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    Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    FLOAT FLY SATURDAY MAY 18 & SUNDAY MAY 19, 2013 BINGHAMTON, NY
    THE MODELERS OF BINGHAMTON (MOB) SPONSOR A FLOAT
    FLY FROM THE SPACIOUS BEACH ALONG THE 53 ACRE LAKE
    AT NATHANIEL COLE PARK. PARK ACCESS IS FREE FOR
    PILOTS AND SPECTATORS.
    AMA SANCTIONED, PILOT ONLY LANDING FEE APPLIES.
    FOOD AND REFRESHMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
    GPS COORDINATES: NORTH 42.14762 WEST 075.71017
    FLYING 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM BOTH DAYS,
    $8 LANDING FEE ONE DAY OR $10 FOR BOTH DAYS,
    PILOT DOOR PRIZES AWARDED.
    ON SITE OVERNIGHT CAMPING AVAILABLE
    FOR SELF CONTAINED RV'S,
    PLEASE CONTACT BRIAN THE CD.
    CONTEST DIRECTOR (C.D.):
    BRIAN TYLER,
    515 TRIM ST.
    KIRKWOOD, NY, 13795 (607)427-8011

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    These numbers will get you on the right continent

    42.14762 -75.71017

    Looks like a nice spot to spend a weekend, I'll have to consier that one,, hopefully the wife has the weekend off.
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    It is a beautiful spot in the country to fly from or take in the sites of nature. Keep in touch and let us know if we can answer any questions
    or help with accomodations.

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    I will be there! Last year was a hoot!


    Charlie P. (NY) "Gravity is weak but persistant".

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Hi Charlie, You will be very welcome once again. We hope you will have your big gas bird on floats at this shin dig.
    Thanks for dropping the pictures in here too.

    -Pops-


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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Iguess Ibetter get the struts repaired! Last time out Ilanded and in making a turn one float rolled 90° and into the prop. Really flimsey struts!

    You can see the results in this image (after Ireplaced the prop and ran it to get any water out of the engine). Really the floats are toosmall for this model, butif Ikeep the speed up she stays upon plane.




    Hoping to have a twin engine flying boat ready as well - my first electric!
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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    TTT.

    And the White Beast is back together with much stronger struts!



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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Looks like a fine job putting some beef in the legs Charlie. There is a float fly scheduled next Sunday 4/7/2013 at Moon Lake Park
    put on by the WyomingValleyR/C Flyers.
    http://www.wyomingvalleyrcflyers.com/events.php
    I haven't been able to make it the last couple of years but it is a fun group to fly with and i hope to get there this year.



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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Just finished the throws and trims on my Widgeon.  Have the throttles mixed to the rudder so I can choose to drop out the inside engine in turns when taxiing (below 40% throttle).  No need for a water rudder (or so I hope). 

    So I'll have the Widgeon, my Maxford Mentor-G and my Saratoga 40.  Should be a good time and a full car!
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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Charlie, you are way out in front of my sea plane efforts. I too have a twin of a different design that I should have had
    ready this coming weekend if work hadn't taken me from the home and hanger. It's good to have the work but
    I was looking forward to that quality time. Oh well, if it isn't done in time for the float fly I surely will enjoy seeing all
    of your birds fly.
    Got any pics to share?


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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013


    ORIGINAL: Pops44RC

    Got any pics to share?


    Not much that hasn't been shown. It's up to you (and Phil) to get the images while I'm submerging my darlings. ;-)

    Just some teazers 'till Ican get out and get her wet.

    Cod's eye view







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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Yes sir, that is beautiful. What is this talk of submerging? You got one of them thar RC sardine cans or something?
    That Widgeon should stay afloat just fine with the step plug in place.

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Ding Ding ding - Float Fly Update!

    Redneck RC has upped their generous contribution for the pilot prize kitty with the addition of a
    NIB Flyzone Tidewater seaplane. Marty and the crew continue to provide generously to our RC community
    throughout Upstate New York. If you haven't availed yourself to their personal service and support you
    don't know what you are missing.

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    I think I'll make the road trip up on Saturday(looks like a nice day.....so far !). I met someone from your club at our float fly at Moon Lake last month and talked about electrics, batteries, and he flew a small depron floatplane and "landed" it on the other side of the lake!
    I had the yellow Kadet,, orange Mariner, and the Hansa Brandenburg W.29.
    Hope to see you there !
    Brian Ray

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    RE: Binghamton Spring Float Fly Splashdown May 18th & 19th 2013

    Hi Brian, you are being most generous about the landing at the otherside of the lake. A clear case
    of too much wind and not enough pilot sense. We did have a good conversation at the water side regarding lipo
    care and diminished capacity due to continued fully charged state.

    We would enjoy your company at the float fly and hope you can make it.

    Marty



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