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Old 05-15-2004, 10:43 PM
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Well today it was a good day for a maiden, I ran a couple of tanks through the engine and I ran out of excuses why I shouldn't fly it so it was time. It was simply amazing, I couldn't believe how stable it was. I was so worried about the wing incidence not being right, it's my first bipe. All it took was to click of right aileron to trim it. It was so good looking in flight that I was justing watching it and forgot I was the pilot for a second. I left the wheel pants off until the the dandelions calm down. I can't wait to fly it again.
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:46 PM
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Breaking the motor in
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:48 PM
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Old 05-16-2004, 07:55 AM
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I can hear Robert now... Debbie who???

She looks sweet! Can't wait to see how long it takes to get that smile off your face!

Now get comfey with it, and try that inverted Flat!
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:54 AM
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She looks real sweet! Nice covering job, and judging by that grin, she MUST fly nice.
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Old 05-16-2004, 12:05 PM
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I got up early this morning to start to start my yard, sorry neighbors. The work is done,Ive eatin lunch and I going back to the field, See Ya
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:28 PM
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Robert, it's a good thing for you that I'm married...

I know a lovely woman that's about to become an R/C Widow!

Can't wait to hear how it went this afternoon! (PS I maidened the GP P-38 today!)
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More Info, what engine, prop, and also about the P-38, let us know?
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Well, I plowed it in.............just kidding. It flew great....is it wrong to fall in love with an airplane. I have a Saito 120 that is still breaking in and the power is huge. I thought with two wings that this plane would be draggy but it is quick and really floats on landings. Most of the flying was done with throttle at 1/2 to 3/4. Yee Haaaaa
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Sweeet! You deserve that smile. Nice job. Saito rocks! [8D] (But not at first, they slobber, but that's OK! )
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Well, I plowed it in.............just kidding.
GEEZ!!! Don't do that to me! My heart sunk into my shoes!

We should start a yearly "Skybolt Meet" (but then, I'd prolly have to get another one. I'm almost embarassed to fly the tattered, 11 yr ol' thing I have)
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I can't wait to finish it and I haven't receive it yet.
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:56 AM
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Jucava, patience my friend, patience. It will pay off.

Sorry Mike, I couldn't resist. Hey do you have any pics on your P-38? How'd it fly?
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Old 05-17-2004, 12:08 PM
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rc_sport-RCU,

Your plane looks great! I'm just now finishing the bottom wing sheeting. I'm so close it's all I can do to not come down with a fever and call in sick to work.

My goal is to start to covering by June 1, this may prove difficult. Apparently my decision making has been in question lately. I'm not sure if my wife is referring to my decision to constantly work on this plane or if she is referring to some of the mistakes I've made while building. Although, while laying awake on the couch I've come to a realization. She bought me the plane for Christmas, if I decided to not build it, well that would just be rude.


I see you also made the decision to mount your engine inverted. I am putting an OS 120FS w/pump in mine so I'm not worried about the fuel delivery but I am worried about the ground clearance of the head. It looks like you fly off a grass strip, have you had clearance issues? I'm also glad to hear yours lands so nicely, how did yours balance when all was said and done?
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Only had a very short maiden on the P-38. It was windy as hell, Too windy to even be able to tell how it flies. I just wanted to get it back down asap. I've got pics at home, I'll post one tonight.
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