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  • He's really doing well! He'll be out flying his grandpa and uncle in no time

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    • Finished up another helicopter project this weekend, a 500 size Sikorsky HO3S-1. Despite gusty winds today, it flew great! Just made it in time for trip to the Dalton Scale Helicopter Fly-In.

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      • Finally some decent weather and was able to get 20 flights in on 5 aircraft, including the much delayed maiden of the F-18 Tiger. She flew outstanding and got 5 minutes of flight time on an SMC 6200 40C pack pushing the 12 blade inrunner (now in all my 90 mm's). I have to say the FW F-18, F-4 and A-10 are some of the sweetest flying EDF's out there, thanks MRC. Of course the Avanti ain't too bad either to start the day out with so you feel like you actual know what your doing (only an illusion for me, but I'll take it). Hopefully the weather will hold and I'll get the maiden in on the Mig on Wednesday! Eventually I'll get a video together of the F-18, but the phone footage looks fairly crappy, so don't hold your breath! Definitely need AG's videographer!!


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        A friend had the WWI Pup gasser out as well, would love to have something like this. Tried to talk him into letting me have a flight with it, but turns out he's a lot smarter than he looks so no go! He spent 7 months building it and is planning on taking it to one of the WWI-II scale events for competition. He still needs to finish the machine gun before it's ready to compete but it flies outstanding, probably better than the real one did.


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        Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
        Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

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        • Got out again today but it was more about what I DIDN'T fly that What I Did. Got a flight in on the F-4, the F-18 and then the SU-30, but while that was in the air, a nasty storm blew in seemingly from nowhere and I was up fighting a 30 mph crosswind. I was able to get it one the ground with no damage and then it proceeded to rain so hard you couldn't see 10 feet. The maiden of the Mig was next in line, but we all sat there for 2 hours in what seemed like a tornado. When it finally let up, only a bush plane on floats could have got off the runway, so the Mig maiden will have to wait. RudyD54 did get his Mig up as well as his new 8S F-16, but unfortunately the day was cut short. That's been the story all summer!

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          Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
          Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

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          • Had to go to the Vampires for blood draw today, so came home and loaded up some fun flyers, my two Pandoras and the RV-8.
            Weather was okay, the smoke was bad but the wind was down for a while at least, got six flights in before it started gusting, all in all a fun time though as its a combination I've never taken to the field. Had a aileron servo burn out on the yellow Pandora (P-2) a couple of days ago, now replaced and raring to go. Both Pandoras are what 7 years old now and are numbers 1 and 2 on the radio. Sometimes you just want to go slow and slow and they are perfect. How many trainers can you say that you still fly in amongst the fighters and jets (and RV8's!) ?
            Great planes and great times, great people that's what it's all about.
            My Flying Circus....
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            Compare this pic with the first one, thats how much smoke we have today.
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            Grossman56
            Team Gross!

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            • Oh, by the way, we were over in Virginia City Montana a couple of weekends ago and I saw this picture hanging in one of the buildings, couldn't resist!
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              Grossman56
              Team Gross!

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              • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                Oh, by the way, we were over in Virginia City Montana a couple of weekends ago and I saw this picture hanging in one of the buildings, couldn't resist!
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                Grossman56
                Nice Pic, Grossman 56! Say, are you going to be at the field on September 15 to fly your Spittie on BOB anniversary? I think I'm cleared to be there if the weather be good. I'd like to take some inflight pics of these airplanes for practice. I've got a Flightline Mk IX I have painted in the colors of ace pilot Witold "Lanny" Lanowski, who was a Polish pilot flying in the RAF in 303 Sqdn, I believe. He and some other Poles later distinguished themselves as P-47 pilots flying with the American 56th FG out of Boxted, England. If you're going to be there if you have any others you want to fly and get some good inflight pics, I'd be happy to shoot those, too.

                Cheers

                davegee

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                • Sounds great Dave, yep I'll be there around 9 am, Spitty in hand, will probably bring my 1200 E flite one as well although its doubtful she'll fly, has L/G issues. Would have been nice to see a Flight Line Hurricane by now as well but oh well.
                  See you there!
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                  Grossman56
                  Team Gross!

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                  • Having a newborn at home means not much flying or building, but finally got to maiden the sebart Avanti (the freewings bigger brother) this morning.

                    Set up with a mild 6S 90mm with a view to stretching the flight times out but performance left a lot to be desired. So I'll revert to my tried and tested 6kw FMS setup now lol.

                    I don't know about this balsa flies better business. It's rewarding getting an arf back in one piece but for a fraction of the cost I think the freewing is the smart money...

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                    • A boat load of flying here today in Ohio. TORKS E-Jets and Warbirds event at Deer Creek State Park. Flew my Flex Jet numerous times, and a couple on my L-19. Ken LaPointe flew both his 3D printed T-2, and this fiberglass fuselage rendition. A great day!


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                      • Flew my OV10, Tigercat, & my Eindecker today all flew great. Took my Bristol M1 but I had issues getting the engine to cooperate so its back to the hangar for some engine troubleshooting.
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                        • Put together a short video on my friends Giant Scale Australian Sopwith PUP he maidened last week. She's a real beauty and should do well when he takes it into competition. Also did a video on the maiden of my F-18 Tiger Meet, posted in the F-18 thread.

                           
                          Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                          Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

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                          • Got out yesterday and did the maiden on the FMS Pitts.

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                            Great flyer and for the size & price it's hard to beat. Did 2 flights on it. Hoping to get back out with it this weekend.

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                            • We tried formation flying in figure 8's. It's like "wax on, wax off". So we get to work flying inside and outside of turns to both sides. Lots of throttle adjustments, to stay in position. Actually in all three axes. It's nice to be able to practice for 8 minutes per flight at 50% power. The Vipers are surprisingly efficient, even compared to smaller 80mm jets!
                               
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                              • No pictures, but I got out today with the Gilmore. I got in 3 solid flights. It was absolutely great. I love that bird and the saito radial sounds so good.

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                                • The Stearman got out to drop parachutes. My Jenna's barbies went for a few flights in the Cub with the doors open. The Aeroworks Check Mate did a few flights of mild stunts. The GP P6EHawk went for two flights but was hanger bound after a wheel fell off which caused it to flip over... No crashes a very good day!

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                                  • Had a great day at the field, took My Little Gal II and La Patrona, got two flights in on both and was wishing I had more batteries. Ron showed up with his Apprentice, it used to be my wife's but she decided to sell it. I got to burn a battery through her and had a great time greasing landings with it. Perfect day, no wind and a bit of haze so we weren't frying in the sun.
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                                    Saturday was great as well, Andy had his big jet out so we got some shots with it and the RV8.
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                                    Grossman56
                                    Team Gross!

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