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  • Originally posted by Twowingtj View Post

    Amen on the warmer weather.

    I'd be willing to bet that Alpha is test flying that prototype 1600mm OV-10 this week .
    He crashed it and they cancelled the project due to it's poor handling...
    TiredIron Aviation
    Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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    • Originally posted by TiredIronGRB View Post

      He crashed it and they cancelled the project due to it's poor handling...
      Ka CHOW!
      Currently flying - Freewing 70mm BAe Hawk, 80mm A-4 "Green Knights", F-86 & Mig-21, 8S Stinger 90, Twin 80mm A-10, Twin 90mm A-10; FMS 1700mm F-4U Corsair & Fox 2320mm glider; Eflight 1200mm Spitfire Mk XIV & Rare Bear on 6S; Twisted Hobbies Crack Laser, Clik v2; LX SU-47 Berkut, 64mm F-117 Nighthawk
      RIP - Freewing 90mm F-16, 80mm Super Scorpion, F-5 & 64mm A-10; LX A-10; Hobby King 105mm J-10 (The Zombie!)
      Coming soon - Freewing 80mm A-4 Blue Angels #6 and whatever Freewing EDF comes next...

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      • Okay guys, did a quick dash to the field before the weather really went sour to get My Little Gal II in the air. For those of you who don't know (there may be one or two out there) The 'My Little Gal' project started last year when Motion announced the end of the Freewing P-51 Iron Ass. My Little Gal I was the result of that, she was stock with some paint work around the nose to remove the Iron Ass decal and install 'My Little Gal; named after my wife. After a great maiden, I dropped the gear on her and lost all control, she smucked into the ground, total write off. After going through all the pieces, I found that the gear door sequencer would blue screen my servo tester, so there was the problem. So now I have all these parts and so 'My Little Gal II' was born. New fuse wings and tail, but this time with Flite Metal!!! Too Cool!!
        Anyway, had Captain Mike maiden her at Nefi last year, because, to be quite honest, I just had too much time and stress invested in her. I was going to get Charlie to do it, but he suggested it would be just too cool to have Captain Mike (The infamous Captain Mike is how we put it!) and so, if you watch the videos from Nefi that Lon and Ben took, you can see it.
        So, this is her first flight since then, but with a new 650 kv motor in her. Realize I've put every good talisman on her that I could think of. She has the wife's nickname, my three daughters first initials for squadron/airplane numbers and our anniversary for a tail number. What more can I do??
        So, like I say, the weather wasn't the best and deteriorating rapidly so one flight and that was it. Here are the pictures...
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        • Awesome Grossman, that came out sweet! I like that you payed tribute to your other half. I did the same for my wife with my P-38 by going with Irish Angel.

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          • And as a finale, here;'s a pic that really describes, flying in Wyoming...
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            Grossman56
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            • Cool Twowing, the least we can do for them since they put up with all our madness!!

              Grossman56
              Team Gross!

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              • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                Cool Twowing, the least we can do for them since they put up with all our madness!!

                Grossman56
                You've got that right.

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                • Great story, Großman. Thanks for sharing.

                  I did something similar on my Ta-152, but not to near the detail that you did. I ordered a Kristy Jane (my wife's name) vinyl decal from Callie, along with the tail swastikas, to look like Barkhorn's 'Chrystl' on his Dora. I scored big points for that, and she now calls the Ta-152 'her plane.'


                  [edit] Grossman, sorry for Germanizing your name. Autocorrect is responsible. But, I found it kind of funny; so, I didn't correct it. Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_5113.JPG Views:	1 Size:	75.4 KB ID:	68012
                  FLRC P-38L, Spit IX, Ta-152H; Freewing Me-262, F-86, Mosquito, FW-190A; PZ FW-190A; FMS 1.7m P-51D, 1.4m A6M; EH P-51D; Alfa FW-190D9; UMX P-47B (BL), P-51D (BL), B-25, A-10; Easy Sky FW-190D

                  QQ Extra 300; Eflite Pulse 15e, Su-29MM, NVA, Timber, Viking, Radian XL; GP ElectroStik; DF Das Ugly Stik, Bush Mule; Multiplex Magister; No Gravity 3D; UMX Timber, Cub (BL); HZ Duet; DynaSoar Interceptor III (rocket boost glider)

