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smitty1001 11-27-2009 07:35 PM

Jet Flying @ Thunderbird Field - Ft. Worth, TX
 


Figured we needed a blog/scrapbook thread ala the FB, NY thread........http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...wink_smile.gif
www.fwthunderbirds.org

Day-after-Turkey-Day Flying in Benbrook

Buck, Brian, Bruce, David &myself

Bruce's Viper Jet - one smooth flyer - and bigger than a damn taxicab

Sorry about the focus on some of these - trying to figure out new camera</p>

aaflyer 11-27-2009 07:39 PM

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Sorry I missed out today. But I am enjoying Columbus mid 30's and Light Snow...[:o]

smitty1001 11-27-2009 07:39 PM

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more.....

smitty1001 11-27-2009 07:45 PM

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David (FalconWings) SMF-16

smitty1001 11-27-2009 07:48 PM

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more F-16......

smitty1001 11-27-2009 07:53 PM

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MacRonaldBuckDonald.......................now that's a $^it-eatin' grin ain't it?

smitty1001 11-27-2009 08:03 PM

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No worries Al, we'll catch you next time.

A pretty good day, Ihad the most luck - flameout way downwind (damn gas gauge) http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ngry_smile.gifand landed clean in the grass - not a scratch but could've been UGLY a few feet either way. Went on to get 6 or 7 flights before day's end. My luck ran out a few minutes ago however when Iwas getting the Bobcat out of the car and stripped a rudder servo http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ngry_smile.gifhttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ngry_smile.gifThose are damn expensive too! Oh well, off to Dreamworks.....

Conditions were marginal with kinda crummy overcast visibility and less than cooperative wind but a good time was had inspite. Bruce's viper jet really steals the show - that thingis huge! Good flying boys! http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...wink_smile.gifhttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...eeth_smile.gif

FalconWings 11-27-2009 09:14 PM

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Ok you have to watch it 'till the end!! :D

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqI7GTz0wVI[/youtube]

smitty1001 11-27-2009 09:21 PM

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LOVEIT MAN! Freakin' hilarious!!!!
You'll have it back flyin' in no time brotha

yeahbaby 11-27-2009 10:04 PM

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funny stuff amigo. sorry about the flame out [:o]

Ron S 11-27-2009 10:18 PM

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How dare you guys fly at Benbrook w/o me! [8D] Nice video, David - I'll be showing that to others at work tomorrow! :) I'm glad it appears that most had fun...

I'm a bit bleary eyed right now - I just finished another 3 hours of rub-on rivets on the Barf... I still think I can finish it this year! [sm=stupid.gif]


FalconWings 11-27-2009 10:18 PM

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We shall be back soon!!!

Some pics I was emailed earlier. Gotta say I'd never seen so many nice cameras at the field. Great day for pics!!


Ron S 11-27-2009 10:24 PM

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Dave, the Dutch scheme looks pretty cool... What's with the pilot? Did he slide down in his seat, or is it a 4 ft tall pilot, full scale? ;) I wanna see that camera too...

FalconWings 11-27-2009 10:37 PM

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ORIGINAL: Ron S

Dave, the Dutch scheme looks pretty cool... What's with the pilot? Did he slide down in his seat, or is it a 4 ft tall pilot, full scale? ;) I wanna see that camera too...
Ronnie, don't insult the pilot that was provided with my $199 Skymaster cockpit. :D

I think they were looking at the cockpit of a Japanese F-2 when they decided on the pilot's scale. ;)

http://www.airforceworld.com/fighter/gfx/f2_2.jpg

Ron S 11-27-2009 10:39 PM

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Maybe you could have him sit on a phonebook. :D

FalconWings 11-28-2009 10:53 AM

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Some more pics from my buddy Jaime. Brian did an awesome job flying that Viperjet.


FalconWings 11-28-2009 10:55 AM

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The Buck & the Viper:


FalconWings 11-28-2009 10:56 AM

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A very scale like Cessna 310 flight (Not!) :D

smitty1001 11-28-2009 11:42 AM

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Great pics man! There were also several club guys taking pics with some heavy hardware - unfortunately I don't know their names. One of them goes by "chief"

FalconWings 11-28-2009 12:40 PM

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Maiden Video from last week:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWRvg1wvMXI[/youtube]

yeahbaby 11-28-2009 03:18 PM

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fantastic pix amigo. thanks for posting.

smitty1001 11-28-2009 04:02 PM

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David, Your "recon pod" has motivated me to either get one like yours or pull my fly cam out of thejunk drawer - aerial video is good fun - especiallywith your commentary!!!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz4WGrlsyM[/youtube]

Go Frogs! - Igot caught up in the moment and painted the BCS BobFrog


yeahbaby 11-28-2009 05:10 PM

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getta love dem boyz from that itty bitty school!!!! get sum TCU

should be a great series of games end of december

yeahbaby 11-28-2009 05:12 PM

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David those videos are great fun and the commentary really brings 'em alive!! LOL

Dan M 11-28-2009 07:12 PM

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No worries Al, we'll catch you next time.

A pretty good day, I had the most luck - flameout way downwind (damn gas gauge) [img][/img] and landed clean in the grass - not a scratch but could've been UGLY a few feet either way. Went on to get 6 or 7 flights before day's end. My luck ran out a few minutes ago however when I was getting the Bobcat out of the car and stripped a rudder servo [img][/img] [img][/img] Those are damn expensive too! Oh well, off to Dreamworks.....

Conditions were marginal with kinda crummy overcast visibility and less than cooperative wind but a good time was had inspite. Bruce's viper jet really steals the show - that thing is huge! Good flying boys! [img][/img] [img][/img]

hey , i remember when you first posted that BC ! , it is a damn good looking Bobcat ! glad it's airborne !

i flew CL at thunderbird feild over 30 years ago , i used to love the rc floatplanes they would fly off the lake !

take care !

Dan


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