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"One HP Skipper"

Old 02-06-2023, 09:32 PM
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Joseph Frost
 
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Rather lucky yesterday when I have discovered pretty nasty break/crack in the bottom of the motor nacelle on each side of the servos. It was holding barely on 1/2 of the foam after I picked up model from water after aerobatic routine flight. One more loop and it would snap off!!!
Easy fix back on the work bench, TX to Epoxy and some fiber tape, so she was back in action this morn in magic conditions.

The weak link, bottom of the nacelle joining the fin!

Skipper break time.

Glorious morning.
Old 11-06-2023, 05:38 PM
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No sign of wear after almost Decade of most prolific flying with this one. It is showing some age but not in action.

Batteries warm up in microwave pack.

Brekky at the flying field.

Arrival.
Old 01-10-2024, 12:32 AM
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Rather nice Skipper morn, XL for a change, water like a glass.

Summer time DU.

Nose up flare.

Brekky time between flights.
Old 04-28-2024, 04:56 PM
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Well into a 2nd. Decade with my original "Skipper" no sign of wear, now running like a jet with the hottest Panther Graphene high- C packs. For a bit of variety hand launching it from my local favored flying fields.

Perfect hand launch on 1/3 stick.

Morning light.

On the final.

Beach day outing.

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