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  1. Actually, the 31 that I did were not frantic at...

    Actually, the 31 that I did were not frantic at all. The trick is to not let the adrenaline take over. Except for the initial takeoff, I don't think I got much over about 1/3 throttle, I just kept it...
  2. If you are talking about me, I did have a...

    If you are talking about me, I did have a Yard-Dart at one time, but don't anymore. I did a quick google search and did not come up with anything immediately. Don't have any photos of it, either. :-(
  3. I don't know what the record was, but back in the...

    I don't know what the record was, but back in the early 80s I did 31 in 3 minutes at one fun-fly with a Martha, a little less than one every 6 seconds. This was not looping, this was flying a figure...
  4. Yes, I still carry plans. $9.00 a set, includes...

    Yes, I still carry plans. $9.00 a set, includes postage. PM me, or send email to bob@toprudder.com.
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    Yeah, definitely pilot error. You can even see where part of the nose was broken off before it hit the ground, so you know it had to have flown through the wires. I bet the lamps in the nearby houses...
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    I like that color scheme - very visible!
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    RE: TBM Shock Jet

    I had a flameout with mine not too long ago, right after takeoff. I had gone full throttle with my Falcon, was pulling to vertical when it quit. Only about 100 ft up. Nose down, build up speed,...
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Dang, I must have missed that one. Who did you call a dumb_ss???

    :)
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    No one color will stand out under all conditions. I had a plane I flew in pattern years ago that started out with flourescent yellow on the wing, and it completely disappeared against a bright...
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    RE: The new Tornado sport jet

    Exactly. Some colors look great on the ground but not in the air. Red/white for me.
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    RE: New Boomerang! Introducing the Exige..

    Say what????
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    RE: How big of a generator do I need ?

    Did you call Champion?
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    RE: How big of a generator do I need ?

    Hondas are nice and they are the benchmark, no doubt. If I wanted to go the Honda inverter route to power my camper, the most common way is to get 2 of the EU2000 and the parallel cable set which...
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    RE: How big of a generator do I need ?

    I think most of the discussion has been about inverter generators, where the generator has a variable speed engine driving an alternator, that drives a built-in inverter with a pure sine-wave output....
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    RE: How big of a generator do I need ?

    I have the Sportsman generator listed earlier (got mine at Tractor Supply for $150 on sale) and have no problems with it. It is fairly quiet, but not as quiet as a Honda inverter model. I use it to...
  16. RE: So you think your EDF is safer than a turbine

    Eddie and Ron, GREAT information.
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    RE: Real Turbine batmobile

    Holy crapnoids, Batman!!
  18. RE: So you think your EDF is safer than a turbine

    Good question.

    I'm no expert, but as best as I can tell a lithium battery falls under class D (combustible metals). From what I can find, certain dry powder extinguishers are rated for class D...
  19. RE: So you think your EDF is safer than a turbine

    I can't disagree with you, I've seen more lipo fires than I have with turbines, but then again I see a LOT more electrics flying than I do turbines. I've probably witnessed 4 lipo fires (none of them...
  20. RE: PLAN_2 revised: plane to train on BEFORE first turbine jet ?

    Sorry I derailed this thread. [sm=omg_smile.gif] Last comment on this from me.

    Lets say some type of accident happens at the field, a big fireball, someone is burned. Lawsuit occurs. The...
  21. RE: PLAN_2 revised: plane to train on BEFORE first turbine jet ?

    Yeah, I know that, but I find it interesting that it does not explicitly mention it. :)
  22. RE: PLAN_2 revised: plane to train on BEFORE first turbine jet ?

    Yes, a simulator is great, but still not quite the real thing. There is no reason both can't be used. However, the AMA regs do state this: "All turbine waiver
    applicants should have accomplished at...
  23. RE: So you think your EDF is safer than a turbine

    Bleeding down the batts with automotive bulbs is a good idea for packs up to 3S, and possibly 4S as well, but a higher cell count may burn out the 12V bulbs quickly. In that case, use 2 same-size...
  24. RE: PLAN_2 revised: plane to train on BEFORE first turbine jet ?

    I think it depends on what aspect of your flying you think needs more work (aka TIME).

    The PNP Habu is only $199 right now. Cheap, quick, easy to get into the air. IMHO, it is good for learning...
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    RE: First jet for a good pilot?

    I've flown RC for 38 years, including various types of competition. I just started flying turbines this year (Shockjet). Here are my observations.

    1) Throttle lag. Ok, should be pretty obvious,...
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