                  YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSC...ZP_mqfcFTeaBRg

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                  • Gman.......I was looking very closely at the touchdown pics and I see that you HAVE taken the guidance you received last year at NEFI to earnest action and that was a nice 2 point(the way tail-dragger warbirds should) landing.
                    Warbird Charlie

                    ScaleTech OV-10 Bronco; HSD A1 Skyraider(in rehab shop); FlightLine: F7F-2D, P-38 Allied Green, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51 Marie, F4U Olathe, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1500 Razor, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-10 Artic Thunder(100+ parts to rise again), A-6, P-51 Iron Ass; VQ: P-39, JU-52; LX PBJ-1(B-25); Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco, Catalina; Phoenix Spitfire; Maxford Antonov AN-2; Starmax L-4 Grasshopper; Eflite 1100 T-28 float; Tech1 P40;

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                    • Originally posted by TiredIronGRB View Post

                      He crashed it and they cancelled the project due to it's poor handling...
                      Awwww C'mon TI ! ! ! I used to like you
                      Warbird Charlie

                      ScaleTech OV-10 Bronco; HSD A1 Skyraider(in rehab shop); FlightLine: F7F-2D, P-38 Allied Green, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51 Marie, F4U Olathe, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1500 Razor, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-10 Artic Thunder(100+ parts to rise again), A-6, P-51 Iron Ass; VQ: P-39, JU-52; LX PBJ-1(B-25); Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco, Catalina; Phoenix Spitfire; Maxford Antonov AN-2; Starmax L-4 Grasshopper; Eflite 1100 T-28 float; Tech1 P40;

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                      • Originally posted by OV10 View Post

                        Awwww C'mon TI ! ! ! I used to like you
                        It's ok, he said the 2000mm one flys great.
                        TiredIron Aviation
                        Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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                        • Originally posted by OV10 View Post
                          Gman.......I was looking very closely at the touchdown pics and I see that you HAVE taken the guidance you received last year at NEFI to earnest action and that was a nice 2 point(the way tail-dragger warbirds should) landing.
                          You got that right! When guys like you and Mike and Ryan tell me something, Iand go !!
                          Fuse level, wings level, flaps at 30 degrees and use throttle to control descent rate. I'm proud to say that by listening, over 90% of my landings are just like that! Such a great feeling!!
                          The funny thing was with Old Crow on Saturday, we had a pretty good headwind to land into. Plunked her down on her mains, let her run off some speed and settled the tail down. She got caught in a gust and decided to do the Stork hop, it was hilarious. I just leveled her off again and let her settle, she was fine, looked funny as hell though!

                          Grossman56
                          Team Gross!

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                          • Originally posted by TiredIronGRB View Post

                            It's ok, he said the 2000mm one flys great.
                            OMG........I can see it now Twin 5060's on 6S and hopefully a single piece Skyraider like 17" (1/6 scale) props
                            Warbird Charlie

                            ScaleTech OV-10 Bronco; HSD A1 Skyraider(in rehab shop); FlightLine: F7F-2D, P-38 Allied Green, Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51 Marie, F4U Olathe, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1500 Razor, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-10 Artic Thunder(100+ parts to rise again), A-6, P-51 Iron Ass; VQ: P-39, JU-52; LX PBJ-1(B-25); Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco, Catalina; Phoenix Spitfire; Maxford Antonov AN-2; Starmax L-4 Grasshopper; Eflite 1100 T-28 float; Tech1 P40;

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                            • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post

                              You got that right! When guys like you and Mike and Ryan tell me something, Iand go !!
                              Fuse level, wings level, flaps at 30 degrees and use throttle to control descent rate. I'm proud to say that by listening, over 90% of my landings are just like that! Such a great feeling!!
                              The funny thing was with Old Crow on Saturday, we had a pretty good headwind to land into. Plunked her down on her mains, let her run off some speed and settled the tail down. She got caught in a gust and decided to do the Stork hop, it was hilarious. I just leveled her off again and let her settle, she was fine, looked funny as hell though!

