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  1. Kudos to Global Jet Club and Lowell Wexler

    As some of you may know, I managed to snag the Xcalibur kit for a great price during the auction at Kentucky Jets. The kit had been donated by Global Jet Club.

    When I had a look through the box a...
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    Bob, are you running the NG servo through the...

    Bob, are you running the NG servo through the Cortex? Not everyone is... particularly if they have dual rudders on separate channels.

    In my case, I wanted the Cortex to stabilize the NG as well as...
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    Thanks Jack! That was the nudge I needed. Got it...

    Thanks Jack! That was the nudge I needed. Got it working now.

    Bob, the mix is disabled with the gear retracted, but the Cortex was still applying rudder corrections to the nose gear steering...
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    Just downloaded and installed firmware update 15....

    Just downloaded and installed firmware update 15. I'm particularly interested in this update as I am stabilizing rudder and nose wheel together and it is supposed to stop stabilization on the nose...
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    Ah!!!! Coyote Ugly. ;-) ...

    Ah!!!! Coyote Ugly. ;-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qthaD55vBM

    ...jim
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    The Phoenix has risen!

    Last June, at the Jets Over the Heartland event, I lost my venerable Phoenix due to dumb thumbs during landing. The airframe was toast, but the equipment survived. We had a bit of fun with the...
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    Coyote? Haven't heard of that one... I'm...

    Coyote? Haven't heard of that one...

    I'm looking at this for all my sport jets... Tornado, Sprint, Scorpion, Phoenix, Xcalibur...

    ...jim
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    Pete, thanks. That did the trick. Jack,...

    Pete, thanks. That did the trick.

    Jack, Darryl. Good points. Here's my thoughts though.

    This is for a sport jet, not scale.

    For takeoff, until this point I have not used any flaps (ie:...
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    JR 12x, Flight Modes and Retracts

    Is it possible to set up the Flight Modes on the JR 12x to also operate the retracts? If so, how?

    I'd like to use three flight modes, using the flight mode switch on the left. Position "N" would...
  10. Hey Marty! Looks can be deceiving. I'm not...

    Hey Marty! Looks can be deceiving. I'm not enjoying myself, I'm having an absolute blast! I highly recommend that everyone get out and see the rest of the country that you live in. (I'll be seeing...
  11. Simple. Retire. We've been on the road since...

    Simple. Retire.

    We've been on the road since mid-June. Sending this from a campground near Anaconda, Montana on our way to Seattle and Vancouver. Should be getting home around the end of August.
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    Yep. I remember it well. ...

    Yep. I remember it well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qthaD55vBM

    ...jim
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    Contacts and non-RX sunglasses (I'm using Rapid...

    Contacts and non-RX sunglasses (I'm using Rapid Eyewear.) Since I also need bifocals and contacts can't do that, I also have a pair of sunglasses with built in "readers" (magnifiers) to putter around...
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    Hey Larry! Haven't looked at the Scorpion yet,...

    Hey Larry! Haven't looked at the Scorpion yet, got other stuff to finish up first. Yep, we're planning to be at Plum Island, arriving Thursday aft.

    Thanks for the spotting at FIF!
    ...jim
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    Pete, sanding and clear is for scratches. Sounds...

    Pete, sanding and clear is for scratches. Sounds like the plastic has yellowed due to UV exposure. Replacement is the only option there, I believe.

    ...jim
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    A big thanks to Robert, Larry and the rest of the...

    A big thanks to Robert, Larry and the rest of the gang for making FIF, FC! (First Class. ;-) ) Ann and I had a great time and we will be back next year.

    In fact, we had such a great time that I...
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    Larry, sent you a PM a couple of days ago... ;-)...

    Larry, sent you a PM a couple of days ago... ;-)

    Need to know soon (leaving tomorrow morning) so I'll ask here too. Is there any electrical hookup for RV's?

    Thanks,
    ...jim
  18. See you late aft. Thursday the 12th! ...jim

    See you late aft. Thursday the 12th!

    ...jim
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    That is the plan. ...jim

    That is the plan.

    ...jim
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    Flying with the Thunderbirds

    Now then, who amongst us would not like to have been in this gentleman's shoes?

    http://vimeo.com/93213093

    And a report on the flight here:

    http://www.blairbunting.com/blog/thunderbirds/
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  21. From the AAIB accident report: At...

    From the AAIB accident report:

    At approximately 105 kt on a takeoff roll on Runway 23R at Manchester, the right engine failed, emitting a flash and smoke from the exhaust. The crew quickly...
  22. Airbus engine explodes during takeoff roll...

    Fortunately, before V1.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS1YAX70edc

    ...jim
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    Thought you all might like to see a few videos...

    Thought you all might like to see a few videos from the 2009 event in Rushford. I've just redone the videos with a little bit better quality, and stabilized.
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    I've only played with mine on the bench (still...

    I've only played with mine on the bench (still waiting for the gd snow to melt) but my understanding of the Guardian heading hold is that it will hold the heading as long as the sticks are centered....
  25. Hi Greg, Just noticed this... I've changed the...

    Hi Greg,

    Just noticed this... I've changed the website again. However, you should now be able to get directly to the video with this link:
    ...
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