind 3 days in a row and my crash didnt even get me discouraged...uploading pics when they are developed.
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Old 12-17-2003, 11:14 AM
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I will have pictures later today... Flight report for today

Wind speed was around 12-15 miles per hour but I launched anyways with the repairs in place. She climbed out as always and I took her through some turns in sport mode and made a nice landing some ways away. I attached a streamer for the tail because I couldn’t find he other real—probably dropped it … I launched again in pro mode but the wind pulled on the streamer and the plane couldn’t fly very well so I removed it. I did several nice flights one ending upside down because I lost range. The rest went fine but she didn’t want to loop… maybe the wind? Well I did some low passes and called it a day… I landed in the parking lot right in front of my Mom’s car (she drove me down to the field) she was pissed but altogether a fun flight on the 100th aniversery!
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I love the aerobird.... I have been flying nitro for a long time, but bought a couple of aerobirds so I could teach my brother to fly.... His has survived more damage than any plane I have ever seen.. I killed mine when the wing folded over the lake and my brothers took a full speed nosedive into the side of a wall. I bought a couple more for us for Christmas. I found a guy out of Georgia that sells them for $100 and $10 for extra wings... If anyone knows of a better price let me know, I now have two nephews that want to learn to fly..
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sure thing..I paid about 150 for mine.......... there was a crack in the tail I just noticed.. fixed i with some packing tape..........these planes are just so great!
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here are some pics!... first is of me and the Aerobird...one of me coming around a turn and one of me pulling out of a loop and another of me getting ready.
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Sounds like me in 1965. Seems like you are having a great time. Having fun is free so get all you can. Thanks for the photos.
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I will have pictures later today... Flight report for today

Wind speed was around 12-15 miles per hour but I launched anyways with the repairs in place. She climbed out as always and I took her through some turns in sport mode and made a nice landing some ways away. I attached a streamer for the tail because I couldn’t find he other real—probably dropped it … I launched again in pro mode but the wind pulled on the streamer and the plane couldn’t fly very well so I removed it. I did several nice flights one ending upside down because I lost range. The rest went fine but she didn’t want to loop… maybe the wind? Well I did some low passes and called it a day… I landed in the parking lot right in front of my Mom’s car (she drove me down to the field) she was pissed but altogether a fun flight on the 100th aniversery!
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Loving it john!........... this thing is taking a beating... I havent crashed it much but the ice and water are really hard on it!!! Im learning very very fast........ tail has a crack in it........dont know why. what do you think of this list that i might get at the hobby shop tommorow (hobbytown USA; great service )

1 wing

1 tail

1 pack of wing rubbber bands

1 set of landing gear (Mine are bent to the point they are weak from landing on ice)
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:10 PM
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Do you have some clear packing tape, 5 min. epoxy, and? for your tool box.
What do you want for your second plane?
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:51 AM
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I have a tool box packing tape and 60 minute epoxy but ill pick up some 5 minute today....mmm for my next plane I was thinking maybe GWS tiger moth or slow stick....
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:25 AM
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Either of those planes would be good. The tiger moth will fly very slow, the slow stick is also slow and a lot of fun, it's bigger than the moth.
I'm still laughing about your mom and her car, reminds me of my early days.
She should be proud of you, think of the things you are learning at a very young age.
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