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04-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,777
Posted By blaughn

RE: Airplane nicknames

With our search radar, it was kinda tough to sneak up on us so we knew it was coming. Even with the warning, it still got your attention.......
04-11-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,777
Posted By blaughn

RE: Airplane nicknames

I've been "hot-nosed" by our friendly fighter cover but can't say I've ever heard of thumping the Hummer. Being hot-nosed, by the way, involves having one or more of the fighters come in from behind...
04-05-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,777
Posted By blaughn

RE: Airplane nicknames

That is true. Same airframe and power plants as the S-2 - different tail and of course the radome 0n the E1. On the E1, the radar antenna rotated inside the airfoil-shaped radome shell. On the E2,...
04-05-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,117
Posted By blaughn

RE: Off Subject! Any Military/ex-Military here?

US Navy
AOC class 17-70
July 1970 VT-1 NAS Saufley Field - t-34b
Oct 1970 VT-3 NAS Whiting Field - T-28b's and c's
Mar 1971 VT-5 NAS Saufley Field - T-28 c - Completed first carrier landings...
Forum: Beginners
04-05-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By blaughn

RE: Dying windows/windshield

I dyed my canopy with Rit dye using the following procedure:

Approximately 2 gallons of water
One cup of Salt
2 packages of Black Rit Dye and One package of Denim Blue
Tap water at 130...
04-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,777
Posted By blaughn

RE: Airplane nicknames

E1b Tracer - Willy Fudd
E2 Hawkeye - Hummer
S2 Tracker - Stoof
S3 Viking - Hoover
Forum: Beginners
03-31-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By blaughn

RE: Landing

Nowhere is this more true than in the Navy. Every carrier landing is graded and debriefed face-to-face by the Landing Signal Officer. The grade is logged and posted on a bulletin board in the ready...
03-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By blaughn

RE: How to for tinting canopy?

A real mess saver: 1. Use a plastic tall kitchen plastic bag in the container your will be using. 2. Don't do this in the kitchen (unless you are already divorced............) 3. 130 degree...
Forum: Beginners
03-30-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By blaughn

RE: Rx Battery "time-to-quit" voltage

Thanks for the great info. I appreciate your sharing your expertise on the subject.

I am tempted to start a simple log showing flight time and Rx battery drain. It would be pretty simple to do...
Forum: Beginners
03-29-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By blaughn

Rx Battery "time-to-quit" voltage

My flight pack is powered by a 1600mah, 6v battery. Fresh off the charger, it registers 7.3v on the ESV which has a green zone extended downward to 6.4v, a white zone from 6.4v to 5.8 and a red zone...
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,587
Posted By blaughn

RE: Show Yourselves!!

Hello from Minnesota. The State of the Loon (bird and politicians).
Forum: Beginners
03-28-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By blaughn

RE: Ultra Sport 40+ Done!

I took the Ultra Sport 40+ out to do an engine run and taxi test. Aside from a tail wheel that causes the bird to track left, everything went well. After three taxi runs down the runway, she hit a...
Forum: Beginners
03-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By blaughn

Aileron Servos "hanging out in the wind"

I was considering whether to try to sneak a quick flight or two between showers today. Then I started thinking about the aileron servos. When I left the sport, 20 years ago, all the servos were out...
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By blaughn

RE: Ultra Sport 40+ Done!

It is powered by an OS .46AX with a Futaba faast 2.4Htz 7c radio.
Forum: Beginners
03-23-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By blaughn

RE: Ultra Sport 40+ Done!

The white is Ultracote. The trim is Monocote metallic blue and metallic red. The cowl is sprayed with Topflight Lustercoat white. The pinstripes were cut with the Topflight pinstrip cutting...
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By blaughn

RE: Ultra Sport 40+ Done!

I will keep you posted on the maiden flight. Hopefully the before and after pictures will be the same.

There is just something elegant about Red, White and Blue. I'm told the colors don't...
Forum: Beginners
03-22-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By blaughn

Ultra Sport 40+ Done!

I am about to end a 20 year absence from RC. Now if the weather, particularly the wind, will cooperate.........:D

The Ultra Sport 40+ kit was a nice kit with a few tough elements. The turtle...
02-16-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By blaughn

RE: Hearing protection & decibels of IC engines at WOT.

Smaka:

I share your concern with the "nanny-state" however, I, too, grew up in an age where hearing protection was not emphasized. As a Navy pilot sitting behind and astride R-1820 and later...
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By blaughn

RE: Best beginner aircraft...

For what it is worth, I learned on the Sig Kadet. I built two of them (Don't skimp on the rubber bands if you are flying in the mist. The fuselage without a wing has the aerodynamics of a 500 pound...
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By blaughn

RE: Futaba 2.4 faast rx battery - the right one?

Thanks for the replies. When it comes to the flight pack, I know enough to assume nothing. :)
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,579
Posted By blaughn

RE: Best beginner aircraft...

Not harder, just different. As a former Navy pilot and Landing Signal Officer I have found the knowledge of aerodynamics and what to expect in different attitudes is valuable. My observation of...
Forum: Beginners
02-10-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By blaughn

Futaba 2.4 faast rx battery - the right one?

Just getting back into RC and am finding the learning curve steeper now than 20 years ago.

I purchased the Futaba 7C 2.4GHz system with theR617FS receiver. I was surprised to find no receiver...
01-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 126,607
Posted By blaughn

RE: Full scale flyers....roll call.

Loud, hot in the summer, cold at altitude, slow and tired. After the Viet Nam cruise, I transitioned to the E2. It was louder still.
01-14-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 126,607
Posted By blaughn

RE: Full scale flyers....roll call.

Hi All:

I flew the ugliest airplane in the us military inventory - nicknamed the Willy Fudd. The E1b. How bad was it. In Viet Nam, if we lost an engine off the catipult, the black boxes were...
Forum: Beginners
01-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By blaughn

RE: CA Glue Doesn't Forget!!!!

There are applications where CA is just too well suited to pass it up. It is in those circumstances I will use the 3M Organic and Fumes mask. The rest of the time it will be Hellooooooo Tite Bond! ...
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