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Old 08-05-2014, 12:05 PM
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Prepping my planes for this weekend I was about to assemble and weigh them. When I noticed the following...


I wonder what that is? Press on it, wait, ribs aren't supposed to be spongy. It seems I have a cracked rib in the wing!

I take it down to the shop and cut open the covering to get a peek at the rib.



Not too bad, a little balsa and a little CA and it should be right as rain! But wait, lets peek and prod at the next rib, it's cracked too! So I open up the entire wing.



I don't know which one of you son of a guns snuck into my garage but I'm on to ya!

Every rib, with the exception of the end/cap rib, on this side as well as the first two ribs on the other side was either broken or cracked!

Sorry to ruin your dastardly plan to watch my wing explode in turn one after that flying start but I ain't fallin' for it!!!!!!

You are just going to have to out fly me if you wanna win!
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:07 PM
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See Bigblue, nah man, we wouldnt want it to happen in turn one at the first pole,...we were gonna wait and watch it around lap 8 or 9 with you way out in the lead!!
I done told ya, I done told ya,.....you DONT mount that turbocharger in the wing cause it breaks the ribs and balsa all up , just like what you got there! E'rbody knows you mount it on top of the rudder!!!

Will, what say the weathermain so far about Saturday?
Hope to see all yall Saturday am!!
John
Old 08-07-2014, 11:33 PM
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John,

weather.com
calls it 40 to 50 % all day Saturday but James Span the local guy says we may see a passing shower thru the day, both seem to agree it's a hit or miss deal and won't be all day rain. I believe we'll get a race in we may just have to hide and wait on a shower to pass.We've got 30 lbs. of chicken and 20 lbs. of pork going on the grill this morning so at the very least we'll sit around, get fat, and argue about who gets what trophy!!!!

Will
Old 08-08-2014, 04:20 AM
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I'd say there are more than a few guys in R/C who'd rather do this than fly...
Old 08-08-2014, 08:50 AM
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Well supper is on the grill, the pit area is rapidly filling up,and the first race engines have been fired
if you're not here you're late and you're missing out.

Better get it in gear,
Will
Old 08-08-2014, 08:56 AM
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Will I'll have to miss the great sounding vittles yall got cooking up ...man that do sound though!
Some of us have to work today
Who all has arrived so far?

Did bigblue get that turbo mounted on his rudder yet?
Old 08-09-2014, 03:41 PM
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:05 PM
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:29 PM
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:54 AM
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Thanks everyone for a great day! Great competerters and great racing! A big thanks to those from out of town coming and enjoying the days with us! And THANKS for putting up with me! This may be my last T-Town Club 40 as we are planning on moving in the near future. Again on behalf of WAAM as club President and CD thanks for making this a great event, for without such great pilots and volunteers it would not have been!

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Old 08-10-2014, 01:32 PM
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Thanks, Will, Ed, and the entire WAAM Club for putting on the best float fly I've ever been to. All kidding aside thanks for putting on the race under very trying conditions.

Jerry
Old 08-11-2014, 02:47 AM
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The Alabama gang had another outstanding Throw down in T-town this year! Mother nature did not want to give us a full day but you all got it in in-between bad thunder storms! Ed and all the Alabama workers that made this possible, great job guys!!! Brock that was some awesome ribs & chicken Friday night! Will thank you for flipping the bill for the B-B-Q really southern hospitality at it’s finest!



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Old 08-11-2014, 04:36 AM
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I wanted to go really bad but I had to work. The weather wasn't much better here!
So, are ya gonna post the results? Just wanna see how my mentors did.
Jim
Old 08-11-2014, 06:20 AM
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I would like to congratulate Bob Petrinec for his well deserved victory! Bob just flat out, out flew us in the A main! I wish our good buddy from Indiana Tim Sparks could have been in there with us I’m sure it would have been one to write home to momma about! I would also like to thank Matt & Clint for coming down with Tim from Indiana you guys are a class act!


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Old 08-11-2014, 08:04 AM
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Mains Results:

A Main:
1. Bob Petrinec
2. Gary Fisher
3. Greg Doe
4. BJ Swope (Flying in lieu of Tim Sparks)

B Main
1. Greg Doe
2. BJ Swope (1 Cut)
3. No participant
4. No participant

C Main:
1. BJ Swope
2. John McGowan
3. Jim Andrews
4. Mike Talley (1 Cut) - from the video above, I think it was Mike who cut)

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:23 AM
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I really wanted to get around and talk to everyone after the race Saturday but when thebig one blew in picking everything up was the main objective so I apologies for not saying goodbye to you’ll! Bob Petrinec and I really enjoy the fierce competiveness you guys show here in Bama! We thrive on this kind of stuff and I hope some ofyou guys can make it out to Waco in Oct. for the big two day show! Oct. 25& 26



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Old 08-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bigblueswope View Post
Mains Results:

A Main:
1. Bob Petrinec
2. Gary Fisher
3. Greg Doe
4. BJ Swope (Flying in lieu of Tim Sparks)

B Main
1. Greg Doe
2. BJ Swope (1 Cut)
3. No participant
4. No participant

C Main:
1. BJ Swope
2. I don't recall
3. I don't recall
4. I don't recall

I wish I could fill it in but my score sheet was soaked and went bye bye . From memory John McGowen and Jim Andrews in C Main
Old 08-11-2014, 02:54 PM
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My wife, Greg, Chacy, and myself were the last to leave and the parking lot was a series of lakes. I really appreciate everyone and really enjoyed keeping you guys going. The racing was tight but Bob hung in there with his consistency and racked up the scores. To all you Texas guys, thanks for coming for the 3rd year in a row! Indiana guys now are 2 years in a row now. This may have been my last year, but if not I am looking forward to 2015, you never know!
Old 08-11-2014, 03:20 PM
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Hey Bob and Gary,
Congrats on taking 1st and 2nd! I'm down at the coast a few days of vacation before school starts. I just checked and saw the results! You make Texas proud. See you guys soon.

Ken
Old 08-11-2014, 05:04 PM
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Hi guys, many of you have heard me say I always have fun at the Club 40 races; but I will confess, it’s more fun when you win. I did receive a lot of help from by caller Jerry Stafford; calling me tight and holding the umbrella over me so my transmitter wouldn’t get wet. Thanks to all the Alabama WAAM members for putting on this great race. A special thanks to Will and Brock for the excellent food.
Old Bob, feeling young again!
Old 08-19-2014, 12:11 AM
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Congrats to you young Bob! And Gary, as well.. Both of you are class acts..

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