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FlyBy8 08-17-2008 06:49 PM

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ORIGINAL: GaryV

Hi Guy's,

Here are a few pics of my newest drop plane. It is a Great Planes Giant Stik ARF.
.....

GaryV
Hey, nice plane Gary. That should be a lot of fun.



Who has been doing any jumping? Anyone go out this weekend?


Paul

GaryV 08-17-2008 10:56 PM

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Hi Paul,

I did two drops today, I flew it once and let another guy giude it down once. I was about a foot from where I was aiming for and the other guy was about 30' from the target.

I changed the Stik over to 2.4Ghz. Bought a power expander from Smart Fly and used the 14 ch rec. It seemed to do ok.
I also purchased a module for my 9C to convert it to 2.4. Now all three of my skydivers are on 2.4 and one plane. I don't plan to change the other plane to 2.4, not before Muncie anyway.
I also got a Fultz double strut front gear, I will try to get it on this week.

Wes doesn't do much practice, He thinks it will jinx him at the rally.

GaryV

JuanF 08-18-2008 12:04 AM

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Paul,
We had our club picnic today and I got in about 5 drops. Some pictures of our jump activiities. I have rigged up my Senior Telemaster with three drops boxes and we got the first triple drop at our field. We had a lot of fun. I have put together a jumper I call "Club Juan" he is for use by anyone in the club that wants to try RC Skydiving. The first victim was Jack Stryker our club president. Actually he was the only one brave enough to give it a try. I let my neice's son Ash control small juan, can't start them out to young I always say. Row 1 Picture 1 is Rick Gadd getting his jumper Little Rick ready to go. Row 1 Picture 2 Little Juan is just outside the circle, I had landed inside but he bounced out!! That is Rick Gadd paying homage to the left. Row 2 picture 3 is the usual suspects waiting for the drop, Rick Gadd on the left, Jack Stryker with his back to the camera, Me and my nephew. Row 2 Picture 4 is me and Ash landing Small Juan he landed just outside the circle.
Juan

R/C Skydiver 08-18-2008 07:18 AM

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You guys are sure getting in a lot of practice jumps lately!! What's a poor fellow to do when he can just make the field on a 1600' grass runway with a width of about 250' across at the release point!! Hope to get in one more practice before Muncie so I can at least get it to the center of the drop zone!!! That won't even qualify for the quarter finals at Munciebut I will keep trying! Jules has probably been jumping for practice every day as we have not heard a lot of bragging from him lately. What about that Jules? All you Pauls in Columbus are gettin in so much practice that the rest of us don't stand a chance!!!!

Jim

lundy 08-18-2008 08:19 AM

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Hi Jim ,


My practice level is not that high at the moment ! , Why is that ? Very wet and windy weather for the last two weeks and the rest of this week !

The best training will be the German Championship 30/31 of this month in Berlin .

The real threat is coming from Ohio this year ! :) ,
They are practicing a lot (first hand inside information ! [8D])
And they have very good equipment to ! :) And that's no joke !!![X(]

See you all in Muncie .

, jules




goldenknight1 08-18-2008 10:20 AM

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Jules :
Juan is a big ***** cat all he does is send me e-mail of how good he is doing BUT he had better get all the practice he can get. I told him that I was not going to be running around socializing with all thw jumpers and that between you and I he is going to have to work his postierer off to win anything this year . Dee you at muncie and have a good trip over here.




BOB[8D]:):D

twin3d 08-18-2008 04:00 PM

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We need to work on this inside information that Jules is getting..... :D We flew all day Sunday practicing with the jumpers we are just now getting the hang of it. I have been LUCKY a few times and been able to fly it to me and catch it but that doesn't do you much good unless your standing in the middle of the circle. We're all looking forward to coming and competing this year. Should be interesting. Any more thoughts on doing a mass jump?

Mike S.

FlyBy8 08-18-2008 06:49 PM

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Gary,
Sounds like your gettin' all tweak up on 2.4. That will be cool, no more pin swappin'

Juan,
Looks like you guys had a great event. I like the "Club Juan" idea. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Jim,
You won't have anything to worry about on my account. Practicing alot because I really need it.;) I can almost hit the runway everytime, now.[&o] But you remember the CORKS field, 2,200 ft. is a big target. Now where is that circle.....

