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Old 04-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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"I have so much stuff that has to fit under the cowl I am trying to get it all in the right place the first time"? That is just crazy talk!!!
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:00 PM
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hahahahahah, As long as I don't need a 3 pound block of lead I MIGHT make it yet ! hahahahahah

To be honest I have never put so much equipment in front of the firewall, and thought far enough ahead to be able to get at everything... It is TIGHT up there ! And the spot I want to put the speed control is going to be the best location to put lead if/when I need it....
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:29 PM
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and on top of all that, it looks like its going to pour rain this weekend. I guess I will wait and see. I have a few Balsa USA birds. yep. And now I have crossed over into the dark side. I've gone electric! Hanger 9 20cc Corsair. I'll hate myself in the morning. LOL
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
"I have so much stuff that has to fit under the cowl I am trying to get it all in the right place the first time"? That is just crazy talk!!!
You get that VK Fokker done?
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by vertical grimmace View Post
You get that VK Fokker done?
Still working on it. I got one good weekend while the wife was out of town but since she has been back it there is something always needing attention. We had been babysitting while outr daughter in-law has been in the hospital, she just got out. My wife has torn her right rotator cuff for the second time so now she needs to go in and have surgery. We all know who will be doing all the chores while she recovers too.
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We, be sure to put some pics up somewhere when you get it done. Decide on an engine?
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Originally Posted by vertical grimmace View Post
We, be sure to put some pics up somewhere when you get it done. Decide on an engine?
Thunder Tiger .46 Pro (currently on hand) with a J'Tec muffler (on special order with my LHS thru Hobbico if it ever shows) see attached photo. Pull-pull system on rudder and elevator.

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Old 04-21-2017, 03:44 PM
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Going to try and post this pic again.. Wouldn't work the other day....the plane is just over 17 pounds with batteries
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:50 AM
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It has flown! and a great re maiden it was !

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Once again the WWI flying Ace returns to the skies over the front to hunt the Red Baron!

I think I prefer your livery over Bill's but his was no slouch job either!
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:49 AM
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Great Job Foodstick! Congratulations on a stellar rebuild and maiden. BTW, I love your flying field, you're lucky to have such a nice facility.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:37 AM
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Congrats on your successful maiden !

You had a beautiful sky in which to perform the task.
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The clouds were nice on the South end.. I just wish the plane would have been easier to see! I always try to avoid posting what I call the BLACK SPECK footage. Most people "including me" don't enjoy it much However being a maiden flight I couldn't help posting it. Oh, and thanks for helping me go VIRAL with 28 views in 24 hours ! hahahahahahahahah

One time a club member said to me ..in dead seriousness.. "OK, how much money are you making on your videos,on youtube?"

I almost died laughing !
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I thought the sky provided some realism to the video. It was well done, and held my attention.
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Foodstick. Great flight! Just got the house back together after the move into a new house. So I was out of it for awhile. Again, nice first flight. A true beautiful target for a flight of Fokkers!
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hahahahah Jeffee, You are bound and determined to continue the Fokker Scourge !

I have yet to fly it in any wind, or make a full flight with it. I am not sure what will end up being my safe battery time. It does seem to fly much dirtier than the N11.
I am glad you got moved ok, I think the last time I spoke to you (in person) you were saying you might have to sell off a BUNCH of your airplanes.
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So when is the next flight scheduled?
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So when is the next flight scheduled?
The next time a Fokker flies by.
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:24 PM
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I made another little HOP with the Camel, had an INCIDENT that scared me a bit! I just happened to have a camera on board that caught it in process...

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If it was a choice between a loss cowl and a loss prop I would take the prop. That was lucky!
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Hi Foodstick, Do you have a long term report on he Camel? Specifically I am wondering how the changes to the elevator linkage have held up.
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