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Old 05-01-2004, 08:54 PM
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Hi, not sure if anyone noticed, but I've been out at a training academy for the past 4.5 months, but now back in the mix of things. My planes have been sitting for that time. Before I left, I gave them a good cleaning(engine) charged up the rx batteries and disconnected them from their switches. Is there anything special I should do to the engines or batteries before taking back up to the friendly skies. Geezzzzzz, haven't flown in a while, hope I didn't forget how to go vertical and inverted?
Old 05-01-2004, 09:00 PM
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I'd do a cycle test of the batteries... and a good inspection of the models... then run the engines... and FLY.

Its one of those "riding a bicycle" things... a few minutes and it will all come back.
Old 05-01-2004, 09:02 PM
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Hello
I would re-peak your tx and rx batteries and go over all your hardware and you will find its like riding a bike.
It will come back quick
Bill
Old 05-01-2004, 09:46 PM
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Yeah, like riding a bike...once you learn to fall off, you can always fall off <g>

4.5 months isn't too long....charge'em and fly!

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Old 05-01-2004, 10:04 PM
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Nice to have you back cruz!

I agree. Just cycle the packs, or charge them for 24 hours then check them regularly. Then go fly!
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Old 05-01-2004, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys, I'll do as suggested and get them back in the air. Good to be back home and back on rcuniverse.

thanks Dennis for the welcome back!
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well i just flew for the first time in 7 months lastweek..... just charged em up took em out and flew. oh yea and i was doin inverted about 2 mins into the first flight!
good luck
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Cruz,

Good to have you back bud.

Now you know what it is like to live up north and not fly for months...[8D]

Get em ready and fly.

I always fly the plane that flys the best first and get used to the controls.
It won't take long until you will be ripping up the skys.

Bill
Old 05-02-2004, 11:45 AM
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Geez, in Minnesota, we have to quit for 4 or 5 months every year!
Old 05-02-2004, 03:15 PM
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Minn, I feel for ya. We get to fly all year here. Can you mount a set of skis on your plane and go? Just wondering. Seems like that might be FUN.
Old 05-02-2004, 03:43 PM
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Skiis would be fun if you didn't also have to deal with 10 degree temps. [&:]
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Old 05-02-2004, 07:27 PM
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Only 10!!! Is that F or C? 10F is cold; 10C not so cold.

Welcome back cruzer.
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try -10 F.... They get there EASILLY in the winter in Minnesota. (Todays Wind Chill factor will be -40. Looks like a nice warm winter day.[&:])
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Way too cold for me thanks!!
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here in south dakota its not much better!..... i flew last week thursday with 70F and friday i wake up and its 40F with snow on the ground!....
-10F sometimes that feels warm!!
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Suitcase and I flew Sat morning with a friend from work. He hasn't flown RC for 12 years except for a few short flights on my trainer last summer. He flew Suitcase's Twist 3d and did a perfect harrier landing and a slow roll that took the whole lenght of the field. So it does seem like riding a bike although he said it would help to knock the rust off more often.
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Thanks again for the welcome back guys. I plan to take back up to the skies sometime this week. I'll let you all know how it turns out.

Hey Bill, Hope you're well.
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Cruz

Welcome back. You will be back to your old flying in no time. I was wondering what had happened to you. Glad to have you back on RCU.

Rick
Old 05-04-2004, 05:42 PM
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Hey Rick,

Yeah, out for a short pause (4.5 Months) in Charleston, South Carolina. Happy to be back home though. My 2 year old son grew like a weed and talks a lot now.

keep in touch,

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Cruz,

I sent you an email the other night and it bounced back.
So I tried it again. Did you get it?
Nice to see you are back.

Bill
Old 05-04-2004, 10:47 PM
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No, did not received it?? I'll look into it, thanks for letting me know.
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ORIGINAL: cruzomatic
Yeah, out My 2 year old son grew like a weed and talks a lot now.
Gee, I wonder how he comes by that? [8D]
Old 05-05-2004, 07:24 AM
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Hey Vinnie, good to hear you chime in as well.


I think my email is not working correctly I've sent you and a few others here on rcu personal emails and haven't received any responses. I'll look into it today.

Yeah, I think my wife feed my son fertilizer when I was gone.
Old 05-05-2004, 08:15 AM
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Thassrite!
I replied to your email and it bounced. Welcome back.
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I have two RTF Trainers, an ARROW, and an ALPHA.

How much should the aerolons move up or down, there are no figures in the RTF manuals.

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