And finally, Jules

ORIGINAL: lundy


The real threat is coming from Ohio this year ! :) ,
They are practicing a lot (first hand inside information ! [8D])
And they have very good equipment to ! :) And that's no joke !!![X(]

See you all in Muncie .

, jules



Thanks for the vote of confidence and compliments on our scratch built jumpers. And you haven't even seen them yet.:D
Too bad about your weather....

Paul

GaryV 08-18-2008 10:38 PM

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Juan,

Thanks for sharing the pics, 26 days, not that anyone is counting.

looking forward to seeing old friend as much as the skydiving part if it.

Gary

JuanF 08-19-2008 08:44 AM

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Paul & Gary,
Glad you liked the pictures. I had been kicking the idea around of making a jumper for club members to use and put one together using a gitchell parachute. What was kind of funny was that when Jack Stryker made the first drop on club juan I forgot to tell him the color of the parachute. He kind of got after me for that. He did figure out which jumper was his. I have been getting some practice drops done, don't know how much good they will do. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Muncie.
Juan

skydiver 08-19-2008 04:10 PM

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All of you people talking about who is going to kick butt best be aware of the guys from the Hoosier State.

They are out there, lying in the weeds waiting for you!!

pr

R/C Skydiver 08-19-2008 05:01 PM

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Yea, Ya'll are sneaky in Ahia with all that secret jumping preparations going on. Are you trying to win at Muncie or something???
With all this 2.4 stuff everyone is getting, we should be able to make a mass jump easily. I will have two "Mikes" on 2.4.
Juan, you are right about some people not knowing which jumper to control on a mass jump. I have a problem everytime I have made a jump with 2 planes and 6 jumpers. Someone always gets mixed up no matter what kind of detailed pre jump meeting you have. I have tried everything to keep the guys straighteven at Top Gun using "PRO" Pilots -they goofed too!!! Maybe we can get it right in Muncie. Let's try!!!
Jim

twin3d 08-19-2008 06:03 PM

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Yeah we need to keep an eye on the boys from Indy, they home field advantage....

ms

JuanF 08-19-2008 08:19 PM

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Jim and Mike,
I really like the idea of a mass drop. If nothing else it should be interestin. My jumpers are all on 2.4 so I don't have any problem with frequency interference. I don't about the people from Ohio hiding out in the weeds waiting to pounce on people. Guess I'll have to bring my weed whacker, LOL. Sounds like this Rally is gonna be a real fun one.
Juan

"A man just has to know his limitations" - Dirty Harry in Magnum Force

FlyBy8 08-19-2008 09:13 PM

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Hey, if everyone else keep converting over to 2.4, that will leave ch 46 and 60 wide open for me :)

errr, I mean ch 13 and 26, yeah that it.. [8D] 13 and 26....

GaryV 08-23-2008 01:03 AM

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Has anyone heard from the Somerset guys, do any of them plan to make the rally.

GaryV

skydiver 08-23-2008 09:03 AM

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Hi Gary,

I attempted to e-mail several of the Somerset guys but the e-mails were returned because of bogus addresses. So, I don't know how to contact them.

Paul

goldenknight1 08-23-2008 09:59 PM

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Paul:
here are the last contacts I had with CR and Gary, Gary's phone number is 606 679 4095. and Here is the last e-mail address I had for CR [email protected] I do not know if this information is still good are not.




BOB[:o]

goldenknight1 08-24-2008 07:32 PM

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Paul I got a hold of CR the e-mail address is good , but CR said his health is not too good and will probaly not make it. Also recieved e-mail from Wil And he will be there , CR will contact the other guys in sommerset and have them let us know if they will be coming.
Hope they can kinda got used to the good old boys from sommerset :D:D



BOB[8D]

lundy 08-25-2008 04:26 AM

RE: R/C Skydiver Rally 2008
 

ORIGINAL: twin3d

We need to work on this inside information that Jules is getting..... :D
Mike S.

RC Skydiving News !

Ohio Deep throat fears for his life !
He has been told not to leak further confidential inside information of the "Columbus RC Skydiving Giants" anymore ! [8D]:D



Maybe if things cool down a-bit he is willing to speak out again , providing us with info off the progress the "Columbus RC Skydiving Giants" are making ! :):D


,Jules :):)

twin3d 08-25-2008 12:07 PM

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Trying to get more info out of your USA contact are we.............:)

The one you need to watch is the individual feeding the information, ;) he builds your confidence up by missing the runway then puts one at his feet, keep your eyes on "OHIO PHATS" he's a hustler.... ;):D

Mike S.