                              Grossman56
                              Hey Gman, looking good on those landings. Does that mean I don't have to be worried about being buzzed, and scrambling in the pits like last year at NEFI?
                              Lon

                              Youtube channel:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...goSkIdw85eZfPA

                              Freewing A-10 80mm, F-86 80mm, P-51D Iron Ass
                              Fliteline P-38L Pacific Silver
                              Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Island Wings
                              Freewing Pandora

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                              • Originally posted by OV10 View Post

                                OMG........I can see it now Twin 5060's on 6S and hopefully a single piece Skyraider like 17" (1/6 scale) props
                                Take a deep breath...
                                TiredIron Aviation
                                Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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                                • Originally posted by Lon View Post

                                  Hey Gman, looking good on those landings. Does that mean I don't have to be worried about being buzzed, and scrambling in the pits like last year at NEFI?
                                  Lmao...

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                                  • Dang Lon, don't give away all the fun!
                                    I don't recall that one, except when the P-40 did a sideways bounce on a touch and go and stood on her nose! That was priceless!!
                                    Took me until September to get her back in the air as there were no spinners in stock.

                                    My favorite one was landing the P-40 near dusk the first night with Charlie, dang thing went below the horizon and the Camo took over, had to pull her up and go around, keeping some altitude just to see her.
                                    Definitely came away a better pilot, I seem to recall an 'interesting' landing involving a certain F-86 driver as well....
                                    !!!

                                    Grossman56
                                    Team Gross!

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                                    • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                                      Dang Lon, don't give away all the fun!
                                      I don't recall that one, except when the P-40 did a sideways bounce on a touch and go and stood on her nose! That was priceless!!
                                      Took me until September to get her back in the air as there were no spinners in stock.

                                      My favorite one was landing the P-40 near dusk the first night with Charlie, dang thing went below the horizon and the Camo took over, had to pull her up and go around, keeping some altitude just to see her.
                                      Definitely came away a better pilot, I seem to recall an 'interesting' landing involving a certain F-86 driver as well....
                                      !!!

                                      Grossman56
                                      "Interresting?" Heck!!! That ended up being a bouncing betty crash landing!! And I have it on video to prove it!! Let this be a good visual, reminder for when you get your EDF. When landing, get her down and close to touchdown, but keep presure on the up elevator, holding off as long as possible before letting her touchdown, bleed that speed off. Otherwise!!! She'll do a skip/bounce on you, and if you make the wrong correction like i did...well, watch the video. But that F-86 really took that crash landing well. Remind me at NEFI this year, I'll have it along. To look at the scars from that landing. Except for the front landing strut, all parts on this bird are still the originals...300+ flights on this 86.
                                       
                                      Lon

                                      Youtube channel:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...goSkIdw85eZfPA

                                      Freewing A-10 80mm, F-86 80mm, P-51D Iron Ass
                                      Fliteline P-38L Pacific Silver
                                      Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Island Wings
                                      Freewing Pandora

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                                      • Nice flying tho! Always looks awesome when you can get em nice n close in formation like that. And as anyone who's tried it knows, it's harder than it looks. Bugger of a landing though, it looked so good just before touchdown.

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                                        • It was a boost to my fragile male ego to know that flyers, other than just me, have an occasional less-than-perfect landing. Seriously, it was a great video. The formation flying was awesome! My friends and I try to fly together in pseudo formation, and it's hard as hell. And, honestly, my respect for good pilots greatly increases when they're willing to show their own mistakes.
                                          FLRC P-38L, Spit IX, Ta-152H; Freewing Me-262, F-86, Mosquito, FW-190A; PZ FW-190A; FMS 1.7m P-51D, 1.4m A6M; EH P-51D; Alfa FW-190D9; UMX P-47B (BL), P-51D (BL), B-25, A-10; Easy Sky FW-190D

                                          QQ Extra 300; Eflite Pulse 15e, Su-29MM, NVA, Timber, Viking, Radian XL; GP ElectroStik; DF Das Ugly Stik, Bush Mule; Multiplex Magister; No Gravity 3D; UMX Timber, Cub (BL); HZ Duet; DynaSoar Interceptor III (rocket boost glider)

                                          YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSC...ZP_mqfcFTeaBRg

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