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Old 05-03-2012, 06:59 PM
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Great pics guys . Your teasing me now i wish i was there .

Of course the flex tube held up ;}
I am a little worried about Brian in the pic , he looks a bit nervous .

Best of luck to the team bring home a trophy guys .
Dan

EDIT: any chance we can here those pipes in action ?

Another test flight tomorrow. I'll get some video.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:59 PM
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Go get em!
You have shared every step in the process.
I have watched the thread since inception and could only dream of doing what you guys have done.

Your team has done a remarkable presentation for everyone IN THE HOBBY TO SCRUTINIZE.

No one else has ever shown, a blow by blow, description of the entire process to building and competing in the "Top Gun" competition.

What you have done is to give everyone the chance to challenge every little nuance that you guys have produced.
Now you get to present it, and fly it, in front of the most critical people in the Hobby.

You guys haveare the "best of the best."
Dino: No pressure my friend in flying a plane that you have never flown before.
I hope you can find all the switches to operate all the guns, gear, lights, sounds etc on a very complicated plane that you have never flown before.

If it can be done in one year, you guys have the best team to do it.

Best wishes from an avid fan of some great guys having fun doing what us kids like to do!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:47 PM
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Hey guys
Just a little update.
They flew the corsair today for a practice flight and about halfway through the flight the engine spit a pushrod.
The pushrod exited the cowl through the front and hit the prop. One blade was half gone from the pushrod strike.
Dino landed with no damage.
They found the adjuster for the pushrod in the cowl. Somehow it came loose.

I have a video I made of that flight and only missed the takeoff.
I'll upload it tonight and post a link.
Just another Top Gun moment.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:19 PM
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Good flying! hope they can make speedy repairs and are not out of the hunt.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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Buckmeister, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Wayne, thanks for the scary update, Its a wonder the vibration didn't tear it apart. Dino truly is an ICEMAN. Hope they got back together for the next round ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:31 PM
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They are making repairs right now. Frank Tiano was a great host by loaning a brand new Moki 250 for any parts they need. How many guys would do that!
Here is a couple pictures of the blades.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:49 PM
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uploading video now to You tube.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:21 PM
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Thank you for the update Wayne. On the brite side , good thing it happened today and not tomorrow.If i know Gary and Brian i think someone should put the coffee on because it is going to be a long night and they will prevail.
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EDIT: Aworldof thanks to Frank for coming thru in a pinch.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:35 PM
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Panhandler, i agree with you 100%. The guy's will come through and she'll be ready for another sorte. And Frank T deserves a round of applause for the use of the 2nd engine. Bravo Frank.
Good Luck guy's. JohnBoy
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Here you go, sorry I missed the takeoff.


http://youtu.be/diExRexiLZo
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Wayne thanks for the video.Really happy to see this bird fly.At what point did they detect the problem? Was it after landing or just before? JohnBoy
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All i can say is FANTASTIC Wayne . We finally got she her in acation,
And when didthey detect a prob ,It looks like Brian is survaying the engine.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:06 PM
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nice flying plane, Gary and Brian. I think that will fit just nice at the Hawk field.
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Dino said he felt the plane change in the pass just before the landing.
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Sunset with the Big Hog at Top Gun.
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WHAT A GREAT SHOT!!!!! Thanks David. We had rolled the plane out on the runway to run the engine and get the prop set for the proper RPMs after making all the repairs and adjusting the valves. All went well and the Moki is once again running well.

We worked well after dark on a couple other things, even moving the plane to a friends tent where a rather nice party was going on under lights.

Got back to my room a little bit ago and found myself locked out.[]

Just got the night person to let me in. Should be a fun day tomorrow.
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Thats an awsome picture!

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Thats an awsome picture!

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I may have a new back ground picture for my lap top.
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After watching that video, the term "FLY IT LIKE YOU GOTTA PAIR!" comes to mind , and Dino certainly does.
Just perfection in all axis. This is the way to fly a F4U Corsair.
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Sunset with the Big Hog at Top Gun.
Fantastic Photo David!

I loved the flight video. That is exactly the way I like to fly my Corsair. I would love to do it as well as Dino does!
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Really Great picture David. John T.
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Thanks guys! Gary, I'll email you the high res photo.
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A few photos from yesterday.
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A few photos from yesterday.
Great Pictures Dave!
I saw the photo passes in the video but I did not notice until your last image that the right wing folding hatch was open!
Do you make your high res images available?

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David really great photos of the Corsair. With out a referance point you would think you were looking at the full size one. John T.
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