P.S.
There was an assination attempt on my jumper this past weekend, jump pilot "accidentaly";);) hit the release switch at 75 feet right after take off. [:o]Jumper fell to his death, fortunatley did not die, he is in intensive care now but in stable condition. The doctor (jump plane pilot) say's he will make it and should return to jump status with in a week. :D

Mike S.

goldenknight1 08-25-2008 01:38 PM

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twin3d:

hope injuries were not severe you know jumpers are not to jump with splints or bulky bandages, you have ti tell pilot that you have to have at least 1000 feet before you jump ha ha





BOB

lundy 08-25-2008 02:15 PM

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AHAAAA!!!! "OHIO PHATS" is putting up a smoke screen ! :D:D

Sorry to hear about your skydiver Mike ! :(
Hope he will recover shortly so you can have some more jumps next weekend !

Jules [sm=wink_smile.gif]


twin3d 08-25-2008 03:01 PM

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Actually at the Doctors request we traded jumpers, but the repairs are looking great so far..... he will live to jump again.

Mike S.

goldenknight1 08-25-2008 03:01 PM

RE: R/C Skydiver Rally 2008
 
Jules :

Maybe twin3d had better put a blind fold on his jumper so that he will not have to see what altitude the jump pilot is dropping him from, would hate to see his jumper freeze in the box and have to come back down on the plane.



BOB:):):D

twin3d 08-25-2008 03:03 PM

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No blind folds he is scareddddddd enough as it is..... he needs a static line...


Mike S.

GaryV 08-25-2008 08:02 PM

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Things seem to be heating up OH. Glad your jumper was repairable Mike.
No need to worry about any competition from VA, Dropped two Sunday one landed about 600' from the target and the other about 300'. Wes' was unresponsive, not sure what the problem is, he is checking on it, may need to call in a specialist from OH.

GaryV

FlyBy8 08-25-2008 10:40 PM

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ORIGINAL: twin3d

P.S.
There was an assination attempt on my jumper this past weekend, jump pilot "accidentaly";);) hit the release switch at 75 feet right after take off. [:o]Jumper fell to his death, fortunatley did not die, he is in intensive care now but in stable condition. The doctor (jump plane pilot) say's he will make it and should return to jump status with in a week. :D

Mike S.

After many laborious hours in the operating room (dirty workbench in my garage :)) the doctor enters the waiting room with mask hanging low around his neck. “Sorry Gents, there wasn’t much I could do.” he stated to the crowd gathered in support. “The jumper had traces of glow fuel throughout his body and I found this note crumpled deep in the pocket of his jump suit”. The chief ground crew officer (and sponsor of this gang) Ohio Phats snatched the note from the fatigued doctor’s hand. As Ohio Phats stared at the note two orderlies push a gurney carrying the body draped with now lifeless chute. Phats looks up as they pass by just in time to notice a twitch of jumpers the right arm. Could it be? Nah, must have just been a radio glitch from the antenna-less receiver. Phats turns to face the other members of the gang. “A suicide! The gutless wonder couldn’t take the pressure.”

skydiver 08-26-2008 10:36 AM

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This is a work of pure fiction.

The reality is a plot of intrigue and a vast right-wing consiracy. The evil "Doctor" is the master-mind behind the whole sordid mess!!

JuanF 08-26-2008 11:31 AM

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I don't know about this "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" and "The Evil Doctor" and even "Deep Throat" being involved. I mean with the assination attempt on one of the jumpers. Will it even be safe to attend the Rally? Would it be advisable to bring my Tench Coat? Please advise. Thank you.
Juan

R/C Skydiver 08-26-2008 11:41 AM

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Maybe I should bring some of my "Redneck Mafia" from Alabama to insure our safety!!! Come to think of it, that would be a way for me to win!!!
Jim

skydiver 08-26-2008 11:41 AM

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You're always welcome Juan! The problem is the jealousy within the Ohio competitors. They envy "Ohio Phats"

If you wear your Trench Coat, please keep it buttoned at all times.

goldenknight1 08-26-2008 11:48 AM

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Yes juan if you were to flash someone they would probaly would have you deported then I would have to ride back alone ( hey wait a miniute that might be a good thing to ) sorry amigo do not know what came over me.


