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Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 10-15-2017, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Additional construction pictures.

Additional construction pictures.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 10-15-2017, 05:10 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Some more pictures from the build. The depron...

Some more pictures from the build. The depron was used to align the motor, mount and rear support A wire was used to confirm the precision of the thrust angle.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 10-15-2017, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Some pictures:

Some pictures:
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 10-15-2017, 04:54 AM
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The aircraft, like all the Xtreme Composite...

The aircraft, like all the Xtreme Composite aircraft, is well thought out in its manufacturing techniques. The landing gear mounting consisted of straight landing gear legs that are retained by ONE...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 10-15-2017, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Alchemy build

Some pictures from this build in preparation for the World Championships.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 09-21-2017, 06:58 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Some additional thoughts on the NATS and a big...

Some additional thoughts on the NATS and a big shout out to NVRC for all the support. THANKS!!!

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Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
The last two flights of finals brought on a...

The last two flights of finals brought on a change in venue. The venue was moved to center stage in order to facilitate spectators. Bill Cunningham did a jet demo which really resounded well with the...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Some additional pictures from the Finals. Planes...

Some additional pictures from the Finals. Planes lined up with backups.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Equipment list (I think the full list for all...

Equipment list (I think the full list for all NATS competitors is on the NSRCA website).
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and Unknown generator:

http://www.faiunknowngenerator.com/
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Some additional pictures.

Some additional pictures.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
No pump or needle valve adjustments were made,...

No pump or needle valve adjustments were made, but I tend to run the engines a bit on the rich side. I typically run around 2 1/4 turns out. Pump is slightly in from flush. Maybe 1/64 inch in.
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-14-2017, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Actually I was using up the remainder 20 % cool...

Actually I was using up the remainder 20 % cool power heli fuel that I had on hand. I found the heli fuel works fine but in the extreme heat we had in mid June to mid-July, it was a pretty...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-12-2017, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
So we arrived at the facility on the afternoon of...

So we arrived at the facility on the afternoon of 24 July. We found several pilots practicing at the various sites and found site 1 and 2, which is where FAI would be flying for the week. The sites...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-03-2017, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
More to follow....

More to follow....
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-03-2017, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Don Szczur
So preparations for this event included F-17 and...

So preparations for this event included F-17 and in the weeks leading up to the NATS, practicing unknowns. Peter Vogel took some time at the NATS to tell me about the unknown generator, the...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
So there were adjustments that had to be made by...

So there were adjustments that had to be made by both pilot and contest management. The orientation of the flight boxes angled 30 degrees west for morning flying (FAI, Advanced) and 30 degrees east...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
The NATS venue changed. Mike Harrison got the...

The NATS venue changed. Mike Harrison got the idea some 12 years ago of having the NATS at the most awesome venue he ever saw- a closed SAC (Strategic Air Command) B-52 base which had a 10,000 foot...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
I started flying the Pegasus during the fall and...

I started flying the Pegasus during the fall and winter months. Practice sessions consisted of two to three flights almost exclusively of F-17 sequences. At the NATS last year, this sequence was a...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
NATS 2017 Report

Well, to sum it up in two words, Great Event!.

NATS preparation started basically after the NATS last year. Not sure if you have been following pattern closely over the past few years but it has...
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Remains after the combat match!

Remains after the combat match!
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Was able to make a "Flite Fest" canopy for my...

Was able to make a "Flite Fest" canopy for my Radian!
Forum: Team RCU - Don Szczur 08-01-2017, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
Fun at Flite Fest

This was a really cool event where we built a "Slow Boat" and then flew it. Met and made many new friends. Great event.
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 08-01-2017, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
of Jason's plane and Bill Cunningham's jet demo

of Jason's plane and Bill Cunningham's jet demo
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 08-01-2017, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
pics

pics
Forum: RC Pattern Flying 08-01-2017, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Don Szczur
B 52 and C-130. The C-130 was great in that it...

B 52 and C-130. The C-130 was great in that it backed up right there on the tarmac with reverse pitch.
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