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Old 05-08-2015, 05:06 PM
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Almost done. Just need to setup the radio gear.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hllywdb View Post
Windows look great. Never thought of just printing them. The gradient makes all the diference in the world. Nice touch on the outline too, gives it a 3d look.
I usually do transparent labels on a colour laser printer, but they pretty much need to go on white covering or the background shows through. What I did on these was print them on white paper, but I put a yellow border around the black trim, so when I cut them out I could if I went slightly off it didn't show as a white mark.

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Old 05-08-2015, 06:23 PM
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Here's a PDF of the windows if anyone wants to use them.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
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Very nice, very nice. Hope we get some video from the maiden.... or at least shortly thereafter. Personally, I have enough to worry about with a maiden to worry with video.
Old 05-09-2015, 02:58 PM
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Well, I haven't flown in a couple of years, so I might need to be on a buddy box. Lol
Old 05-12-2015, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hfenn View Post
The Seawind motor with an 8X6 prop that the Seawing uses, plus a 3 cell 1000-1300 LiPo will give you some great performance.
And on a 4S 1300 with an 8-6 it hauls my Seawind like mad, loads of fun (the added torque is hard on the stock motor mount though, I left a motor on the bottom of the lake and glided home last year after it tore itself out). No doubt when Giorgio gets a bit of time on the sticks he'll start craving more power.

Giorgio - hope everything goes great with your new model! Looks good. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Bipe Flyer View Post
Home made stickers for the windows.

Very nice touch with the windows. Best wishes for the first flights. Looks like a winner!
Old 05-12-2015, 03:37 PM
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All done. Using a 3 cell 2200 mAh battery.
Just waiting for the tx battery to arrive.

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Old 05-21-2015, 09:12 PM
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Finally got it out for a flight. I had been so long since I flew that both my transmitters needed new backup batteries and main batteries. I was surprised I still remembered how to fly. lol It was a pretty blustery day, which you can hear in the video, but it handled the wind pretty well.

My son was able to do a few circuits by the end of his first flying session. His knees were shaking, but he held in there.

Video was shot with my phone, so it's not the best quality.

Maiden Flight
https://youtu.be/OoKpdczw32U Some inverted flight
https://youtu.be/de4Bk-BhUQQ

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Old 05-22-2015, 08:01 AM
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Very nice, very nice! I keep hearing "bigger flies better" but that looked smooth as silk!
Old 05-25-2015, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickCurry View Post
Very nice, very nice! I keep hearing "bigger flies better" but that looked smooth as silk!
You know, it's funny you mentioned that. We went out on Saturday and tried a .25 sized trainer because I thought it would be a little easier to take off on the grass and would handle the wind a little better. Often people think that slower responding, larger trainers are easier to learn with, but it was the opposite with my son. He couldn't get used to the delay between his inputs and the plane responding, causing him to hold the stick too long and to over correct. The smaller LST is just as forgiving but responds to stick inputs quite crisply, so we'll be using it in the future.
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It really turned out super..!
Does your son like to look at old model magazines...?
Old 05-26-2015, 06:54 AM
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Yes, he does. I haven't bought a magazine since before RCM went out of business and they stopped construction articles. We haven't been able to find any mags at the drug/grocery store.
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Any of you guys up in Canada, and you live in the area of the Jordan River Regional Campgrounds..

Be on the look out.

I was flying my almost 10 year old LST from our camping property in Seiku Washington, ( west of the town at Eagle Point) yesterday, and had a fly-a-way...

I think it is could have made the trip... Or its in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, but I have no doubt it has at the least violated your airspace

Anyone making a laser cut short kid for this one since the last time I looked?

Going to miss that old girl, she was a fun little bird.
Old 02-23-2020, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MrGoodwreck View Post
Any of you guys up in Canada, and you live in the area of the Jordan River Regional Campgrounds..

Be on the look out.

I was flying my almost 10 year old LST from our camping property in Seiku Washington, ( west of the town at Eagle Point) yesterday, and had a fly-a-way...

I think it is could have made the trip... Or its in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, but I have no doubt it has at the least violated your airspace

Anyone making a laser cut short kid for this one since the last time I looked?

Going to miss that old girl, she was a fun little bird.
Sorry to hear that. Maybe she was trying to find her way home to Canada.

I have a laser cutter now. Maybe I should start making these as kits.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bipe Flyer View Post
Sorry to hear that. Maybe she was trying to find her way home to Canada.

I have a laser cutter now. Maybe I should start making these as kits.


Its all good, and if she wanted to go visit Canada.. Well.. that's all well and fine as well.


I can just cut out a new kit, not a big deal, but did figure if someone is cutting them, I would support them.

It certainly is a great little plane to have around in the fleet.
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My, my -- just stopped by for a quick look around and the old LST thread popped up again. Good threads never die, they just go dormant for a while. Andrew, good to see you're still occasionally around and still have an interest. When this forum slowed down, I started spending more time over in RCG and the COX Engine Forum, but I do miss the old gang and the former activity here. There are some crossovers, but mostly a new group of folks.

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Old 03-10-2020, 09:08 AM
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Man!! I remember the old days, around year 2003, when I joined the forum. The members of the old gang (sorry if I forget about someone), Gene Rock, D Fritzke, FlyinRog, BipeFlyer, Andrew (the other). Andy W, AJ Coholic, Combat Pig, Dickeybird, Skaliwag, Lynn S, and a few more. How much learned about 1/2A planes and engines here.

EDIT: I almost forgot about Lynn S, Ptulmer, BMathews, BobHH.

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Old 03-10-2020, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cortacesped View Post
Man!! I remember the old days, around year 2003, when I joined the forum. The members of the old gang (sorry if I forget about someone), Gene Rock, D Fritzke, FlyinRog, BipeFlyer, Andrew (the other). Andy W, AJ Coholic, Combat Pig, Dickeybird, Skaliwag, Lynn S, and a few more. How much learned about 1/2A planes and engines here.

EDIT: I almost forgot about Lynn S, Ptulmer, BMathews, BobHH.

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Those were good days. Sadly, some are no longer with us. I still see BMathews from time to time - we belong to the same Rod & Gun Club. Don't forget Soarrich, LoneRanger, Digger, matchlessaero, phuffstatler, Ragwing, Scudrunner, Wild Fred, Tim Wiltse. I'm sure I'm missing some too.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:18 PM
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Yep. Seeing this made me realize yet again that mine is still not yet finished...... Was going to use a Medallion .049, then said nope and off to e-power. Well, it has gotten a bit closer to being completed in teh past few years. Will now Bee powered by a Cox Bee of some sort, depending on weight. If not, a Black Widow will be up front.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:46 AM
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I don't hang around here as much these days. The forums I enjoyed here don't seem to get a whole lot of traffic in the past couple of years. My apologies to the faithful that have stuck with it.

While perhaps less busy now we did have our prime time for a few years there. I don't see Dickeybird around here much any more either. But like I've wandered on to other added interests I see Dickeybird posting over at Home Shop Machinist now and then.
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