BOB:):D;)[X(]

twin3d 08-26-2008 01:51 PM

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Accident Investigation News Update!

During recent investigation by the AMA, FBI, ATF, DEA, MIB, CIA and FAA it was determinted that this was no suicide attempt and that the accident occuring on August 23 , 2008 at approximatley 1500 Eastern time was all pilot error. Found problem to be the pilot got release switch and Aileron to Rudder mix switch mixed up and hit the wrong switch. This is a common accurance when the switches are put in close proxcimity of each other.
All though there seems to be evidence of some foul play involved according to the BLACK Box recordings of the cockpit conversations. The recordings revealed intense competition within the OHIO skydiver chapter and a need to do whatever it takes to win. In order to eliminate the competition we find that it is very possible that the pilot may have deliberately hit the release switch. This shows motive of foul play. We are doing further investigations to determine if there is any international connections with this incedent. There is still the possiblity that "OHIO PHATS" and the "Evil Doctor" may be involved in this "Right-wing conspiracy" and are prime suspects in this case. As evidence is gathered we will keep you informed.

Mike S.
Chief Investigator

lundy 08-26-2008 02:08 PM

RE: R/C Skydiver Rally 2008
 

ORIGINAL: skydiver

This is a work of pure fiction.

The reality is a plot of intrigue and a vast right-wing consiracy. The evil "Doctor" is the master-mind behind the whole sordid mess!!



ORIGINAL: twin3d

Accident Investigation News Update!

During recent investigation by the AMA, FBI, ATF, DEA, MIB, CIA and FAA it was determinted that this was no suicide attempt and that the accident occuring on August 23 , 2008 at approximatley 1500 Eastern time was all pilot error. Found problem to be the pilot got release switch and Aileron to Rudder mix switch mixed up and hit the wrong switch. This is a common accurance when the switches are put in close proxcimity of each other.
All though there seems to be evidence of some foul play involved according to the BLACK Box recordings of the cockpit conversations. The recordings revealed intense competition within the OHIO skydiver chapter and a need to do whatever it takes to win. In order to eliminate the competition we find that it is very possible that the pilot may have deliberately hit the release switch. This shows motive of foul play. We are doing further investigations to determine if there is any international connections with this incedent. There is still the possiblity that "OHIO PHATS" and the "Evil Doctor" may be involved in this "Right-wing conspiracy" and are prime suspects in this case. As evidence is gathered we will keep you informed.

Mike S.
Chief Investigator



Oh boy this is getting complicated !

You didn't mention the KGB and the MOSAT, are you sure they are not involved in this ?
I did not know RC Skydiving in Ohio was in the hands off some mental unstable individuals !

These Skydivers from Ohio looked if they where a nice bunch of guys .:D




ORIGINAL: R/C Skydiver


Maybe I should bring some of my "Redneck Mafia" from Alabama to insure our safety!!! Come to think of it, that would be a way for me to win!!!
Jim
Jim ,Contact some of your "Redneck Mafia " friends to take care of the security at the Rally ! [sm=shades_smile.gif][sm=shades_smile.gif][sm=shades_smile.gif]

I don't know if I still have the guts to go to Muncie under these circumstances ! :D:D:D
Sins they are talking of international connections in this case , its getting to hot !


,Jules:)




skydiver 08-26-2008 03:47 PM

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Hallo Jules,

It's truly a bad situation. I am the one true voice of reason and honesty here in the Buckeye Nation.

However, best wishes in your competitiion at the German Championships in Berlin this weekend.

Paul Hermann

twin3d 08-26-2008 04:02 PM

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Good Luck Jules........... have fun and happy landings.:D

Mike S.

goldenknight1 08-26-2008 06:05 PM

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Jules & Theo
Good luck from juan and I and do us proud and show them that you have the right stuff and best of luck ( GO BELGIUM )




BOB[8D][8D]:)

R/C Skydiver 08-26-2008 06:31 PM

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Jules
Good luck to you and Theo in the German nationals! Ya'll show them who is the best!!!
Jim

FlyBy8 08-26-2008 06:46 PM

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Go get 'em Jules


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